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Bose Lifestyle 50 - connection to a non-bose amplifier

Hi - I was hoping you might be able to advise me of the 'pinout' information on my Bose Lifestyle 50 system. I want to connect the cable coming from the sub (which has a large din plug that connects to sub and a mini din the other end of the cable) into another cable (that I need to source perhaps get a custom made one) whereby the custom cable then split the wires into 5 pairs of speaker wire plus one for the sub connection to an amp. Bose have a cable which does just that in their Acoustimass 6 & 10 series speakers but the connection to the sub is a flat multi pin whereas mine is a round din plug. Is there somewhere I can get the cable I need made up - it was suggested to me that I would need the pinout information for the system I have before a custom cable could be made?
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The 2 system are completely different your is low level input and its is having only 2 input L and R when those signal they get inside your sub it process through an DSP ( Digital Signal Processor ) and become 5 output to yours satellite cube speakers
The AM6 or 10 are high level input connected direct to any output of any AMP from those signal they convert down to low frequency for sub woofer

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I do have a lifestyle 5 Bose system, the console and the command does not work anymore, can that be replace with a pre amp signal? How can I do it?
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My base module doesn't work anymore , can i replace it with another brand or amplifier


There's a base unit on eBay for bid, currently around $90, expiring tonight at 15:45 PST

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Bose products are highly proprietary. If they have non-standard connectors from the amp or in the speakers I'd take that as a clue they're NOT compatible with other manufacturers' products.

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Is it possible to plug an Ipod into this system?


Hi, it is possible. All you need to do is get a two to one RCA cable. (one side RCA that has two mouths stereo, and the other side will have a jack mouth that will go into the ipod.

Connect the RCA cable to the output of the bose lifestyle system and connect the jack to the input of the ipod(where you plug your ear phone in.).

After that, set the bose to AUX. and you can start playing songs in no time.

Take care.

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PS3 to Bose Lifestyle 28


hey, this is how i have mine set up.

Bose to PS3 via Digital Audio Optical
PS3 to TV via HDMI

This way you can get Full 5.1 surround sound, and good picture quality, also, go to the bose menu and set the optical source to your PS3.

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I have a Lifestyle 35 and want to replace head unit with a 5.1 receiver. The Bose subwoofer model LSPS uses a network type cable connector on the sub side and a male din plug on the head unit side of...


The entire 5.1 amplification system, in the Bose Lifestyle 35, is actually part of the Bose Acoustimass (subwoofer) module. The RJ-45 (network type) connector passes a low-voltage signal from the console to the Acoustimass module. If you were to hack the connection, and plug the speaker outputs of a 5.1 receiver to the RJ-45 socket on the Acoustimass module, you would blow the amplifier.

If you are really itching to replace the Bose Lifestyle 35 console with a regular 5.1 receiver, I strongly suggest you sell your Bose system, and purchase a Bose speaker system, such as the Acoustimass 10 Home Theater Speaker System, which is made for use with a standard 5.1 surround sound receiver.

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Want to connect non-bose speakers to a bose lifestyle system


this is possible, however not a very good idea.
Bose speakers are designed a little different than other brand speakers, the Equalizer built into the bose system will probably not sound amazing when you hook up your other speakers. Are you looking for more bass? cleaner highs?

if you want more bass, you could try doubling up your subs, if you want cleaner highs you could buy Bose Jewel Cube Speakers (purchased from a Bose Built-Invisible Dealer

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Center speaker static noise


Sorry sp106s, you have to take that to bose service center.
Its a complicated problem. Something is wrong in the amplifier
section inside your sub box. Only authorize servicemen can
open it, not any tech'n can.

Good Luck

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