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Do I have to have a powered bass module to make the cubes work?

I bought a bose acoustimass 6 series III speaker system with a yamaha receiver. It worked great. Then our house was broken into and the powered bass module and receiver were stolen. I am trying to piece the system back together with a sony receiver and a non powered bass module from an acoustimass 5 series II system that I got second hand. I can't get any sound out of any of the speakers. Do I have to have a powered bass module with these cube speakers? If not, what kind of cables do I need to patch the system together?

Thanks in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Your Acoustimass 5 is a powered sub with powered surround speakers. If you are not getting sound output, the internal fuse may be open and you will have to replace it. Bose used a heavy multiple output cable terminated in a miniature DIN plug to connect speakers. You may be able to find one on eBay.

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products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/og_am5iii.pdf


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The speaker OUTPUTs for the Yamaha feed the INPUTS on the Acoustimass Module then the satellites branch out of the Acoustimass Module's OUTPUTs.

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Bose® recommends putting your Acoustimass module at the same end of the room as the
television monitor. To prevent interference, keep the module at least 2 feet (.6 m) from the
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• You may hide the Acoustimass module behind or under furniture, but do not block the
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• If the opening faces the wall it increases the bass; if it faces away it decreases the bass.
For the most bass response, place the opening 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) from a wall or
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• Stand the Acoustimass module vertically or horizontally (Figure 6). To stand it on the
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Fill in the blanks about the working receiver.

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no am/fm? are antennas connected? is there static active on any station tuned to?

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