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Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

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The elegant, décor-friendly Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system delivers high-quality home theater sound without visually taking over your room. Five speakers and a slender Acoustimass® module work together with your favorite surround sound receiver to provide spacious, natural-sounding music plus high-impact home theater and video game sound effects. Bose's innovative approach is the key.

Enjoy rich, Bose-quality sound for movies, games, and music

The elegant, décor-friendly Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system delivers high-quality home theater sound without visually taking over your room. Five speakers and a slender Acoustimass® module work together with your favorite surround sound receiver to provide spacious, natural-sounding music plus high-impact home theater and video game sound effects. Bose's innovative approach is the key.

Bose AM10 Series V satellites wall mounted

Enjoy spacious, room-filling surround sound with the low-profile Bose Acoustimass® 10 Series V speaker system. (Satellite speakers shown wall-mounted with optional WB-50 wall brackets, available separately.)

Keep your living space open for living

The four small Direct/Reflecting® Series II satellite speakers feature a slim-profile design that will look right at home next to your flat-panel TV. Optional brackets (not included) even allow you to mount them on the wall or the ceiling. The drivers inside each satellite are precisely angled to provide the perfect mix of direct and reflecting sound. The low-profile Direct/Reflecting® Series II center channel speaker fits neatly under your television, and can also be wall-mounted using an optional bracket. This system's sleek, powered Acoustimass® module delivers deep bass, and easily tucks away behind a table or couch. Clearly marked cables make setup exceptionally quick and easy. And Bose's solid build quality and electronic protection circuitry ensure that this system will fill your room with great sound for years to come.

Product Highlights:

  • includes 4 Direct/Reflecting Series II speaker arrays, 1 Direct/Reflecting Series II horizontal center channel speaker, and 1 powered Acoustimass® module
  • recommended power 10-200 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • Direct/Reflecting Series II speaker arrays
    • Direct/Reflecting® design technology blends direct and reflected sound to re-create a more natural and spacious sound
    • dual drivers inside each cabinet are set at precise fixed angles to deliver a consistent listening experience
    • 3-5/16"W x 7-7/16"H x 3-3/8"D
  • Direct/Reflecting Series II center channel speaker
    • low-profile design
    • dual drivers
    • 7-3/8"W x 3-7/16"H x 3-5/16"D
  • Acoustimass® module
    • built-in amplifier (connects to AC outlet for power)
    • adjustable controls for volume and low-frequency effects
    • 8-3/16"W x 16-3/8"H x 25-3/8"D
  • clearly marked cables and connectors included for easy installation
  • spring-clip speaker wire connectors
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 1 year amp
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 4 Direct/Reflecting dual-cube speakers
  • Horizontal center-channel speaker
  • Powered acoustimass module
  • 59" AC power cord
  • 20' System input cable (has a 15-pin female connector on one end and tinned wire/single male RCA jack on the other)
  • Three 20' front/center speaker cables (each has a male RCA connector on one end and a proprietary connector on the other)
  • Two 50' rear speaker cables (each has a male RCA connector on one end and a proprietary connector on the other)
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Owner's Guide
  • Setup Guide
  • "Our Commitment To You" Letter
  • "Global Support Regions" note

Very Excited about the new system. It has a great range of sound. Speakers are small and non invasive. And easy to install. Only thing I was was that the cords were longer to hook up had to extend a couple. Otherwise love it. Well worth the money

Derek, Hamburg, NY


Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(17 Reviews)

More than happy

Derek from Hamburg, NY on 4/4/2018

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Very Excited about the new system. It has a great range of sound. Speakers are small and non invasive. And easy to install. Only thing I was was that the cords were longer to hook up had to extend a couple. Otherwise love it. Well worth the money

Pros: Great sound, easy install, good sleek look

Cons: Which the cables were a little longer.

Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Anonymous from Londonderry, NH on 3/16/2018

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This is my second set of these speakers. I looked at other options and concluded that these fit my needs best. The sound is very good and it makes movies and sport events fun to watch.

Pros: great sound for the size and cost

Cons: Could be difficult to install in an existing / finished room (not new construction

Great sound, low profile

Bradley from Summerville, SC on 12/16/2017

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I think these speakers sound great and love the low profile of the speakers. I would give them 5 stars, but ultimately they are overpriced.

