Bose Personal Music Center III Technical information

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PERSONAL
Owner’s Guide
Guía de usario
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©2009 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,
Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
AM279725 Rev.01
®
music center II
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you
By choosing a Bose® PERSONAL® music center II, you have
opened the door to a variety of new options for playing your
LIFESTYLE® home entertainment system – in almost any area of
your home!
This new music center II provides you with:
• Easy access to system options, which appear right on the
remote control screen.
• Instant confirmation, because you not only hear, but also see
what you’ve selected on the display screen.
• Control of your LIFESTYLE® home entertainment system from a
different room or floor of your house.
• On-screen information about your stored music and the
uMusic®+ intelligent playback system choices for enjoying it
(on LIFESTYLE® 38 or 48 systems, only).
• Control of speakers set up in the same area as the remote, or a
local Bose system with other audio sources you can play.
Other equipment you can control
To enjoy the full benefit of your LIFESTYLE® system outside the
main room where the system is set up, you need to have speakers
or a local system that can reproduce the sound where you want it.
For that purpose, Bose offers a selection of expansion products
that work together seamlessly due to one common ingredient:
Bose® link compatibility. These products include:
• LIFESTYLE® SA-2 or SA-3 amplifiers that work with a variety of
Bose passive speakers.
• LIFESTYLE® Homewide powered speaker system.
• Bose 3•2•1® DVD home entertainment systems.
• The Bose Wave® music system.
Instead, you can use a previously purchased Bose product, called
a legacy product, which does not have built-in Bose® link compatibility. Products by other manufacturers can also be a part of your
expansion room setup. However, they allow varying degrees of
control when paired with your PERSONAL® music center II.
Note: Unauthorized modification of the receiver or radio remote
control could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
The remote control conforms to the RTTE Directive 99/5/EC (R+TTED).
The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found on <www.bose.com>
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CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Thank you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Other equipment you can control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Preparing for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Where to begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Confirm that current settings are right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Change the settings, as needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Basic controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting to what you want . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
What appears on the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Buttons to use while you listen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Listening to Your LIFESTYLE® System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Performance at your command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Playing stored music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Searching the library of stored music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Playing a DVD or VCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Listening to other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Listening to Your Local Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
How a nearby sound source differs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Choosing and using your local source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Beyond the Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjustable features of the PERSONAL® music center II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
To change settings for a feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The importance of room codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Why would you change the house code? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Audio streams multiply your options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To add more rooms of sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Bose® link products for expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting another Bose® link system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using other products for expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Contacting customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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USE
Where to begin
Your expansion system or speakers must be set up and connected to the LIFESTYLE® system before you can use them with
the PERSONAL® music center II.
If you have a Bose® link product and still need to set it up, see “To
add more rooms of sound” on page 25.
If you have an older (legacy) product to use with the remote, refer
to “Using other products for expansion” on page 26.
If you have already set up and connected your expansion system,
you can get your remote ready to use now.
Installing the batteries
Use your PERSONAL® music center II with the LIFESTYLE®
system after installing the supplied batteries, as follows:
1.
On the back of the PERSONAL® music center II, slide the
battery compartment cover off.
2.
Install the four AA (IEC LR6) batteries, matching the polarity
markings (+ and –) to the markings inside the battery compartment (Figure 1).
3.
Slide the battery cover back into place.
Figure 1
Inserting the
batteries
+
+
+
+
Note: Change the batteries when you notice a marked decrease in
the range or response of the remote.
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local
regulations. Do not incinerate.
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Confirm that current settings are right
Your PERSONAL® music center II is pre-set at the factory for
compatibility, as follows:
• To control sound in a single expansion room – Room B – or area
(not in Room A, the location of your LIFESTYLE® media center).
• A house code identical to the one given every new LIFESTYLE®
system.
For details, see “Why would you change the house code?” on
page 24.
• To receive Audio stream 2, which is different from the stream
that delivers sound in the main room where the LIFESTYLE®
media center is located.
For details, see “Audio streams multiply your options” on
page 24.
• English as the language used for display text.
With a LIFESTYLE® system previously set up and used with
another language, your PERSONAL® music center II detects the
difference (only the first time you turn it on), and pauses operation to switch to that language.
Note: To learn how to select a different text display language for
your system, refer to “Media center options” in the Operating Guide
that came with the system.
If the above settings are right, you can begin to use your remote
now.
Change the settings, as needed
• Language: to change display text to your preferred language,
press the Setup button.
For further information on how to make the change, see “Adjustable features of the PERSONAL® music center II” on page 21.
• Room codes: to choose a different code that will either be
unique to your PERSONAL® music center II or the same as the
main room, see “The importance of room codes” on page 23.
