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The Bose® Lifestyle® 25 Series II System
Owner’s Guide
October 29, 2001
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Safety Information
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the system to rain or
moisture.
CAUTION
CAUTION
AV I S
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
ATTENTION : POUR RÉDUIRE LE RISQUE DE DÉCHARGE
ÉLECTRIQUE, NE RETIREZ PAS LE COUVERCLE (OU
L’ARRIÈRE). IL NE SE TROUVE ÀL’INTÉRIEURAUCUNE
PIÈCE POUVANT ÊTRE RÉPARÉE PARL’USAGER.
S’ADRESSER À UN RÉPARATEUR COMPÉTENT.
These CAUTION marks may be located on the back panel and bottom of your Lifestyle®
music center and the bottom panel of your Acoustimass® module:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the system, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this
owner’s guide.
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, insert fully.
Class 1 laser product
This compact disc player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. The CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT label is located on the bottom
of the unit.
CLASS 1
KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1
KLASS 1
LASER
LASER
LASER
LASER
PRODUCT
PRODUKT
LAITE
APPARAT
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. The
compact disc player should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified
service personnel.
Class B emissions limits
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Batteries
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.
Additional safety information
See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Information page enclosed with this
owner’s guide.
Please read this owner’s guide
Please take the time to follow this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate
your system properly, and enjoy all of its advanced features. Save your owner’s guide for
future reference.
Product manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions – for all components
before using this product.
2. Keep these instructions – for future reference.
3. Heed all warnings – on the product and in the
owner’s guide.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water or
moisture – Do not use this product near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else that water or moisture are present.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directed
by Bose® Corporation. Unplug this product from
the wall outlet before cleaning.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions – To ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it
from overheating, put the product in a position
and location that will not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, do not place the product
on a bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block
the ventilation openings. Do not put it in a built-in
system, such as a bookcase or a cabinet that may
keep air from flowing through its ventilation
openings.
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding-type plug has
two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wider blade or third prong are provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
in your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket or table specified by the
manufacturer or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time – to prevent damage to this product.
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14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way: such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged; liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus; the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped – Do not attempt to service this
product yourself. Opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards.
Please call Bose to be referred to an authorized
service center near you.
15. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid
overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles.
16. Do not let objects or liquids enter the product –
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock.
17. See product enclosure for safety related
markings.
Information about products that
generate electrical noise
If applicable, this equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, this is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different
circuit than the one to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note: Unauthorized modification of the receiver or radio
remote control could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class
B specifications.
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Important Safety Instructions
18. Use proper power sources – Plug the product into
a proper power source, as described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the product.
19. Avoid power lines – Use extreme care when
installing an outside antenna system to keep from
touching power lines or circuits, as contact with
them may be fatal. Do not install external antennas
near overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, nor where an antenna can fall into
such circuits or power lines.
20. Ground all outdoor antennas – If an external
antenna or cable system is connected to this
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded. This will provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code ANSI/
NFPA No. 70 provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
ground electrode. Refer to the antenna grounding
illustration on this page.
Antenna grounding
Example of antenna grounding as per National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
Antenna lead in wire
Ground clamp
Antenna discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding conductors
Electric service
equipment
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground clamps
Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC ART 250, Part H)
Note to CATV system installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC (of USA)
that provides guidelines for proper grounding. In particular, it specifies that the cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding system of the building, as close to the
point of cable entry as is practical.
©2001 Bose Corporation,
The Mountain, Framingham, MA
01701-9168 USA
255805 AM Rev.00 JN10494
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Contents
Where to find…
Setting Up
Before you begin ........................................................................................................... 4
Unpacking the carton ................................................................................................... 5
Selecting the locations for your Lifestyle® 25 Series II system ..................................... 6
Connecting the speakers and Lifestyle® music center .................................................. 9
Connecting your home theater components to the Lifestyle® 25 system ................... 12
Connecting the antennas ............................................................................................ 16
Installing the batteries in the remote control .............................................................. 17
Setting radio channel spacing for dual voltage and 120V systems ............................ 17
Operating Your Lifestyle® 25 System
Turning on the music center ....................................................................................... 18
The music center display ............................................................................................ 18
The music center controls .......................................................................................... 19
The Lifestyle® 25 remote control ................................................................................. 19
The system controls .................................................................................................... 20
Additional system controls ......................................................................................... 21
Listening to your Lifestyle® 25 system ........................................................................ 22
Operating the special features .................................................................................... 23
Chimes ........................................................................................................................ 23
Listening to digital sound ............................................................................................ 24
Listening to compact discs ......................................................................................... 24
Listening to the radio .................................................................................................. 27
Using the system with external components .............................................................. 28
Maintaining Your Lifestyle® 25 System
Fine-tuning your system ............................................................................................. 29
Using two listening zones ........................................................................................... 30
Changing the house code settings ............................................................................. 32
Taking care of your Lifestyle® 25 system .................................................................... 33
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................... 34
Warranty period .......................................................................................................... 35
Customer service ........................................................................................................ 35
Product Information
Technical information .................................................................................................. 36
Accessories ................................................................................................................. 36
Index ................................................................................................................................. 37
Bose® Corporation .................................................................................... inside back cover
For your records
Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the music center and the bottom panel of the
Acoustimass® module.
Music center serial number: ______________________________________________________
Acoustimass module serial number: ______________________________________________
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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Before you begin
Thank you for purchasing the Bose® Lifestyle® 25 Series II system. This complete audio home
entertainment system offers superb sound, elegance, technology, and simplicity for music
and home theater. Your system is fully compatible with digital program material and includes:
• A Lifestyle® music center with built-in AM/FM radio and six-disc CD changer
• Inputs for two video sound sources, a digital sound source, and a tape deck (or other
auxiliary source)
• Capability for operating two listening zones
• Powered Acoustimass® speakers with a hideaway Acoustimass module and five cube
speaker arrays
• An easy-to-use remote control
Realism and impact
Your Lifestyle® 25 Series II home theater system is equipped with an all new Videostage®
decoder that uses digital signal processing. The result is increased surround sound realism
and impact both for movie soundtracks and music recordings. Built-in Dolby Digital decoding
of inputs from DVD, digital TV, next-generation cable boxes, and satellite receivers provides
“5.1” capability – up to five discrete audio channels directed into five independent cube
speaker arrays, plus rich bass sound from the Acoustimass module. The Videostage decoder
processes analog formats, as well as two or even single-channel PCM and Dolby Digital
bitstreams, and helps to deliver the acoustic experience of the movies right in your home.
Compatibility
Your system is fully compatible with:
• Digital-audio bitstreams. Look for the symbol 1 or the terms Dolby Digital or
PCM on DVD-Video discs. Your Lifestyle® 25 Series II system cannot process MPEG-2
or DTS digital bitstreams.
• Surround-sound sources such as VCRs, stereo TVs, cable boxes and satellite
receivers. Videostage decoding directs stereo information to the surround channels, so
the sound of stereo broadcasts and rented or recorded tapes can approach that of
your DVD discs.
• Surround-encoded analog or digital audio signals. Look for the terms Surround or
Dolby Surround, or the symbol 3 on tapes and discs, or the word “surround”
preceding a TV broadcast.
• Stereo program material from TV, FM, CD, and cassette. Videostage decoding
delivers five channels, even when the original source contained only one or two.
• Monaural program material. Videostage decoding can process a one-channel
program into five-channel sound and direct the result to five independent speakers.
Dialogue remains locked on-screen, while music and ambient effects fill the room.
Automatic sound level monitoring and control
Your enjoyment of movies at home is enhanced by Digital Dynamic Range® compression. This
technology automatically monitors and adjusts the volume to allow you to hear soft sounds,
particularly dialogue, and to prevent you from being overwhelmed by a loud special effect
(e.g., a crash or explosion). This feature is especially useful for late night movie viewing – it
eliminates the need for you to constantly adjust the volume level. (See pages 22-23.)
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Unpacking the carton
Carefully unpack your system. Save all packing materials for possible future use. The
original packing materials provide the safest way to transport your Lifestyle® 25 system. If
any part of the product appears damaged, do not attempt to use the system. Notify Bose®
or your authorized Bose dealer immediately.
Check to be sure your Lifestyle® 25 system contains the parts identified in Figure 1.
Note: Find the serial numbers on the bottom panel of the Acoustimass® module and the
bottom of the music center. Then write them on your warranty card and in the spaces
provided on page 3.
CAUTION: Ensure the three shipping screws on the bottom of the music center are
removed before turning on the system.
WARNING: The Acoustimass module weighs 33 pounds (15 kg). Use good lifting
practice to avoid injury.
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of
children.
Figure 1
What comes with your
Lifestyle® 25 Series II system:
Lifestyle® music center
AC power (mains) pack*
FM antenna
AM loop antenna
Antenna base
Remote control
3 AA batteries
Acoustimass module
5 cube speaker arrays
AC power (mains) cord*
Audio input cable
5 speaker cables
(3 front and 2 surround)
• 8 self-adhesive rubber feet
• Stereo cable
• CD magazine
• Lifestyle® system CD
• Test CD
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Acoustimass
module
®
Lifestyle® music center
®
Treble
Bass
Audio input cable
5 cube speaker arrays
AC power pack
®
AC power cord
Surround speaker cables
(orange connectors)
Front speaker cables
(blue connectors)
AA
batteries
CD magazine
Remote control
AM loop
antenna
Antenna
base
FM antenna
THE BOSE
SPECIAL EDITION
Rubber
feet
LIFESTYLE
MUSIC SYSTEM CD
Stereo cable
®
Test CD
Lifestyle® system CD
* Power cord and pack shown above are USA/Canada versions.
