Boston MC200Air Specifications

Boston MC200Air Specifications
1. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
2. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
1. This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the
2. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
1. Le present appareil est conforme aux CNR d'lndustrie Canada
applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. Lexploitation est autorisee aux deux conditions
suivantes: (1) l'appareil ne
doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit
accepter tout brouillage
2. radioelectrique subi, meme si le brouillage est susceptible d'en
compromettre le fonctionnement:'
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits
set forth for an uncontrolled environment. In order to avoid the
possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits,
Human proximity to the antenna shall not be less than 20cm
(8 inches) during normal operation.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, the B/A
ellipse symbol, and BassTrac are registered trademarks of Boston
Acoustics, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Firefox and Mozilla are registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation.
Microsoft and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, il simbolo
dell'ellissi B/A e BassTrac sono marchi registrati di Boston Acoustics,
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod e Safari sono marchi di fabbrica di Apple
Inc., registrati negli Stati Uniti e in altri Paesi.
Firefox e Mozilla sono marchi registrati di Mozilla Foundation.
Microsoft e Internet Explorer sono marchi di fabbrica registrati di
Microsoft Corporation negli Stati Uniti e/o in altri Paesi.
Wi-Fi un marchio di fabbrica registrato della Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA un marchio di fabbrica registrato della Digital Living Network
Le specifiche sono soggette a variazioni senza preavviso.
Tutti i diritti riservati.
LUtilizzo non autorizzato severamente proibito.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, le symbole
en ellipse B/A et BassTrac sont des marques deposees de Boston
Acoustics, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod et Safari sont des marques de commerce
d'Apple Inc., qui sont deposees aux Etats-Unis et dans d'autres pays.
Firefox et Mozilla sont des marques deposees de Mozilla Foundation.
Microsoft et Internet Explorer sont des marques deposees ou des
marques de commerce de Microsoft Corporation aux Etats-Unis et/
ou dans d'autres pays.
Wi-Fi est une marque deposee de Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA est une marque deposee de Digital Living Network Alliance.
Les specifications peuvent etre modifiees sans preavis.
Tous droits reserves.
Toute utilisation non autorisee est formellement interdite.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, B/A-ellipssymbolen och BassTrac ar registrerade varumarken tillhorande Boston
Acoustics, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Safari ar varumarken tillhorande Apple
Inc., registrerade i USA och i andra lander.
Firefox och Mozilla ar registrerade varumarken tillhorande Mozilla
Microsoft och Internet Explorer ar registrerade varumarken eller varumarken tillhorande Microsoft Corporation i USA och/eller i andra lander.
Wi-Fi ar ett registrerat varumarke tillhorande Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA ar ett registrerat varumarke tillhorande Digital Living Network
Speficikationerna kan andras utan forvarning.
Alia rattigheter forbehalls.
Oaktoriserat bruk ar strangt forbjudet.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, el sfmbolo
de elipse deB/A y BassTrac son marcas registradas de Boston
Acoustics, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, y Safari son marcas registradas de Apple
Inc., registradas en Estados Unidos y otros pafses.
Firefox y Mozilla son marcas registradas de Mozilla Foundation.
Microsoft e Internet Explorer son marcas registradas o marcas
comerciales de Microsoft Corporation en los Estados Unidos y/o en
otros pafses. Wi-Fi es una marca registrada de Ia Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA es una marca registrada de Digital Living Network Alliance.
Las especificaciones estan sujetas a cam bios sin previo aviso.
Todos los derechos reservados.
Queda estrictamente prohibido todo uso no autorizado.
©2012 Boston Acoustics, Inc. Boston, Boston Acoustics, das B/A
Ellipsensymbol und BassTrac sind eingetragene Marken von Boston
Acoustics, Inc.
AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod und Safari sind Marken von Apple Inc., die
in den USA und anderen Uindern eingetragen sind.
Firefox und Mozilla sind eingetragene Marken der Mozilla Foundation.
Microsoft und Internet Explorer sind eingetragene Marken der
Microsoft Corporation in den USA und/oder anderen Landern.
Wi-Fi ist eine eingetragene Marke der Wi-Fi Alliance.
DLNA ist eine eingetragene Marke der Digital Living Network
Spezifikationen konnen ohne vorherige Ankundigung Anderungen
Aile Rechte vorbehalten.
Die Nutzung durch Unbefugte ist streng verboten.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates hazards
arising from dangerous voltages.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates the user
should read all safety statements found in the user manual.
This symbol found on the apparatus indicates double
Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth .
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type
plug. Apolarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and athird grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when the
power-supply 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.