• House codes: to learn how to match your PERSONAL® music
center II house code to one that has been changed in your
LIFESTYLE® primary remote, see “Why would you change the
house code?” on page 24.
• Audio stream: for instructions on changing streams and an
explanation of your choices, see “Audio streams multiply your
options” on page 24.
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Basic controls
Using just a few selection buttons and the display screen, you can
see, choose from, and enjoy a wide variety of LIFESTYLE® system
capabilities in your expansion room.
Remember that you can use the PERSONAL® music center II, with
no need to aim it, all around your home, even outside. Its radio
frequency (RF) signals can reach the system from as far away as
80 feet (24.4 meters).
Getting to what you want
The few buttons explained below will enable you to get started,
move around on the display screen, and make selections from
the display.
See how quickly you get a feel for what happens.
Turns on the amplifier and speakers or local
system that your PERSONAL® music center II
is assigned to control.
Alerts the LIFESTYLE® system media center
in the main room.
Activates the last used source, which is set to
its previous volume and preset, if that applies.
Turns off the current source, the PERSONAL®
music center II, and the amplifier and speakers (or system) in the same room.
Moves around on the display.
•
•
Tipping the center bar up or down moves
up or down.
Pressing a left or right arrow button moves
left or right.
Increases or decreases selection values.
•
Tipping the center bar up or down adds to
or subtracts from a value (for example, the
frequency of the FM stations).
There are guides at the bottom of the display
(Figure 2) showing which arrows to use for
other actions.
Confirms a selection.
Pressing in on the center bar completes your
action and moves to the next choice
Shows the sources you can choose to hear.
Pressing and holding this button turns the
display backlight off and on.
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What appears on the display
Press
to see the list of the available sources (Figure 2).
Your list may look different, depending on the components you
have connected to your LIFESTYLE® system, and what type of
system it is. (For instance, Stored will appear only if you have a
LIFESTYLE® 38 or 48, not on a LIFESTYLE® 18 or 28 system.)
Bedroom
Figure 2
Source display
Stored
FM Radio
AM Radio
CD/DVD
AUX
Local
Room
label
Cancel
Indicates
more choices
On Audio 2
On Audio 1
Audio steam and
source in use here
[Ok]
Other choices available using:
Audio stream and
source in use
elsewhere
Audio 2, the stream selected to deliver sound to the expansion
room speakers when the PERSONAL® music system commands it
to, appears briefly in the line for Room label, also.
Note: To understand what Audio 1 and 2 mean, refer to “Audio
streams multiply your options” on page 24.
What you can do in the source display:
• Move up or down to highlight a preferred source.
• Confirm your new choice [OK].
• Move left to return to a previous display.
When you confirm or cancel a choice, the display changes to
information about the source that is playing now (Figure 3).
Figure 3
FM radio display
FM Radio
Station
Selected source
Selected preset
What you can
change here
Current station
2
FM 103.3
Jump to preset
Back
Tune
Other choices available using:
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When you see the radio display, you may:
• Change the station selected by using the up and down arrows,
which move forward or backward through the preset stations.
• Confirm a new selection by pressing in on the center bar.
Where you can go from here:
• Move up or down to another preset station.
• Move left to return to the source selection screen.
• Move right to see the station tuning screen (Figure 4).
Figure 4
FM Tune
Example of a radio
tuning screen
Station
FM 103.3
Battery
indicator
appears only
as explained
below.
Tune station
Back
Or, press
to return to the list of the sources.
Symbols on the display
At times, you may notice that a symbol appears on the display.
These symbols indicate special conditions, as described below:
Battery indicator: Your PERSONAL® music center II
battery is depleted by 75% or more.
Speakers muted: The Mute button has been
pressed and the speakers in the room with your
PERSONAL® music center II are silenced.
All speakers muted: The Mute button – on your
PERSONAL® music center II or in another room –
has been pressed and held, silencing the speakers
in all expansion rooms.
Pressing Mute now will unmute the speakers in your
room only.
Information: Pressing in on the center bar
provide further information about a track.
will
Setup button: use as needed
Pressing this button presents a list of the adjustable
features on your PERSONAL® music center II.
Display characteristics are among them.
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Buttons to use while you listen
There are two circular button sets for use while listening to a
source. For details on how each button works for a specific
source, refer to “Listening to Your LIFESTYLE® System” on
page 10.
Use this button set to:
2.
1.
4.
3.
1.
Adjust the speaker volume up or down.
2.
Select the preset for a radio station, uStationTM, or Playlist.
3.
Skip and scan forward and back.
4.
Begin or pause play.
Use the second button set while listening to a music disc or
stored music (if available on your system).
