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THE
BOSE®
LIFESTYLE'·
POWERED
SPEAKER
SYSTEM
OWNER'S
MANUAL
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WARNING
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this system to rain or moisture
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of shock, do not remove
the cover of this system There are no userserviceable parts inside Refer servicing to
qualified service personnel
The CAUTION marks shown on this page are
located on the back of your system
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
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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
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK - DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
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Be sure to read these instructions first, before
proceeding with the setup and connection of
your Bose® Lifestyle™ powered speaker system Careful attention to safety will ensure the
carefree use and long-lasting enjoyment of
your new system
1. Read Instructions-Read all the safety
and operating instructions before the unit
is operated
2. Retain Instructions-Retain the safety
and operating instructions for future reference
3. Heed Warnings-Adhere to all warnings on the unit and in the operating
instructions
4. Follow Instructions-Follow all operating and other instructions
5. Water and Moisture-Do not use the
unit near water-for example, near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc
6. Carts and Stands- Use the unit only
with a cart or stand recommended by
Bose Corporation
7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting-Mount the
unit to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by Bose Corporation
8. Ventilation-Situate the unit so that its
location or position does not interfere with
its proper ventilation For example, the
unit should not be situated on a bed,
sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings, or placed
in a built-in system, such as a book-case
or cabinet that may impede the flow of air
through ventilation openings
9. Heat -Situate the unit away from heat
sources such as radiators, stoves, or
other applicances that produce heat
10. Power Sources-Connect the unit to a
power (mains) supply of the type
described in the operating instructions or
as marked on the unit
11. Power-Cord Protection-Route power
(mains) cords so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the unit
12. Cleaning-Clean the unit only as
directed by Bose® Corporation
13. Nonuse Periods-Unplug the power
(mains) cord of the unit from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of
time
14. Object and Liquid Entry-Take care
so that objects do not fall into and liquids
are not spilled into the inside of the unit
15. Damage Requiring Service-The unit
should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when
A: The power-supply cord or the plug
has been damaged, or
B: Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the unit, or
C: The unit has been exposed to rain, or
D: The unit does not appear to operate
Before You Begin••.
Thank you for purchasing the Bose Lifestyle
powered speaker system These speakers are
designed specifically for use with the Bose
Lifestyle music system to deliver high-fidelity,
room-filling sound to listening areas such as
an office, playroom, kitchen, or workroom
The speakers may also be used with a CD
player, tape deck, or other line-level source
Because this speaker system is very different from other systems, we recommend that you take the time to read this
owner's guide. It contains instructions and
information that will help you get the most
enjoyment possible from your new Lifestyle
powered speaker system If you will be using
these speakers as part of the Lifestyle music
system, please read the Lifestyle music center
owner's guide before reading the rest of this
guide Pay particular attention to the "ZonesA New Concept" section to fully understand
two-zone listening and multi-area zones This
will help you enjoy the flexibility of your Lifestyle music system and the performance and
convenience of your Lifestyle powered
speaker system
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance, or
E: The unit has been dropped, or the
cabinet damaged
16. Servicing- Do not attempt to service
the unit in any way beyond those means
described in the operating instructions
All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel
CAUTION
Do not connect the Lifestyle™
powered speaker system to the
speaker terminals of any receiver
or amplifier.
UnpaCking
Open the carton Carefully remove the foam
packing cradles, and then remove the packing cradles from each speaker The following
items are included
• 1 LEFT (powered) speaker (with power
cord)
• 1 RIGHT (accessory) speaker (with speaker
terminals on the back)
• 1 2-conductor speaker wire
• iSO-foot (15-m) extension cable
2
Setting Up Your
Lifestyle™powered
speaker system
CAUTION: Be sure all components
(Lifestyle music center or other source,
Acoustimass" speaker system, etc.) are
unplugged from the power (mains) outlet before you begin hooking up the Lifestyle powered speaker system.
