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Bose CineMate 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Bose CineMate 520. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bose CineMate 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose CineMate 520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Bose CineMate 520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the size and design, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose CineMate 520 Home Theater SystemBose CineMate 520 Home Theater System

Sep, 2018

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Super Excellent System


This system far out exceeded my expectations. I had another home theater system that cannot compare to the Bose system

Nov, 2015

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sounds great but............


Overall sound is great but the speaker wire is fixed on the ends and can't be extended unless you cut the wire before the fixed end and then attach more wire then hook up the fixed connector bose only provides 50' of wire for rear speakers

Oct, 2015

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Best Compact Home Theather ever owned


Excellent surround sound experience from a compact home theater. Had some minor issue setting this up, but post set-up, the auditory experience was heavenly :)

Oct, 2015

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Great system


I love the compact system and the Clear sound that comes out the small speakers. The remote is a little bulky but it works great. Combined with the soundtouch great quality music.

Sep, 2015

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Awesome sound


Bought this to replace old 321 Bose. The sound is great. Easy to setup.

Sep, 2015

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Great home theater system


It's need to explain. .sound clarity etc..

Sep, 2015

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Excellent home theatre


The cinematic 520 is excellent. The sound is incredible and exceeds my expectations.

Sep, 2015

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It is what it is


Its a Bose, small, compact, works. Those that think it is high end or offers good sound obviously have never heard a real surround sound system. But it fits its place in the market. If you can afford a real solution, i.e. a real surround sound receiver...

Aug, 2015

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Great low cost fridge


Looks great sleek black color has lots of space great if you aren't looking for something overpriced and fancy looking

Jul, 2015

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Great low cost system


This system looks and sounds very great this is my fourth Bose system.

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:5.1

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100-240

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI

Packaging Data

Package weight:45

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:4
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1


AC input voltage:100-240

Satellite speakers

Wireless satellite speakers:Y


Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Internet radio: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):7.28 x 3.31 x 3.39
Center speaker weight:2.2
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):12.3 x 8.19 x 2.52
Main unit weight:3.28
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.31 x 3.31 x 7.52
Satellite speaker weight:2.2
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.8 x 11.3 x 14.8
Subwoofer weight:13.9