5.1ch Home Theater System: The Bose Lifestyle 525 series II
is a 5.1-channel home theater system consists of an AV Control Console with
built-in AM/FM tuner, Acoustimass module, four direct/reflecting dual-cube speakers, and
a horizontal center-channel speaker. The Lifestyle 525 series II also includes
the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system to optimize system performance for your
room. In addition, there is an RF remote control included for convenient
wireless operation of the entire system and your connected components.
AV Control Console w/ Built-In Tuner:
The Bose Lifestyle 525 series II features an AV control console that is equipped
with all the system's audio/video inputs & outputs; including 4 HDMI inputs & 1
HDMI output. The Lifestyle 525 series II's control console features a built-in AM/FM
tuner and comes with an AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. The built-in tuner
can store up to 25 FM and 25 AM preset stations. The integrated tuner also
supports RDS and displays the information on the system's LCD remote.
Direct/Reflecting Dual Cube Speakers: This Lifestyle 525 series II
home theater system uses four direct/reflecting dual-cube speakers to fill
your room with compelling surround sound. These dual-cube speaker arrays can be
swiveled, allowing you to reflect sound off the walls as well as project it
directly into the room. The result is full, spacious sound throughout the room;
not just in one small "sweet-spot". Direct/Reflecting speaker technology
delivers lifelike spaciousness from a natural balance of reflected and direct
sound; similar to a live performance. You'll hear movies, music and sports come
to life in convincing detail.
Note: Each speaker has a single 5mm threaded insert for
optional Bose or universal wall brackets (018UB20B,
sold separately) or stands (018UFS20B,
Horizontal Center-Channel Speaker: The horizontal
center-channel speaker delivers natural sounding dialog and vocals, while
visually complimenting your flat-panel TV screen. It utilizes the same small
drivers and technology found in the dual-cube speakers. The center-channel
speaker also features a rear-mounted 5mm threaded inert for optional
wall-brackets or stands (sold separately).
Acoustimass Module: The system's direct/reflecting dual-cube
speakers work in concert with a hideaway Acoustimass module to deliver a fuller
range of theater sound and effects. Exclusive technology in the module helps
provide the emotional intensity you feel at the theater or in a concert hall.
The system's Acoustimass module delivers the clarity of pure sound reproduction
down to the lowest frequencies, even at the loudest levels. Because it
eliminates audible distortion, you can place the Acoustimass module almost
anywhere, even behind furniture, and all the sound will appear to come from the
system's tiny cube speakers.
Note: When placing the Acoustimass module on bare floors, or other
smooth surfaces, attach the included rubber feet to the bottom of the module
for greater stability and to protect your floor. For best sound quality,
place the Acoustimass module on its feet along the same wall as your TV, or
along any other wall in the front third of the room. The front opening of
the module can face any direction.
System Connections: The AV Control Console plugs into the Acoustimass Module via the included proprietary system cable. The four
dual-cube speakers and the center-channel speaker then connect to the
Acoustimass module's RCA jacks via the supplied speaker cable. The dual-cube and
center-channel speakers feature spring-clip connectors to attach the
4 HDMI Inputs/1 HDMI Output: The Lifestyle 525 series II
features three rear-panel HDMI (1.4) inputs & one front-panel HDMI (1.4) input
for a one cable audio/video connection. The system's The Bose 525 series II
also features an HDMI (ver.1.4) monitor out to connect your TV. All video inputs
(composite, component, HDMI) are output via HDMI to your television. HDMI
inputs/output will support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals.
- HDMI 1080p Video Upscaling: Automatic video upscaling ensures movies and sports use the highest resolution
capabilities of your display; up to 1080p over HDMI.
- 3D Ready: 3D compatibility ensures you'll see content as intended with 3D TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming
consoles, & other 3D sources connected via HDMI. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content,
3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, & a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least
10.2 Gbps) connection.
Analog Video Inputs: The Bose Lifestyle 525 series II is equipped with two
rear-panel component video inputs. The component video inputs will accept
480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals. The unit is also equipped with
two rear-panel composite video inputs and a front-panel composite video input
(the composite video input will support 480i only). The two rear-panel composite
video inputs share the audio inputs of the unit's component video inputs. The
525 series II
does not feature a composite, S-video, or component video monitor output;
all analog video inputs are upconverted to HDMI.
Analog + Digital Audio Inputs w/ 7.1ch Decoding: The
Lifestyle 525 series II's control console is equipped with both analog (RCA) & digital
(HDMI/Optical/Coaxial) audio inputs. The three rear-panel optical & coaxial
digital audio inputs support Dolby Digital/DTS (up to 5.1ch). The unit's 4 HDMI
audio/video inputs will support Dolby TrueHD and uncompressed multichannel PCM. The 525
series II also features three rear-panel analog stereo RCA audio inputs & one
front-panel analog stereo RCA audio input.
Proprietary Videostage 5 Decoding and Post-Processing Circuitry:
Proprietary Videostage 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry,
combined with Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS, delivers a
high-quality, multichannel surround sound experience from practically any
source; including Blu-ray, DVDs, CDs, and even TV programs.
