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    Easy to fit almost anywhere your TV does

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    Fits under your TV

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    Hear what you've been missing

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    Improve your TV's sound

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    Supports many TVs up to 42"

 

Our take on the Bose® Solo TV sound system

by David Brown
Bose

Sound bar speakers: room-filling sound with less clutter

Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.

Let Bose® show you how TV should sound

Bose Solo TV sound system

Give your HDTV's sound the upgrade it so desperately needs. The Bose® Solo TV sound system is an easy-to-set-up, one-box solution for clear dialogue and detailed sound effects that will fill your living room. You won't have to constantly make volume adjustments for barely audible dialogue and ferociously loud action sequences. Bose's proprietary digital signal processing makes the adjustments for you by evening out the sound, so quiet and loud scenes are properly balanced. Put down that remote, sit back, and enjoy movies and shows without worrying if the next scene is going to wake the kids or be incomprehensible.

Simple setup for great sound in any room

Not everyone has room to squeeze a sound bar in front of their TV or mount it on the wall. That's why the Bose® Solo TV sound system was designed to fit under your flat-panel TV, including some as large as 42 inches. So it can fit virtually anywhere your TV fits, whether it's on an A/V stand in the living room or a dresser in the bedroom. Better yet, it's incredibly easy to hook up. A single cable connects your TV to the Bose® Solo system — either a digital optical or analog RCA. They're included in the box along with the detachable power cable. Connect your TV to this sleek, unobtrusive speaker system, plug in the power cable, and you're ready to experience TV sound that's worthy of high-def picture quality.

Bose Solo TV sound system

The Bose® Solo TV sound system fits under most TVs up to 32 inches and many up to 42 inches for rich, room-filling sound with clear dialogue.

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Hear what you've been missing

The Bose® Solo TV sound system creates a wide soundstage to fill your room, so everyone can hear the deep rich sound the unique Bose® speaker array delivers. You'll get more enjoyment out of your TV once you start hearing what you've been missing. The only thing you won't hear is the constant refrain from family members asking, "What did he say?"

Highlights:

  • one-speaker sound system for your flat-panel TV
  • fits under most 32" TVs and many 40-42" TVs*
  • speaker array delivers rich sound throughout your room
  • Bose® digital signal processing delivers clear dialogue and improves details of sound effects and music
  • requires a single connection to your TV and a power connection to an outlet
  • Dolby® Digital decoding
  • inputs: optical digital, coaxial digital, and stereo RCA
  • includes optical digital and stereo RCA cables for connecting to your TV
  • remote control included
  • 20-11/16"W x 2-3/4"H x 12-9/16"D
  • weight: 10.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • *The Bose® Solo TV sound system is designed for TVs with bases that are no wider than 20" and no deeper than 10.25". Most TVs up to 32" and many 40"- 42" TVs meet these requirements.

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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure Bass reflex
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter Not given
Midrange Not given
Woofer Not given
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver Not Given
Bluetooth Connectivity No
Wall-mountable No
Mounting Bracket Included No
Surface Mount Stand Included No
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response Not Given
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Audio Inputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs None
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs 1
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 1
HDMI Audio Video Connections
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs None
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-3/4H x 20-11/16W x 12-9/16D
Sound Bar Weight 10.1 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Soundbar speaker
  • 59" AC power cord
  • Remote control (CR2032 battery installed)
  • 6.5' Optical digital cable
  • 6' Stereo RCA cable
  • Operating Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • "Making an Optical Connection" note

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Features

Bose Solo TV Sound System: The Bose Solo TV Sound System is a single speaker solution for your flat-panel TV that dramatically improves the sound of your favorite movies and TV shows. The Bose Solo requires only one audio cable connection to your TV and a connection to an AC power outlet.

Bose Speaker Array Technology: The Solo speaker system employs Bose Speaker Array Technology to reproduce a wide soundstage evenly throughout your listening area. The Bose Solo features two front-firing drivers, two angled drivers, and two rear-firing ports.

DSP (Digital Signal Processing): The Bose Solo uses proprietary digital signal processing, so the sound is adjusted and optimized at any volume level.

Analog + Digital Inputs: The Bose Solo speaker system is fitted with two digital inputs (optical/coaxial) and one stereo analog input (RCA), so you can connect virtually any TV. The optical and coaxial digital inputs support 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital.

Note: To enjoy the full benefit of hearing audio through the Bose Solo system, the internal speakers in your TV should be turned off.