Maintain a minimum distance of 2" (50mm) around the front, rear, and
sides of the apparatus for sufficient ventilation. The ventilation should not
be impeded by covering the ventilation openings or placing on or around
the apparatus items such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
No open flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. No objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Either the power inlet connector on the rear of the apparatus or the power
plug at the wall must remain accessible, to be able to disconnect power
from the apparatus.
To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains, disconnect
the power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.
1111§ American Users:
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for aClass Bdigital 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, there 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, the user is 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 into an outlet on acircuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Unauthorized changes or modifications to the receiver could void
user'sauthority to operate the equipment.
Canadian User:
This class Bdigital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numerique declasse Best conforme aIa norme NMB-003 du
This equipment may only be used indoors in FR.
This equipment may only be used in one's own premises in IT.
This equipment is for private use only in LU
Operation is not allowed within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Aiesund
in NO.
European Users:
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RLAN - Radio Local Area Network Equipment
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Hereby, Boston Acoustics, Inc., 7 Constitution Way, Woburn, MA 01801 USA,
declares that this MC200Air is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Acopy of the Declaration
of Conformity (DOC) may be obtained from:
Oliver Kriete
Boston Acoustics, Division of D&M Europe B.V.
Beemdstraat 11
5653 MA Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Designed in USA
Made in China
Boston Acoustics, Inc., Woburn, MA USA
Thank you for choosing Boston Acoustics and congratulations on your purchase of the MC200Air wireless
speaker system for AirPlay. AirPlay wireless technology lets you stream your favorite music from your Wi -Fi
connected Windows PC or Apple Macintosh using iTunes, or your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone device to your
MC200Air Speaker System. There is also an au xiliary analog input so you can connect older music sources to
the MC200Air. We know you'll enjoy it for years to come.
Key Features
• Great room-filling sound from a sleek compact design
• AirPlay wireless audio streaming
• Boston's BassTrac®circuitry for more bass without distortion
• Support for audio streaming from compatible DLNA* devices and software, such as Windows Media Player,
Android, music servers, etc.
• Connects to your home Wi-Fi network or Ethernet
• Boston-designed 31/2'' high performance drivers
• Remote control included
• AUX input allows you to connect a local source
• Integrated keyhole mounts for easy wall-mounting
• USB connection for connecting and charging iOS devices while you play music
(running iTunes)
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Optional Wired Inputs
older sources
(headphone or
line output)
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*N ote: DLNA fun cti o nality is not w ell standardized acro ss aii "OLNA-co mpatible" products.
The MC200Air may not be compatible with so me OLNA devices.
USB output of iOS device
To use the wireless AirPlay connection features of the MC200Air, you'll need a home Wi-Fi network. You will
probably need to know the network name (SSID) and password if the network is secured. The wireless AirPlay
functions can be used with the following iOS devices: all iPads, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and
the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch. Note: In this manual the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch are collectively
referred to as "iOS devices".
Connecting to a computer via AirPlay requires iTunes version 10.1 or later. In order to use an iPhone, iPad or
iPod Touch, they must have iOS 4.2 or later.
Unpacking and Setting Up Your MC200Air
Carefully unpack the system. Move the antenna to a vertical position. If there is any sign of damage from
transit, report it immediately to your dealer and/or delivery service. Keep the shipping carton and packing
materials for future use. Be sure to keep your purchase receipt in a safe place, as it may be required for
warranty purposes.
In the carton you w ill find th e MC200Air, remote control, power su pply and two pow er supply input cables.
Your MC200Air will sound great just about anywhere. But if you put it near a wall or corner the bass response
will be enhanced. Be careful not to block the bass ports on the rear of the cabinet. The MC200Air also has
"keyhole" mounts in the back of the cabinet for easy wall mounting with appropriate hardware. See the "Wall
Mounting the MC200Air" section of this manual for more information.
Power Connection
Connect the appropriate power cord to the power supply and plug it into the wall outlet. Connect the power
output cord to the POWER connector on the back of the system.
Use th e power cord
approp riate for your
location .
Can be connected to
power sources from
100-240 VAC
About the Controls
There are six buttons on the top of the MC200Air. From left-to-right they are:
power on/off- press to turn the system on or put it into standby. When the system is on, the top button
lights green. When it is put into standby, the button lights red for 10 seconds then turns off. The first time
the MC200Air is turned on, the button will slowly blink orange for about 40 seconds while the AirPlay
circuitry gets ready.
mute- press to mute the sound or restore it to the previous volume level. When the sound is muted the
button lights red .
AirPlay- press the AIR button to select AirPlay or DLNA. The MC200Air can connect to your network
wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable. One press connects the system to the last wireless input used. A
second press switches between AirPlay and DLNA. The button lights green when AirPlay is active and
connected and blue when DLNA active and connected. The button blinks orange when the MC200Air is
in network setup mode. The blinking speed depends on the setup mode. See the setup information in
this manual for details. The button lights red to indicate a failed connection or other errors.
auxiliary input- press to select the analog auxiliary input or the USB input. If the AirPlay input is being
used when the AUX button is pressed, the auxiliary or USB input, whichever was last used, is recalled.
