Bose TV Speaker: Features, Reviews, and Price

Announced just one month ago, the Bose TV Speaker is now available for $249.99. It is a compact bar, the most affordable Bose bar, and one of the most affordable on the market at this level. It’s an easy way to improve the sound of a TV and we can also send music via Bluetooth to play music in the living room.

Bose TV Speaker Datasheet

Bose TV Speaker
Speakers2 custom all-band drivers + 1 central tweeter
Maximum powerNot declared (it has 3 internal amplifiers)
Sound formatsDolby Digital and PCM
Rear speakersBose Surround Speakers (optional)
ConnectionsHDMI (ARC), Optical TOSLink, 3.5mm stereo AUX jack
4K Pass-throughnot applicable
Wireless connectivityBluetooth
Wireless subwooferBose Bass Module 500 or 700 (optional)
Remote controlYes dedicated infrared (apart from the TV via CEC-HDMI)
Sound adjustmentDialogue mode and four levels of Bass adjustment
Dimensions59.4 x 5.6 x 10.2 cm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight2 kg
Release dateJuly 2020

Very Compact

Bose TV Speaker

At 60 centimeters wide and just 5 cm high by 10 cm deep, the Bose TV Speaker is a very compact bar. It replaces the Bose Solo 5 of similar size but with a completely new interior. The new one mounts two angled full-range internal speakers to reproduce the two front channels with a wide sound stage.

And it adds a third speaker, a center tweeter that helps bring clarity to your conversations. It also manages to “center” the voices where the bar is (and the TV), maintaining the excitement of hearing the voice of the actor or broadcaster where his image is. On the other hand, the bar has an internal labyrinth with a rear exit that improves its bass reproduction.

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Easy Connection

The other new feature of the Bose TV Speaker is its connection via HDMI. Thanks to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) system and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), if your TV is not too old and has HDMI with ARC, that cable will be enough for you. Otherwise, the Bose also has an optical digital input and comes with the necessary connection cable in the box. In any case, from the moment you open the box until it is playing, a few minutes pass: no complex installation.

It also has a standard auxiliary input (3.5 mm stereo jack) and Bluetooth. This way, sending music to it will be easy when we don’t have the TV on and want to play in the living room. It also comes with a remote control so you can control the volume, select the source or activate the “voice” modes (improves dialogue clarity) or the bass level.

Enhance Dialogue and Bass

Bose Tv Speaker

With the “Dialogue” button, the speaker analyzes what is being displayed to further enhance the voices, making both dialogues and conversations and news programs clearer. The bass level allows two settings down or up from the baseline, depending on the size of the room or proximity to the walls (and your taste).

And for those who want even more bass, the system can be expanded by adding a wired subwoofer from the brand. The rear connection for this purpose is compatible with the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 models.

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