Placement: The Bose Solo system can used as a stand for TVs with bases up to 20" wide x 10.25" deep, and weighing up to 40lbs - a requirement met by most TVs up to 32". You can also set it below a wall-mounted TV or larger table-top mounted TV, on a shelf or media cabinet.

Remote Control: The Bose Solo comes with a simple, four-button IR remote for volume, mute, and power. You can also program most universal remote controllers with the Bose Solo system.

 
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Tom, Georgetown, TX. on Monday, September 29, 2014
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Excellent sound, compact size, very simple set up using the fiber optic cable provided!
Pros:
Perfect product, you get what you pay for!
Cons:
None so far!
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4 out of 5

Bose Solo TV sound system

Written By Bose Solo TV sound system, Arlington, VA on Sunday, September 07, 2014
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Sound quality is great. Very sleek and stylish. We have a roku and playing pandora radio through the speaker sounds very good. One problem so far has been the remote. Battery died within a couple weeks. Had to get a replacement battery. There is no on/off button except for the remote. We had to have sound through the TV speakers again until battery was replaced. Hoping the new battery will last longer than a couple weeks.
Pros:
Sound quality is great. Very sleek and stylish.
Cons:
There is no on/off button except for the remote.
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5 out of 5

Bose® Solo TV sound system

Written By DaveK, Colorado Springs, CO on Monday, August 25, 2014
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Delivered as promised, easy set-up, simple operation.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo Speaker

Written By Ronald L Fraley, Trenton,Michigan on Monday, August 25, 2014
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Had to call my cable company to show me how to hook up the Extra Digital wire shipped by Bose because I originally hooked up wrong wire to Analog input to TV from Bose Speaker. Worked great after that
Pros:
My Wife loves the Speaker once the cable company got it working[hooked up]right. She wears hearing aids.
Cons:
Customer online technical support at Crutchfield could not help me hook up speaker right. There was an echo between my TV and the Bose speaker My cable company fixed it.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Speaker - If You Keep in Mind the Proper Expectations

Written By Ajtrek, Kansas on Monday, May 12, 2014
 
This is an excellent speaker for an average size room or bedroom. If you are looking for deep bass such as that found in a 2.1 configuration (speaker plus sub) this not the speaker. Also if you are using the speaker inside an enclosure follow the instructions to reduce the bass otherwise it may make things sound a bit muddy.

That being said the Bose® Solo TV Sound System brings much more depth to OTA, Cable and Satellite broadcasts. It also enhances the listening experience for movies on disc or a streamed service (albeit in stereo).

I have no problem recommending the Bose® Solo TV Sound System as long as one has the proper expectations for its intended use.
Pros:
Read my review
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Bose Solo TV Sound System

Written By jeewhee, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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As you may have read from number of different review sites or personal forums with their experiences, there are many other alternative sound bar/sub woofer system or cabinet style sound systems around this price range. Most reviewers like to to compare the Bose Solo against the zVox (555 or 420 model) and I must agree with their review that, zVox has more features and sounds better than Bose Solo. (I listedn to both at a local retailer). But to me, I chose Bose because of their brand name and the customer support it provides. Also, for the price range, I thought Bose had a descent sound quality and the design was simple and it accomplished my need. I recommend this product if you want simple setup that looks elegant with your big screen. I'm overall satisfied with the purchase.
Pros:
Elegant looking one piece style. Simple remote. (Bose can also be easily programmed into other brand/TV/Cable remotes) Great Customer Service (had service with them on different Bose product so I know I'll get the same for this) Sounds better than TV speakers. It's a Bose... it's like buying a Honda (meaning...reliable and trusted brand)
Cons:
Cost little more expensive than competing brands. No additional features compared to competing brands. (No Bluetooth, Sub Woofer output, Front Display, virtual surround sound/voice enhance features on Bose Solo) Many other brands (with possible better audio quality) to choose from at similar price range.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Fred F, Lewisville, NC on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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Easy to install. Easy to figure out instructions. IT IS EASY. Very good sound.
Pros:
EASY INSTALL< USE EVERY THING IS EASY>
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1 out of 5