5.
Each press of the top button moves from normal play to the
next* play mode in the following order:
•Shuffle CD
•Repeat CD
•Shuffle and repeat CD
•Repeat track
•Normal
*Modes above apply to LIFESTYLE® system CD play; they may not
apply to another Bose® system used as an expansion room local
source.
5.
Use the remaining buttons in this circular set only for stored
music on your LIFESTYLE® 38 or 48 system.
6.
Use these buttons with your stored music to:
6.
Select the stored source and turn on the LIFESTYLE®
system if it is off.
7.
Hear all other tracks from the CD that provided the current
track.
8.
Rate the track that is playing, or multiple tracks or CDs
selected in the Music Library.
9.
Hear the tracks in a Playlist.
7.
8.
9.
10.
10. Hear music that is similar in mood and style to the track that
is playing.
Mutes and unmutes the speakers in the room where the
PERSONAL® music center II is used.
When pressed and held, mutes all speakers connected to the
LIFESTYLE® system.
When pressed and held again, unmutes them.
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YOUR LIFESTYLE® SYSTEM
Performance at your command
By pressing
, you turn on your PERSONAL® music center II to
the last source selected.
Select a different source by pressing
and moving up or
down on the display to highlight the preferred source. Then press
) to confirm your selection.
in on the center bar (
Use sections of this circular button as you listen.
Press to Select or Press and hold to Set a preset
Press to Seek backward
or Play previous track
Press and hold to
Fast reverse
Press to Seek forward
or Play next track
Press and hold to
Fast forward
Press to:
Play/Pause
or
Press and hold to:
Stop
Your options will vary according to the source that is playing.
Playing stored music
To listen to your stored music, press the uMusic button on the
PERSONAL® music center II. This turns on the LIFESTYLE®
system, if it is off, and begins to play stored tracks.
While listening in the uMusic®+ play mode
The display on your PERSONAL® music center II provides information about the stored music playing and the uStationTM preset
selected (Figure 5).
Figure 5
Stored
Stored music
display
Album Name
Artist Name
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Title and Artist playing
uStation preset number
and assigned name (if any)
Roberta
Searchable catalog of stored music
Back
i
Library
• Check to be sure that the uStation currently selected is the one
you want. uStations, for use by different people or for specific
themes, help the uMusic®+ intelligent playback system select
music that matches the preferences logged in that uStation.
Note: Refer to your LIFESTYLE® system uMusic®+ booklet for details
on the importance of uStations.
• To select a different uStation preset:
1. Press the Presets button on the PERSONAL® music
center.
2. Move up or down to highlight the preferred preset and press in
on the center bar
to confirm the new selection.
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This returns to the original display screen.
• To see more information on the current track:
to select
Press in on the center bar
.
• To stop text from moving across the display:
Press in and hold the center bar
movement.
. Press again to resume
• To simply listen and enjoy
No particular action is required. You may want to simply listen
and respond to the music as you normally do. For this, use the
circular button sets on the music center II.
In order to...
Do this...
Tell the system your
strong reaction to a
track...
Press the minus (–) button if you are
not in the mood for or do not like this
song.
Press the plus (+) button if you especially like this song.
Play more tracks like the
one playing now...
Press Encore.
Play the whole CD that
this track came from...
Press Whole CD.
Play the tracks in a
Playlist...
Press Playlist.
Let the system pick the
tracks for you...
Press uMusic to exit the Encore,
Whole CD, or Playlist play mode.
Hear this track again...
Press Repeat.
Hear the music playing in
a different order...
Press Shuffle while in Whole CD,
Playlist, or Encore play mode.
Otherwise, it has no effect.
Pause the music...
Press
.
Resume play where the
music paused...
Press
.
Scan forward through the
current track...
Press and hold
.
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Scan backward through
the current track...
Press and hold
.
Skip to the beginning of
this track...
Press
.
Or, tip down on the center bar
Skip to the beginning of
the previous track...
Press
twice.
Or, tip down on center bar
twice.
Skip this track...
Tip up on the center bar
.
Tip up and hold to skip more tracks.
Return to a previous
track...
Tip down on the center bar
.
Tip down and hold to skip more
tracks.
See the list of other
sources...
Press the left arrow button
move left.
Or, press
.
.
to
Changing from uMusic® to Playlist mode
Press the Playlist button on the PERSONAL® music center II to
begin playing the tracks in the most recently selected Playlist.
There are 9 Playlists available for use in your LIFESTYLE® system.
In order to...
Do this...
Choose another playlist... While listening to a Playlist, press the
Preset button.
Move up or down the display to
highlight the preferred Playlist. Then
press in on the center bar
to
confirm your choice.
