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Lifestyle® 535 and 525 systems deliver vivid surround sound from five dynamic speakers, all for a singular audio experience you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Connect up to 6 HD video and audio sources—like your 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player, cable box or gaming system—with guided setup. And with exclusive Bose® Unify® technology, everything works easily and seamlessly as a single system.

  • Dynamic surround sound, guided setup and simplified use with easy-to-follow onscreen messages

  • Easily connect and control up to 6 of your HD video and music sources, with video upscaling to 1080p 

  • AM/FM tuner and remote with LCD display

  • Customizes its sound to fit your room for a consistent, high-quality performance

  • Choose your speakers: Premium Jewel Cube® speakers or slightly larger Direct/Reflecting® speakers. Compare »

Easy to set up

 The Unify® intelligent integration system walks you through system set up, step by step. As you're connecting components to the control console, the system recommends the best connectors via on-screen messages. It even confirms that the connection was made properly.

Easy to use

Unify technology also simplifies programming your Bose remote to control your Lifestyle® system and most anything attached to it. During set up, the Unify system identifies each connected component, and automatically teaches the Bose remote to control it. Plus, you'll view system information, including FM/AM status, on the Bose remote's LCD screen.

And once you're set up ...

You'll experience riveting surround sound for everything you watch. These systems feature compact cube speakers that blend elegantly into your room. The output is something you'd expect from speakers many times their size. That performance is complemented by an Acoustimass module that can be placed in a corner or out of view. Exclusive technology in the module helps provide the emotional intensity you feel at the theater or in a concert hall. Even hidden out of sight, its impact can't be missed.

Sound designed for your room

Your room is unique, with size, shape, textures and other elements affecting the sound you hear. The ADAPTiQ® system was developed to analyze your room and then adjust the Lifestyle® system's sound for a consistent, high-quality performance.

More features

  • 3D video compatibility enables your system to automatically display 3D video when connected to the appropriate 3D source(s) and a 3D TV.

  • Automatic video upscaling ensures movies and sports use the highest resolution capabilities of your display—up to 1080p over HDMI.

  • Proprietary Videostage® 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry, combined with digital 5.1 decoding and DTS®, delivers a high quality, multichannel surround sound experience from practically any source: DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies.

Streaming music with SoundTouch™

There’s a level of versatility with this system you’re going to love—and it goes well beyond the thrill of home theater. With a separate Wi-Fi adapter (available early-to-mid 2014), you can stream Internet radio, music services like Pandora® and playlists from your music library. All at the touch of a button on your remote. Imagine: You've just finished watching an action-packed blockbuster. Then you switch right over to your favorite Pandora station without even reaching for your smartphone. It's all made possible by SoundTouch™, and it will soon be available with all our Lifestyle® systems.

Details

Lifestyle® 525 Series II home entertainment system

Lifestyle 525 Series II home entertainment system dimensions

Dimensions

Control console

  • Height: 3 in (7.62 cm)
  • Width: 16.16 in (42.16 cm)
  • Depth: 9.3 in (23.62 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Direct/Reflecting® speakers

  • Height: 6.25 in (15.7 cm)
  • Width: 3 in (7.9 cm)
  • Depth: 4 in (10.2 cm)
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

Center speaker

  • Height: 3.13 in (7.9 cm)
  • Width: 6.25 in (15.9 cm)
  • Depth: 4.13 in (10.5 cm)
  • Weight: 2.36 lbs (1.07 kg)

Acoustimass® module

  • Height: 13 in (33 cm)
  • Width: 8 in (20.6 cm)
  • Depth: 21.63 in (54.9 cm)
  • Weight: 26.22 lbs (11.9 kg)

Remote

  • Height: 9.4 in (23.8 cm)
  • Width: 2.2 in (5.6 cm)
  • Depth: 1.1 in (2.8 cm)
  • Weight: .42 lbs (.19 kg)

Inputs/outputs

  • Console rear panel

3 HDMI® inputs

2 high-definition component A/V inputs

1 USB input

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Inputs/outputs

  • Console front panel

1 HDMI input

1 analog input

1 analog A/V input

1 headphone jack

Additional details

  • Power supply: Dual voltage 100 - 240

Total shipping weight

  • 71 lbs (32.2 kg)

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • Control console
  • Acoustimass module
  • 4 Direct/Reflecting speakers
  • Horizontal center channel speaker
  • Universal RF remote control with 4 AA batteries
  • Front speaker cables (20')
  • Rear speaker cables (50')
  • Acoustimass module power cord (8')
  • HDMI® cable (6')
  • Power supply (5')
  • AC Power cord
  • Audio input cable
  • IR emitter cable
  • Stereo audio cable
  • AM Antenna
  • FM Antenna
  • USB flash drive (for system updating only)

Manuals

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

Do I need a separate receiver with this system?

No. The system includes a control console with abundant inputs/outputs and an FM/AM tuner.