Dual voltage systems include 1 power cord, 1 adapter
, and 2 power packs.
The power cords and packs for Europe, UK/Singapore, and Australia are shown below.
UK/Singapore
Europe
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Setting Up
Selecting the locations for your Lifestyle® 25 Series II system
When you place your speakers according to the guidelines below, a combination of reflected
and direct sound provides the audio atmosphere of a home theater. You may experiment with
the placement and orientation of the cubes to produce the sound most pleasing to you. For
more discussion of speaker placement and room acoustics, see “Fine-tuning your system”
on page 29.
Speaker locations
Follow these guidelines to select locations that provide the maximum home theater effect
from your Lifestyle® 25 system (Figures 2 and 3).
CAUTION: Choose a stable and level surface for your speakers. Vibration can cause the
cube speakers to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass, or highly polished
wood. If you are placing the center speaker on top of the television, use the smaller of the two
sets of rubber feet provided. You may obtain additional rubber feet (part no. 178321), free of
charge, by contacting Bose® Customer Service (see listings on the inside back cover).
Left and right front speakers
The sound from the left and right front speakers should seem to appear at the edge of the
picture, so that the acoustic image is close to the size of the visual image (Figure 2).
1. Place the cubes so that they line up with the center of the TV screen.
2. Place them up to 3 feet (1 m) from the edge of the TV screen.
We recommend a maximum distance of 3 feet (1 m) so that the sound does not become
too separated from the picture. You may wish to vary this distance based on room conditions and personal preference. The front cables allow the cube speakers to be placed up
to 20 feet (6.1 m) from the Acoustimass module.
3. Direct one cube of each array forward. Direct the other cube toward the wall or in a
different direction to create reflected sound. (See the illustration of reflected sound patterns in Figure 3.)
Note: The cube speakers are magnetically shielded so you can place them close to the
TV without affecting picture quality.
Center speaker
The sound from the center speaker should appear to come directly from the center of the
picture (Figure 2). The center speaker cable allows up to 20 feet (6.1 m) distance from the
Acoustimass module.
1. Place the center speaker directly above or below the center of the TV screen, or at the
closest convenient location.
2. Align the speaker with the front of the TV screen (not pushed to the back of the TV).
3. Direct each of the cubes slightly away from center, to create a wider area of direct sound
(Figure 3).
Note: If you put the speakers in a bookcase unit, be sure to place each one at the front
edge of the shelf. Placing speakers in an enclosed space can change the tonal quality of the
sound. This effect is minimized if the shelves are filled with books.
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Center
Figure 2
Recommended front speaker
locations
Right front
Left front
®
Surround speakers
The surround (rear) speakers create an area of sound around the listener. Place them in the
back half of your room. Direct the cubes so that you cannot pinpoint the exact location of the
sound source (Figure 3). The surround cables allow up to 50 feet (15.2 m) distance from the
Acoustimass® module.
Left
front
Figure 3
Center
Right
front
Acoustimass
module
Speaker placement
Right
surround
Left
surround
1. Place the speakers at ear height or higher, if possible.
2. Adjust the rear surround speakers to direct the sound to the front and back of the listener.
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Acoustimass® module
Follow these guidelines to select a location for the Acoustimass module.
Note: To avoid interference with the TV picture, place the Acoustimass module at least
18 inches (45 cm) from the TV.
1. Place the Acoustimass module along the same wall as the TV, or close to the same end of
the room as the front speakers (see the example along the front wall in Figure 3).
2. Select a convenient location – under a table, behind a sofa. Do not allow furniture or
drapes to block the ventilation openings of the module.
3. Place the Acoustimass module within reach of the audio input cable, speaker cables, and
an AC power (mains) outlet.
4. Select a position for the Acoustimass module (Figure 4). For proper ventilation, place it on
the long edge, with the connectors facing the floor. An alternate position is on its largest
side, with the bass and treble controls facing up. Do not place the module on either end,
as shown by the last two views in Figure 4.
Figure 4
®
Acoustimass module positions
Preferred
position
Alternate position
RIGHT
REAR
RIGHT
FRONT
LEFT
REAR
CENTER
®
LEFT
FRONT
®
OUTPUTS
TO
CUBE SPEAKERS
Treble
Bass
®
5. Once you have selected a position for the module, place the four self-adhesive rubber feet
near the corners of the bottom surface. The rubber feet provide increased stability and
protection from scratches.
6. Aim the port (the round opening) into the room or along the wall to avoid blocking the port
or creating too much bass.
7. For best bass performance, do not place the port at equal distances from any two walls or
from a wall and the ceiling.
CAUTION: Do not cover the ventilation openings of the Acoustimass module. The slots on
the end provide ventilation for the built-in electronic circuitry, and should not be blocked.
CAUTION: The magnetic field from the Acoustimass module is not an immediate risk to your
video tapes, audio tapes, and other magnetic media. However, you should not store tapes
directly on or near the Acoustimass module.
Music center
Select a location for the music center.
1. Allow enough room to open the CD player cover.
2. Place the music center close enough to the sound sources (TV, VCR, DVD player etc.) to
allow for cable length. If you need additional audio and/or video cables to connect all of
your components, see your dealer or call Bose®.
3. Place the music center within 30 feet (9.1 m) of the Acoustimass module (the length of the
audio input cable).
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Connecting the speakers and Lifestyle® music center
Once you have selected locations for your music system, connect the speakers.
CAUTION: Make sure all components are unplugged from the power outlet before you
begin hooking up the system.
Connecting the cube speaker arrays to the Acoustimass®
module
Each speaker cable contains two wires. The wire marked with a red collar is positive (+) and
the plain one is negative (–). These wires match the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals on the back of each speaker. To lengthen the cable, use heavy-duty RCA extension
cables or splice in 18-gauge or thicker cord (connecting + to + and – to –). To purchase
cables, see your dealer or electronics store, or call Bose® customer service.
Note: The surround cables are joined together for your convenience, providing an easy-touse cable for connecting the surround speakers. To run the cables in different directions from
the Acoustimass module, simply pull apart the cables as needed.
1. Match the correct cable to the corresponding speaker location.
• Front speaker cables have blue connectors at one end, with L, R, or C molded into the
connectors. The red collars on the + wire are labeled LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER.
• Surround speaker cables have orange connectors at one end, with L or R molded into
the connectors. The red collars on the + wire are labeled LEFT and RIGHT.
2. Connect the wire end of one speaker cable to the terminals on the rear of the matching
cube speaker array.
a. Press the terminal tab on the back of the cube array to insert the marked wire into the
red terminal and the plain wire into the black terminal. Release the tab to secure the
wire.
b. Repeat this step for each of the five cube speaker arrays. (See Figure 5.)
Figure 5
Speaker cable connections to
the cube speaker array
CAUTION: Make sure no strands of wire from any terminal touch any other terminal.
Bridged wires create short circuits that affect proper operation of your system.
3. Connect each cable to the corresponding jack on the Acoustimass module.
a. Plug the blue connectors into the matching left front, center, and right front jacks.
b. Plug the orange connectors into the matching left surround and right surround jacks.
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Connecting the Acoustimass® module to the Lifestyle® music
center
Connect the Acoustimass module to the music center with the audio input cable (Figure 6).
1. Plug the small black multi-pin connector (flat side facing up) into the jack marked
SPEAKER ZONE 1 on the rear of the music center.
2. Insert the single right-angle multi-pin connector on the other end of the audio input cable
into the AUDIO INPUT jack on the Acoustimass module. Align the connector at the angle
shown in Figure 6.
Note: Connect your digital signal source to the female RCA connector. See “Connecting
your home theater components...” on page 12.
Note: Be sure that each connector is fully inserted into each jack.
3. Extend the audio input cable as much as possible, since it includes an antenna for the
remote control.
Note: Refer to “Using two listening zones” on page 30 for information on connecting a
second zone.
Figure 6
Music center and speaker
connections
Center
speaker
Right front
speaker
Left front
speaker
Right
surround
speaker
Left
surround
speaker
Right-angle
connector
into AUDIO
INPUT
AUDIO
INPUT
SURROUND
FRONT
RIGHT
RIGHT
LEFT
CENTER
LEFT
OUTPUTS TO
CUBE SPEAKERS
Audio
input
cable
AC power jack
To digital signal
source
L
R
TAPE IN
L
R
TAPE OUT
Multi-pin connector into SPEAKER ZONE 1
AC power pack
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Setting Up
Connecting the Acoustimass® module power (mains) cord
1. On a dual voltage system, the voltage selector switch is preset at the factory to be correct
for your area. Check to be sure it is set for the proper voltage (Figure 7). Use 115V for
North America; 230V for Europe and Australia. In Europe, use the adapter plug provided. If
you are in doubt, contact your local electric utility for the appropriate voltage setting.
Figure 7
Dual voltage Acoustimass
module: voltage selector switch
settings
230 V
115 V
CAUTION: Make sure the voltage selector switch is set correctly.
2. Plug the small end of the power (mains) cord into the Acoustimass module AC power jack.
Note: Do not plug the AC power cord into a power outlet until all component connections
are complete.