When the auxiliary or USB input is being used, pressing the AUX button again will switch to the other
input. The button lights green when the USB input is selected and orange when the au xiliary input is
selected. The button lights red when the USB input is selected and there is a connection error such as
when no iOS device is connected, the system is not ready to accept playback from the iOS device, or
failed authentication .
Note: The USB connection can charge compatible non -iOS devices, but will not play music from non-iOS
volume down- press briefly to reduce volume one step at a time. Press and hold to reduce volume
volume up- press briefly to increase volume one step at a time. Press and hold to increase volume
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r-------Mu te Button
----AirPlay Input Button
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The remote control has the same six buttons which perform the same
functions, In addition the remote control has music play control buttons
that let you operate most AirPlay and DLNA sources. (Some music servers
Aux Input Button
AirPlay Input Button I ®
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Up/DownFll ~
Mute Button-®
and apps are not compatible.):
~II Play /Pause
Song Play Controlst
Skip back, or press and hold for fast reverse
Skip forward, or press and hold for fast forward
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There must be an unobstructed line of sight to the front of the MC200Air
when using the remote control. Point the remote control at the front
panel of the MC200Air when pressing the buttons. For best results you
should be within 20 feet of the unit and no more than 45° off axis.
Note: When you unpack your remote control there will be a plastic insulation tab extending from the battery
compartment. This keeps the battery from being depleted. Pull out this tab before using the remote control.
Eventually you'll need to replace the remote battery. If the remote doesn't reliably operate the MC200Air, put in
a new CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery.
Joining a Network
Before you can start enjoying the sound of the MC200Air, you must join the MC200Air to the same wireless
(Wi-Fi), or wired (Ethernet), network being used by your music sources- iOS devices, computers, etc.
Using the MC200Air
When the MC200Air is turned on with the
0 button, the last input used is recalled. Note: When the system is
turned on, it can take a few seconds to be ready to play music.
AirPlay Mode
An Airplay connection can be either a wireless connection or a wired connection via an Ethernet cable. A wired
Ethernet connection will override a wireless connection.
AIR button lights green. If you don't hear music it is probably because the
source is not playing. If a wi-n signal is not found the button lights red. See the Making Wireless Connections
When the AirPlay input is active the
section for more information.
AIR button on the top, or on the remote control, to switch between DLNA and AirPlay inputs. When
the DLNA input is active the AIR button lights blue. Note: The AIR button must be lit blue in order to stream
Press the
music via DLNA.
An alternative to the AirPlay connection, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) allows you to connect to a
compatible DLNA music server wirelessly, or via an Ethernet cable. For example, you can use the Windows 7
Media Player "Play To" feature on your computer, or a DLNA app on an Android phone.
USB Mode
You can connect iOS devices (Macintosh computers, iPods, iPads and iPhones) directly to the MC200Air via the
USB input. Use the same Apple USB sync cable that was supplied with your iOS device. Portable iOS devices are
also charged while connected to this input. The AUX button is used to select both the USB input and the analog
Auxiliary input. The button lights green when the USB input is selected and orange when the Auxiliary input is
selected. Press the
AUX again
if necessary to switch from one input to the other.
When an iOS device is connected to the USB input, the song play controls on the remote can be used to start,
stop or pause song play, skip forward or backward, and fast forward or rewind.
Auxiliary Mode
Press the AUX button on the top or on the remote control. The button on the top will light orange. The
MC200Air can accept an analog signal from a wide range of sources, such as CO players and non-iOS MP3
players. You'll need a cable with standard 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo plugs to connect between the output of the
source and the auxiliary input on the left side of the system.
Note: The analog output signals from some sources can be fairly strong. If the volume level of the source
device is turned up, it could overload the inputs of the MC200Air. This will not cause damage, but if you hear
distortion, try turning down the volume control of the source device. Similarly, if you do not hear music when
the auxiliary input is selected, check to be sure the source is playing and that the volume control is not turned
down all the way.
Connecting Headphones
Connect the headphone plug to the 1/8" (3.5mm) jack beside the
symbol. This turns off the MC200Air
internal speakers.
Making Wireless {Wi-Fi) Connections
Before the wireless AirPlay or DLNA connection features can be used, the MC200Air must join to your wireless
(Wi-Fi) network. The easiest and most common way to do this is via a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected System) connection
to a wireless router that supports WPS connections. A Wi-Fi connection can also be established through the
use of a temporary connection, directly to the MC200Air.
