Just a newbie here. I know that Bose does not have a good name on this forum. in my primary residence I have a full home theatre system with Klipsch speakers, Onkyo receiver, etc which I know will sound better than Bose.
Having said that in my winter residence I am just looking for a simple 2.1 system to have a little better sound than the TV speakers (SONY kdl52w4100). The Bose Cinemate GS Series ll system has a simple optical connection and no receiver needed and it "sounds okay in the store". What else would you suggest that would be similar.