Pros: Sound and size

Cons: Cost

Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Anonymous from Bartlett, IL on 11/28/2017

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Sounds good!



Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Anonymous from District Hts, MD on 11/12/2017

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The best system ever and it's clear in sound.

Pros: NONE

Cons: NONE

Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Erik from Terre Haute, IN on 10/19/2017

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Severely disappointed. I've been an audiophile for 20 years and this is the most underwhelming system I've put together to date. The sound is small and distant at best. My old Bose 3-2-1 system sounds better than this system and it's almost 15 years old. Deeply dissatisfied. If you are thinking about it, just don't. The negative reviews are spot on.

Pros: Visually appealing system.

Cons: Small sound.

Crutchfield response on 10/24/2017 Erik, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speaker system. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Anonymous from Baton Rouge, LA on 10/4/2017

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Good product!!



Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on 9/5/2017

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Speakers sound really great



Buy this

aaron from Aledo, TX on 5/22/2017

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This system rocks, nothing bad to say about it



Excellent home theater speaker system

John from Lavonia, GA on 5/18/2017

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This Acoustimass 10 Series V speaker system replaces my ten year old Acoustimass 16 Series ll system. I am very pleased with the sound of the improved speaker design and the Bass management. It makes me wish I had taken the plunge earlier. The only negative for me is the cube speakers do not have a hole in the rear to secure it to my existing stands. But this was not enough to drop a star in my rating. I would highly recommend the Acoustimass 10 Series V home theater speaker system.

Pros: Bass management Style Compact footprint

Cons: No screw hole in back of cubes

Love Bose quality

Anonymous from Tyler, TX on 4/24/2017

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Clear, crisp Bose sound. Paired with an Onkyo receiver and love it!



Good System Overall

Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 12/14/2016

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Great system overall. Very good sound quality and it works well even when listening at low volumes. The only negligible downside (negligible for me, perhaps a clever lucrative strategy for Bose) is that Bose made it difficult to purchase 3rd party speaker stands/mounts that work with the product. There aren't any screw holes on the back of the speakers that would allow you to easily affix it. So, outside of being ingenious, be prepared to spend a little extra money for Bose's own accessories.



For this kind of money you would think a reciver would come with

Anonymous from North Dakota on 12/21/2015

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hook it up jus to hear it and I have to admit sounds awesome...hope you have cool neighborgs!!



Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V

Aamir from Texas on 8/21/2015

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Awesome Sound



Great sound from almost any receiver.

Stalker6recon from Sterling Virginia on 7/17/2015

First off, let's understand the difference between the average user, and the audiophile. The first is 90 percent of the population, they want the best sound (for their ears) at the best price for their budget. Audiophiles are commonly OCD as well, they are obsessed with sound waves, as measured by instruments that are useless to the rest of us. They have a disdain for Bose, mostly because they have achieved something that they can't understand, creating crystal clear sound, at high volume, with little or no distortion from tiny speakers. It goes against everything they know. So, for the rest of us, these speakers are great. They have a sleek look, pump out jaw dropping sound at volumes that will make your cat run away, never to be seen again. They can make even older receiver's/processors with relatively low RMS power, sound beautiful, changing the way you watch movies forever. If you are okay with only a 5 speaker home theater, and don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional set-up, then I highly recommend this system.

Pros: The size, price, beauty and most important, the sound. Amazing highs, rumbling lows, and nice balance between. The speakers are unobtrusive, sexy, and produce very clear high quality sound. As the guy on TV always said, "set it, and forget it".

Cons: Only complaints, the relatively thin wires, and their length leaves a lot to be desired as well. Also, I have a hard time understanding why Bose, after all these years, still has not produced a 7.1 speaker system. Granted it is not a huge deal for music, and will only be slightly missed for Blu-ray, it still makes little sense. You can run the rear speakers directly from the receiver (to have 7.1),using speakers from your old system if this is an upgrade.

Excellent Choice

JohnS from Wisconsin on 5/11/2015

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Awesome sound for listening to music and watching a great movie!