1
Set up the speakers. Place the LEFT and
RIGHT speakers in their respective locations
in your room You can put these compact
speakers in just about any room and location
where you would like high fidelity sound, such
as in a bookcase, on a desk, or in your
kitchen If you wish to place the speakers
near a lV, allow at least 9 inches (23cm) of
clearance between the speakers and the lV
screen, to prevent the speakers' magnets
from disturbing the lV picture Optional
Bose® ceiling-and wall-mount brackets offer
even greater placement versatility
2
Connect the speakers to each other.
Look at the supplied two-conductor speaker
wire, the striped or ribbed side is positive (+ ),
and the solid side is negative (-) These positive and negative conductors correspond
respectively to the positive (red) and negative
(black) terminals on the back ofthe speakers
As illustrated in Figure 1, connect the positive
and negative conductors at one end of the
speaker wire to the corresponding positive
and negative terminals on the LEFT speaker,
and connect the other end of the wire to the
RIGHT speaker To do so, simply push down
the tab at the bottom of each terminal, insert
the bare end of the appropriate conductor
into the hole, and release the tab to secure
the wire in place
Check your connections to make sure they
are wired positive to positive (+ to+ ) and
negative to negative (- to -) Incorrect wiring will affect the stereo image Also, check
to make sure that no strands of wire
from any terminal are brushing against
any other terminal. Such "bridged"
wires create short circuits that may damage your Lifestyle powered speaker
system.
3
3
Connect the speakers to the music
source.
A. To the Lifestyle music center.
Insert the red and black plugs from the
LEFT speaker's input cable into the corresponding red and black jacks on one
end of the 50-foot (15-m) extension cable
Then, insert the red and black plugs at the
other end of the extension cable into the
red and black "SPEAKERS B" jacks on
the Lifestyle music center (Figure 2) (Your
Bose dealer can supply additional lengths
of extension cable, if necessary )
B. To a CD Player, cassette deck, or
other music source.
Insert the red and black plugs from the
LEFT speaker's input cable into the left
and right audio outputs of the music
source (Figure 3) If you wish to locate the
speakers further away from the music
source, use the supplied 50-foot extension
cable as follows
Insert the red and black plugs from the
powered (LEFT) speaker's input cable
into the corresponding red and black
jacks on one end of the 50-foot (15-m)
extension cable
2 Insert the red and black plugs on the
other end of the extensions cable,
respectively, into the RIGHT and LEFT
outputs of the source NOTE Portable
CD players often use a 3 5mm stereoheadphone jack, instead of the RCA
jacks found on larger stereo components If this is the case, you can use an
optional adaptor, available from your
Bose dealer
3 With the the volume control on the left
speaker turned all the way down
(counterclockwise), plug the power
(mains) cord from the left speaker
and other components into the
power (mains) outlet. On models
equipped with a power switch, turn the
switch to the On position
4 Set the volume control to the two
o'clock position, turn on the
music, and enjoy!
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Connecting the speakers together
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Figure 2.
Connecting speakers to the Lifestyle music center
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Figure 3.
Connecting to an audio source
4
Operating Tips
The volume control (located on the front of the
left speaker), should be used in addition to
the volume control on your Lifestyle™ music
center (or other source) It is particularly convenient when your music source has no
remote control or when the remote control
has been removed from your listening area
To increase volume, turn the control clockwise
(to the right) To decrease volume, turn the
control counterclockwise (to the left)
The following suggestions are provided to
help you get the most enjoyment out of your
system
• Starting your musical selection-
When the music begins to play, slowly
increase the volume of the music source to
the desired level Use the volume control on
the left speaker if any further adjustment is
desired
• When the music is over-It is a good
idea to turn the volume control all the way to
the left when you have finished listening to
your Lifestyle powered speaker system
This will prevent you from accidentally playing music to an empty room Just remember to return the control to the two o'clock
position before you use the speakers again
• If the system is not to be used for an
extended period-Unplug the Lifestyle
powered speaker system from the wall
outlet
• Adjusting tone-The Lifestyle powered
speaker system incorporates an optimized,
preset equalizer for proper bass and treble
balance This tone setting cannot be
adjusted However, any tone controls on the
source unit can be used when the source
unit is playing through the Lifestyle™ powered speaker system
5
USing the System with
the Lifestyle™ music center
If you are using this system with the Bose®
Lifestyle music center, please read the music
center's owner's manual to learn about
"zones" A 50-foot extension cable is supplied to enable you to locate the Lifestyle powered speaker system in a different room, away
from the Lifestyle music center, if desired (If
you need additional extension cable, consult
your authorized Bose dealer)
When connected to the ZONE 2 outputs of
the Lifestyle music center, a chirping sound
will be heard through the speakers in
response to commands sent by the RelayTM
controller This is normal, the sound is provided to confirm the commands when the
speakers are operated remotely
Care and Maintenance
The Lifestyle powered speaker system
requires very little maintenance Clean the
speaker cabinets occasionally with a damp
cloth WHILE THE SYSTEM IS
UNPLUGGED. Never use any chemicals
to clean your system, and never allow
liquids of any kind to enter the unit's
openings.