Sub-standard Bose

Written By GEC, Carlisle, PA on Sunday, March 23, 2014
 
I'm sorry to say that this is the most disappointing product I've ever bought from Bose. It simply does not live up to it's performance claims. It's being returned and replaced by a Zvox 850, with my fingers crossed.
Pros:
Easy installation, used optical digital for max performance. Seems sturdy although my TV is wall mounted so not a factor. Good appearance, easy installation, and simple remote control set up.
Cons:
Improves sound compared to TV speakers but does nothing to clarify dialog which is the reason I bought it. In my opinion the sound is mushy and unclear, no matter how I set the bass. Raising or lowering the volume does not help. I have no way of knowing if I received a defective item or if this is operating correctly. In any case it is being returned and I'm hoping for better luck with it's replacement.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Insufficient

Written By CharlieK, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 22, 2014
 
As a long-time repeat Crutchfield customer. We tried it, it does make a nice, clean-looking tv stand. The sound was much clearer than the tv speakers for the dialogue, but there was no bass at either setting. Watching movies and even tv dramas was unfulfilling. Returned this and bought the Onkyo LS-T10 for the same price and am much happier with it. Will leave a review of the Onkyo product on it's page.
Pros:
Look.
Cons:
Sound (poor).
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4 out of 5

compact, but does the job

Written By marysea, shoreham,ny on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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perfect for my 40" samsung
Pros:
small, only 2 components-- easy to hook up (only uses optical cable to connect to tv)
Cons:
not as powerful as my $1400 Bose cinemate 1 sr--used in master bedroom, but then again--didn't expect it to be
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4 out of 5

Bose solo TV sound system

Written By PK, Fort Myers Fl on Friday, March 07, 2014
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I replaced the above for a Sony Sound bar, purchased from you about two years ago.
Pros:
Easy to install. Would say the sound is much better than the Sony, but I still have some difficulty in picking up all the dialogue, this however is due to MY hearing
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo TV Sound System

Written By Sissy, NY on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Easy to set up. Works well. Very happy with it. Consider obtaining a "universal remote" so that you don't have to juggle remotes.
Pros:
Easy to set up; reasonable value for money
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Bose® Solo TV sound system

Written By WilliamP, Floyd, VA on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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The unit works great with our TV. We watch a good number of British shows and the Bose makes it possible to understand all the British accents!
Pros:
easy to install; performs as advertised
Cons:
none to speak of
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Ace, Geyserville,CA on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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It was hard to choose. But this was the best looking and now that I have it running the sound is really good. Bass was too much for my ear, but there is a setting where you can reduce it and now it is perfection.
Pros:
Handsome machine, sounds great.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Exceeded expectations

Written By BobbN, Belleville, NJ on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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From beginning to end the entire process exceeded my expectations. Similar to many customers, the sound from our 32 inch flat screen was horrible. Read the reviews and decided to go for it. Sound quality is excellent, we can actually hear the announcers at live sporting events. Could never hear these announcers in the past. From opening the box, it took less then 5 minutes to set up. Great system for the money. I have already recommended the system to a friend. You will not regret purchasing this system.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo TV Sound System

Written By french sailor, Coupeville, Wa. on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Easy to install and makes a real, positive difference in sound quality, especially voices. Works flawlessly with our Xfinity TV controller after getting the Bose code from Comcast. We are very satisfied with this system and would recommend it to anyone.
Pros:
Easy to install and use. Works flawlessly. Great sound quality. Works using Xfinity TV Controller. Nice design and looks good under our 42 inch TV.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo TV Speakers

Written By Ericj, Indiana on Friday, January 17, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for my parents to use in their bedroom. It's the perfect size for their master bedroom that is 20'x20'. Fills their room with great sound whether it's the news, sports, movies or music. A simple cable hookup keeps the cord clutter to a minimum. This would work well in a dorm room or small office as well.
Pros:
Size. Sound. Durability
Cons:
None so far. Perhaps the Price, but again it is a Bose brand.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo Review

Written By BobC, Ruidoso, NM on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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I added this system to my new Vizio TV to add some punch to the sound. With the price and Bose reputation, I could not resist!
Pros:
Great Bose sound, easiest of set ups, included cables!
Cons:
It would benefit from a level monitor, or indicator other than the flashing green light!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Ron, Greenville SC on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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I just purchased a 46 inch Samsung flat screen television which has a wonderful picture but needed better sound. I researched various sound bars and found that the Bose Solo sound system was the very best available. It is compact in size but robust in sound quality. The bass is deep and the dialogue is clear. I connected the Solo directly from the television with the digital cable provided with unit but you can also connect an audio source with the built in RCA ports. The sound quality is excellent and the remote control is very friendly. Thank you Bose!
Pros:
Excellent Bose sound quality with a compact size.
Cons:
None I can find
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo TV sound systen