Pros: Sound clarity and depth


Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series V home theater speaker system

Patrick B from Detroit,Michigan on 4/13/2015

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The Bose system is great wonderful sound for the price

Pros: Good price, great sound and clear instructions

Cons: I think that the front surrounded sound speakers cords could be longer and that customer service should have mentioned speaker brackets so it would have came together when I order the system


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Pieces in System 6
Color Black
Tweeter Twiddler
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) N/A
Woofer Composition N/A
Woofer Surround N/A
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Proprietary
Mounting Bracket Included Optional
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 31-36
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
RMS Power Range (watts) 10-200
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
Main Speakers (inches) 7-1/2H x 3-5/16W x 3-3/8D
Center Speaker (inches) 3-7/16H x 7-3/8W x 3-3/8D
Surround Speakers (inches) 7-1/2H x 3-5/16W x 3-3/8D
Subwoofer (inches) 16-5/16H x 8-1/8W x 25-3/8D

Product Research


5 Speaker & Powered Sub System: The Bose Acoustimass 10 (V) system features 4 direct/reflecting dual-cube speaker arrays, a horizontal center-channel speaker, and a powered acoustimass module. This combination produces a powerful and realistic home theater experience. System and speakers cables are also included.

4 Direct/Reflecting Dual-Cube Speakers: Direct/Reflecting speaker technology helps the 4 compact dual-cube speaker arrays to deliver more open, spacious sound throughout the listening area. You hear enhanced surround sound and exceptionally lifelike stereo with a larger soundstage. Each of the four dual-cube speaker arrays features dual 2.5" wide-range Twiddlers.

Horizontal Center-Channel Speaker: Designed to visually complement flat-panel TV screens while delivering natural-sounding dialog & vocals. The horizontal center-channel speaker uses the same dual 2.5" wide-range Twiddlers as the cube arrays.

Powered Acoustimass Module: The Acoustimass module uses a proprietary enclosure and patented technologies to produce deep, rich bass with clarity and balance. The powered Acoustimass module uses two 5.25" high-excursion paper cone woofers, each with a foam surround, powered by a built-in amplifier.

  • Integrated Signal Processing: The Bose patented integrated signal processing compensates for the human ear's reduced sensitivity to bass at low volumes. You hear the proper balance of deep bass, even at very low, late-night listening levels and dialogue continues to sound natural.
  • LFE & Bass Level Control: The LFE control increases or decreases the relative level of low-frequency effects on movie soundtracks. The Bass control increases or decreases the bass level of the Acoustimass module.
  • Automatic System Protection Circuitry: When played at high volume, this system's automatic protection circuitry activates to prevent damage to the system from electrical stress or overload. When this happens you may notice a slight decrease in volume, which is normal.

Audio Connections & Speaker Cables: The Bose AM10 (V) system features dedicated connectors on the back of the Acoustimass module and speakers. A system cable and speaker wire are included.

  • Audio Input: The Acoustimass module is fitted with a 15-pin male jack for use with supplied 20' system input cable; the other end of the system input cable has tinned wire that connects to the left front, right front, center, left rear and right rear speaker outputs & a mono male RCA plug that connects to the subwoofer output of the A/V receiver or amplifier.
  • Audio Output: The Acoustimass module also features 5 RCA jacks (Left Front, Right Front, Center, Left Rear, & Right Rear) that connect directly to the cube speaker arrays proprietary terminals, using the supplied 20' and 50' speaker cables.
  • Power Cord: The powered Acoustimass module features a detachable 7.75' AC power cord.

Mounting Options & Placement: The Bose AM10 (V) system offers flexible placement for the speakers and Acoustimass module.

  • Speaker Mounting: These speakers can be simply table-top mounted, or you can mount the speakers on wall-brackets, floor-stands, or table-stands (all sold separately).
  • Acoustimass Module Placement: For best sound quality, the Acoustimass module should be placed on the floor against the same wall as the television and center speaker, with an electrical outlet nearby for the power cord.

Recommended Power: The Bose AM10 (V) speaker system is compatible with AV receivers and amplifiers rated from 10 to 200 watts per channel, rated from 4 to 8 ohms.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

