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Connecting Bose Acoustimass to receiver

I saw your response to the Denon posting, and want to connect a Bose Acoustimass to an A/V receiver without having the other channel speakers go through the Acooustimass.  My question is this, if I connect the Acoustimass to the receiver with the multi-pin connector (but only connecting the Acoustimass to the receiver), but then connect my other speakers directly to the receiver, will the receiver properly control the sound distribution, and will the Acoustimass work properly?

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  • bdcjec May 06, 2009

    I have a Acoustimass 15 Subwoofer (5.1 channel sub w/5 dbl cubes and center channel) I have a Yamaha R665 7.1channel receiver.

    How can I connect 2 more dbl cubes for 7.1 channel sound? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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SOURCE: Bose Acoustimass 15 woofer, Replacement of RCA female connector

On the end opposite of the jacks (top of the sub opposite connectors) in the exact middle, there is a ratchet looking device (flashlight and magnifying glass reveal the little culprit) with a very small flat screw driver rotate the piece CCW until a small tab is protruding from the middle. Pu the palm of your hand on the plastic case and give it a small whack (in the direction of the jacks) it will move about a 1.2 inch. Lift straight up and the case will come off and reveal the connectors. Trust me, get a flashlight and magnifying glass and peer through the small crack between the cover and the box, you will see the little notch (encoder looking) rotating wheel

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Need longer ribbon speaker wire for Acoustimass 16

I have the same question. I just called Bose at 1-877-210-3782 (prompt 6) and they have two solutions:

1. 20 foot Input extension - $25
2. Input adaptor - $12 (you can run your own speaker cable to the input adaptor)

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: connecting Bose Acoustimas Wofer to a Sony receiver

you cannot hook a bose system up with any other system not even another bose

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Bose audio input receiver cable 15 pin

You can buy it on ebay but it's cheaper just to make one. If you can solder, all you need is a female 15-pin d-type connector and a bunch of speaker wire. Here is a diagram of the connections.

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If you have it literally conencted the way you say not much good will happen.

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

Acoustimass module
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
television.
• You may hide the Acoustimass module behind or under furniture, but do not block the
opening. Be sure there is at least 2 inches (5 cm) between the opening and any surface.
• 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
corner.
• Stand the Acoustimass module vertically or horizontally (Figure 6). To stand it on the
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Move the sub closer to a wall or corner to increase the bass.

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