Connecting the music center AC (mains) power pack
The Lifestyle® music center comes with a 120V AC (mains) power pack for use in the USA
and Canada or an appropriate 230V or 240V power pack for international use. (See Figures 1
and 8.) Dual voltage models include both 120V and 230V power packs.
CAUTION: Be sure to use the correct power pack for your area. Using the wrong one may
damage your power pack or your music center.
• Model PS71, 120V in North America
• Model PS74, 230V in UK or Singapore
• Model PS72, 230V in Europe
• Model PS77, 240V in Australia
Figure 8
The AC power pack
(model PS71 shown)
1. Firmly insert the small connector on the end of the AC (mains) power pack cable into the
AC POWER jack on the back of the Lifestyle® music center.
2. Make sure that the power pack reaches an AC (mains) outlet.
Note: Do not plug the AC power pack into a power outlet until all component connections
are complete.
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Connecting your home theater components to the Lifestyle® 25 system
There are many possible variations of equipment in a home theater. In addition to the
Lifestyle® 25 system, a home theater complement typically includes a stereo or mono TV and
stereo VCR. In a digital home theater system, the primary source may be a DVD player. Your
home theater can include many other combinations of equipment, including cable TV,
laserdisc players, additional VCRs, and a satellite decoder.
Note: A mono TV only serves as a display for the video, not as a source for the audio.
In order for the Lifestyle® 25 system to provide home theater effects, the program material
must be in stereo or surround-encoded, and the device playing the material must be stereo.
Look for the word “surround” on the tape, CD, or preceding the TV broadcast. To hear stereo
or surround sound from encoded video tapes, you must have a stereo (HiFi) VCR. While not
all VCRs deliver stereo, all CD, DVD, and nearly all laserdisc players do.
Note: Line level outputs from most VCRs or laserdisc players are fixed. If your VCR, laserdisc player, or other video sound source has fixed and variable outputs, use the fixed outputs.
Setting up a digital sound source
Connect a DTV or DVD player’s digital signal directly to the female RCA jack on the audio
input cable. Connect the DVD player’s analog signal output to the AUX inputs. If your
Lifestyle® system receives a valid digital signal (including PCM or Dolby Digital bitstreams),
this digital sound is used. If no valid digital signal is received, then your system selects the
analog signal being sent to AUX, which is then processed by the Videostage® decoder for
excellent home theater sound. If your digital audio source has an optical connector, you will
need an adapter with an RCA (coaxial) connector. Consult your dealer or contact Bose®.
Note: Ensure the connection between the digital source and the Lifestyle® system is made
using a 3 to 6 foot (1 to 2 m) standard audio cable or video cable. For longer lengths, use a
75 ohm cable.
Figure 9
DVD analog outputs to AUX inputs
Music center connectors
Non-digital video sound source outputs to VIDEO inputs
Setting up a video sound source
The Lifestyle® 25 system has two sets of video sound inputs (Figure 9) for your non-digital
video sound sources, such as your TV or VCR.
Note: Your Lifestyle® 25 system includes one 6-foot (1.8 m) stereo cable to connect the right
(R) and left (L) audio outputs from a component to the music center inputs. Cables may also
be supplied with your components. If needed, audio cables are available at many electronics
stores, or call Bose. Most audio cables are color coded. Match red connectors to right (R)
jacks and black or white connectors to left (L) jacks.
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How to set up your home theater
There are two basic methods for setting up your home theater. It is best to connect components directly to the Lifestyle® 25 music center, and select the source from its remote or
control panel. A second option is to use a stereo TV as the switching center to select the
sound source. In each example, the analog outputs from the DVD player (or other digital
device) are connected to the AUX inputs. You may need extra long audio cables or extensions for some of these connections.
(1) To connect video sound sources directly to the Lifestyle® 25 system
You may connect up to three video sound sources directly to your system. For example,
connect the analog outputs of your DVD player to AUX, the VCR fixed outputs to VIDEO 1,
and the TV to VIDEO 2 on the back of your music center. (See Figure 10.) Connect the coaxial
digital audio output from your DVD player to the female RCA connection on the audio input
cable (connecting the music center with the module) using a male-to-male RCA cable.
If a valid digital signal is received by the Lifestyle® 25 system through the audio input cable,
the system plays that audio source. If no valid digital signal is received, it selects the backup
analog signal being sent to AUX.
When connecting your TV:
• Connect the TV fixed audio outputs to the VIDEO 2 inputs on the music center.
• Turn the TV speakers off or the volume all the way down. (If there is an internal/external
speakers switch, select external speakers. Do not connect any speakers to the TV.)
• Turn off any special TV settings such as expanded stereo, mega-bass, phantom, or
SAP. They prevent proper surround processing through your Lifestyle® system.
• Set the TV balance control to the center of the dial or range.
• Set tone controls to flat or the middle position (neutral).
• Set TV to the stereo position.
Digital audio output
Figure 10
L
R
V
Connecting components to the
Lifestyle® 25 system inputs
DVD player
Music center
L
R
TAPE IN
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TAPE OUT
L
R
L
R
V
Cable TV
L
To the module
TV
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(2) To direct video sound sources through your TV
This is an alternative connection method. (See Figure 11.) If your stereo TV has fixed audio
outputs (the audio signal level doesn’t change) and it allows you to select the source of the
signal (VCR, laserdisc, cable, etc.), then you can:
• Connect your DVD player L and R outputs to the music center AUX inputs.
• Connect the DVD video output to one of the video inputs on the TV.
• Connect the coaxial digital audio output from your DVD player to the female RCA
connection on the audio input cable (connecting the music center with the module)
using a male-to-male RCA cable.
• Connect your home theater components to the TV inputs.
• Connect the TV fixed audio outputs to the VIDEO 1 inputs on the music center.
• Turn the TV speakers off or the volume all the way down. (If there is an internal/external
speakers switch, select external speakers. Do not connect any speakers to the TV.)
• Turn off any special TV settings such as expanded stereo, mega-bass, phantom or
SAP. They prevent proper surround processing through your Lifestyle® system.
• Set the TV balance control to the center of the dial or range.
• Set tone controls to flat or the middle position (neutral).
• Set TV to the stereo position.
Note: If necessary, as a second choice, you can use the variable audio outputs from your
stereo TV. Turn off or disconnect the TV’s speakers and leave the volume control up – close to
the maximum setting.
Note: If you connect your stereo VCR through your stereo TV, do not use coaxial cable.
Instead, connect the VCR L and R audio outputs to the TV L and R audio inputs to ensure
proper stereo and surround sound.
Digital audio output
Figure 11
L R
Connecting components
through your TV
Music center
V
Music center
DVD player
L
R
TAPE IN
L
R
V
Cable TV
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VCR
R
TAPE OUT
L
R
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About the video source
Your TV is the display for the video (picture) signal. Thus, the video signal must be connected
directly to the TV. Do not connect it to the Lifestyle® 25 system.
Note: For assistance with video connections between your DVD player and/or VCR and TV,
see your video components manuals.
Note: There is no video signal input (usually a yellow-coded jack) on the music center. The
VIDEO INPUT jacks are for audio from a video source.
Other connections
Use standard RCA audio cables to connect other components to your Lifestyle® music
center, matching the red connector to R (right) and the white (or black) connector to L (left).
You can use a Y-adapter (available at electronics stores) to connect a mono source.
Tape deck
To use an external recorder (analog audio cassette, MD, or digital audio tape), connect the
inputs (REC) of the recorder to the music center’s TAPE OUT jacks. Connect the outputs
(PLAY) from the recorder to the music center’s TAPE IN jacks.
Laserdisc player or additional CD changer
To use one of these components, connect its audio outputs to the music center VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2, or AUX (if not used for a digital source) jacks, matching the red plug to R (right) and
black or white plug to L (left).
Turntable
To connect a turntable, you need a phono preamplifier (with RIAA equalization). You can order
the appropriate model from Bose® by calling 1-800-367-4008 and asking for part number
252603. Connect the audio outputs of the phono preamplifier to the music center VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2, or AUX (if not used for a digital source) jacks, matching the red plug to R (right) and
black or white plug to L (left).
Note: The Lifestyle® 25 system cannot turn on or turn off a connected component.
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Connecting the antennas
The rear panel of your Lifestyle® music center provides connections for AM and FM antennas
(Figure 12). Unwind each antenna’s wires. Antennas provide better reception when their wires
are not bundled.
Note: Outdoor antennas may be used with the music center antenna connections. To install
an outdoor antenna, consult a qualified installer. Follow all safety instructions.
Figure 12
The antenna connections
L
R
TAPE IN
L
R
TAPE OUT
AM antenna jack
FM antenna jack
Figure 13
FM antenna connections
The FM dipole antenna
1. Plug the antenna connector into the FM ANTENNA jack on the back of the Lifestyle® music
center.
2. Spread out the antenna arms. Experiment with both the placement and the angle of this
antenna to provide optimum FM reception.
AM antenna connections
Note: To install the AM antenna on a wall, follow the instructions enclosed with the antenna.
Figure 14
The AM loop antenna
1. Plug the AM antenna connector into the AM ANTENNA jack on the back of the Lifestyle®
music center.
2. Stand the loop antenna on the base, following the instructions enclosed with the antenna.
3. Move the loop part of the antenna as far as possible but at least 20 inches (50 cm) from
the music center and at least 4 feet (1.2 m) from the Acoustimass® module. Experiment
with the orientation of the loop for optimum AM reception.