Before starting the process of setting up a wireless connection:
Be sure you know the name and password of your Wi-Fi network.
Be sure your Wi-Fi network is active.
Carefully follow each step described in the following sections to ensure successful connection.
Option 1 - Easiest Method - Push Button Setup (easiest method)
Disconnect the power supply from the MC200Air about 70 seconds. Then reconnect the power supply and
press the
0 button to turn the system on. The 0 button will fast-blink orange for about 20 seconds, then
light green, indicating the MC200Air is ready.
Quickly press and release the
SETUP button the back of the MC200Air. Then press the WPS button on your
router. Note: The WPS button may be on the front, top or back of the router. On some routers, the WPS
button may be labeled with a symbol. See the instructions for your router to identify the WPS button.
Then, when the
AIR button changes from blinking orange to being lit green, a connection is established. This
may take a couple of minutes.
If there is a connection failure the
AIR button lights red. Try the process again, and also see the Troubleshooting
section for more information.
You may want to change the name assigned to the MC200Air. For example, if you have more than one
MC200Air in your home, you'll want to be able to know which system you are using. See the following section,
and follow steps 1-4 and 8 to change the name. Note: If you change the name assigned to your MC200Air, it
will remember all previously established connections.
Option 2- System Setup Using Wi-Fi
Note: The screen images shown are those for the versions of the Mac iOS or Windows that were current at the
time of publication.
Disconnect the power cord from the back of the MC200Air for about 70 seconds. Reconnect the power cord
to the MC200Air. Press the
0 button. If the 0 button is flashing orange, wait for it to light solid green, then
go to the next step.
Press and hold the
SETUP button on the back of the MC200Air for about 5-8 seconds- until the AIR and
buttons blink orange. The
0 button will flash orange while the system reboots. Wait for it to turn solid
green, then go to the next step. Note: During the entire Wi-Fi network setup process, the AIR button will
blink orange
Click on the "Wi-Fi Selection" icon in your computer tool bar, or locate the Wi-Fi configuration app for your
iOS device. Turn on Wi-Fi if it is off. Select "MC200Air_Setup"from the list of available networks.
Note: Sometimes it may take up to a minute for "MC200Air_Setup"to appear as a choice in the list of
available networks.
Examples of Wi-Fi Selection Windows
Look ing for Networks
Turn AirPort Off
Choose a Networ1< ...
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Join Other Network ...
Their Network
Nearby Network
MC200AIR Setup
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Other ...
Macintosh OSX
Windows 7
iOS on iPhone
Launch a web browser
B Boston
such as Internet Explorer®,
Safari®, Firefox®, etc. Enter
Connection Status:
Signal Strength:
Wireless Channel:
Firmware Date:
Firmware Version:
Product Version:
Host Firmware Version:
in the address bar.
Click on "Profile Configuration':
Select the Wi-Fi network you
want to use from the Service Set
ID drop down list. Click Apply. If
your network requires a password
you will need to enter it. Enter
the password carefully- it is case
Serv;ce Set ID (SSID)
Tip: If you want to rename the
system you may do this first.
Enter a new name in the "Digital
Media Player Name" box, then click
An information box will be displayed -click OK.
http:; /
Warring Incorrect parameters mav cause undesired
beha,ror. TQ save the new settings, click. Ok.
button will f1ash orange while the system
reboots. The
AIR button will f1ash green while the
MC200Air establishes a connection. When the
connection process is complete the
AIR button lights
solid green.
If you decide later that you want to rename your MC200Air, repeat the above steps 1-4 and 8, without selecting
a Wi-Fi network.
Option 3 -System Setup Using an Ethernet Cable
Note: This process can take 10-15 minutes.
Disconnect the power cord from the back of the MC200Air for about 70 seconds. Turn off the i nterna I Wi-Fi
system of your computer, if this is how it is normally connected to the internet.
Connect an Ethernet cable between the Ethernet port of the MC200Air and the Ethernet port on your
Reconnect the power cord to the MC200Air. Press the
It will take 3-4 minutes for your computer and the MC200Air to connect. Be patient. Here's what will
AIR button will
fast-blink green while the connection to your computer is established. Do not go to step 5 until the AIR
happen: The
button f1ashes orange while the system reboots, then turn solid green. The
button lights solid green. This indicates your computer is ready to communicate with the MC200Air.
Launch a web browser such as
& Boston
Internet Explorer®, Safari®, Firefox®,
Network Setu
etc. Enter
in the address bar.
COnnection Status:
Signal Strength:
Wireless Channel:
Firmware Date:
Firmware Version:
Product Version:
Host Firmware Version:
Click on "Proflle Configuration".
not avaHabfe
not available
Select the Wi-Fi network you want
to use from the Service Set ID drop
down list. Click Apply. If your network
requires a password you will need to
enter it. Enter the password carefullyit is case sensitive.