In Case of Difficulty
Although actual servicing should be referred
to qualified personnel, many potential problems are likely to be the result of improper
hookup, rather than any real defect If you
have any of the following problems, try the
suggested solutions first
Problem:
System doesn't play
Solution:
1 Power (mains) cord may be either
unplugged or improperly connected
Check cord and connections
2 On models equipped with a power switch,
make sure the switch is in the On (I)
position
3 Increase volume
Problem:
No sound with system plugged in
Accessories
The following accessories are available to
enhance the flexibility of your Lifestyle powered speaker system Contact your authorized Bose dealer for ordering information
WB-10 Wall Bracket: Mounts your Lifestyle
powered speaker system directly against a
wall or other surface
MMA-4 Multi-purpose Mounting Arm:
Mounts your Lifestyle powered speaker system above a desk, shelf, or table
WC-5, WC-6 Wall/Ceiling Brackets:
Mount your Lifestyle powered speaker system
to the ceiling or walls for the greatest flexibility
Please Note Your Lifestyle powered speaker
system should be mounted only in the manner recommended by Bose Consult the
instructions supplied with the mounting
accessories
Solution:
Source component is not properly connected
to the system, check connections Also, make
sure that the source itself is operating properly (CD has been inserted, batteries are
okay, etc) Check volume controls
Problem:
Only one speaker plays
Solution:
The Accessory (RIGHT) speaker may be
improperly connected Check connection,
wires, and terminals
Problem:
Sound is too loud and/or distorted
Solution:
The source component's volume may be too
high Turn the source volume down, and use
the volume control on the Lifestyle™ powered
speaker system
Problem:
Diminished bass
Solution:
Accessory (RIGHT) speaker connections
may be reversed Check connections
If, after trying the above solutions, you are still
having trouble with your Lifestyle powered
speaker system, contact your authorized
Bose® dealer, who will verify any defects and
arrange for service by an authorized service
agency or by the Bose factory Bose Corporation will make every effort to remedy any problem within the terms of the warranty, at
minimum inconvenience to you
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--BIIS~
Better sound through research.
@Copyright 1989 Bose Corporation The Mountain Framingham MA
017019168 USA • Tel (508)8797330· Telex 443 0058· Fax (50B)
8726541
European Headquarters Bose DISTCO BV Nijverheidslraal8, 1135 GE
Edam. Netherlands. Tel (31)299366661 • Telex 16430. Telelax (31)
299368163
Bose products are distributed worldwide
Covered by patent rights issued and/or pending Acouslimass and Bose are
registered trademarks and Lifestyle and Relay are trademarks of Bose Cor
poration Product features and specifications subject to change without
notice Printed in USA
PN 138659
THE PERIOD FOR THE LIMITED
WARRANTY OF THIS 'PRODUCT IS
1 YEAR
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ImportaAl
Salety
Information
lis unit is equipped with a polariie,d
alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This
plug will fit into the power outlet only one
way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contacf your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
©1995 Bose Corporation
JN95112 PN149978-Rev 1
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