Connecting to a cable radio signal
To connect your system to the FM signal available from some cable TV companies, contact
your cable provider for assistance. The connection is made to the FM 75Ω EXTERNAL
antenna connector on the back of the system.
CAUTION: Be certain that the installation includes a signal splitter so that only the FM band,
not the cable TV band, is transmitted to the system. It is necessary to use a splitter that filters
the signal to prevent any re-emissions of the TV spectrum through the system.
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Installing the batteries in the remote control
1. Slide open the battery compartment on the back of the remote (Figure 15).
2. Insert 3 AA or IEC-R6 1.5V batteries, or the equivalent, as shown. Match the + and –
symbols on the batteries with the + and – markings inside the compartment.
3. Slide the battery compartment cover back into place.
Replace the batteries when the remote control stops operating or its range seems reduced.
Alkaline batteries are recommended.
Note: Do not change the settings of the factory-preset miniature switches. See “Changing
the house code settings” on page 32 for information on how to prevent conflicts with other
Lifestyle® music systems.
Figure 15
Installing the remote control
batteries
3 AA batteries
Battery compartment cover
Miniature switches
Setting radio channel spacing for dual voltage and 120V systems
Dual voltage music centers (which include both 120V and 230V power packs) can be set for
two types of AM and FM channel spacing.
• 10 kHz for AM and 200 kHz for FM (common to North America)
• 9 kHz for AM and 50 kHz for FM (common to Europe)
Your dual voltage music center is preset for North American spacing. Select the channel
spacing most appropriate for your area.
To change between North American and European channel spacing:
1. Turn the music center off.
2. Press and hold the ERASE key (on the music center control panel) for three seconds. The
display flashes PROGRAM and indicates US for North American spacing or Euro for
European spacing.
3. While holding the ERASE key, press SOURCE SELECT (on the music center control
panel). The display flashes PROGRAM and the setting changes from US to Euro. While
holding ERASE, press SOURCE SELECT again to change from Euro to US.
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Turning on the music center
Plug the Acoustimass® module power cord into an AC (mains) outlet. Then plug in the music
center power pack.
Figure 16
Opening the music center door
Note: Your speakers will not operate unless all cable and power connections are completed
before turning on the music center.
You are ready to enjoy your new Lifestyle® system. Open the music center by gently pressing
upwards on the bottom of the door (Figure 16).
Refer to the pages that follow for information on operating the music center controls and the
Lifestyle® remote control.
Play the Test CD, following the instructions on page 24. Listen to the instructions on the CD
to verify your system setup.
Note: If your system will be unattended for a few days, you may want to unplug your music
center to prevent a neighbor’s Lifestyle® remote control or your pets from accidentally turning
it on. Also see “Changing the house code settings” on page 32.
The music center display
This music center display (Figure 17) provides information on the music center functions.
Figure 17
The music center display
Zone 1 or 2
indicator
CD track and
No disc AM/FM preset
indicator number display
Mute
indicator
18
Random play all
discs or random
play one disc
indicator
Setting
house
codes
indicator
CD elapsed time
and AM/FM
Stop station frequency
indicator indicator
Play
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Source
indicators
Disc indicators
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The music center controls
The music center function keys are described on page 20. Use the following special music
center keys to tune the radio, set station presets, and scan a CD (Figure 18).
TUNE / - Lowers or raises the frequency setting of the radio (stations). In CD mode,
initiates a fast scan of the current CD.
STORE or ERASE - Adds or removes radio station presets. For instructions, see page 27.
Also used for changing channel spacing (page 17) and house codes (page 32).
Figure 18
The music center controls
ON
OFF
/ II
VOLUME
SOURCE
SELECT
SKIP
STORE
TUNE
ERASE
PLAY/PAUSE
NEXT DISC
The Lifestyle remote control
®
Figure 19
The remote control
The advanced radio-frequency remote control works from anywhere within most types
of home construction. Its radio wave signals pass through walls and floors to reach the
music center. Simply press the desired button. You do not need to aim the remote at the
music center.
Note: Some types of buildings create “dead spots” where the remote will not operate. Simply
move the remote a foot or two and try again. You can also move the music center a few feet to
a location with better remote response.
Figure 19 shows the layout of the remote control.
Special buttons on the remote control select the speaker mode (5, 3, or 2 speakers), and
adjust the surround (rear) volume and the center speaker volume.
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The system controls
Remote control
Function
VIDEO 1 - Selects a video sound source connected to the VIDEO 1 inputs,
and turns the system on. (See page 22.)
VIDEO
1
VIDEO 2 - Selects a video sound source connected to the VIDEO 2 inputs,
and turns the system on.
VIDEO
2
AUX - Selects the DVD player (or other component connected to the AUX
inputs) and turns the system on. Selects digital audio, if present.
AUX
CD - Selects the built-in CD changer and turns the system on.
CD
AM/FM - Selects the radio and turns the system on to the previously selected
station. When the radio is on, switches between AM and FM.
AM
FM
TAPE - Selects a tape deck or other component connected to the TAPE inputs,
and turns the system on.
Music center
TAPE
SOURCE SELECT - Turns the system on to the previously selected sound
source. When on, changes the source in this sequence CD, FM, AM, VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2, AUX, TAPE, CD.
SOURCE
SELECT
■ STOP - Stops the CD player. After 20 minutes, the system shuts off.
PAUSE - Pauses play of the CD. After a 20-minute pause, changes to STOP.
/ II
PLAY - Begins play of the CD.
/ II
RANDOM (or
SKIP plus SKIP
) - In CD mode, begins random play of
all tracks on all discs. Pressed again, begins random play of tracks on the
current disc. Pressed again, cancels random play.
RANDOM
SKIP
SKIP - Selects the previous CD track, or the previous preset radio station.
Held down, initiates backward scan (CD) or seek (tuner) function.
SKIP
SKIP - Selects the next CD track, or the next preset radio station. Held
down, initiates forward scan (CD) or seek (tuner) function.
SKIP
NEXT DISC - Advances to play the next disc loaded in the CD magazine.
VOLUME ▲ \ ▼- Raises or lowers the system volume.
MUTE - Silences the speakers in the selected zone. Also restores volume to
muted speakers in the selected zone.
MUTE
MUTE ALL - Silences all speakers currently playing. Also restores sound to
speakers silenced by the MUTE ALL key.
MUTE
ALL
ON/OFF - Turns the system on and off.
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Note: For information on controlling the system from different zones, see “Using two listening zones” on page 30.
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Additional system controls
Remote control
Function
SURROUND
• Press and release to select SURROUND (5-speaker) mode for all sources.
• Press and hold for 3 seconds to engage (1 chime) or disengage (2 chimes) simulated surround for
monoaural program sources.
• Press and hold for 8 seconds to restore (3 chimes) factory settings for speaker mode and surround
volume level.
STEREO+CENTER
• Press and release to select STEREO+CENTER (3-speaker) mode for all sources.
• Press and hold for 8 seconds to restore (3 chimes) factory settings for speaker mode and center
volume level.
STEREO
• Press and release to select STEREO (2-speaker) mode for all sources.
• Press and hold to engage (1 chime) or disengage (2 chimes) Digital Dynamic Range® compression.
SURROUND + / –
• In SURROUND (5-speaker) mode, raises or lowers volume of surround speakers.
• In STEREO+CENTER (3-speaker) mode, raises or lowers volume of center speaker.
• In STEREO (2-speaker) mode, + selects the SURROUND mode.
SURROUND
STEREO+CENTER
STEREO
SURROUND
Note: The adjustments made with SURROUND + and – will be remembered even if you select another
speaker mode.
Note: If you set the master volume level very high or very low, a built-in feature automatically
resets it to a moderate threshold level the next time the system is turned on.
Note: To restore all factory default settings, turn power off then on, press and hold the
SURROUND
(5-speaker) until you hear the 3-chime confirmation tone, then press and
hold the STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) until you hear the 3-chime confirmation tone.
SURROUND
STEREO+CENTER
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Listening to your Lifestyle® 25 system
Your Lifestyle® 25 system uses digital signal processing to bring even greater realism and
impact to both movies and music recordings. Built-in Dolby Digital decoding delivers up to
5.1 discrete audio channels (i.e., five for the independent cube speaker arrays and one for
rich bass from the Acoustimass® module) from DVD, digital TV, next-generation cable boxes,
and satellite receivers. With analog formats, as well as for two-channel PCM and Dolby
Digital bitstreams, Videostage® decoding directs stereo information to the surround channels,
so the sound of stereo broadcasts and rented or recorded tapes can approach that of your
DVD discs.
In addition, Videostage decoding processes a one-channel program and directs five-channel
sound to five independent speakers. Dialogue remains locked on-screen, while music and
ambient effects fill the room to increase your listening enjoyment.
Your Lifestyle® 25 system offers the option of listening in 5, 3, or 2-speaker mode. The system
turns on in SURROUND (5-speaker) mode. For most video material (mono, stereo, or surround), listening in 5 or 3-speaker mode helps anchor the dialogue to the picture while
providing a fuller sound.
Using enhanced mode for movie soundtracks
Pressing VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX turns the system on in enhanced mode, with bass and
treble settings specially designed for proper playback of movie soundtracks. Press the same
button (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX) again to alternate between enhanced mode for movies
and standard mode for other listening. Pressing TAPE turns the system on in standard mode.