Written By Pam, Birmingham, IA on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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Super easy to hook up and use! Awesome sound! Love it!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

bose

Written By Anonymous, waterville NY on Monday, January 06, 2014
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Product works fine
Pros:
easy installation
Cons:
we now need 3 remotes
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4 out of 5

best choice

Written By eric, Tacoma, WA on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Full sound w/ clear voice.
Pros:
No need tools or cable to hook up simple to connect.
Cons:
No display or indicator for volume control. Just blinking green light.
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5 out of 5

Bose solo tv sound system

Written By sylvia, mansfield, pa on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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this has wonderful sound so happy with it and easy to install
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Bose® Solo TV sound system

Written By Anonymous, Jersey city NJ on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Good
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5 out of 5

sound

Written By ken, bennington vt. on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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easy to set up and great soundlooks
Pros:
looks great
Cons:
my wife does not like the base sound
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5 out of 5

Great Bose sound and easy set up

Written By Ron, Ashland, VA on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Great Bose sound. I enjoyed my TV experience from the minute I set up the Solo system. I use this with a 50 inch plasma TV mounted to the wall. I set my Genie DirecTV DVR and my home theater center channel speaker on top of the Solo and it looks great. Very easy set up. I am really pleased with fiber optic cable included. It took no more than 5 minutes to set up and that included fishing the power cable from behind my home theater system. I need to figure out how to sync the Solo to my DirecTV remote control.
Pros:
Looks good. Great Bose sound. Gives the feeling of surround sound.
Cons:
Trying to figure out how to sync with my DirecTV remote. Not really a con...just an observation
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Greg R, Rome, NY on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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This is a great enhancement to any flat screen TV. The sound improvement is outstanding!!! A must for any home.
Pros:
Sound quality and ease of instalation
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

bravo

Written By bravo, Houston,Tx on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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This is an awesome tv soundbar easy set up and use just love it might be ordering 2 more
Pros:
primo sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Fine Single Speaker Solutin

Written By chuckroast, Austin on Friday, December 13, 2013
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I replaced a Polk Audio 6000 that I have had for a couple of years and have not been happy with. The sound bar and sub woofer had a tubby sounding bass and an indistinct midrange that mad dialogue difficult to hear.

The Bose solved all the above problems in a small package. The Bose was superior to the Polk for far less money. I don't understand some of the problems with the bass. The bass is certainly not too deep. It is just as it should be. I think some people are not aware that each station broadcasts it's own audio and some stations are better than others. The sound will only be as accurate as the quality of the signal.
Pros:
Easy set up, clear undistorted sound, compact size.
Cons:
Could use controls on the unit in case remote is misplaced or lost. I did not see any instructions to have my TV remote learn the controls of the Bose remote.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Product

Written By Frank, Wallkill, NY on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Sound is extremely clear. Simple to connect. Good looks.
Cons:
A bit pricey, even with a discount.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Jeff, Franklin , TN on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Our 42 inch LG was too heavy to place unit under TV. However, we had a shelf above the TV and the sound is fantastic! The room is 18x20 off the kitchen and my wife is very happy that she can hear low volume dialogue on the The Mentalist without turning up the volume. I can hear all the background sound (car door, footsteps) that I couldn't hear before. Very happy and unit should hold up

Jeff
Pros:
Great unit for what we need. Not theater sound for a large room but great for what we expected.
Cons:
None as of now
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5 out of 5

Great little performer

Written By jenG, northern, CA on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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This is a great little sound system for enhancing that crud that comes out of the television :-) It does not have adjustments so the sound is not very deep but is much much much much much better than the television and easy to set up 1,2,3
Pros:
Easy setup, easy to use
Cons:
No adjustments to sound
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5 out of 5

Great sound; easy setup.

Written By Bucky, Myrtle Beach, SC on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Great sound; easy setup; assistance was outstanding.
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5 out of 5

Bose® Solo TV sound system

Written By Pete G, Central New Jersey on Monday, October 28, 2013
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Easy to install and great sound. It was a bit heavy on the bass, but a simple call to the Bose service desk resolved that quickly. Dialogue is now clear and the up& down volume for commercials, etc. is gone. It also blends right in under the Television. Nice Product Bose and great service Crutchfield.
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3 out of 5

Nice Sound, But...