Does my iPhone®/iPod® work with this system?

Yes. You can plug in these devices and others into the system's AUX input using a 3.5 mm cable.

Does the system support high-definition audio found on Blu-ray media?

Yes, this system can decode both Dolby TrueHD and uncompressed multi-channel PCM.

What sources can I connect to my system?

You can connect a variety of HD video and music sources, such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, cable box, gaming console, Apple® TV, Roku player and many more. If the device has HDMI® or analog connectors, this system can integrate it to give you a great audio-visual experience. The system is designed to be flexible—with 6 HD inputs and a remote code database that can be updated—so you can connect most any source you want, now and in the future.

Is this system compatible with 3D Blu-ray Disc™ players?

Yes, 3D compatibility is enabled with an easy-to-install software update, available at Bose Product Support. Once the download is complete, this Lifestyle® system has full 3D compatibility to ensure you see content as intended with your 3D TV and connected sources.

When will Lifestyle® systems feature SoundTouch™ for streaming music?

We anticipate the SoundTouch™ wireless adapter will be available in early-to-mid 2014. With this adapter, your Lifestyle® system will be SoundTouch™ enabled to stream Internet radio, Pandora® and your music library wirelessly using your home Wi-Fi® network.

Popular add-ons

Panasonic® DMP-BDT230 Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player

Bring a new dimension to your TV viewing with the Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc™ player. An ideal complement to any Bose® home theater system, this player works with Blu-ray, 3D and standard DVD formats to deliver a crisp, high-quality picture. It’s Internet-ready, and includes built-in Wi-Fi®, a remote control and touch-free motion sensor for opening or closing the disc tray with a wave of your hand—great for darkened rooms.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® and CineMate® home theater systems

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Color: Black

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Stands and brackets

UB-20 wall/ceiling bracket

High quality cast zinc bracket, designed to provide unobtrusive wall mounting for Bose® cube speakers. Bracket allows horizontal and vertical adjustment of speakers, so you can direct sound where you like. Sold as a single bracket.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems; all Acoustimass® speaker systems; all CineMate® systems

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UFS-20 universal floorstands

Slender metal stands elegantly display your speakers while hiding the speaker wires. Designed to optimize listening. Height: 38" (96.5 cm). Sold as a pair.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems; all Acoustimass® speaker systems; all CineMate® systems

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UTS-20 universal table stand

This cast aluminum stand allows elegant speaker placement anywhere there’s a flat surface. A groove in the tubing conceals the speaker wire while providing quick, easy access. Height: 7" (17.8 cm). Sold as a single stand.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems; all Acoustimass® speaker systems; all CineMate® systems

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Setup and installation

5.1 home theater installation - 5 wires concealed

Installation of up to five speakers, concealing wires with Bose® professional installation kit. Plus complete product integration of new and existing equipment, testing and demonstrating the system, and more. Services limited to within 100 miles of a Bose store. Installation provided by a Bose Authorized Service Provider.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® 5.1-channel home theater systems

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Color: No Color

Only available within 100 miles of a Bose store

5.1 home theater installation - 2 wires concealed

Installation of two speakers, concealing wires with Bose® professional installation kit. Plus complete product integration of new and existing equipment, testing and demonstrating the system, and more. Services limited to within 100 miles of a Bose store. Installation provided by a Bose Authorized Service Provider.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® 5.1-channel home theater systems

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Color: No Color

Only available within 100 miles of a Bose store

5.1 home theater installation - setup

Connect up to five speakers, placing them on existing furniture, speaker stands or brackets (sold separately). Plus complete product integration of new and existing equipment, testing and demonstrating the system, and more. Services limited to within 100 miles of a Bose store. Installation provided by a Bose Authorized Service Provider.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® 5.1-channel home theater systems

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Color: No Color

Only available within 100 miles of a Bose store

Cables and cords

Belkin® surge protector BV108230-06-BLK

Protect your Bose® products from power surges that can damage their ability to perform. Belkin surge protectors safeguard your equipment by reducing powerline noise and damaging voltage fluctuations.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems;
  • All CineMate® systems;
  • Acoustimass® 10 system;
  • Acoustimass® 6 system

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Color: Black

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Speaker wire adapter kit

Easily connect pre-installed speaker wiring (up to 14 gauge) to a Bose® home theater system. Kit includes 7’ home theater speaker cable, speaker plate, cover plate, four mounting screws and instructions.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems; all Acoustimass® speaker systems

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Color: White

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Belkin® HDMI® 6 ft cable AV10049-06

Connect your home theater equipment using this high-quality Belkin HDMI cable. With bandwidth speeds of up to 10.2Gbps, this cable is designed for home theater enthusiasts who demand the most from their high-end AV equipment. This cable is constructed beyond industry standards to achieve peak performance thus optimizing your entertainment experience.

Compatible with:

  • All Lifestyle® systems

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Color: Black

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