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Where is the IR sensor on a Bose 3-2-1 Series II?

I'll be installing the Bose in a closet and controlling it with an IR repeater. Where is the IR sensor on the Bose? I've read elsewhere that it's dead center on the display but, of course, I don't see anything when I examine the front panel and don't want to stick the Xantech "mouse" all over in a futile search for the sensor, nor do I want to dismantle the Bose to find where the sensor is. Can I just stick the mouse emitter in the geometric center?

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I believe I've found the IR sensor. By shining a flash light on the various parts of the normally opaque shield over the front of the Bose, I was able to spot what I believe to be the sensor on the extreme right end of the shield, vertically centered. Later today I hope to verify this by connecting everything and using the remote through the Xantech. If it turns out that I'm wrong, I'll post again.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • Zapps Dec 22, 2011

    You are right, well spotted ;)

  • Zapps Dec 22, 2011

    Well spotted, you are right :)

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