Written By BBSling, Slingerlands, NY on Friday, September 13, 2013
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The sound from this system if very nice. Very easy to set up. HOWEVER, there appears to be a defect. I bought mine in May (2013), and by July, it wouldn't turn on. Calling Bose technical support worked very well, and they gave a 'solution' which only worked temporarily. They sent me a replacement unit in July, and the second one now has the same problem. When I talked to Bose today, I got "this is a common problem". Well, I don't want to have to exchange the unit every two months and then after the 1 year warranty is up, have to repeatedly deal with the problem (you can get it to work again if you unplug it for five minutes and then plug it in again - no thanks). They let me return it to them today for a refund - very nice about, although I had to shell out for shipping it back to them today. They did pick up the shipping tab to replace the first one.
Pros:
Easy Setup Nice Sound
Cons:
2 Defective Units
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5 out of 5

Happy with Bose

Written By Great Television Sound, Cape Cod, MA on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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Very easy installation, really good sound without all the extra space robbing extras.
Pros:
great sound, small package, easy set up
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Solid Performance - Great Upgrade

Written By Ed B., Rapid City, SD on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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As always, solid sound and build quality from Bose! I've purchased a lot of Bose products spanning the continuum from the QC II's to my theater surround system, all Excellent products. The Bose Solo continues that string providing a great upgrade to the LED TV in my office. Whether I'm watching sports, HBO, or playing CoD MW2 on the PS3 the sound upgrade is Fantastic. Super easy to install, I was inboxed, hooked up, and enjoying the Bose Solo in under 5-minutes! Easy ordering and good delivery from Crutchfield only enhanced the entire experience! Highly recommended!
Pros:
Great sound and build quality. Easy set-up .... Did I mention the great sound quality!
Cons:
None
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Bose does it again!

Written By Patrick, Punta Gorda, FL on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Once again Bose comes through in a new area. It's unique shape in the "soundbar" category helps distinguish it from the competition and its sound blows away all others that I have heard. It's sound is powerful, crisp, and room filling. It can be heard from all areas of the house and when listening to Pandora is comparable to a very good home entertainment system.
Pros:
Powerful, crisp, spacious and warm.
Cons:
It cannot accommodate large TV's on top of it so it needs a shelf above or below the TV
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5 out of 5

Bose sound is great

Written By M275, Honolulu, Hawaii on Monday, July 01, 2013
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Setup was easy under the TV, solid base for the TV to sit on.
Pros:
It sound like all Bose system (Great).
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo

Written By Richard C, Lodi, CA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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Amazing sound from a fairly small unit.
Pros:
Full, rich sound and good bass.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo is great for the money

Written By Sharyl R, Rochester, NY on Friday, May 31, 2013
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This was a gift for my mother who just needed a boost in sound quality without any fuss or frills. This was a perfect fit and a great value. Crutchfield rocks - can't beat 'em on price, delivery and customer service!
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo for outdoor screen porch

Written By John P., Auburn, AL on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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We have a large (400 sq. ft.) screened porch and have a 40 inch Samsung LCD TV.. We also have DirecTV with whole house DVR.. My wife noted that sound quality was not the best, especially with music or digital feed from our computer music library.. So we ordered the Bose Solo from Crutchfield and what a stunning difference.. Its as good as our main sound system in our family room.. You can even enjoy the sound quality when working in the garden.. Most highly recommend..
Pros:
Ease of hook up.. Had to do a little research to find the proper codes for the DirecTV remote to control the Bose volume and On/Off functions.. But after 30 minutes, everything worked well.. An outstanding system..
Cons:
Not a single thing!!!!!
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5 out of 5

Big Bose sound

Written By Anonymous, New York City on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Great sound. A rich, deep bass and great depth.
Pros:
See above.
Cons:
I wish it had a display to show volume level.
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5 out of 5

Bose Solo TV

Written By JW, Baltimore, MD on Sunday, March 31, 2013
 
Bought this Bose system for my office LCD TV. Sound is excellent-clear with great depth and dynamic range. Unit belies the sound punch.
Pros:
Wondferful sound in a small package;Bose has hit another home run
Cons:
None
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13 questions already asked Show all answers