I love Bose... I love sound... I have Bose product... but not have Home Theater Bose. I have Bose Mini SoundLink II, Bose Color SoundLink and recently buy in Crutchfield, Bose SoundSport wireless headphones. [ EDGARDO  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Have always wanted a Bose speaker system. They just always seem to have a superior sound. [ Rex  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Customer requested [ TONY  Nov 24, 2017 ]
I like paying too much for something that will work a little better than something I could get for one third of the price. [ Erik  Oct 06, 2017 ]
Nice [ Yemi  Jun 08, 2017 ]
I have ALWAYS wanted a Bose system. FINALLY getting it. YAY ! [ Kurt  Jun 07, 2017 ]
This is an upgrade to to my Bose speaker system I bought almost ten years ago. I have been very happy with my Bose system. [ John  May 04, 2017 ]
Highly recommended by close friends & family. [ Pankeer  Mar 13, 2017 ]
Bose performs as expected at the high standards I expect. [ Darwin  Dec 28, 2016 ]
I already have bose speakers and love them. These are for new amp. [ JOHN  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Husband loves Boise speakers -- Christmas gift! [ Rita  Dec 11, 2016 ]
I had an Acoustimass 10 series IV system which was destroyed in a flood. We liked the system so well we replaced it with the newer verson after the house was gutted and remodeled. [ CAM  Sep 21, 2016 ]
Name [ James  Sep 17, 2016 ]
A feel for luxury within budget ($999) !! And Crutchfield makes it even better.... [ Anirudh  Jul 24, 2016 ]
I have the Bose Acoustimass 16 for many good years it work fine on till it got knocked out by a surge this one is a replacement. [ LARRY J  May 18, 2016 ]
I have not had a decent sound system in my home for several years now, so I felt like it was time to step it up. And Bose sound is awesome! [ DAVID  Apr 21, 2016 ]
great sound [ Theja  Dec 14, 2015 ]

8 questions already asked

The Acoustimass 10 series V speaker system is made specifically for use with 3rd party home theater receivers. The system comes with the "system input cable" you'll need to connect to the standard speaker and subwoofer outputs of most any home theater receiver. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: [ Ryan  Apr 06, 2018 ]  Staff
I mean 7.2 [ Jason  Sep 11, 2017 ]
I guess you could get a acousrimass 5 system for the additional Channels and run the receiver wires direct to the.... no... just don't.... if you want a 7.1 system look elsewhere. [ Jason  Sep 11, 2017 ]
I am not sure how that would work. Possibly a adapter? Maybe they make one compatible out of the box? [ Jason  Jun 06, 2017 ]
So sorry...I do not know the answer. Best guess: Yes if you use a travel converter!! Normal US IS 110, so converter would be essential. PS. DEFINITLEY worth the hassle. LOVE this system!!!! [ Avis  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Yes. From what I understand. Bose can also assist with install. [ Jason  Feb 15, 2017 ]
No sir you can't, the speakers is not design to use traditional speaker wire. Contact Bose they might be able to help [ Yaw  Feb 15, 2017 ]
Honestly, any receiver that has at least 50 W per channel should suffice. It doesn't take a lot of power to properly drive these speakers. [ Leslie  Jan 31, 2017 ]
You don't need an amplifier for the subwoofer, it included. what you need is 5.1 preamp output. [ godfrey  Dec 09, 2016 ]
I did not purchase an amplifier for my home theatre....we have this set up in our living room, so we really don't need that extra power. We can actually hear the sub when we are in other parts of the house! [ Avis  Dec 07, 2016 ]
the sub has an amp in it already, if your asking if you need a receiver then yes [ Quinn  Dec 07, 2016 ]
I had a Bose Acoustimass system and I now have the Sony STR-DN1060 receiver. I replaced my speaker system with more conventional speakers, but can tell you they will work with this receiver. [ David  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Sure you can as long as the speakers have the positive and negative. This receiver has many functions but if you only need audio on stereo and no use the dolby and all of that things, you can get a cheapper amp and do a biamp connection. The subwoofer need to be amplified this receiver will not amplify you woofer, its only the signal. If you have the money, go fo it, im only using Bluetooth :D good luck. [ Felipe  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Yes [ Terry  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Hi Martin. I've spliced them before to extend the length. [ BOB  Dec 04, 2015 ]
I experienced the same problem with my front speaker wires. The end that goes into the sub from the speaker is an normal RCA plug. You can buy RCA extensions at most of your regular shopping locations. Just be sure you get one with a female input on one end and male plug on the other...NOT 2 male plug ends. Not sure if Bose sells longer wires or not, but this fix worked fine for me. [ Mark  Dec 04, 2015 ]
This system is not designed for Dolby Atmos. You can find out more about Atmos here: [ Jeff  Jul 22, 2015 ]  Staff