I'm on a knife edge between Bose and Sonos for a new audio setup for my house.
Potential Bose System
Bose Soundbar 300, Bose Sub,
Bose SoundTouch SA-5 Amplifier SA5 + 2 B&W Ceiling Speakers.
Is it possible to do this setup, so that the ceiling speakers are able to work the soundbar and sub for music and home cinema purposes?
Thanks for the post.
You would be able to use the two speaker connected to the SA-5 for music and audio, but they cannot function as surround channels. For surround channels for your SoundTouch 300, you would need to purchase the Virtually Invisible 300 rear channel speakers.
Let me know if you have any other questions,
Hi again KB-P,
The AM300 cannot connect to the SA-5 amplifier, but only to the ST300 Soundbar.
Scenario 1: Yes, this will work perfectly fine.
Scenario 2: This will work, but the Sub will be connected to the Soundbar.
It really is a shame that the VI 300 speakers are the only ones that will work with the ST 300 sound bar. The VI speaker are wireless...but they're not. They need power which means having ugly power cables strewn about. If one wanted a truly clean set up, they could utilize wall/ceiling speakers as rears.
The Soundtouch 300 is what it is. It's a soundbar that you can add the Acoustimass 300 wireless subwoofer and the Bose Virtually Invisible wireless speakers. Yes, the subwoofer and surround speakers require an electrical connection. This is the system. You cannot make it something else.
Setting aside what I wish it could do, have you had any connectivity issues? I've read a considerable number of posts regarding that which is making me hesitant to purchase. Has your experience been good?
My experience has been excellent, but I know people have had problems. I have a new LG 65 OLED C7, Oppo 203 4K DVD, and U-Verse tv and internet. It took me a day or two to get everything figured out and get my Logitech Harmony 880 remote working correctly, but everything has been great ever since (30 days).
I plugged my DVD and U-Verse directly into the LG with HDMI. Then, I plugged the LG into the Bose with HDMI ARC.