Can I hook up our turntable to this system? [ susan  Mar 29, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • Yes, via rear A/V jacks and the included cables. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • It has 3 inputs. Optical audio input (digital) Coaxial input (digital) R-L audio input (analog) The TV will use one. I think you could use the R-L audio input for the signal from a phono preamp or a turntable with a built-in phono preamp. [ PETER   Apr 08, 2014 ]
  • YES .... IT HAD A CARTRIDGE PREAMP INPUT SO .... A MAGNETIC CARTRIDGE OF GOOD QUALITY WILL DO THE TRICK. [ DOUGLAS R   Apr 01, 2014 ]
I want to understand speech better and not emphasize the bass. Will this system help? [ Katherine  Feb 23, 2014 ]
5 answers
  • You can adjust the settings on your TV to a sound mode that is meant for your application. There are no individual settings on the Solo, nor its remote. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • Yes the Bose solo does put amazing sound for the size of the unit,and it also does make the speech more understandable even through the deep bass. What is even nicer is that it does not take up a lot of space. [ CALVIN   Mar 05, 2014 ]
  • This unit will improve speech greatly from the sound of TV speakers. The unit is built particularly for this purpose; to improve dialogue and TV speaker's sound. As for bass you can move the unit closer to the wall or away from the back wall. This way you can customize the amount of bass. But the unit is for improving the sound of regular TV speakers and dialogue, not adding bass. So I think you'll be quite pleased with the unit as I am. I have it mated with a 32" Samsung LCD (I am using the fiber optic cable input from the TV to the Solo) and the sound is clear and crisp. I moved the unit back and forth, closer and further, from the back wall to "tune" in the correct amount of bass for my ears. The sound is full and clear and not boomy with the right amount of bass to add depth to speech and TV sound. A note though, if you put the unit into a cabinet with the sides, bottom and top enclosed this will increase the bass. If this is your situation position the unit as close to the front of the cabinet as possible. This will cut down on any boominess and provide the clear dialogue you are looking for. [ FRANCIS E   Feb 24, 2014 ]
  • I have problems understanding speech as you seem to have. The clarity of sound from the Bose unit has indeed helped me to understand voices better. Many of my friends have commented on the clarity and fullness of the sound. [ RICHARD   Feb 24, 2014 ]
  • Speech seemed to have improved considerably. There are no adjustments on this system and I felt that none were required. [ FRANK   Feb 24, 2014 ]
I have a Samsung 40 inch flat screen. The base is 21 wide and 9 1/2 deep. Will this effect any quality sound loss ? [ Roy  Jan 10, 2014 ]
10 answers
  • No, not at all, the closer to the wall the speaker is, the better the bass, though. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • I can't see how that would be possible. Usual awesome Bose sound which always mystifies listeners with sound placement. I listen to Pandora on this and from anywhere in the house you would think that the sound is coming from a stereo system with a receiver. Blows away any other soundbar systems. [ PATRICK J   Jan 11, 2014 ]
  • I can't say if the sound quality is going to change, but the case is will made so I don't think the sound quality will change at all. [ MARK   Jan 11, 2014 ]
  • I can't help you with that but I can say that the quality of the sound from the solo is considerably better than the built in speakers. However the solo will not give you the sound stage, dynamics and range of a good surround system through a good set of electroncs. I'm satisfied with what I'm getting at this price point. Just check to make sure that the solo is rated for the base of your TV. Hope this helps. Joel [ JOEL   Jan 11, 2014 ]
  • I have a Panasonic 46" with a base of 18.5"x13" deep and the sound is fine. You will just about make it width wise as the Bose is just a fraction more than 21" width wise. [ THOMAS   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • My setup is very similar to yours. I have a 32 inch Samsung which has a 10 by 20 inch base. The sound quality is excellent with the TV sitting on top. I don't think there is any way that the sound would be degraded with the Bose unit since the sound comes from the front and rear. [ RICHARD   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • Hi, according to your question I don't think it will effect to any quality sound loss of Bose solo system. Mine has been working great so far.thanks for asking. Hope you like it if you purchase one [ DYNA D   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • The width of the sound system is 20.75", and the TV is placed right on top of of it. There will not be any sound loss. [ Elizabeth   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • I don't think so mine is a 38" and sit in a setback of 36" in our 21' 13' living room and the sound is very good. With the tv speaker we had to run it at 42 but with the bose only run at 22 and is plenty loud and very clear [ ROSE   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • We have a 40 inch Samsung with a base of 24 wide and 11 deep. The solo can not be beat you gain sound and do not have any quality sound loss. [ JACKIE   Jan 10, 2014 ]