Tip: If you want to rename the system
you may do this flrst. Enter a new
name in the "Digital Media Player
Name" box, then click "Apply".
An information box will be displayed -click OK.
Disconnect the Ethernet cable and power supply
Warning: Incorrect parameters may cause undesired
behavioL To save the new settmgs, click Ok.
from the MC200Air. Wait several seconds, then
reconnect the power supply.
10 Press the
go. The
0 button. The system will restart and be ready to
AIR button will fast-blink green while the MC200Air
establishes a connection to your network. When the
connection process is complete the
AIR button lights solid green.
Tip: If you decide later that you want to rename your MC200Air, repeat the above steps without selecting a
Wi-Fi network.
After set up, disconnect the Ethernet cable between the MC200Air and your computer. Remember to turn
back on the internal Wi-Fi system of your computer (if you normally use Wi-Fi).
Using the MC200Air With a Wired Network Connection
In some situations, connecting the MC200Air using a wired network connection will result in better
performance. When it is used wirelessly, the MC200Air competes for "bandwidth" (data volume capacity) with
the other "traffic" on your Wi-Fi network, such as video streaming or downloading any type of file. When the
data demands of the wireless devices on your network reach the data capacity limits of your Wi-Fi system,
"drop outs" and "freezes" and other types of interruptions can occur. A wired connection removes the MC200Air
from the wireless data load.
If the MC200Air is located near your (wireless) router, or near a wired network connection, you can connect it
directly to your network with an Ethernet cable. You'll just need an appropriate length "CAT 5" or "CAT 6" cable
with RJ45 connectors.
When the MC200Air is used this way, AirPlay (or DLNA) will function normally with a wireless (iOS) device or a
wired Ethernet connection to a computer. If you have more than one MC200Air, a combination of wireless and
wired systems may be used.
Using AirPlay
With iOS devices, you use the Music app to control music play. Once you
have connected the MC200Air to your network, the wAirPiay icon will
appear on the iTunes screen. Touch the icon to display a list of output devices
-the iOS device and the other AirPlay connected systems. Touch the name
of a system to connect to it.
Note: There are numerous iOS apps, such as those that stream special radio channels, that will also display
w AirPlay icon on their screen so you can select the MC200Air as your output device. If an app does not
display the WAirPiay icon, it may be necessary to go to iTunes, select the MC200Air from the AirPlay output
list, then return to your streaming app.
Also note that if the sound is paused or off for some time, it may be necessary to re-select the MC200Air.
iTunes on your computer can connect to several MC200Air system s
at the same time and individually control the volume of each system .
Click on the~ icon at the bottom of the iTunes window. Then click
"Multiple Speakers ... " from the pop up list. The Multiple Speakers
control box will open. Check the output systems you want to use
and adjust the volumes as needed.
Song Play Remote Control
In order to use the song control buttons on the remote control (Play,
Pause, etc.), you need to set up iTunes to allow for"audio control
from remote speakers:' From the iTunes menu on a iOS device select
Preferences. On a PC select Edit and then preference. Click on the
Devices icon at the top of th e window. Then click on the check box
next to" Allow iTunes audio control from remote speakers': Then click
the OK button .
Using DLNA
Because so many different manufacturers make DLNA capable devices, it is difficult to give specific information
on how to use the DLNA features. Please refer to the instructions for your device for specific information. In
general the process of playing a DLNA device through the MC200Air goes something like this:
Be sure that your Wi-Fi network is active, the DLNA device you want to connect is on and the MC200Air is on.
Open the DLNA control application on your device. Select "Share Media': From there, follow the menus to the
"settings" screen. Typically you have the option to play music from your wireless device, or to "push" music from
a computer to the MC200Air.
Notes and Tips
When the MC200Air is turned off it still may feel slightly warm. That's because some circuitry remains active
even when the MC200Air is off. This allows a remote command to turn on the MC200Air.
The MC200Air may automatically turn itself on and begin playing. If you start playing music from a source
device that is connected to your network via AirPlay, the MC200Air will"wake up" and begin playing.
After 30 minutes of inactivity, the MC200Air will go into a low power standby mode. If music play is restarted,
the MC200Air will resume playing. There may be a slight delay while the system comes out of standby mode.
If you have two or more MC200Air systems, you will want to give each a unique name to make it easy to select
the one you want to use. See the setup Option 2 (System Setup Using Wi-Fi) for details on how to customize
the names of your systems.
