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So, how can I connect these lousy Bose Acoustimass 7 speakers, other than going through the bose controller (not a subwoofer at all)? I have a Yamaha RX-V1800. Your help is greatly appreciated.
PS..I could not select acoustimas 7 in the subject line because it was unavailable.

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  • frankwmccart Feb 22, 2009

    I am trying to connect my AM 5 as a sub woofer in 5.1. I am using the sat speakers as the rears and a pair of 301's as the fronts and a vcs-10 for the center.

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The Bose systems are SYSTEMS for a very good reason. They're made for people who want good sound but don't want to manipulate the hardware much. The speakers and amps are designed for each other ONLY, not only electrically but through soundshaping to provide the smooth final result. The design is for you to feed the electronics a Line Level source and the magic and distribution happens internally. These are NOT mix 'n' match components. The special connectors are a clue. The Yamaha will probably blow them up if you manage to succeed with your plan.

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  • Tony Vigil Aug 04, 2010

    Yeah! I have just acquired a Bose Model 614810 - Tuner/CD Player Unit. I have tried to hook up the Bose end with "mini-phono jacks", as required, on that end, while using a "bare-ended" wire end to hook up to some Sony Speaker System Speakers, which require a "bare-ended" wire into a insertion hole. The Bose turns "on"....I can select tuner, and appropriate tuner stations, but no sound comes out, why do I need this elaborate connection system, which is not versatile at all, but unique within itself?

    Tony

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  • David Dunn
    David Dunn Aug 04, 2010

    You could just get the manual from bose.com and read up on it.



    Not sure what you mean by the "Bose end with mini-phone jacks". What are you connecting to what - in detail?



    Do you see the word 'speakers' anywhere on the back of this thing?



    This unit is a tuner/CD and will not drive speakers directly so I don't know why you would think modifying its RCA output to match speaker inputs would magically do the trick. You need an amplifier between this unit and speakers, or self-amplified speakers. A mini-jack might work from the headphone output but the RCA outputs would be preferable.

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