Delete a song from the
current Playlist...
While the song is playing, press and
hold the Playlist button.
Hear this Playlist again...
Press Repeat.
Hear this Playlist music in
a different order...
Press Shuffle.
You can create new Playlists, add tracks to them, and name each
one by using your LIFESTYLE® system on-screen menus.
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Searching the library of stored music
You may want to locate other tracks in your collection, which is
easy to do using the display on your PERSONAL® music center II.
While listening to the Stored source, press the right arrow button
to see the library search screen (Figure 6):
Figure 6
Music Library
display
Music Library
Genre:
- All genres -
Artist:
- All artists-
Album:
- All albums-
Track:
- All tracks-
16 albums / 221 tracks
Back
[Open]
Play
To search and use what you find
1. Move up or down to highlight the category you want to use to
search the library. The categories are:
• Genre: one of 19 music types that describe stored tracks.
• Artist: the primary performer or group
• Album: name of the disc
• Track: title of the track
2.
Figure 7
Results of the
search for artists
in all genres
Press in on the center bar
that category (Figure 7).
to see the possible choices in
Select Artist
Genre: - All
Rock
/ Pop
artists
Artist: ABBA
The Beatles
The Album: Beatles,
- All albums
Bee Gees, The
Track:
- All tracks Big Audio Dynam...
Cure, The
16 albums / 221 tracks
Cancel
[Ok]
Play
3.
Move up or down to make a selection.
4.
Press in on the center bar
return to the category list.
to confirm the selection and
• Or, move right to play your selection and continue browsing
the choices for this category.
• Or, move left to cancel the selection.
5.
Move down the categories and repeat steps 2 through 4 to
further narrow your search.
6.
Move right to play all tracks in the selected category.
7.
When you are done searching, you can move left to return to
the Stored music display.
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Using the radio
To listen to the radio, select AM or FM from your list of sources.
The LIFESTYLE® system activates, as needed, and begins play.
What appears on the display
The display on your PERSONAL® music center II provides
information about the radio station and preset (Figure 8).
Figure 8
FM Radio
Station information display
Station
2
FM 103.3
Jump to preset
Back
Tune
While listening to a station, you have several options.
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In order to...
Do this...
Tune to a specific
station...
Move right for FM tuning, then up or
down to the station you want.
Tune to the next or
previous preset...
Tip up on the center bar
.
Tip up and hold to tune more
quickly.
Tune to higher or lower
frequencies...
Move right into station tuning, then
tip up or down on the center bar
.
Tip and hold to tune more quickly.
Choose a specific
preset...
Press the Presets button.
Tune forward to the next
strong station...
Press
.
Press and hold to tune quickly and
release to stop at the next station.
Tune backward to the
next strong station...
Press
.
Press and hold to tune quickly and
release to stop at the next station.
Or, tip up or down on the center bar
to select the next preset.
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Using radio presets
Your LIFESTYLE® system can store up to 20 AM and 20 FM
stations as radio presets.
By assigning a preset number to the stations you like most, you
can get to them quickly and easily. All of the presets can be used
in any of the expansion rooms.
To assign preset numbers:
Most simply, you can let the system assign the next available preset number to the station you have tuned in.
• Press and hold the Presets button until a preset number
appears on the display next to the station identity.
Or, assign a specific preset number to a station by following steps
1 through 5:
1. Press the Presets button to see the list of established
presets for FM or AM.
2. Move up or down to highlight the preset you prefer.
3. Move right to select that preset number.
4. Tip up or down on the center bar
to tune in the
station you want assigned to the selected preset number.
to confirm the assignment.
5. Press in on the center bar
Playing a CD
Make sure there is a CD in the disc tray. The player can then begin
play as soon as you select CD/DVD from the source list.
What appears on the display
The display on your PERSONAL® music center II provides information about the disc and track playing. The display indicates
whether the disc is a regular or MP3 CD (Figure 9).
Figure 9
CD and MP3-CD
displays
CD
MP3-CD
Track
Song, Title, Artist Name
3
Back
of 14
[123... ]
Track 9
Back
of 127
[123... ]
• Move up or down to change tracks one by one.
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• Press in on and hold the center bar
to see the numeric
selection display, where you can choose the track directly by
number (Figure 10).
Figure 10
Enter number
Numeric selection
display
Track
123
Erase
[Add]
Done
To select a specific track by number
When the numeric selection display appears:
• Move up or down to increase or decrease the highlighted
number.
• Press in on the center bar
another.
to confirm the digit and add
• Move left to erase a number.
• Move right when you have set the number as you want it.
Or, simply listen and use the PERSONAL® music center II buttons
to choose from the full range of control options.
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In order to...
