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Video: Bose® Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass® 10 system, and Acoustimass® 16 system

Chris Egner is a former writer for Crutchfield. She concentrated on point-and-shoot cameras and speakers while she worked here.

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Ralph Graves is one of Crutchfield's blog editors, and part of the company's social media team. He writes about home audio/video gear, specializing in Apple-related and wireless technologies. Ralph holds a master's degree in music composition, and his works have been released on various labels. He's served as product manager for an independent classical and world music label, produced several recordings, and worked extensively in public broadcasting. Since 1984 he's hosted a weekly classical music program on WTJU, and is also active as a blogger and podcaster.

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In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.

Video Transcript

Ralph: Hi, I'm Ralph.

Chris: And I'm Chris. And we're here in the Crutchfield studio to tell you about the Bose® Acoustimass® 5, 10, and 16 speaker systems.

Ralph: Now, the heart of all these systems is the Acoustimass® module, which provides the low-end frequencies and the deep bass that you need for your movies. What we have showing are the speakers that you get with the Bose® Acoustimass® 5.

Chris: Right, the stereo speakers for great stereo sound. And then when you step up to the 10, Bose® includes a center channel speaker for your dialogue in your movie soundtracks, as well as two rear channel speakers for great wraparound sound. And then the 16 gives you yet another speaker as a rear center channel. And that just completely fills your room with that great legendary Bose® sound.

Ralph: You know, and that's the thing that our customers say they really like about these three systems. It has that room-filling sound. Especially if you're coming from just a TV speaker or something like that. It really makes a difference. All of these speakers have this nice feature where you can direct the sound where you want it in your room. The other thing our customers tell us they really like about these is how easy they are to set up. And that's something you can talk about.

Chris: Right. I've actually proven it. I took this system home to my own living room last week, and set it up in under an hour. It just took me that long to unpack everything. Then the speaker wire is all color-coded, so it was really easy to hook the speakers into the bass module and into my receiver. And then I just sat back, and it was really cool to have that effect of the music washing over me from all directions. It was really an improvement over my usual living room sound.

Ralph: That's what a lot of people say. So, whether you're interested in the Bose® Acoustimass® 5 which has the stereo speakers, or the Acoustimass® 10 with these five speakers, or the 16 which has everything you see here...

Chris: You're going to get that great sound that Bose® is famous for. If you'd like to learn more about these systems, just go to

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