Does it matter if I connect the solo system to the cable box or the TV? The TV would be a lot easier. What do you recommend? [ Ralph  Dec 21, 2013 ]
6 answers
  • I have mine connected to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of my TV since my HDTV only has a single HDMI port and that is used by my HD set-top cable box. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • We connected to the TV and turned off the TV speakers. Works fine. [ BETTY   Dec 30, 2013 ]
  • Hi Ralph I bought the Bose solo for a Christmas present and haven't hooked it up yet, sorry I couldn't be of any help to you. Merry Christmas Charles [ CHARLES   Dec 22, 2013 ]
  • I'm connecting my Bose Solo directly to the TV using the digital optical audio cable. [ Harry   Dec 21, 2013 ]
  • I was not aware you could connect the unit to the cable box. If you did this you would not be able to play any CD's or DVD Videos through the Solo as the signal from those devices generally come from the TV not the cable box. I have my Solo and my DVD player connected to the outputs in the TV. It works fine. When I want to play a DVD I just switch inputs on the TV. Hope this helps. [ Charles   Dec 21, 2013 ]
  • We have 2 Bose Solo's and connected both directly to the TV. However we also bought the Bose universal remotes and that makes it easier to control everything from one remote. [ JOHN L   Dec 21, 2013 ]
What cables are included? [ Ken  Dec 20, 2013 ]
15 answers
  • An A/V cable and an HDMI cable are included. In my application I had to use an A/V cable I had lying around since the best input for the Solo in my case was the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of my TV (my only HDMI port was taken up by my HD set-top cable box). [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • You get audio analog cables and a toslink cable in the box. [ GREGORY   Dec 28, 2013 ]
  • It is a Christmas present. Not opened yet [ ANN MARIE   Dec 22, 2013 ]
  • My unit came with a power cable....TOS-Link optical fiber cable...remote... Some units get different cables...depending on its destination... [ JOSEPH   Dec 21, 2013 ]
  • one optical line and one with regular plugs for audio [ John   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • sufficient cables to hook up to any TV. 2 kinds. Don't know what they are called [ STEVE   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • It included a digital audio cable and two standard audio cables. [ DOUG   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • Cables included with the Solo are the Power cable, the Optical Digital Audio cable, (fiber optic), and an Analog Stereo Audio cable. I hope that helps. [ MALCOLM S   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • I purchased the Bose solo for my mother and I used the included optical cable from her TV to the Bose. [ DENNIS J   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • The system came with 3 cable options. RCA which would produce the poorest sound quality, up to fiber optic cable which noticeably enhances the sound quality. I am using the fiber optic cable and am really enjoying the sound improvement from my 50 inch plasma TV which I purchased from Crutchfield several years ago.The other cable is a co-axial digital cable which would produce sound quality between the two I mentioned above. If you can use the fiber optic cable I would suggest you use that set up. I was watching the Jim Carey version of the" Grinch" last night and I felt as though I had surround sound turned on my home theater system, which I didn't. I did not set my TV on the box for two reasons. One it is mounter to the wall and 2 the base is too large. I have my Genie DirecTV box and the center channel speaker from my home theater sitting on the Bose unit and that seems to work fine and looks good too, which is important to my wife. Hope this is helpful.. I would rate this product at 5 stars! [ Ronald   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • 1 set rca cables. 1 fiber optic cable. [ ALLEN   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • 1 set rca cables. 1 fiber optic cable. [ ALLEN   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • 1 set rca cables. 1 fiber optic cable. [ ALLEN   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • Read the tab "What's in the Box" under the "Details" tab. [ BARRY   Dec 20, 2013 ]
  • Check out the "What's in the box?" section at Crutchfield's web site. It will give you the answer. [ FRANK   Dec 20, 2013 ]
Can this system be used on tvs larger than 42 inches? [ Donna  Dec 17, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • This can be used with larger TVs, however it is not recommended to place a TV larger than 42" on top of this unit. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 17, 2013 ]
I have a 46 inch Samsung flat screen TV.will this work on my tv? It won't be placed under the TV,it would be on a shelf underneath [ crafty4you  Dec 13, 2013 ]
2 answers
  • Yes as long as it is on a shelf underneath. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • Thanks for your question Karen. This would certainly work with your TV if going on a shelf underneath. The limitation listed in the description is only for TVs being placed directly on top of the Solo. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 13, 2013 ]
