Do Bose Acoustimass 10 series 5.1 speakers require an AV receiver?
by Prasad Joshi
Well, may it be my stupid question, but, I dare ask it on this forum. I've only Philips DVD player with 5.1 output, it requires either the T.V. connection for both sound and picture or any powered 5.1 system.
Now if take Bose Acoustimass 10 series 5.1 speakers will that do my work to get good sound or do Bose speakers require another amplifier or receiver like Yamaha, Denon, Onkyo?
Pls suggest with details.
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The Bose Acoustimass 10 series is purely a surround sound speaker package. Therefore, they need a separate amplifier/receiver to power them.
This is ideal if you already have an AV receiver, but is obviously an added cost if you haven't.
If you are determined to go with Bose, then the Lifestyle home entertainment systems have a unit which powers the speakers - and which also has input connections to connect external devices like your DVD/Blu-ray player. For example, the Bose Lifestyle SoundTouch 535 Entertainment System.
This model will also connect to your Wi-Fi at home and stream online services like Pandora and Spotify.
There is a range of Lifestyle systems with different features and pricing, so you just need to decide what your budget is, and which features you require for your home.
Hope that helps.
Paul (Site Editor)
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