Press TAPE again to alternate between enhanced mode for movies and standard mode for
other listening.
Note: Enhanced mode provides more bass and less treble, as is specified for proper
playback of movie sound.
Digital Dynamic Range compression
®
Digital Dynamic Range® compression automatically adjusts the volume to allow you to hear
soft sounds (particularly dialogue) and to prevent you from being overwhelmed by a loud
special effect (e.g., an explosion). This feature is engaged when you turn on the system, but
you may turn it on (one chime) or off (two chimes) using the STEREO
(2-speaker) button.
STEREO
Using simulated surround for mono movie material
Bose® Videostage decoding can process a one-channel program into five-speaker sound –
directing the signals so that dialogue remains locked on-screen, while music and ambient
effects fill the room. You experience a surround sensation, providing extra enjoyment when
you watch older (i.e., pre-stereo) movies. This feature can be used for mono TV, FM, and AM
programs. Press the SURROUND
(5-speaker) button to turn it on (one chime) or off (two
chimes). This feature is automatically engaged when a Dolby Digital bitstream indicates that it
contains a mono program.
SURROUND
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Operating the special features
Please see the previous page for a more detailed explanation of these special features.
Enhanced mode
When you select
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX
The mode is
Enhanced
To change this
Press the same button again
TAPE
Standard
Press the same button again
CD or AM/FM
Standard
Not applicable: You cannot select
enhanced mode for CD or AM/FM
Digital Dynamic Range compression
®
When you select
VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX
Compression is
ON
To change this
Press and hold the STEREO
(2-speaker)
button until two chimes are heard
STEREO
CD, AM/FM, or TAPE
OFF
Press and hold the STEREO
button until one chime is heard
(2-speaker)
STEREO
Simulated surround (monaural into 5 speakers)
When your audio source is
Mono Dolby Digital
Simulated surround is
ON
To change this
Press and hold the SURROUND
(5-speaker)
button until two chimes are heard (OFF)
Anything else
OFF
Press and hold the SURROUND
button until one chime is heard (ON)
SURROUND
SURROUND
(5-speaker)
To return speaker levels to factory settings
To reset
Center speaker level
Press
STEREO+CENTER
Surround (rear) speakers level
SURROUND
SURROUND
STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) button until you hear a 3-note chime
(5-speaker) button until you hear a 3-note chime
Chimes
When you hear one or more chimes, it means that one of the system features has been turned on or off.
What the chimes mean
When you hear
1 chime
This means
Simulated surround (monaural into 5 speakers)
or Digital Dynamic Range compression has been turned ON
2 chimes
Simulated surround (monaural into 5 speakers)
or Digital Dynamic Range compression has been turned OFF
3 chimes
Surround speaker level or Center speaker level has
been restored to factory default settings
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Listening to digital sound
Turning on the digital audio source
Turn on the DVD player, DTV, or other digital audio source. Load the DVD disc.
Turning on the system and choosing digital sound
Press AUX to turn your system on to play digital sound. If your Lifestyle® system does not
receive a valid PCM or Dolby Digital bitstream, it will automatically select the analog signal
connected to the music center AUX jacks.
Selecting listening material
To select material with compatible digital-audio bitstreams, look for the terms PCM or Dolby
Digital, or the symbol 1 on DVD-Video discs. Your Lifestyle® 25 system cannot process
MPEG-2 or DTS digital bitstreams. Make sure a connection is made between your DVD
player or Digital TV’s digital audio output and your system’s digital audio input.
To select surround-encoded analog or digital audio material, look for the terms Surround or
Dolby Surround, the symbol 3 on tapes and discs, or the word “surround” preceding a TV broadcast. You can listen to any program material in SURROUND (5-speaker) mode,
though you may not hear sound from all five speakers all the time. Some monaural and stereo
materials will not cause sound to be directed to the surround speakers. Even with surroundencoded material there are times when no sounds are directed to the surround speakers.
Listening to compact discs
Using the CD changer
You can load up to six compact discs at a time.
Loading discs into the CD magazine
Hold the magazine, looking at the side with the arrow. Insert up to six discs, label side up
(Figure 20). Take care to place only one disc in each slot. Note the slot numbers 1 through 6,
from bottom to top, on the front edge window. These numbers correspond to the CD numbers on the display.
Note: If a disc is upside-down, it does not play. The display shows the word “disc” and
flashes the box representing that disc.
CAUTION: Do not insert more than one disc into any slot. Forcing two discs into one slot
could cause them to become stuck, and could damage the discs, the CD magazine, or the
music center.
Figure 20
Loading a CD
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 DIS
KM
AGA
ZINE
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Ejecting discs from the CD magazine
Press the white lever that corresponds to the disc you want to eject. This ejects the disc far
enough for you to grasp the edge and remove it from the magazine (Figure 21).
Figure 21
Ejecting a CD
Loading the CD magazine into the music center
Open the music center door. Insert the CD magazine fully into the music center, following the
direction of the arrow on the magazine (Figure 22).
Figure 22
Loading the CD magazine
S
INSERT IN THI
DIRECTION
6 DISC MA
GAZINE
Ejecting the CD magazine from the music center
Press the EJECT button, at the lower left of the magazine slot, to remove the magazine
(Figure 23). If a CD is playing, pressing the EJECT button stops the CD, replaces it in the
magazine, and ejects the magazine.
Figure 23
The CD magazine EJECT
button
6
5
4
3
2
1
AZINE
6 DISC MAG
EJECT
EJECT button
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Turning on the system and choosing the CD player
Press the CD key on the remote or press SOURCE SELECT on the music center until CD is
selected. If the system is already on, use one of these keys to select the CD player. The CD
indicator on the display lights. If a CD has been loaded, it begins to play.
Note: Selecting CD turns the system on in SURROUND (5-speaker) mode. Press
STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) or STEREO
(2-speaker) to change the mode.
STEREO+CENTER
STEREO
CD operations
If you want to
Press
Play or resume play of a CD
PLAY, or
PAUSE, or
Pause a CD
/ II
PLAY/PAUSE
/ II
PLAY/PAUSE
Stop a CD
■ STOP, or select another source
Go to next track
SKIP
(forward)
Go to beginning of current track
SKIP
(reverse) after 4 seconds of track play
Go to previous track
SKIP
within the first four seconds of the track.
After four seconds, press SKIP
twice to go to the
previous track. In RANDOM mode, skips to previous
track played.
Play another disc
NEXT DISC
In PLAY mode, selects discs in order, 1 through 6,
then back to 1; in RANDOM mode, randomly selects
another disc. The music center skips empty disc
slots.
Scan a CD
Press and hold SKIP
Randomly play tracks on all discs
RANDOM, or SKIP
plus
(on the music center)
Randomly play tracks on one disc
RANDOM, or SKIP
a second time
plus
(on the music center),
Cancel random play
RANDOM, or SKIP
plus
(on the music center),
a third time; press ■ STOP; or select another source
or
, or TUNE
or
Note: To prevent excessive wear on the CD mechanism, unattended CD play or random
play operations change to STOP after 24 hours. If you want to leave the music center playing
unattended for longer than 24 hours, you can use the radio.
Figure 24
Display of CD playing in zone 1:
Disc 3, track 8, 2 minutes and
45 seconds played, 6 CDs are
loaded, and random play for all
discs is selected
The music center display provides the following information about the CD changer functions
(see sample display in Figure 24):
• Which CD is playing, paused, or stopped, or NONE if no disc is installed
• How much time the current CD has played
• Which track is playing
• If RANDOM ALL DISCS or RANDOM (one disc) is selected
• Which slots have been scanned and have discs loaded
- Numbers in boxes represent discs in slots.
- Empty boxes indicate disc slots that have not yet been scanned by the music center.
- Blank spaces indicate empty slots (or discs that cannot be loaded).
- A flashing box indicates the disc is upside down or cannot be read.
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Listening to the radio
Turning the system on and choosing the radio
Press the AM/FM key on the remote or the music center to turn your music system on to the
most recently heard AM or FM station. The system turns on in SURROUND mode. Select
another speaker mode, if desired.
Note: If the system is on and the radio is already selected, this key switches between the
AM and FM bands.
Tuning
Seeking the strongest stations
• Press and hold SKIP
(forward) or
at the next strong signal.
(reverse) to start seeking. Release the key to stop
• To stop seeking sooner, briefly press SKIP or ■ STOP.
• You can seek again without holding down the SKIP key. As soon as the first seek operation stops, briefly press the SKIP
or
key.
Switching between AM and FM
Press the AM/FM key to switch to the other band.
Manual tuning
To tune to a distant or weak station that the radio cannot seek, use TUNE
music center.
or
on the
Setting a station preset
Your Lifestyle® music center can store up to 25 AM and 25 FM stations in any combination.
Note: To allow for different station preferences, you can reserve a group of preset numbers
for each household member. Any station can be assigned to more than one preset number.
Or, you can reserve different number groups for different types of stations. For easy reference, you may want to keep a written record of your presets.
1. Lift the music center door.
2. Select a radio station you want to store as a preset, either by tuning manually or by
pressing and holding a SKIP key.
3. Press the STORE key. The lowest available preset number flashes for three seconds, then
is set and displayed.
4. If you prefer a different preset number, while the number is flashing press either SKIP key
to select another available preset number. The preset number is displayed.
Note: You cannot store a station in an already-occupied preset location without erasing that
preset station first (see “Erasing a preset station” below). If you attempt to store more than 25
AM or 25 FM stations, the preset display will flash ‘— —’.