Do this...
Pause the music...
Press
.
Resume play from where
the music paused...
Press
.
Stop and start again at the
beginning of the CD...
Press and hold
.
Then press again.
Scan forward through
the current track...
Press and hold
.
Scan backward through
the current track...
Press and hold
.
Skip to the next track...
Press
once.
Or, tip up on the center bar
Skip to the beginning of the
current track...
Press
Skip to the beginning of the
previous track...
Press
twice.
Or, tip down on the center bar
.
once.
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Skip quickly forward...
Tip up on the center bar
hold.
Skip quickly backward...
Tip down on the center bar
and hold.
Select a track by
number...
Press in on the center bar
.
Move up or down to change to the
first digit of the track number.
Press in to confirm the number
and move on to the next digit, etc.
See the list of other
sources...
Press the left arrow button
to move left.
and
Playing a DVD or VCD
With a DVD or VCD loaded in the disc tray of the LIFESTYLE®
system in your main room, select CD/DVD from your list of
sources. This turns on the player, if it is off, and begins video play.
What appears on the display
The display on your PERSONAL® music center II provides information about the DVD and indicates whether the disc is a DVD
or a VCD (Figure 11).
Figure 11
DVD or VCD
display
DVD
VCD
Chapter
Track
5
Back
5
of 36
[123... ]
Back
of 36
[123... ]
• You can move up or down to change chapters (or tracks) one by
one, or press the center bar
to see the screen that allows
you to select a chapter (track) by number.
• Or, just listen and use the PERSONAL® music center II buttons
to choose from the following control options.
In order to...
Do this...
Begin play...
Press
. Repeat as needed.
(See Note above for an explanation.)
Pause the sound...
Press
.
Resume sound at the
point of advanced
action...
Press
.
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Stop and start again
at the beginning
of the DVD...
Press and hold
.
Then press again.
Skip to the next
chapter (track)...
Tip up on the center bar
.
Tip and hold to skip more than one.
Skip to the beginning of
the previous chapter
(track)...
Tip down on the center bar
.
Tip and hold to skip more chapters.
Scan forward...
(silences temporarily)
.
Press
Press repeatedly to increase speed.
Scan backward...
(silences temporarily)
.
Press and hold
Press repeatedly to increase speed.
Select a chapter (track)
by number...
Press and hold the center bar
.
Then move up or down to change a
number and press the center bar to
confirm.
See the list of other
sources...
Press the left arrow button
move left.
to
Note: DVDs vary in their content presentation. After pressing Play
for the first time, you may see a menu of multiple options. Before the
main attraction begins to play, you may need to press Play a second
or even third time.
Listening to other sources
Your LIFESTYLE® system has connection jacks for other components, like a TV, VCR, and cable or satellite box, and can select
and operate the additional source connected using these jacks.
Each one of these components also appears in the source list of
your PERSONAL® music center II. So, once a component in the
list has been turned on, you can select and listen to it.
Note: Except for a TV, the PERSONAL® music center II will not turn
components connected to your LIFESTYLE® system on or off.
• For a video component, use the up and down arrows
your PERSONAL® music center II to change channels.
on
Or use numeric entry as described on page 15. You can enter
up to 5 digits.
• For other components, you may also be able to seek, pause,
and resume play as you can for a CD or DVD playing on the
system. However, this depends on the type and brand of the
connected equipment.
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TO
YOUR LOCAL SOURCE
How a nearby sound source differs
Your PERSONAL® music center II is engineered for use with any
Bose® link enabled products in your expansion room.
For example, speakers connected to a Bose SA-2 or SA-3 amplifier respond to on and off commands from the PERSONAL® music
center II, as well as muting and volume changes.
On the other hand, a Bose 3•2•1 Series II or 3•2•1 GS Series II
system or a Bose Wave® music system connected in the expansion room gives you another full sound source. If an SA-3 amplifier
in your expansion room has a TV or other audio component connected, that too qualifies as a local sound source.
Because this local source is within view, you can see how it
responds to commands from the PERSONAL® music center II by
observing its display panel.
Choosing and using your local source
This additional sound source is identified as Local in the list of
sources on your PERSONAL® music center II display.
Note: Local is not an available selection when your PERSONAL®
music center II is set for use in Room A.
To listen to your local source:
1.
Press
2.
Move up or down to highlight Local and press in on the center
to confirm the selection.
bar
to see the list of sources.
This turns on the nearby Bose link compatible system to the
volume, play medium (radio, CD, etc.), and preset (if that applies)
last selected.
What you can do with it
If your local source has a display screen, refer to this display to
see the results of actions you take using your PERSONAL® music
center II.