I have a 52 inch Sharp T V, from what I have read the Bose Solo will not support the weight or give satisfactory results from a set this size? I was really hoping to own one because of the superior sound of a Bose. [ Bill E.  Dec 09, 2013 ]
5 answers
  • I had the same issue with my Sony, so I went on Amazon and found a nice black TV shelf where the opening was two inches wider and one inch taller than the Solo, and would support 150 lbs. Works like a champ! [ Martin   Dec 10, 2013 ]
  • I have a 50 inch sony myself, and you are right to say that the device does not support the weight of the TV, but I put the speaker right above the TV on the entertainment center and it produces awesome sound for a single speaker. Definitely superior sound. [ MANNY   Dec 10, 2013 ]
  • I have heard that too. maybe bose has a system that can be connected to the t.v. [ PATRICIA   Dec 09, 2013 ]
  • Bill - I'm using mine under a 32" Sony so I don't have your problem but I can suggest two solutions: 1) Place the sound system beside or in front of your set. I was using a Bose "sound link" speaker placed way off to the side prior and could not discern lateral displacement. 2) Make a simple inverted ''U" stand to support your set and make it high enuf to place the Bose unit under. The Bose speaker is phenonomal - do find a way to use it! Also, do buy from Crutchfield - you won't find a lower price anywhere, not even Costco & Crutchfield's support is the best. (and no, im not on their payroll). When an xm radio I bought from them went belly-up outside of the manuf's warranty, they replaced it free of xrg & paid for shipping both ways. They truly are the best. Sincerely, Linc [ LINC   Dec 09, 2013 ]
  • Yes, I love it. I have a 52 inch Sharp T V also, and the sound was fantastic. [ BEEM   Dec 09, 2013 ]
I have a 47in vizo and i would like to know if this sound system will work. It can fit under the stand. Also the wire needed to connect the speaker to the tv does that come with the speaker ? [ self  Dec 02, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • This system is only designed to work with TVs up to 32" in size. Please reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat. They will be able to help find a system that will fit your TV and your budget. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 03, 2013 ]
I want to also play music from my iPod through the speaker. Is this possible? [ Bill  Nov 30, 2013 ]
6 answers
  • Yes there is a set of A/V inputs on the back of the speaker. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • Not as far as I know. It does control all the features that my direct tv remote has. [ THOMAS   Nov 30, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ LEENA E E   Nov 30, 2013 ]
  • Yes you should be able to listen to music from your iPod with the Bose Solo. You'll just have to cable it up. Simple cable, headphone jack on one side, RCA jacks on the other. Should be readily available and most retailers, or right here at Crutchfield. The Bose Solo takes several inputs ... one of them being RCA jacks. Enjoy ... I'm loving the Bose Solo, works exactly as intended and just what I needed in my office for my DirecTV, Xbox One, and PS3. [ EDWARD   Nov 30, 2013 ]
  • Possible but not user friendly. You would have to get a y-cable with a headphone plug on one end and RCA connectors on the other. Then plug that into a TV input and just switch to that input when you wanted to listen to your iPod. I would strongly recommend you get a separate purpose built Bose iPod dock for 1) easier use 2) better iPod sound Hope this helps... [ FRANCIS E   Nov 30, 2013 ]
  • If you are using Airplay then the answer is No. the only way is to hookup using a RCA cable connected to the Bose unit. This unit is only for TV listening. [ MARK   Nov 30, 2013 ]
is the Bose remote required? In other words, will it operate with the tv remote (on, off, volume)? [ homer J  Nov 24, 2013 ]
2 answers
  • Yes, as there are no controls on the Solo itself. [ Vincent   Apr 09, 2014 ]
  • This will depend on the capabilities of your TV remote. Feel free to reach out to an Advisor with a quick chat or call, and they should be able to check on the compatibility for you. [ Jeff Staff  Nov 24, 2013 ]
Can we use it for a 50" tv by placing it on the side of our tv on the entertainment center instead of under the unit? [ M.  Nov 19, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • Thanks for your question. This unit is not designed to placed on its side. Doing so will likely result in decreased sound quality, and could possibly damage the unit over time. Please feel free to contact an Advisor by phone or chat to discuss which products may work best for your application. [ Jeff Staff  Nov 20, 2013 ]
How much weight can this unit support? I want to ensure it can hold my TV: Panasonic Viera model RH-42PD50U. [ Chip  Nov 18, 2013 ]
2 answers
  • I am using the Bose for my 46" Panasonic. It just makes it width wise but the depth is less than the tv stand by a fraction. Nevertheless, it works fine. [ THOMAS   Nov 30, 2013 ]
  • Thanks for your question Chip. The Bose Solo system can be used as a stand for TVs with bases up to 20" wide x 10.25" deep, and weighing up to 40lbs. [ Jeff Staff  Nov 18, 2013 ]

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