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First, no system, Bose or other, provides "surround sound" unless it has rear speaker. Unless of course your room is a perfect square with no doors/windows so as to get perfect reflections and even then, limited reflection...
Second, the base module that comes with the Bose systems is a mediocre "subwoofer-like" device at best...
Finally, no satelitte speakers with 2 1/4 -3 inch drivers can provide the midbase, so you will experience gaps in the freq. produced (much like you would have with the Energy Take Classic)...and the Bose sats have no tweeters, so you will be missing highs as well- okay the twidler technology will provide the highs!?
How about this...I was able to pick up a pair of Def tech SM 450 for 208/pr
recently from New Egg. If you can find that deal, then the Klipsch Sync sub for 300, you got a low 500 (plus shipping, usually free from New Egg) system that will definately beat the Cinemate system
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver