Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System Review

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There are few brand names in the world of audio equipment that come with a higher reputation than Bose, and when you review one of their products, you just know that it is going to be a class apart from most. In the case of the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System that was certainly true, so let’s take you through what it has to offer.

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System

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The Acoustimass 10 series is one of Bose’s premier home theater speaker systems which was first available for sale in the latter half of 2016. It is a top product in this product category which also includes the Acoustimass 5 series. The name Acoustimass is trademarked by Bose.

One of the differences that Bose Acoustimass 10 has from previous systems is that the speakers have been redesigned in order to make them thinner and able to be mounted flush on walls.

Who is this product for?

We will be upfront and say that it is not a product that could be regarded as a budget option so anyone who is looking to get a surround sound system at bargain basement price is going to be disappointed.

As with most Bose products the price ticket is at the upper range but given the reputation of their brand and the very high-quality products that they produce, that is only to be expected.

With that in mind, if you are someone who wants to listen to the very best sound quality when watching a movie or listening to music at home, then the Acoustimass 10 hits all the right notes, and some.

What’s included?

When your Bose Acoustimass 10 is delivered the box should include the following items: 4 Series II cube speakers, 1 center channel speaker (with the rubber feet for it packaged separately), the Acoustimass module, one power cord, 3 cables for the front speakers, 2 cables for the rear speakers, and 1 system input cable.

The user’s manual and the installation manual both have written instruction plus diagrams which should make setting it up and then using it fairly straightforward.

Overview of features

This system is very easy to set up, especially as all the cables are marked so you should never go wrong.

Once set up, the sound quality created with this surround sound system is exceptional. Whether you are watching an action movie, a sports event or your favorite music star in concert, the performance of the Bose Acoustimass 10 is such that they will enhance your enjoyment immensely.

In particular its superb bass performance and low-note effects which are maintained by Bose’s driver technology, add further to a sound experience that has to be heard to be believed.

We mustn’t forget to mention the redesigned speaker which are slimmer and can easily be wall-mounted

How to use it

Assuming everything has been delivered as it should, your first task is to set the Acoustimass 10 system up. The first stage of that is to position all the speakers where you wish them to be in the room. Then you need to connect all the speakers to the Acoustimass module, plus connect the module to the input equipment, which would normally be your TV, but may also include audio equipment.

When setting up always refer to the user’s manual as this not only tells what each connection should be, it shows you using diagrams which should make it easier for most. To make it even easier the cables are marked. The final task is to connect the power lead to the module, plug it in and switch it on.

Once the system is all connected together, you can make adjustments to volume levels, bass levels  and fine-tune it so the sound output is as close to the levels as you wish.


  • Very straightforward setup
  • Cables are marked for easier connections
  • Exceptional surround sound quality
  • Ideal for larger rooms
  • Speakers can be wall mounted


  • Not suited to speaker stands


if you like the idea of smaller speakers but want something a bit different from the standard six-sided boxes, then you might wish to take a look at the Orb Audio Mod1 Mini 5.1 Plus Home Theater Speaker System.

This system is handmade in the USA and the surround sound quality that it produces has been described as ‘lifelike and clear.’ The sub-woofer is box-shaped, but all the other 6 speakers are orb-shaped meaning that not only are they more pleasing on the eye, they also take up a lot less space too.


It is hard to find anything that we don’t like about the system, apart from possibly the high price ticket. However, when you remember that quality always costs more, and you hear the awesome sound quality that comes from this Bose speaker system, you will soon know it is a price worth paying.

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