||Surround Sound Challenge
When it comes
to DVD home theater, everyone talks about the big sound their systems
deliver—like the thunderous audio of films filled with high-intensity
action and special effects.
But what happens
when you're watching films that offer more than thunder and crashes?
Are you still experiencing the best possible sound when you're
listening to such subtle effects as dramatic whispered conversations,
the sounds of nature or music?
Lifestyle® DVD home entertainment systems
from Bose go beyond conventional home theater systems with our Videostage®
5 decoding circuitry. This unique technology gives you a 5.1 surround
sound experience from non-5.1 encoded sources. What does that mean?
You can enjoy VHS tapes, stereo CDs, and older TV programs with
surround-enhanced audio. (See below for more on 5.1.)
of the most important goals for Lifestyle® systems is reproducing
full, natural sounding music and effects, along with clear and distinct
dialogue. A case in point is Amadeus, the 1984 award-winner
for best sound. The film's inspiring Mozart soundtrack was fundamental
to its drama, impact and success. In fact, some say it created a
whole new generation of Mozart fans.
Now you can experience all that impact at home as Videostage®
5 decoding circuitry delivers the full range of sound to all five
channels. At the same time, you're fully immersed in the film's
dialogue—whether in a noisy concert hall, an elegant salon,
or an intimate conversation. The dialogue never gets lost in the
The same can be said when you're
listening to CDs, watching old VHS tapes or enjoying your favorite
TV shows of the past. You could even be watching Gilligan's Island
reruns, the Honeymooners or I Love Lucy. Videostage® 5 decoding
circuitry technology helps you enjoy it all with a more updated
For DVD titles to help you experience
this innovative technology, even for older films, here's a few past
Best Sound award winners. Enjoy the show—and the sound:
2001 Black Hawk Down
1992 The Last Of The Mohicans
1990 Dances With Wolves
1985 Out Of Africa
1982 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
1979 Apocalypse Now
1965 The Sound Of Music
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
What is 5.1 Surround Sound?
A 5.1 surround sound system should consist of no fewer than five
speakers and a low frequency module. The front left, center and
front right channel speakers usually deliver most of the dialogue,
sound effects and music associated with on-screen action. Separate
or "discrete" left and right surround channel speakers
located on the sides or in the rear help create depth to the sound,
like following the roar of a car's engine as it races from left
to right onscreen.
Finally, the .1 channel delivers the impactful
low tones that add heightened intensity to action and special effect
sequences. To enjoy movies encoded with 6.1, you'll also need a
rear center channel speaker that deliver even more effects, so the
action seems to be coming at you from every angle.
*NOTE: To enjoy movies in either 5.1 or 6.1, you need a receiver capable of decoding the
signals. Check your owner's manual for compatibility.