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The Bose Lifestyle 18 is a 5.1-channel, DVD surround-sound system.

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Pros

small footprint - surround speakers are only 3" tall - great for smaller rooms

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uses the manufacturer's proprietary adaptive surround sound system - allows users to place speakers wherever they want

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great for those not interested in HDTVs or Blu-ray discs

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Cons

lacks HDMI input - only compatible with Component for HD inputs

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DVD only - no support for Blu-ray discs

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stark white remote control - doesn't match the rest of the package

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expensive - comparable surround sound systems can be purchased for less

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high repair costs from the manufacturer - shipping isn't included either

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The Bose Lifestyle 18 is a 5.1-channel, DVD surround-sound system featuring a central media receiver, five miniature cube speakers, and an Acoustimass woofer module. The tiny cube speakers — each only 3” high — deliver high frequency music, whereas the Acoustimass handles all the low frequency effects. At its core is Boss’s proprietary ADAPTiQ system, which automatically calibrates to compensate for room dimensions and any other notable variables. This allows the user to place the five speakers in any which-way they want. And it’s loaded with all the latest decoding technology — including Digital 5.1 and Videostage 5 — for ensuring pure surround-sound performance from any source. And the Lifestyle 18 hosts enough inputs/outputs to connect to TVs, VCRs, PVRs, cable boxes, and satellite receivers, to name a few.

Features
  • DVD Surround-Sound System
  • DVD/CD Player +AM/FM Tuner
  • Five Cube Speakers
  • Acoustimass Woofer Module
  • ADAPTiQ System
  • Decoding Technology
  • Numerous Inputs/Outputs
  • Expandability
  • Universal Remote (Control Integration)
Inputs
  • AUX: 2Vrms, maximum
  • CBL-SAT: 2Vrms, maximum
  • VCR: 2Vrms, maximum
  • TV: 2Vrms, maximum
  • DIGITAL: SPDIF (1 each for TV, VCR, TAPE, and AUX)
  • COMPOSITE VIDEO: NTSC or PAL format 1Vp-p with sync 75"
  • S-VIDEO: Luminance 1Vp-p Chrominance 0.3Vp-p
  • COMPONENT VIDEO: NTSC or PAL 1Vp-p with sync on Y
  • OPTICAL INPUT: SPDIF digital, mapped to input
  • FM ANTENNA: 75"
  • AM ANTENNA: 12μH
  • TV SENSOR: Scan frequency sensing
Outputs
  • SPEAKER ZONES 1 and 2: Variable audio, user selectable
  • AUDIO OUT L and R, fixed audio, 2 Vrms maximum
  • DIGITAL AUDIO OUT: SPDIF
  • OPTICAL OUTPUT: SPDIF, –15 to –21 dbm
  • COMPOSITE VIDEO: NTSC or PAL 1Vp-p with sync 75"
  • S-VIDEO: Luminance 1Vp-p Chrominance 0.3Vp-p
  • COMPONENT VIDEO: NTSC or PAL 1Vp-p with sync on Y
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