Bose updates home entertainment products, extends sound offerings to PCs

Bose offers new speaker systems for home PC users and iPod listeners on the go

Bose has updated its home entertainment product line in time for the Christmas buying period. Included amongst them is its first new acoustic audio product in 20 years - a set of speakers designed for home PCs.

"Music and computers are becoming more intertwined and we believe those two trends bring a new consumer need: life-like sound," said Santiago Carvajal, a business manager in Bose's home entertainment division.

Carvajal said that Bose's technology at the time could not deliver its goal of a life-like sound in a small enclosure. That is, until now.

The new PC speakers, called Computer MusicMonitor, come with proprietary technology called dual-internal opposing passive radiators which allows the speakers to deliver deep low notes from very small enclosures.

"By placing the passive radiators in an opposing fashion, the primary mechanical vibrations created by one are cancelled by the other. This preserves the desired audio quality and keeps the small enclosures from moving across a desk when played."

The Computer MusicMonitor will be available in late October for $499.

Bose will also be releasing in November the Lifestyle V20 and V30 home theatre systems.

The Lifestyle V-Class systems integrate with high-definition televisions and components such as DVD players, cable/satellite boxes, DVRs, MP3 players and gaming consoles.

Each system includes five small speaker arrays, a hideaway media console, where all the audio and video sources connect to, an Acoustimass module, radio frequency remote and a standalone display.

Both of the systems can upscale video to the highest resolution (up to 1080p) the connected television can accept, over HDMI. The key difference between the two is in their speakers. The V30 includes five Jewel Cube speaker arrays whereas the Lifestyle V20 system includes five Direct/Reflecting cube speaker arrays.

The Lifestyle V30 will sell for $4999 and the V20 for $3999.

Bose also introduced the latest member of its SoundDock family, the SoundDock Portable, a Lithium-Ion battery operated speaker system for iPods. The speakers will go on sale later this month with an RRP of $549.

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