The PERSONAL® music center II display (Figure 12) offers a
generic guide to the actions you can take.
Figure 12
Generic display for
the moves you
can make
Local
— See Local Device —
Station/Folder/Disc
Back
[123... ]
Input
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• Move up or down to scroll through local selections.
• Move right to change inputs (for audio on your local source or
connected to it).
One example, with AM and FM radio and CD/DVD options
You can make the following choices:
• To switch from one to the other, move right. The change
appears on the local source display.
• To set presets in the numeric selection screen, press the center
bar
:
– Move up or down to increase or decrease the highlighted
number.
– Press the center bar
to move right for the next digit.
– Move left to erase a number.
– Move right when you have made all the changes.
• To begin disc play, inserting the disc may be all that is neceson
sary. Or you may need to press the play/pause button
the PERSONAL® music center II one or more times. This
depends on the disc and type of local source being used.
For other source selections
You can use the PERSONAL® music center II arrow buttons
to make these choices:
• Select external components connected to the local system.
(Turn them on using the local source remote or the remote
specific to that component.)
• Change channels or radio stations.
Using other PERSONAL® music center II buttons
Use the other buttons as you do with the LIFESTYLE® system in
the main room, to:
• Skip forward or backward (scan is not available).
• Pause, stop, and restart disc play.
• Adjust or mute the volume.
• Turn the local system off or on (must have Local source
selected).
• Switch back to one of the sources on your LIFESTYLE® system.
For access to settings and advanced options on your local
source, use the remote that came with it.
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Adjustable features of the PERSONAL® music center II
You can change some factory default settings of the PERSONAL®
music center II to customize it as you like.
Press the Setup button near the bottom of the PERSONAL®
music center II to see a list of the feature settings you can change.
Note: To learn more about house codes, room codes, and audio
streams, refer to the sections about these features.
To change settings for a feature
1.
Tip the center bar
down to move down the list in
the Setup menu, and highlight the feature you want to adjust
(Figure 13).
2.
Press the right arrow button
to move right for the
setting options for the selected feature.
3.
Tip the center bar
up or down to move through the
list and highlight the setting you want.
4.
Press the center bar
5.
Or, if you decide no change is needed, press the left arrow
button
to confirm your choice.
instead.
Following step 4 or 5 will exit the list of options and return to the
features list.
Figure 13
Music center II
features that
are adjustable
Setup
Name: Bedroom
Room Code: B
Audio Stream: 2
Contrast: Default
Backlight Bright: 100%
Backlight: On
Back
Open
Features
Possible Settings
Name
Default: Bedroom.
Designates where you use this PERSONAL® music center II.
Choose from a list of possible rooms to label your music
center and distinguish it from any others.
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Room Code
Default: B.
Distinguishes each room (up to 15) connected to the system.
Choosing A will match the setting for the LIFESTYLE® remote in
the main room.
Choosing O allows the PERSONAL® music center II to work with
older (legacy) products, such as Bose® Acoustimass® 5 powered
speakers, a Wave® radio, or other amplifiers, with limited functionality.
For further information about room codes, refer to “The importance of room codes” on page 23.
Audio Stream
Default: 2.
Delivers audio to the room where the PERSONAL® music center II
is used and possibly to other rooms.
For further information about audio streams, refer to “Audio
streams multiply your options” on page 24.
Contrast
Default: Default
Visually distinguishes display text from background.
Increase or reduce the display contrast as needed.
Backlight Bright
Default: 100%
Varies the amount of light on the display.
Choose a lower % setting to reduce intensity.
Backlight
Default: On.
Choose Off to eliminate backlighting.
LCD Delay
Default: 30 seconds.
Increase or decrease (in 10-second increments) the pause before
the Setup display turns off.
House Code
(Change ONLY
under certain
conditions.)
Default: 0.
Language
(Change ONLY
when situation
underlined at
right occurs.)
Default: Update
For further information about house codes, refer to “Why would
you change the house code?” on page 24.
Matches the display text to language selected for use on the
LIFESTYLE® system. This match should occur automatically.*
*If it does not, select the new language that should appear on your
PERSONAL® music center II display.
Version
(not adjustable)
22
Indicates which version of the PERSONAL® music center II
software is installed currently.
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The importance of room codes
Your PERSONAL® music center II is set at the factory for use in an
expansion room, while the LIFESTYLE® system media center and
primary remote are set for use in the main room. The use of unique
room codes lets your LIFESTYLE® system know where commands
that come to it originate, so it can respond in the appropriate
room.
With just one expansion room set up, the PERSONAL® music
center should remain set to Room Code B, as shown
(Figure 14).
