Bose has been producing high-end audio equipment for musical and theatrical applications since 1964. The Bose Cinemate Series 2 and Cinemate GS Series 2 systems were released in 2009. Both systems were designed to be used for home theatre audio and provide stereo sound. To figure out which system is right for you, you need to know the differences and similarities between the Series 2 and GS Series 2 systems.
The Cinemate Series 2 system is packed with two Articulated Array speakers, while the GS Series 2 comes with two Gemstone speakers. The Gemstone speakers are smaller and lighter than the Articulated Array speakers. They are 2.5 inches in height, 5.5 inches wide and 4.1 inches deep. The Articulated Array speakers are 3.3 inches high, 7.8 inches wide and 5.1 inches deep.
The GS Series 2 system is packaged with a universal remote control, while the Series 2 system is packaged with a basic remote control. The universal remote control is larger than the basic remote control and can be used to control devices other than the Bose Cinemate interface module. The basic remote control that comes with the Series 2 system features buttons for turning the system on and off, adjusting the volume and muting the sound.
As of June 2011, the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Bose Cinemate Series 2 system is £390. The MSRP for the GS Series 2 system is £520.
Both systems are packed with two speakers and provide 2.1 channel sound. The Series 2 and GS Series 2 can be connected directly to your TV set or a receiver via an included stereo cable. Both systems use the same interface module to control the power and sound levels of the system. Additionally, the same subwoofer, which is called the Acoustimass module, is used to provide an extended low frequency range without distortion.