Figure 25
FM display showing a preset
station
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Once you have set station presets, press SKIP
or
to select the next or the previous
preset station. See Figure 25 for a sample display of a preset FM station.
Erasing a preset station
1. Lift the music center door.
2. Select the preset station you want to erase.
3. Press the ERASE key.
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Operating Your Lifestyle® 25 System
Using the system with external components
Follow the instructions on pages 12-15 for connecting components.
Turn on your component directly or by using its remote control. Use the VOLUME ▲ or ▼
button on the Lifestyle® remote control or music center to raise or lower the volume. Control
all other functions at the source, referring to its owner’s manual, if necessary. To begin, make
sure the component is turned on and a tape, CD, DVD, laserdisc, etc. is loaded.
Note: The Lifestyle® 25 system cannot turn a connected component on or off.
Turning the system on and selecting the component
Press the TAPE, AUX, VIDEO 1, or VIDEO 2 button on the remote or press SOURCE SELECT
on the music center until the desired component is selected. This turns your system on and
selects the component connected to that input. If the system is already on, this button
selects the component.
Note: Selecting a source turns the system on in SURROUND (5-speaker) mode. Press
STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) or STEREO
(2-speaker) to change the mode.
STEREO+CENTER
STEREO
The appropriate display indicator lights when the system is on and the component is selected.
Using a video sound source
Press VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 on the remote or SOURCE SELECT on the music center until
VIDEO 1 or 2 appears on the display. This turns your system on in SURROUND (5-speaker)
mode and selects the video sound source connected to the VIDEO 1 or 2 jacks.
If your video component is connected to the music center TAPE jacks, press TAPE on the
remote or SOURCE SELECT on the music center until TAPE appears on the display. This
turns your system on in SURROUND (5-speaker) mode and selects the source connected to
the TAPE jacks.
Using enhanced mode for movie soundtracks
When a movie soundtrack is played in a motion picture theater, its bass and treble are
restored to the original levels intended by the movie’s sound designer. To re-create the same
performance in your home, your Lifestyle® 25 system’s enhanced mode restores the bass and
treble to these levels when you select VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX.
When VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX is selected, you can also choose between standard and
enhanced modes. The system turns on in enhanced mode for movies. Press the same button
(VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, or AUX) again to change to standard mode. When TAPE is selected, the
system turns on in standard mode. Press TAPE again to change to enhanced mode for
movies.
Note: You may not hear a difference between enhanced and standard modes when listening
to dialogue or other program material that does not have much bass or treble.
Using a tape deck
To record to a connected tape deck, play the source (AM/FM, CD, AUX, VIDEO 1 or 2) you
want to tape. In a 2-zone system, play the source in zone 1. Set the tape deck to record.
Using headphones
Figure 26
Connecting headphones
For headphone listening, use the stereo mini headphones jack on the side of the music center
(Figure 26). While this jack accepts most headphone models, you can get an adapter at
Bose® dealers and most electronics stores, if needed.
Connecting headphones silences the speakers connected to SPEAKER ZONE 1.
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Fine-tuning your system
In most situations, following the speaker placement guidelines (see pages 6-8) provides
excellent sound quality.
Figure 27
Bass and treble controls
You do not need to adjust tone settings for changes in volume, since Bose® patented signal
processing technology provides a natural tonal balance over the full range of volume settings.
If desired, you can further fine-tune your system as described below.
Adjusting speaker controls
®
The Lifestyle® 25 system TREBLE and BASS controls are located on the Acoustimass®
module (Figure 27). They allow you to adjust the treble (high frequencies) and bass (low
frequencies). In the normal setting, the dots on each control are in the 12 o’clock position.
You can also locate the normal setting by feeling when the control settles into the notch at
this position. Turn the controls clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease, the
amount of treble or bass.
Compensating for room acoustics
Treble
Bass
The acoustics (sound qualities) of your room can affect the overall sound quality of any
speaker system. In general, you can reduce many problems with acoustics by the cautious
use of the TREBLE and BASS controls.
Too much or too little treble
Rooms with too few sound-absorbing furnishings, especially those with bare floors and walls,
may sound overly shrill or “bright.” Turning down the treble control (toward –) decreases
treble sound.
Rooms with a lot of sound-absorbing furnishings, such as upholstered furniture, wall-to-wall
carpet, or heavy drapes, may reduce the treble sound of your system. Moving speakers
farther away from soft furnishings increases treble. You can increase treble sound by slightly
turning up the treble control (toward +).
Too much or too little bass
You can decrease bass sound by turning down the bass control (toward –). To increase bass,
turn up the bass control (toward +).
Acoustimass module placement affects the amount of bass you hear. Placing the module
closer to the corner of the room will increase bass. Moving the module away from the corner
will decrease bass.
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Using two listening zones
Figure 28
Example of two listening zones:
the Lifestyle® 25 speakers in
zone 1 and Acoustimass®
powered speaker system in
zone 2
The Lifestyle® 25 system can direct sound from one or two sound sources to two different
listening areas at the same time. Each listening area, whether a room or a group of rooms
(including outdoor areas), is referred to as a zone. By adding powered speakers and a
second remote, you can establish two listening zones (Figure 28).
How zones work
• Zones 1 and 2 can play the same or different sound sources at the same time – CD, AM/
FM tuner, TAPE, VIDEO sound, or AUX.
• Only one radio station can be played at a time.
Setting up two zones
• The Lifestyle® 25 speakers are set up in zone 1.
• Any combination of rooms and floors in your home can be set up as zones.
Living
room
Zone 1
Bedroom
Zone 2
• Use an appropriate Lifestyle® system cable to connect a second Bose® powered speaker
system to the SPEAKER ZONE 2 jack on the back of the music center.
• You can also use special adapters to connect an existing stereo system.
• Use a second Lifestyle® system remote control to operate zone 2.
See your dealer or contact Bose for information on obtaining additional powered speakers,
remote controls, cables, and adapters for connecting additional equipment.
Setting a second remote for zone 2
You need a second remote control, set to ZONE 2, to operate speakers connected to the
ZONE 2 output.
To set your second remote to control speakers in the second zone, follow these steps:
1. Open the remote control battery cover.
2. Locate miniature switch 8 (Figure 29). If it is set down for ZONE 1, slide it up for ZONE 2,
using a paper clip, ballpoint pen, or similar object.
3. Make sure the house code switches (1, 2, 3, and 4) match those on your first remote.
(See page 32 for more information on house codes.)
4. Replace the battery cover.
Figure 29
Speaker code switch settings
ZONE 1 – switch 8 down
ON
K40
l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Zone 1 remote
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ZONE 2 – switch 8 up
ON
K40
l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Zone 2 remote
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Operating two listening zones
Controlling the zones from the remote controls
To control two zones, you need to have a remote set to each zone. See instructions on
page 30 for setting a second remote to zone 2.
• You can select and control sources in each zone by commands from its remote control.
• You can control the volume in each zone directly from its remote control.
• You can turn each zone on and off directly from its remote control.
• You can listen to the same source in both zones.
Controlling the zones from the music center control panel
Turning two zones on and off from the music center involves a sequence of actions.
• To turn zone 2 on from the music center, press and hold the ON/OFF key. Watch the
display to see which zone is on or off. Release the key to keep the option shown.
Holding the ON/OFF key causes this repeating sequence:
First
Second
Third
zone 1
ON
ON
OFF
zone 2
OFF
ON
ON
• To turn the zones on or off from the music center when both zones are on, press the ON/
OFF key for the following sequence:
First press
Second press
Third press
Fourth press
Additional presses
zone 1
zone 2
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
zone 1 repeats ON and OFF
• When zone 1 is on (even if zone 2 is also on), the music center keys control zone 1 only.
• When zone 2 is the only zone on, the music center keys control zone 2.
• If you press SOURCE SELECT for FM or AM while zone 2 is playing the other radio band,
the band selected in zone 2 flashes on the display. If you do not want to change the band
playing in zone 2, use SOURCE SELECT to choose another source within two seconds.
The music center display of zone information
• When zone 1 or both zones are on, the display shows zone 1 information.
• When only zone 2 is on, the display shows zone 2 information.
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Changing the house code settings
Each Lifestyle® remote control uses a system of matching house codes to communicate with
its corresponding music center. If your remote’s commands ever conflict with those of
another nearby Lifestyle® system, you can easily set a new house code for your system and
its remote control(s) by following the procedures below.
1. Open the remote control battery cover and locate the miniature switches (Figure 30).
2. To create a new code, change the position of switches 1, 2, 3, or 4 by moving them in the
opposite direction from their current settings. Use a paper clip, ball point pen, or similar
object.
Note: Do not change switches 5, 6, or 7 at this time. The manufacturer’s standard setting is
switch 5 up and switches 6 and 7 down.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Figure 30
Miniature switches for setting
house codes and zones
House code switches
ON
K40
l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
4. Lift the music center door.
5. Turn both zones off.
6. Press and hold the STORE key. The display will begin to flash PROGRAM.
7. While you hold the STORE key and the display is flashing, press any key on the remote
control.
Figure 31
Display confirming an example
of house code setting switch 1
up, switches 2, 3, and 4 down
• The display stops flashing and momentarily shows PROGRAM to confirm recognition of a
new house code.
• The display verifies the house code by lighting four rectangles corresponding to the four
switch positions (up or down). See the example in Figure 31.