Figure 14
Room Code B
setting, for one
expansion room
However, to use more than one PERSONAL® music center II,
or with other LIFESTYLE® system remotes for use in other rooms,
leaving them all set for Room B will not work.
When to change the room code
• If you have set up other expansion rooms already. There are14
room codes in addition to Room A.
• If you prefer to use your PERSONAL® music center II in the main
room, in addition to the primary remote control, it must be set
for Room A.
• For use with an SA-2 or SA-3 amplifier the PERSONAL® music
center II must have an identical room code.
Like the PERSONAL® music center II, these Bose® link compatible amplifiers are set at the factory for Room B. If you change
this setting, because you have more than one expansion room
set up, your PERSONAL® music center II room code must
change to match it.
To learn how to choose a different room code, see “To change settings for a feature” on page 21.
Note: For more room code details, refer to the operating guide that
came with your LIFESTYLE® system.
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Why would you change the house code?
Your PERSONAL® music center II is set at the factory with a house
code identical to the factory setting on other LIFESTYLE® systems
and remote controls. If you have not changed the house code setting in your LIFESTYLE® system, there is no need to change that
code in your PERSONAL® music center II.
A LIFESTYLE® system radio frequency (RF) remote has a long
range and the ability to penetrate walls. Therefore, the signals
from a remote in one home can possibly reach and affect the
operation of a LIFESTYLE® system in another. Changing the house
code for the system and all the remotes used with it avoids the
conflict.
To learn how to choose a different house code, see “To change
settings for a feature” on page 21.
Note: For more details on the system house code, refer to the
operating guide included with your system.
Audio streams multiply your options
While the LIFESTYLE® system is playing in the main room, you can
use your PERSONAL® music center II in another room to play a
completely different choice from that same system.
The system provides this choice by employing two independent
audio streams to deliver the sound. So, while the Audio 1 stream
fills the main room with spine-tingling DVD special effects, you
can move to another room and switch to FM radio on the other
stream.
While the PERSONAL® music center II is set at the factory to
control the Audio 2 steam, you can easily change it to Audio 1 –
the stream that delivers sound in the main room.
For example, there may be times when you don’t want to hear
what is playing in one of your multiple expansion rooms. Without
disturbing the person enjoying sound on the Audio 2 stream there,
you can switch to Audio 1, which may not otherwise be in use.
This option also allows people in different rooms to use the
uMusic®+ system with two different presets selected.
To learn how to choose a different audio stream, see “To change
settings for a feature” on page 21.
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To add more rooms of sound
Your LIFESTYLE® system is capable of supplying up to 14 expansion rooms to fill your entire living space with Bose® sound.
There are numerous Bose products designed specifically for use
in these expansion rooms, and some older Bose products can
serve this purpose as well. Products from other suppliers may also
fit into your whole-house solution. For each choice your approach
may differ.
Bose® link products for expansion
Bose® link-enabled products have compatibility built in, making
them easy to connect to your system and ready to respond to
commands from your PERSONAL® music center II.
Examples Include the Bose SA-2 or SA-3 amplifiers that connect
to a variety of Bose indoor and outdoor speakers. You can even
use the Bose® link A cable supplied with each amplifier to connect
multiple amplifiers together in a daisy chain arrangement for all
14 expansion rooms.
For details on setting up one or more amplifiers, refer to the
owner’s guide provided with the amplifier.
Another example is the Bose® link 50-foot extension/expansion
cable that allows you to connect a mix of amplifiers and amplified
systems for sound in multiple expansion rooms. This cable connects at one end to the Bose® link jack on the LIFESTYLE® system
media center, while the other end features a 4-jack connector for
several amplifiers and one or more additional systems.
For the added systems, you can use a 3•2•1 Series II or 3•2•1 GS
Series II system or the Wave® music system.
Connecting another Bose® link system
By choosing a Wave® music system, or a 3•2•1 Series II
or 3•2•1 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system for
expansion, you gain another set of sources to play, using your
PERSONAL® music center II.
For either of these systems, you need to use the Bose® link B
cable to make the connection.
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Insert one end of a Bose® link B cable into the Bose® link jack
on the rear panel of the additional system (Figure 15). Connect
the other end directly to the Bose® link jack on the rear of the
LIFESTYLE® system media center, or to an extension/expansion
cable (when adding products for more than one expansion room).
Figure 15
Connecting
another system to
the Bose® link jack
on the LIFESTYLE®
system media
center
LIFESTYLE® 38 or 48 system media center
Bose link jack
®
Bose® link B cable
Bose® link jack
3•2•1 media center
To purchase any of these Bose® link products or cables, contact
your authorized Bose dealer.
• For the Bose® link B cable, ask for Part Number 273619.
• For the Bose® link extension/expansion cable, ask for Part
Number 275475-050.