Wall Mounting the MC200Air
The MC200Air can be wall mounted using the
keyhole openings on the back of the system. Install
two MS or equivalent screws in the wall. They must
be exactly 3 15!16" (1 OOmm) apart, and level with each
other. Leave about 3!16" (Smm) of the screw shaft
exposed so the head of the screw can engage the
keyhole opening. Carefully position the MC200Air
keyhole openings over the screw head and set it in
place. Be sure the cabinet is firmly mounted on the
screw heads before you let go of the system.
The MC200Air does not turn on.
Plug a lamp into the wall power outlet to be sure the outlet has power. Check all the power connections to
be sure everything is completely plugged in- the power cord to the wall outlet, the power cord to the power
supply, and the power supply output cable into the back of the system.
What should I do if the network connection process fails?
• Try "power cycling"- that is, do a complete, cold shut down and restart- of the various components of the
network, such as the wireless router, or your computer if you are playing from iTunes. Some devices may
need to have their power supplies disconnected in order to be completely powered off.
• Try adjusting the antenna to a different position and re-try the connection process.
• Check to be sure your router is "discoverable". This means that the router will"broadcast"to other devices,
letting them know that is it active and will not require you to know the network name of the router. See
your router instructions for more information.
Be sure your router does not "hide" its SSID name. To enhance security, some routers "hide" their SSID names.
See the instructions for your router for information on how to "unhide" the router name.
Be sure the SSID name of your router has only normal characters and digits. Do not use symbols or
punctuation characters. See the information in the Option 2 connection section.
• Turn off the WEP encryption system if your router has it. The MC200Air will not connect to a network when
this security system is active. Turn it back on when you are done with the network connection process. See
your router instructions for more information.
When using the Option 2 network connection method, the Network Setup window does not appear when
I enter "" in the browser address window.
Check the "proxy" setting of your browser. If necessary reset the browser to allow connections without the use
of proxies.
The MC200Air is on and connected to my network (the AIR button is lit green) but no music is playing.
Be sure the source is actually playing, not paused or stopped.
• Check the -4X (mute) button to be sure it is not lit red.
Press the+ volume up a couple of times to be sure the MC200Air volume level is not turned all the way down.
• Check the network settings for the music source- iOS device, DLNA device or computer. Be sure Wi -Fi is active
and it is connected to your network. The~ AirPlay icon should appear at the bottom of the iTunes window.
• If the music source is a computer, be sure its volume level is not turned down all the way, or that its sound
is muted.
• Try turning the Wi -Fi system off and back on. Try "power cycling" your device. Try power cycling your router.
Note: The latest and most capable network is the "class n" system (more completely it is designated the "IEEE
802 .11 n" system). Older routers used the "class g" or "class b" system . Many routers will connect to all three
systems, "n'; "g" or "b': The MC200Air operates with "n'; "g" or "b" systems, however, it will not connect to a
router that is "class n" only, nor on a limited access "guest" network.
Why does my music sometimes stop briefly and then start playing again?
Other network traffic, such as downloading files or streaming movies from the internet, may cause brief drop
outs. Try reducing the number of d evices using the network.
I think I entered the password wrong during the set up- what do I do?
Do set up again. See the Option 2 connection information, step 5.
Updating the MC200Air Firmware
To update the firmware of the MC200Air, you must use a Macintosh computer or a PC running the Safari
web browser. Safari is the standard web browser for Macintosh computers. If you have a PC, you will need to
download Safari from the Apple web site.
Note: The computer should be connected to a power supply. Do not try to do the firmware upgrade using a
computer running on battery power.
Note: Do not remove power or turn off the MC200Air during the update process.
Download and save the latest firmware upgrade from
0 and AIR buttons stop blinking.
Turn on MC200Air. Wait until the
Play some music from iTunes on your computer to verify that it and MC200Air are on the same Wi-Fi
Go back to Safari on your computer.
Click on Show All Book Marks Icon
Select BonJour from the list on the left side of the window.
Double click on the name of your MC200Air in the bookmarks list. This will bring up the Boston Acoustics
network setup page. Note: If your MC200Air does not appear on the list, be sure it is connected to the
same network.
Click on Firmware Update to bring up the firmware update page.
Chose the option Firmware Update from Network. Click OK
10 Follow the instruction to complete the firmware update
After the firmware update, the MC200Air should work normally. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to
disconnect and reconnect the power. It may also be necessary to setup the network connection again.
Limited Warranty
Boston Acousti cs warrants to the original purchaser of the MC200Air that it will be free of defects in materials
and workmanship in its mechanical parts for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Your responsibilities are to install and use the MC200Air according to the instructions supplied, to provide safe
and secure transportation to an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative, and to present proof of
purchase in the form of your sales slip when requesting service.
Excluded from this warranty is damage that results from abuse, misuse, improper installation, accidents,
shipping, or repairs/ modifications by anyone other than an authorized Boston Acoustics service representative.
