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Want to use double cube speakers with my Lifestyle 18 system instead of the single cubes.

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  • gfernandes Apr 08, 2009

    Thanks.....yes, Bose sells the double cube as an upgrade to other AM systems from 5.1 to 6.1
    I would not like to loose my warranty and hence the question.
    Are the physical electronics in the Lifestyle 18 system different to the others that have the double cube? or is it just software?

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Hi, sorry but that may confuse your Lifestyle system DSP board since they were programmed to set equalisation parameters specifically forthe signle cube speakers. But still if your insisting and do get hold of the double shot satellites, you may use them and probably do an ADAPTIQ calibration to reset the equalisation curve of he system with respect to the new doulbeshot satellites you have installed. Though any problem that may arrise in doing so may void your warranty.

Glad to be of service...

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