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Bose® 201® and 301® Series V Direct/Reflecting® Speakers
Owner’s Guide
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Contents
English
Where to find...
Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpack the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For your records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select the locations for your 201® or 301® speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose the cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prepare the cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Make the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Test the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using and Maintaining Your Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enjoying sound in a variety of ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Up
Before you begin
These speakers are significantly different from conventional speakers, so be sure to read this
owner’s guide. It will help you set up and use your speakers properly, for the greatest enjoyment.
Carefully unpack the carton and save all packing materials for possible future use. Check the
carton contents (Figure 1).
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Unpack the carton
English
Your 201® or 301® Series V Direct/Reflecting® speakers recreate a natural balance of reflected
and direct sound energy for an open, spacious performance. They are designed by Bose® to
bring you high-quality listening pleasure.
If either speaker appears damaged, do not use them. Instead, repack both speakers in the
original carton and notify your authorized Bose dealer immediately.
CAUTION: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags that wrap these speakers
out of the reach of children.
Deutsch
Note: Now is a good time to record the speaker serial numbers below and on your warranty
card.
Figure 1
What comes in the carton
Español
Français
201® series V speakers
301® series V speakers
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Nederlands
For your records
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Serial numbers are located on the back of each speaker.
Serial number: _____________________ and _____________________________
Dealer name: _________________________________________________________
Dealer phone: _____________________ Purchase date ____________________
We suggest you keep your sales slip and warranty card together with this owner’s
guide.
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Setting Up
Select the locations for your 201® or 301® speakers
English
Bose® 201 and 301 speakers are designed to fit horizontally on a stable and level table or
shelf (Figure 2).
Place the left and right speakers (marked on the back of each one) on the left and right sides
of your room, as you face them. Exactly where you put them depends on the size and style of
your room and where you think they sound best. Feel free to experiment to find a location that
is both convenient and provides the sound you prefer.
Note: Because the grilles on the front of each speaker protect the drivers inside, we recommend that you do not remove them.
CAUTION: 201 and 301 speakers are designed specifically for placement on a stationary
shelf, table, or stand. On smooth surfaces like marble, glass or highly polished wood, vibrations may cause the speakers to slide. So be sure to attach the self-adhesive rubber feet to
the bottom surface of each speaker for added stability and protection. The feet go in the corners of the flat surface, 1” back from the center of the curved front panel. Do not use these
speakers in a moving vehicle. To mount the speakers on a wall, use only the Bose WB-3 wall
mounting bracket. Please follow the mounting instructions that come with these brackets.
Improperly mounted speakers may fall, causing injury and damage.
Here are some basic guidelines below:
• Leave at least 24 inches (60 cm) from the speakers to any TV screens or monitors.
• Keep the back of the speakers within 18 inches (45 cm) of the wall behind them.
Figure 2
Placement guidelines
18" (45 cm)
or more
12" (30 cm)
or more
LEFT
speaker
4-12'
(1-4 m)
RIGHT
speaker
18" (45 cm)
or more
CAUTION: For the most realistic sound image, make sure the left speaker is placed on the
left and the right speaker is on the right side of your room, as you face them.
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Setting Up
Choose the cord
English
It is important to use the proper gauge (thickness) of speaker cord.
Wire recommendations
Based on a maximum frequency response deviation of ± 0.5 dB
Gauge
18 (0.82 mm2)
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Length
20 ft (6 m)
16 (1.3 mm )
30 ft (9 m)
14 (2.1 mm2)
50 ft (15 m)
Note: Before running the speaker cord through a wall or under a floor, check your local building code requirements and safety regulations. If necessary, contact an electrical installer for
this information.
Prepare the cord
Speaker cord consists of two insulated wires. The insulation around one wire is marked
(striped, collared, or ribbed).
At the ends of each cord, strip approximately 1⁄2 inch (12 mm) of insulation from both wires.
Twist the bare end of each wire so loose strands will not touch across terminals. Be sure to
connect each wire to the proper terminal (positive to positive and negative to negative).
Note: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish wire markings. Inspect both wires carefully.
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Setting Up
Make the connections
English
Just press the terminal tab on the back of each speaker to insert the appropriate wire (Figure 3).
CAUTION: Before making any connections, turn off your receiver and unplug it from the AC
power (mains) outlet. Not doing so may result in damage to your system.
CAUTION: Never use broken or frayed wiring, which can result in electrical shock or damage.
1.
Connect one speaker cord to your right speaker.
• Attach each marked wire (+) to the appropriate (+) terminal.
• Attach each plain wire (–) to the appropriate (–) terminal.
2.
Connect the other end of the same cord to the RIGHT SPEAKER OUTPUT of your
receiver.
• Attach each marked wire (+) to the appropriate (+) terminal.
• Attach each plain wire (–) to the appropriate (–) terminal.
3.
Connect the second cord to the left speaker and LEFT SPEAKER OUTPUT. Follow the
steps in 1 and 2 above.