8. Release the STORE key. The system remains off.
9. If you have additional remote controls, change the switches to match those of the first
remote control. It is not necessary to repeat steps 4-8.
Note: To verify your system’s house code, press STORE while the system is off. The display
confirms the settings of switches 1-4.
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Taking care of your Lifestyle® 25 system
The only maintenance needed is cleaning the system and your compact discs, and replacing
remote control batteries.
For information on replacing the remote control batteries see “Install the batteries in the remote
control” on page 17.
Figure 32
Handling a CD
Handling CDs
Handle discs by their edges to prevent fingerprints and scratches (Figure 32).
To remove stains or fingerprints from the surface of a disc, use a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Wipe
in straight movements from the center of the disc to the outside (Figure 33). Do not use any
chemical products; they can damage the disc.
Do not write on or attach labels to the surface of the disc.
To minimize exposure to dust and dirt, replace discs in their cases after use. Store each disc
in its case, out of direct sunlight, high temperatures, and humidity.
Cleaning the music center
Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the outside of the music center.
Figure 33
Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or
abrasives. Do not allow liquids to spill into any openings. Do not use any sprays near the
system.
Cleaning a CD
Cleaning the speakers
Clean the surface of your speakers with a soft, damp cloth. You can use an ammonia-free
window cleaner on a soft cloth to maintain the finish.
Do not use any sprays near the system. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning
solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives. Do not allow liquids to spill into any
openings.
The speaker grille panels require no special care, although you may vacuum them carefully, if
necessary.
Transporting your music center
To transport your music center, follow these steps to lock down the CD mechanism.
1. Eject the CD magazine.
2. Make sure the music center is off (all zones).
3. On the music center, press STORE, ERASE, and PLAY/PAUSE at the same time. Then
release.
4. Press and hold the EJECT button for 10 seconds. The CD elevator moves into locked
down position.
5. If you hear the elevator continue to move up and down, wait 10 seconds and then repeat
steps 3 and 4.
The CD mechanism unlocks automatically the next time you select CD.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
System does not function
at all
• Make sure the power connector is inserted securely into the music center, the power cord
is inserted securely into the Acoustimass® module, and the power pack and power cord are
plugged fully into operating AC wall outlets.
• Be sure to select a source (CD, AM/FM, etc.).
• Unplug the music center power pack for a minute, then reconnect it. This allows the unit to
reset itself after a power surge or power interruption.
• If the system is not responding, press STORE, ERASE, and ON/OFF (on the music center)
at the same time, to reset the system.
No sound
• Increase the volume.
• Check to see if MUTE is lit on the display. If it is, press the MUTE button on the remote
control to unmute the sound.
• Make sure the audio input cable is firmly seated in the music center SPEAKER ZONE 1
jack and the multi-pin connector on the other end is firmly seated in the Acoustimass
module AUDIO INPUT jack.
• Check speaker connections.
• Make sure the digital audio input cable is firmly seated in the music center AUX jack and the
other end of the cable is firmly seated in the connector at the digital source.
• Turn the music center off for 10 seconds, then on again, to restore communication between
the music center and the speakers.
• Check the connections for any external components. Make sure to select the correct
source for the desired input.
• Be sure the CD is placed correctly, label-side up, in the magazine, and the magazine is
inserted properly in the music center.
• Disconnect any headphones.
• Connect the FM and AM antennas.
No sound from
center speaker
• Make sure the center cube cable is connected at both ends.
• Select STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) or SURROUND
STEREO+CENTER
Too much sound
from center speaker
SURROUND
(5-speaker) mode.
• In STEREO+CENTER (3-speaker) mode, press SURROUND – to decrease center speaker
volume.
• Press and hold the STEREO+CENTER
(3-speaker) button for 10 seconds to
restore the factory preset center volume setting.
STEREO+CENTER
No sound from
surround speakers
• Select SURROUND
(5-speaker) mode.
• Press SURROUND +.
• Press and hold the SURROUND
(5-speaker) button for 10 seconds to restore the
factory preset surround volume setting.
• Make sure the video sound source is stereo and surround-encoded, and the component
used (TV, VCR, DVD or laserdisc player) is stereo.
SURROUND
SURROUND
Surround speakers
are too loud
• In SURROUND (5-speaker) mode, press SURROUND –.
• Make sure that the left and right front speakers are connected to the front speaker jacks
(blue) and the left and right surround speakers are connected to the surround speaker
jacks (orange).
• Press and hold the SURROUND
(5-speaker) button for 10 seconds to restore the
factory preset surround volume setting.
SURROUND
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Problem
What to do
Remote control
is inconsistent
or does not work
• Check batteries and their polarity (+ and –). See page 17.
• Operate the remote control closer to the music center.
• Move the remote (or the music center) a few feet to avoid an area of “dead spots.” See
note on page 19.
• Make sure the audio input cable is firmly seated, uncoiled, and extended as much as
possible.
• Make sure the remote control and music center house codes match. Follow steps 4-8 on
page 32 to match the house code settings.
Unit turns on
and off by itself,
or behaves erratically
• Change the house code setting to prevent signals from conflicting with another nearby
Lifestyle® system. See page 32 for instructions on setting the house code.
Radio does not work
• Make sure antennas are connected properly.
• Move AM antenna at least 20 inches (50 cm) from the music center.
• Adjust antenna position to improve reception.
• AM antenna must be upright.
• Move antennas farther from TV or other electronic equipment.
• You may be in an area of weak signal coverage.
CD does not play
• Check to see if the play symbol
in the display is lit.
• After pressing the CD key, wait a few seconds before pressing PLAY.
• Make sure the magazine is properly inserted.
• Check to see if there is a disc in the magazine, label-side up. Display shows a flashing box
for a disc that is label-side down or cannot be read.
• Eject the magazine and try loading the CD again.
• There may be dirt or dust on the CD. Clean the CD. See Figure 33 on page 33.
• The disc may be defective. Try another disc.
• A display message “E01” indicates a mechanical error. Unplug the music center. Reconnect
power and try again. If “E01” reappears, call Bose® customer service (see inside back cover
for listings).
FM sound is distorted
• Adjust antenna position to reduce interference.
FM sound is noisy in
surround mode
• Weak FM stations will produce static in the surround speakers. Press the STEREO
(2-speaker) button to minimize noise.
STEREO
Sound is distorted
• Make sure speaker cables are not damaged and the connections are secure.
• Reduce the output level from any external components connected to the music center.
No tape, CD, VCR,
or TV sound
• Check the connections.
• Make sure the component is turned on.
• Refer to the component owner’s manual.
Warranty period
The Bose Lifestyle® 25 system is covered by a limited 1-year transferable warranty. Details of
the warranty are provided on the warranty card that came with your system. Please fill out the
information section on the card and mail it to Bose.
Customer service
For additional help in solving problems, contact Bose customer service. See the inside back
cover for Bose Corporation customer service offices and phone numbers.
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Product Information
Technical information
Music center power pack
power rating
Remote control range
65 feet (20 m)
USA/Canada: 120V~ 60 Hz 25VA
Dimensions
Europe: 230V~ 50 Hz 25VA
Music center
Australia: 240V~ 50 Hz 25VA
15.5" W x 8.0" D x 2.6" H
(39.4 cm x 20.3 cm x 6.6 cm)
Dual voltage: 120V~ 60 Hz 25VA and
230V~ 50 Hz 25VA
Cube speaker
Speaker system power rating
USA/Canada: 120V~ 50/60 Hz 350W
Europe/Australia: 220-240V~ 50/60 Hz 350W
Dual voltage: 115/230V~ 50/60 Hz 350W
Music center inputs
3.1" W x 4.0" D x 6.2" H
(7.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 15.7 cm)
Acoustimass® module
23.3" W x 7.5" D x 14.0" H
(59.0 cm x 19.0 cm x 35.5 cm)
TAPE: 2Vrms, maximum
Weights
AUX, VIDEO: 2Vrms, maximum
Music center
5.9 lb (2.7 kg)
FM antenna: 75Ω
Cube speaker
AM antenna: 12µH
2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
Power: 12V~, 1.3A
Acoustimass module
Music center outputs
Variable audio: SPEAKER ZONES 1 and 2
Fixed audio: ZONE 1, ZONE 2, TAPE
33 lb (15.0 kg)
Total shipping weight
65 lb (29.5 kg)
Headphone: 32Ω minimum impedance
SERIAL DATA: for future use
Finish
Zone connector pinout:
Music center
8
7
6
1: variable left audio
2: variable right audio
5
4
3: fixed left audio
4: fixed right audio
2
1
5: audio ground
6: +10V control line
7: SMART SPEAKER data
8: control line ground (and remote antenna)
Aluminum
3
Cube speakers
Polymer, painted
Acoustimass module
Vinyl veneer, Polymer
Accessories
To find out about mounting brackets, stands, CD magazines, additional remote controls,
and connecting additional Bose® powered loudspeakers, contact your Bose dealer. Or call
Bose directly (see inside back cover for phone numbers).