This warranty is limited to the Boston Acoustics product and does not cover damage to any associated
equipment. This warranty does not cover the cost of removal or reinstallation. This warranty is void if the serial
number has been removed or defaced. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
If Service Seems Necessary
First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product. If that is not possible, write to:
Boston Acoustics, Inc.
100 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07490 USA
First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product. If that is not possible, send an email to:
su [email protected]
All Other Countries
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product or contact your local distributor.
We will promptly advise you of what action to take. If it is necessary to return your MC200Air to the factory,
please ship it prepaid. After it has been repaired, we will return it freight prepaid in the United States and
For EU Customers Only
This symbol found on the product indicates that the product must not be disposed of with
household waste. Instead, it may be placed in a separate collection facility for electronic waste or
returned to a retailer when purchasing similar product. The producer paid to recycle this product.
Doing this contributes to reuse and recycling, minimizes adverse effects on the environment and
human health and avoids any fines for incorrect disposal.
This symbol, if found on the battery, indicates that it must not be disposed of with household waste or incinerated. Instead, it may be placed in a separate collection facility for batteries in accordance with local regulations.
Doing this contributes to reuse and recycling, minimizes adverse effects on the environment and human health
and avoids any fines for incorrect disposal.
Th e following symbols, if found on the battery have th ese meaning s: "Hg " means mercury. "Cd " means
cadmium. "Pb" means lead. These symbols indicate that the battery contains these heavy metals.
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MC200Ai r
Quick Start Guide
Guide de demarrage rapide I Gu ia de lnicio Rapido
Guida rapida I Snabbstartsguide I Kurzanleitung
What you need.
Ce qu'il vous faut 1 Que debe hacer
Vad du behover
Cosa occorre
I Erforderliche Gerate
Connect the power supply.
Press and release the 0 button.
Branchez !'alimentation.
Appuyez et relachez le bouton
Conecte Ia fuente de alimentaci6n.
Presione y suelte el bot6n 0 .
Collegare l'alimentazione. Premere il
pulsante 6 e rilasciare Ia pressione.
Anslut nataggregatet. Tryck ner och slapp 0 -knappen.
Schlie~en Sie das Netzkabel an. DrOcken Sie die Taste
und lassen Sie diese wieder los.
Wait for the
button to change from flashing orange to green.
Attendez que le bouton 0 change du clignotement orange au vert.
Espere hasta que el bot6n
Attendere che il pulsante
C> cambie de intermitente naranja a verde.
passi da arancione lampeggiante a verde.
Vanta tills 0 -knappen slutar blinka orange och lyser gran.
Warten Sie, bis die Taste
nicht mehr orange blinkt, sondern grOn leuchtet.
Push and hold the SETUP button on the back of the unit
for 5-8 seconds until the AIR button slow-blinks orange.
Poussez et maintenez le bouton SETUP au dos de l'appareil pendant 5 a 8 secondes jusqu'a ce que le
bouton AIR dig note lentement en orange.
Presione y mantenga presionado el bot6n SETUP que esta en Ia parte posterior de Ia unidad durante 5-8
segundos hasta que el bot6n AIR se ponga en intermitente naranja Iento.
Pre mere il pulsante SETUP presente sui retro dell'apparecchio e mantenere Ia pressione per 5-8 secondi fino
a quando il pulsante AIR non lampeggia lentamente in arancione.
Tryck och hall ner SETUP-knappen pa baksidan av enheten i 5-8 sekunder tills AJR-knappen langsamt
blinkar orange.
Drucken Sie die Taste SETUP hinten am Gerat und hal ten Sie diese etwa 5-8 Sekunden lang gedruckt- so
lange, bis die Taste AIR Iangsam orange blinkt.
Go to SETIINGS on your iOS Device. SelectWi-Fi and click on MC200Air_Setup.
Aller a SETIINGS a votre appareil iOS. Selectionnez une connexion Wi-Fi et cliquez sur MC200Air_Setup.
Vaya a CONFIGURACIONES en su Dispositive iOS. Seleccione Wi-Fi y haga die en MC200Air_Setup.
Recarsi su SETIINGS nel dispositive iOS. Selezionare Wi-Fi e cliccare su MC200Air_Setup.
Ga tiiiiNSTAlLNINGAR pa din iOS-enhet. Valj Wi-Fi och klicka pa MC2QOAir_Setup.
Wechseln Sie auf lhrem mit iOS laufenden Gerat zu EINSTELLUNGEN (SETIINGS). Wahlen Sie W-LAN (Wi-Fi)
aus, und klicken Sie auf MC200Air_Setup.
