Lifestyle® 520 home entertainment system
- Guided set up and simplified use with easy-to-follow onscreen messages
- Vivid surround sound adds excitement to movies and gaming
- Easily connect up to 6 of your HD video sources and control them all with a single remote
- Video upscaling to 1080p over HDMI®
- Customises its sound to fit your room, for a consistent, high-quality performance
- With Direct/Reflecting® speakers
The Bose® Lifestyle® 520 home entertainment system brings out the best in your movies, games and sports. And now, it's easier than ever before to set up your system and all connected sources. Exclusive Bose Unify® technology provides easy-to-follow onscreen messages to guide you through the entire set up process. It even verifies your connections to take away all the guesswork. Enjoy up to 6 HD video sources – such as your Blu-ray Disc™ player, cable box and gaming console. And you'll control it all with one convenient remote.
The Lifestyle® 520 system offers breakthrough simplicity with the new Unify® intelligent integration system. This proprietary technology enables a step-by-step walkthrough of your system set up. As you're attaching components to the control console, the system recommends the best connectors via on-screen messages. It even alerts you if a connection was made improperly.
Each connected product is automatically added to the source menu accessed on your TV screen. No more toggling through video inputs to find your source. If you add a Blu-ray Disc™ player, it will be shown as a "Blu-ray Disc player" in the on-screen menu. This makes it easy and intuitive for anyone to use the Unify® system.
Unify® technology also simplifies programming your Bose® remote control to control your Lifestyle® system and most anything attached to it. During set up, the Unify® system references an internal database to identify each connected product, and automatically teaches the Bose® remote control to control it.
Experience lifelike surround sound
This Lifestyle® home cinema system uses Direct/Reflecting® cube speakers to fill your room with compelling surround sound. You'll hear movies, music and sports come to life in convincing detail. The small speakers work in concert with a hideaway Acoustimass® module. Exclusive technology in the module helps provide the emotional intensity you feel at the cinema or in a concert hall.
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 analyse your room and then adjust the Lifestyle® surround sound system for a consistent, high-quality performance.
Unify® intelligent integration system uses on-screen navigation to simplify system set up and everyday use. This proprietary technology walks you through set up, showing the right inputs and best connection options, and even verifies you've done it correctly. Clear, on-screen menus provide all the information you need for your connected sources.
ADAPTiQ® audio calibration system analyses the way your room's dimensions and other variables affect sound, then automatically adjusts the sound of your speaker system to the acoustics of your room.
3D video compatibility enables your system to automatically display 3D video when connected to the appropriate 3D source(s) and a 3D TV.
Remote control controls your Bose® system and the components you've attached. Works on radio frequency to operate through walls and floors.
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, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and movies.
Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology delivers lifelike spaciousness from a natural balance of reflected and direct sound – similar to a live performance.
Automatic video upscaling ensures movies and sports use the highest resolution capabilities of your display – up to 1080p over HDMI.
- Control console
- Acoustimass® module
- ADAPTiQ® audio calibration headset
- Universal remote control
- 4 Direct/Reflecting® speakers
- Horizontal center channel speaker
- Front speaker cables
- Rear speaker cables
- Acoustimass® module power cord
- HDMI® cable
- Power supply
- AC power cords (2)
- Audio input cable
- 4 AA batteries for remote control
- IR emitter cable
- Stereo audio cable
- Rubber feet for Acoustimass® module
- Rubber feet for front speaker
- Operating guide
- USB flash drive (for system updating only)
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No. The system includes a control console with several inputs/outputs. This system does not include an AM/FM tuner.
Yes, you can purchase a separate third-party iPod dock and connect it to one of the connectors on the back of your Lifestyle® T-class™ system. As with other sources, the Unify™ intelligent integration system will assist you in connecting the dock and setting up the Bose® remote to control your connected iPod.
Yes, this system can decode both Dolby TruHD and uncompressed multi-channel PCM.
You can connect a variety of HD sources, such as a Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, cable box, gaming system, Apple TV, Roku player and many more. If it 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.