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Index
A
AA 5, 17
AC POWER 11
AC power cord 5, 11
AC power pack 5, 10, 11
accessories 36
acoustic image 6
Acoustimass® module 2-11, 16, 18,
29, 34, 36
AM antenna 5, 16, 34, 35, 36
AM/FM 4, 20, 22-24, 27, 28, 34
analog 4, 12, 13, 15, 22, 24
ANTENNA 16
antenna 5, 16, 34, 35, 36
audio cable 12, 13
AUDIO INPUT 10, 34
audio input cable 5, 8, 10, 34
audio tapes 8
Australia 5, 11, 36
AUX 12, 13, 20, 22, 28, 30, 36
B
barrel connector 9
BASS 29
batteries 2, 5, 17, 33, 35
C
cable 5-12, 14, 34, 35
cable box 4, 22
cable radio 16
cable TV 12, 16
Canada 5, 11, 36
CD 8, 12, 18-20, 23-28, 30, 33-36
CD changer 4, 20, 24, 26
CD magazine 5, 20, 24, 25, 33
center speaker 6, 10, 23, 34
channel spacing 17, 19
chimes 21-23
cleaning 33
coaxial cable 12-14
components 11-15, 28, 34, 35
connections 9-11, 15, 16, 34, 35
controls 2, 8, 13, 14, 19-21, 29, 36
cube speakers 4-6, 9, 36
customer service 6, 9, 35
D
damage 5, 24, 35
dead spots 19, 35
decoder 4, 12
digital
audio input 24
audio source 4, 24
bitstreams 22, 24
signal processing 22
sound 4, 24
display 12, 15, 18, 24-28, 31, 32, 34,
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distorted 35
Dolby Digital 4, 12, 22, 24
Dolby Surround 4, 24
DTS 4, 24
DTV 12, 24
dual voltage 5, 11, 17, 36
DVD 4, 8, 12-14, 24, 28
Digital Dynamic Range® compression
4, 21-23
E
E01 35
EJECT 33
eject 25
encoded 12, 24
enhanced mode 22, 23, 28
ERASE 27, 33, 34
error 35
EU 17
Europe 5, 11, 17, 36
expanded stereo 13, 14
external antenna 16
F
5.1 4, 22
5-speaker 21-24, 26, 28, 34
factory preset 11, 17
female-to-female adapter 9
finish 36
five-channel 4, 22
fixed 12-14
FM 75Ω EXTERNAL antenna 16
FM ANTENNA 16
FM antenna 5, 16, 36
front speaker 5, 6, 8, 10, 34
H
handling CDs 33
headphones 28, 34
home theater 6, 13, 12
house code 17, 18, 19, 30, 32, 35
I
IEC-R6 17
input 12-15, 36
interference 8, 35
internal/external 13, 14
international use 11
L
laserdisc 12-14, 34
Lifestyle® system CD 5
line level outputs 12
M
magazine 24, 25, 34, 35
magnetic 6, 8
male phono plugs 9
manual tuning 27
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moisture 2
mono 4, 12, 15, 23
mounting brackets 36
movie soundtracks 22, 28
MPEG-2 4, 24
multi-pin connector 10, 34
music center 2-5, 8-12,15, 16,
18-21, 25-28, 30-36
music center door 18
MUTE 20, 34
mute 18
MUTE ALL 20
N
NEXT DISC 20, 26
NONE 26
North America 11, 17
O
1 chime 21-23
115/230V 36
115V 11
120V 11, 17, 36
ON/OFF 31, 34
one chime 21-23
one-channel 22
open music center 18
orange 5, 9, 34
outdoor antenna 16
outlet 8, 9, 11, 18, 34
P
PAUSE 26
Pause 18
PCM 4, 12, 22, 24
phantom 13, 14
phone numbers 35, 36
placement 6, 7, 16, 29
PLAY 20, 26, 35
Play 18
PLAY/PAUSE 33
polarity 35
port 6, 8
power cord 5, 11, 18, 34
power pack 5, 11, 18, 34, 36
power rating 36
powered speaker 29, 30, 34
preset 19, 20, 27
problems 35
PROGRAM 32
purchase date 3
R
radio 19, 20, 26, 27, 30, 31, 35
radio station presets 19
RANDOM 20, 26
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random 18, 26
RCA cables 9, 13-15
RCA connector 10, 12
RCA connectors 9
RCA extension cables 9
red 12, 15
remote control 5, 17, 19-21 28, 30-32,
34-36
room acoustics 29
rubber feet 5, 6, 8
S
safety 2
SAP 13, 14
satellite 4, 12
seek 27
SERIAL DATA 36
serial number 3, 5
signal processing technology 29
signal splitter 16
simulated surround 23
SKIP 20, 26, 27
slot 8, 24
sound level 4
sound source 4, 8, 12-14, 18, 28, 30
SOURCE SELECT 20, 26, 28
source select 31
speaker cable 5, 6, 8, 9, 35
speaker connections 10
speaker mode 19, 27
speaker placement 6, 7, 29
SPEAKER ZONE 10, 28, 30, 34, 36
special effect 4, 22
special features 23
spill 33
splice 9
sprays 33
stability 6, 8
standard mode 28
station frequency 18
STEREO 21, 23, 26, 28, 35
stereo 4, 12-14
stereo cable 5, 12
STEREO+CENTER 21, 23, 26, 28, 34
STOP 20, 26, 27
Stop 18
STORE 27, 32, 33, 34
SURROUND 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 34
surround 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 24, 34
surround speaker 5, 10 23, 24,
surround-encoded 24
switches 17, 27, 30, 32
T
3 chimes 21-23
38
3-speaker 21, 26, 28, 34
2 chimes 21-23
2-speaker 21, 22, 26, 28
220V 36
230V 11, 17, 36
240V 11, 36
TAPE 15, 20-23 28, 30, 36
tape deck 15, 20, 28
TAPE jacks 28
tapes 8
Test CD 5, 18
three chimes 21-23
tone settings 29
TREBLE 29
Troubleshooting 34
TUNE 19, 26, 27
tuner 20, 30
TUNING 27
tuning 6, 27, 29
turntable 15
TV 4, 6, 8, 12-16, 34, 35
two chimes 21-23
two-channel 22
weight 36
Z
ZONE 30, 36
zone 4, 18, 20, 28, 30, 31, 32
U
UK/Singapore 5
unpack 5
US 17
USA/Canada 5, 17, 36
V
variable 12, 14
VCR 8, 12, 14, 34, 35
ventilation 8
vibration 6
VIDEO 15, 20, 23, 28, 30, 36
VIDEO 1 13, 14, 15, 23
VIDEO 2 13, 15, 22
video cable 12
video input 14
video signal 15
VIDEO SOUND 36
video sound 12, 20, 28
video tapes 8
Videostage® 4, 12, 22
voltage 2, 5, 11, 36
VOLUME 20, 28
volume 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 28,
29, 31, 34
W
warranty 3, 5, 33, 35
weak 35
weak station 27
October 29, 2001
AM196575_05_V.pdf
Bose® Corporation
USA
Bose Corporation, The Mountain
Framingham, MA 01701-9168
1-800-367-4008
Phone hours - ET (eastern time):
Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Canada
Bose Ltd., 1-35 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B3
1-800-465-2673
Phone hours - ET (eastern time):
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
European Office
Bose Products B.V., Nijverheidstraat 8
1135 GE Edam, Nederland
TEL 0299-390111
FAX 0299-390114
Australia
Bose Australia, Inc., 1 Sorrell Street
Parramatta, N.S.W. 2150
TEL 02 9204-6111
FAX 02 9204-6122
Belgique/België
Bose N.V., Limesweg 2, B-3700 Tongeren
TEL 012-390800
FAX 012-390840
Danmark
Bose A/S, Industrivej 7, 2605 Brøndby
TEL 4343-7777
FAX 4343-7818
Deutschland
Bose GmbH, Max-Planck-Straße 36d
D-61381 Friedrichsdorf
TEL 06172-71040
FAX 06172-710419
France
Bose S.A., 6, rue Saint Vincent
78100 Saint Germain en Laye
TEL 01-30616363
FAX 01-30614105
India
Bose Corporation India Private Limited
W-16, Greater Kailash-II
New Delhi 110 048
TEL (011) 648 4462 FAX (011) 648 4463
Ireland
Bose Corporation
Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
TEL 042-9661988
FAX 042-9661998
Italia
Bose S.p.A., Via della Magliana 876
00148 Roma
TEL 06-65670802
FAX 06-65680167
Japan
Bose K.K., Shibuya YT Building
28-3 Maruyama-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150
TEL 3-5489-0955
FAX 3-5489-0592
Nederland
Bose B.V., Nijverheidstraat 8
1135 GE Edam
TEL 0299-390111
FAX 0299-390109
Norge
Bose A/S, Solheimsgate 11
N-2001, Lillestrøm
TEL 63-817380
FAX 63-810819
Österreich
Bose Ges.m.b.H., Vienna Business Park
Wienerbergstrasse 7 (10.OG)
A-1100 Vienna
TEL 01-60404340
FAX 01-604043423
Schweiz
Bose AG, Rünenbergerstrasse 13
4460-Gelterkinden
TEL 061-9815544
FAX 061-9815502
Sverige
Bose A/S, JohanneFredsgatan 4
S-43153 Mölndal
TEL 31-878850
FAX 31-274891
United Kingdom
Bose Limited
1 Ambley Green
Gillingham Business Park
Gillingham, Kent ME8 0NJ
TEL 0870-741-4500 FAX 0870-741-4545
From other locations
Bose Customer Service, 1 New York Ave.
Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
TEL (508) 766-1900 FAX (508) 766-1919
World Wide Web
www.bose.com
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The Mountain, Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA
196575 AM Rev.05 JN20413
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