MC200Ai r
Quick Start Guide
French Quick Start Guide I Spanish Quick Start Guide
Italian Quick Start Guide I Swedish Quick Start Guide I German Quick Start Guide
Launch a web browser and enter http://192.168.1 .12
Lancez un navigateur Web et entrez http:/1192. 168.1.12
lnicie un navegador y escriba http:/1192.168.1.12
Lanciare un browser Web e digitare http:ll192.168.1.12
Oppna en webblasare och mata in http:ll192. 168.1.12
Starten Sie einen Webbrowser. Geben Sie http:/1192. 168. 1.12 ein.
Click on Profile Configu ration
Cliquez sur Configuration du Profil
Haga clic en Configuraci6n de perfil
Cliccare su ·configurazione profilo".
Klicka pA Profilkonfigurering
Klicken Sie auf .Profilfestlegung"
(Profile Configuration).
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Select your Wi-Fi network
from the drop down
li st. Note: If yo ur Wi-Fi is
password protected, you
w ill need to enter you r
password here.
Selectionnez votre reseau WiFi a partir de Ia liste deroulante.
Remarque: Si votre reseau Wi-Fi
est protege par mot de passe. vous
devrez entrer votre mot de passe ici.
[NPtwo r k Set u p
Seleccione su red de Wi-Fi de Ia lista
desplegable. Nota: Si su Wi-Fi esta
protegida con una
contrasena, tendril
que escribir su contrasena aqui.
Selezionare Ia rete Wi-Fi dall'elenco a discesa. Nota bene: se Ia rete Wi-Fi
quest'ultima andra inserita a questa livello.
e protetta da password,
Valj ditt Wi-Fi-natverk frAn rullgardinslistan. Obs! Om ditt Wi-Fi-natverk ar lbsenordsskyddat, sA mAste du
ange losenordet har.
Wahlen Sie Ober die Dropdownliste das W-LAN-Netzwerk aus, das Sie verwenden wollen. Bitte beachten
Sie: Wenn lhr W-LAN-Netzwerk mit einem Passwort geschOtzt ist, mOssen Sie dieses hier eingeben.
Cl ick "Apply".
I Haga die en "Aplicar·. I Cliccare su Applica.
I Klicken Sie auf.Anwenden· (Apply).
Cliquez sur • Apply>.
Klicka pA "Tillampa".
10 Click OK w hen the warning w indow pops up.
Cliquez sur OK lorsque Ia fenetre d'avertissement apparait.
------------------http //192 168 1 12
Haga die en OK cuando aparezca Ia ventana de advertencia.
Cliccare su OK quando compare Ia finestra di avviso.
Ca nce l
OK nar varningsfbnstret visas.
Ein Fenster mit einer Warnmeldung wird u. U. aufgerufen. Klicken Sie auf OK.
When the AIR button lights solid green, you are ready to play you r MC200Air!
Look for the ~ A irPlay symbol on you r iPhone/iPod/iPad and press to play your
music through you r MC200Air.
Lorsque les boutons AIR s'allume en vert continu, vous etes pret a
jouer votre MC200Air' Recherchez le symbole AirPlay
sur votre
iPhone I iPod I iPad et appuyez pour jouer votre musique a I'aide de
votre MC200Air.
Cuando Ia luz del bot6n AIR se ponga fija en verde, iYa esta listo
para reproducir su MC200Air! Busque el simbolo ~ AirPlay de su
iPhone/iPod/iPad y presione para reproducir su mUsica a traves de
su MC200Air.
Quando il pulsante AIR si illumina di verde, siete pronti a suonare I'MC200Air' Cercate il simbolo
sull'iPhoneliPodliPad e premetelo per riprodurre Ia musica tramite I'MC200Air.
w AirPlay
Nar AIR-knappen lyser stadigt gron kan du spela upp pA din MC200Air! Lokalisera ~ AirPiay-symbolen pA
din iPhone/iPodliPad och tryck pAden for att spela upp din musik genom MC200Air.
Wenn die Taste AIR in einem krahigen GrOn leuchtet, ist MC200Air bereit fOr die Wiedergabe! Suchen Sie
das AirPlay-Symbol ~ auf lhrem iPhoneliPodliPad, und drOcken Sie darauf, um lhre Musik Ober lhren
MC200Air abzuspielen.
See page 8- 11 for other ways of connecting to you r MC200Air.
Voir pages 22 -25 pour les autres manieres de connecter votre MC200Air.
Vea Ia pagina 36-39 para conocer otras formas de conectarse a su MC200Air
Si vedano le pagine SO- 53 per ulteriori modalita di collegamento aii'MC200Air.
Se sidan 64-67 for andra satt att ansluta till din MC200Air
AufSeite 78-81 sind weitere Moglichkeiten beschrieben, sich mit lhrem MC200Air zu verbinden.
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