Figure 3
How to make terminal connections
Black
Red
Black
Red
+
—
+
—
—
301® series V
+
201® series V
Test the speakers
To make sure your speakers operate correctly:
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Turn on your receiver. Set the receiver to MONO (monophonic), if that is an option on your
receiver.
2.
Make sure that all special effects (such as surround sound) are turned off.
3.
Set the balance control to normal (center position).
4.
Play some deep bass passages of music through the speaker.
The sound should seem to come from a point between the two speakers. The bass should be
full and natural. If it is not, one of the connections may be reversed, causing the speakers to
play out of phase (refer to “Make the connections” above).
To correct the problem, make sure all the wires are connected positive to positive (+ to +) and
negative to negative (– to –). Then repeat steps 1 through 4 above to re-test the speakers.
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Using and Maintaining Your Speakers
Enjoying sound in a variety of ways
Figure 4
301 and 201 series V
speaker sound path
301® series V
201® series V
Cleaning the speakers
Clean the surface of your speakers with a soft damp cloth. Do not use any sprays near the
system or allow liquids to spill into any openings. Also, do not use any solvents, chemicals, or
cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives.
The speaker grille panels require no special care. You may vacuum them carefully to remove
dust.
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Your 201® or 301® speakers are designed to work with a variety of stereo receivers and amplifiers as either front or rear channel speakers. The open, spacious performance of these
speakers makes them an ideal choice for home theater, or for listening to CD’s, tapes, or
radio broadcasts (Figure 4).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
No sound
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No sound from one
speaker
• Disconnect the working speaker from the receiver.
• Switch the cord of the “faulty” speaker from its original receiver jacks to the other set of
jacks (the working speaker was originally attached to those jacks).
– If the speaker now works, the problem is in your receiver.
– If the speaker does not work, continue below.
• Remove the cord from the working speaker and connect it to the “faulty” speaker and
either set of receiver jacks.
– If the speaker now works, the problem was in the original speaker cord.
– If the speaker does not work, the problem is in the speaker.
One speaker sounds distorted
• Follow the same procedure for the problem of no sound from one speaker, as outlined
above.
Make sure the receiver is plugged in and turned on.
Check to be sure the AC power (mains) outlet is working.
Disconnect any headphones plugged into the headphone jack.
Make sure the receiver is not set to MUTE.
Refer to the owner’s guide that came with your receiver.
Check connections to both the speakers and the receiver. Refer to “Make the connections” on page 6. Correct any connection errors.
Not enough bass or treble • Adjust the bass and treble controls on the receiver.
• Check the connections to make sure they are correctly in phase (+ to + and – to –). Refer
to “Make the connections” on page 6.
• Move the speakers closer to or farther from the side walls or other sound-reflecting hard
surfaces.
• Do not place the speakers exactly halfway between the floor and ceiling or any other
sound-reflecting hard surface.
Customer service
If the troubleshooting guidelines above do not solve your problem, contact your authorized
Bose® dealer to arrange for service. To obtain information or service directly from Bose, see
the list of telephone numbers included with your speakers. Bose Corporation will make every
effort to correct any problem within the terms of your warranty.
Warranty period
Bose 201® and 301® series V Direct/Reflecting® speakers are covered by a limited transferable
warranty. Details of the coverage are provided on the warranty card that came with your
speakers. Please fill out the information section on your card, detach, and mail to Bose.
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Technical information
English
Features
Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology
Stereo Targeting® tweeters
Tuned port enclosure
Syncom® computer quality control
Driver complement
201®: One 6.5-inch (16.5 cm) woofer. One 2-inch (5 cm) tweeter.
301®: One 8-inch (20 cm) woofer. Two 2-inch (5 cm) high-sensitivity tweeters.
Compatibility/impedance
201: Compatible with amplifiers and receivers rated from 10 to 120 watts per channel.
Rated 4 - 8 ohms
301: Compatible with amplifiers and receivers rated from 10 to 150 watts per channel.
Rated 4 - 8 ohms
Enclosure
Polymer and vinyl veneer over wood construction with black or light cherry finish.
Size/Weight
201: 8"H x 13 3⁄4"W x 8 5⁄8"D (20 cm x 35 cm x 22 cm).
Each speaker, unpacked: 11 lb (5 kg).
Speaker pair in shipping carton: 25.2 lb (11.4 kg).
301: 9 3⁄4"H x 14 1⁄4"W x 9 3⁄4"D (25 cm x 36 cm x 25 cm).
Each speaker, unpacked: 12.5 lb (5.7 kg).
Speaker pair in shipping carton: 28.7 lb (13 kg).
Optional accessories
Bose® FS-01 speaker stands and WB-3 wall mounting brackets are designed for use with 201
and 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting speakers. For information, or to order accessories, contact
your authorized Bose dealer. To contact Bose directly, see the list of telephone numbers
included with your speakers.
Figure 5
A. Bose FS-01 speaker
stand
B. WB-3 wall mounting
brackets
A.
B.
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