Bose ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration System: The home theater
system's performance is customized to the acoustics of your room with the Bose
ADAPTiQ audio calibration system. ADAPTiQ audio calibration system analyzes the
way your room's dimensions & other variables affect sound, then automatically
adjusts the sound of your speaker system to the acoustics of your room. To
perform a calibration you need about 10 minutes when the room is quiet. While
wearing the special headset, the system will ask you to place yourself in five
different locations (sitting or standing) in your listening area as the system
takes measurements in each. Audio prompts from the system will guide you through
Note: The special headset supplied with the
ADAPTiQ system has no speakers, but special microphones designed to be worn
above the ears. It enables you to take acoustic measurements in your room during
the custom equalization process. The headset has an adjustable headband and a
28' cord terminating in a pair of stereo male RCA plugs. These plug into the
system's front-panel left and right RCA inputs.
Audio/Video Adjustments: The Bose 525 series II offers a variety of audio/video
adjustment to customize the system's sound and picture to your preferences.
- Video Settings: Video settings include the following:
- Image View Format: The Bose Lifestyle 525 series II features various
image view formats to match your connected television and source content. You
can select from the following - Normal (leaves original video image unchanged),
Auto-Wide (fills width of the screen without cropping any content), Stretch 1
(stretches video image evenly from the center), Stretch 2 (stretches the edges
of the video image much more than the center portion of the image), Zoom
(enlarges the video image), and Gray Bars (places vertical gray bars on the left
and right of a standard definition video image).
- Game Mode: Game mode produces
improved video performance for game systems.
- Source Over-Scan: Source Over-Scan
applies a video over-scan to the current video source.
- Audio/Video Sync: Audio/Video Sync adjusts the audio delay to
synchronize audio with the video. This can be adjust between -2 to +5.
- Audio Settings: Audio settings include the following:
- Enhance Dialogue: Enhances
sound output so you can hear movie dialogues more distinctly.
- Smart Volume: Reduces the
range of volume levels in a movie soundtrack so the difference between
extremely loud outbursts and soft sounds is less noticeable.
- Volume Offset: This function
increases the volume level of the select source relative to other sources
- Bass & Treble: You can
independently adjust the system's bass & treble level.
- Volume On TV: This feature enables
the system to display the volume level meter and mute indicator on your TV.
- TV Speakers: This function sends
HDMI audio to your TV (audio from the TV is not affected by plugging headphones
into the control console or by pressing Mute or Volume on the remote). HDMI audio is only sent
to the TV via the system's HDMI inputs. It will not output audio from analog
connected sources to your TV.
Headphone Output: The Lifestyle 525 series II's Control Console
features a front-panel 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of headphones
(sold separately). The system's speakers are muted when a set of headphones are
connected. The headphone volume level is controlled by the system's main volume.
Unify Intelligent Integration System: Unify Intelligent Integration
System uses on-screen navigation to simplify system setup & everyday use. This
proprietary technology walks you through setup, showing the right inputs & best
connection options, & even verifies you've done it correctly. Clear, on-screen
menus provide all the information you need for your connected sources.
- System Setup: The Unify intelligent integration system walks you
through system setup, step by step. As you're connecting components to the
control console, the system recommends the best connectors via onscreen
messages. It even confirms that the connection was made properly.
- Auto Input: Each device is then automatically added to the source
menu accessed on your TV screen. No more toggling through video inputs to
find the right source. If you add a Blu-ray player, it will be shown as
"Blu-ray" in the on-screen menu. This makes it easy & intuitive for anyone
to use the Unify system.
- Remote Programming: Unify technology also simplifies programming
your Bose remote to control your Lifestyle 525 series II system & most anything
attached to it. During setup, the Unify system references an internal
database to identify each connected component, and automatically teaches the
Bose remote to control it. Plus, you'll view system information, including
iPod & FM/AM status, on the Bose remote's LCD screen.
RF Remote Control w/ LCD Display: The Bose Lifestyle 525 series II
home theater system includes an RF remote for wireless control of the entire
system. It features fewer buttons & an LCD screen to simplify management of your
entertainment sources. The remote works on radio frequency (2.4 GHz) to operate
through walls and floors. This advanced radio frequency remote works throughout
your entire room (up to 33'). You do not need to aim it at the system's control
- Glow Button: Pressing the glow button on the rear of
the remote illuminates the remote's buttons and display. The light turns off
automatically after several seconds to pro long battery life.
- Remote Programming: The system's Unify technology
simplifies programming the Bose remote to control the Lifestyle system and
your components attached to it. During setup, the Unify system references an
internal database to identify each connected component, and automatically
teaches the Bose remote to control it.
Note: The remote control also offers IR commands
using the included IR emitter cable to control connected IR devices.
USB Port: The Control Console features a front-panel USB
(type-A port) for viewing JPEG still-image files from a USB device, including a
digital camera. The USB port is also used for updating system software &
firmware updates. A USB thumb-drive is provided for system
Bose Product Support
for the latest software & firmware updates.
SoundTouch Ready (coming soon): With a separate WiFi adapter
(available mid 2014), the Lifestyle system will be SoundTouch enabled to stream Internet radio, Pandora, and your music library
wirelessly using your home Wi-Fi network. You will also need to download the
free SoundTouch Controller app (from the
iTunes Apps store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.0+) or Android (4.0.3+) device
so you can access your internet/network content and control the 525 series II
Bose Link: The Lifestyle 525 series II also supports Bose
link technology. Bose link whole-home audio technology lets you connect
compatible Bose products to the Lifestyle home entertainment system for
listening to different sources in as many as 14 additional rooms. For example, a
Blu-ray/DVD movie can be playing in the main room , while you listen to the
AM/FM radio in the other room.
Note: The AV control console provides a stereo RCA input
for each rear-panel HDMI input so you are able to distribute your connected
component's audio via Bose Link.