"Listen to Palladia using this system!!!"4.0 starson by ojgsarge
Pros: Easy setup, great sound, superior customer service at The Bose Store
Cons: Price, although they make up for it with great sound.
Summary: I have a 50" Samsung Plasma. Not wanting the hassle of setting up 5+ speakers in my 17x18 living room, my wife, daughter and I ventured out to Best Buy. I started by testing 4 soundbars from Sony, Vizio, and Polk (2). The Polk sounded the best, but was still short of what I wanted. My wife was standing in front of the Bose setup and brought me over to see. Of course I've known the Bose brand, but the price always kept me away. We did not buy that day, but we did walk away knowing we wanted.
Our opportunity to buy came the day before Thanksgiving. The Bose Outlet Store at the Tanger Outlets was offering a refurbished Cinemate for $200 off of the regular price beginning on Black Friday (today). Their customer service is / was top notch. I had called the Wednesday prior to buy the system telling them I'd pick it up Friday. When I walked into the store, a young lady greeted me right away and asked if I could be helped. I responded by saying I had called before and was shocked to hear her say that the other associate I had spoken with on the phone would be right with me. Super communication between staff!! The checkout associate registered my product online on the spot and my system was carried out to my car.
I have a corner built in 3 shelf setup. The shelf which housed my old 36" tube TV is where I decided to place the subwoofer. The Samsung hangs in front mounted on the wall. Setup was a breeze!! The optical cable was used and not the RCA jacks. I bought some speaker mounts off of Ebay which saved me significant money from the Bose Store (sorry Bose, but it is what it is).
I am now watching the Rolling Stones movie "Shine A Light" on Palladia and it FEELS like I am right there. I don't know what else to say other than I will not buy any other system than a Bose. As of today, I am a customer for life!!!