Or, to contact Bose directly, refer to the address list included in
the carton with your system.
Using other products for expansion
There are other Bose products, which you may already own, that
can also connect to your LIFESTYLE® system. However, adding an
older, legacy product, which is not Bose® link enabled, may limit
you to just one expansion room where the Audio 2 stream is the
only option.
How you make the connections depends on the type of product
used.
Considerations specific to some
Some special settings and operational limitations apply to certain
legacy Bose products that pre-date Bose® link compatibility.
There may be other considerations for products from other
manufacturers.
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When using a Bose® SA-1 amplifier – Use the cable that came
with the amplifier and connect the cable to the Bose® link jack on
the LIFESTYLE® media center. Do not turn the amplifier on until
you change the LIFESTYLE® system setting (in the System menu,
under Media Center) for Protocol to Legacy.
Note: Refer to your LIFESTYLE® operating guide for details on making System menu changes.
Be sure the PERSONAL® music center II is set for Room B, so it
will work with this amplifier. Using it, you can turn the amplifier on
or off, change the volume and mute or unmute the speakers.
When using LIFESTYLE® powered speakers – Set the room
code for your Bose PERSONAL® music center II for Room O.
With Acoustimass® 5 powered speakers – Use a Bose variable speaker adapter (Part Number 278894-103) to connect to
your LIFESTYLE® system media center.
Set the Bose PERSONAL® music center II in that expansion room
for Room O and use it to turn these speakers on or off, change the
volume and mute the speakers.
With a Wave® radio or Wave® radio/CD – Set the room code for
your Bose PERSONAL® music center II for Room O. Use the
remote that came with it to turn either of these units on or off.
For a product with its own remote control – Set the product
to the maximum volume you may want. Then use the Bose
PERSONAL® music center II to adjust the volume as needed.
For more information on compatibility and cables, please contact
Bose. Refer to the address list provided with your LIFESTYLE®
system.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
Your PERSONAL®
music center II
doesn’t work as
expected
•
•
•
•
•
No sound
•
•
•
It could be time to change batteries.
In some buildings, you may experience “dead spots”
when the PERSONAL® music center II will not operate
effectively. If this happens, simply move it a foot or two
and try again.
Make sure the cord that connects the power supply to the
LIFESTYLE® system media center (which contains the
remote antenna) is vertically oriented, stretched to its full
length, and separated from other power cords.
Try moving the LIFESTYLE® media center a few feet to
see if this provides a better response.
You may need an antenna extender, which is described
in the LIFESTYLE® installation guide.
Make sure the house code setting for the PERSONAL®
music center II matches the house code in the primary
remote. Unless you changed it, the house code setting in
both should be 0.
Make sure the PERSONAL® music center II room code
setting is unique to the room.
If you are using a Bose® SA-2 or SA-3 amplifier, make
sure:
- the room codes are the same in the amplifier and in
the PERSONAL® music center II.
- the status indicator on the amplifier is lit to show it is
working.
Intermittent response •
from the LIFESTYLE® •
system to commands
from the PERSONAL® •
music center II
It could be time to change batteries.
Move the PERSONAL® music center II to see if the problem is caused by “dead spots” in the building.
You may need an antenna extender, which is described
in the LIFESTYLE® installation guide.
•
Check to see if someone in the main room is using the
primary remote and is experiencing the same problem. If
not, you may be experiencing a control conflict with
another nearby LIFESTYLE® system. Changing the
house code may solve the problem.
Refer to your LIFESTYLE® operating guide for details on
when and how to change the house code.
Your system turns
on or off unexpectedly or other tuning
changes occur
when no buttons on
the PERSONAL®
music center II have
been pressed
Audio 1 stream
doesn’t work
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•
•
If you are using an older Bose product, which is not
Bose® link compatible, you may be limited to the Audio 2
stream only.
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Contacting customer service
For additional help in solving problems, contact Bose® Customer
Service. See the address and phone number list included with
your LIFESTYLE® system.
Limited warranty
Your PERSONAL® music center II is covered by a transferable
limited warranty. See your product registration card for details.
Please be sure to fill out the information section on the card
and mail it to Bose. Failure to do so will not affect your limited
warranty.
Technical information
Remote control range
80 ft (24.4 m)
Size
8¼ in. L x 1 in. H x 2½ in. W
(21 cm x 3 cm x 6 cm)
Weight with batteries installed
0.7 lb (.3 kg)
Battery type
1.5V AA (IEC LR6) batteries (4)
Frequency
U.S./Canada: 27.145 MHz
Euro: 40.685 MHz
RF Field Strength
Peak level: 88 dBμV/m @ 3 meters
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