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Connecting headphones to bose 321

Sources: Sony Freeview & Sony Playstation Linked to: Audio: Bose 321 amp and base/gemstone speakers Visual: Sony Sideshot projector Question: How do I connect headphones to the set up? (Doesn't work when I attach headphones to audio out (L or R)) What am I doing wrong! Cheers, Marcus

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Try pushing mute and then turn volume up

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Hi! It would just be easy. Just prepare RCA cables and connect the cables to the tv and satellite receiver. Link the TV and satellite audio output to the BOSE audio input. Good luck and have a good one!

Apr 13, 2010 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

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Cd music is skipping on bose 321 system and one channel of dvd audio will stop playing. Disk player has also started making loud vibration noise after loading dvd or cd. This didn't used to happen. On CD...

The Bose® 3·2·1 GSX Series III DVD home entertainment system puts you at the center of exciting home theater with just two visible Gemstone® speaker arrays and a hideaway Acoustimass® module. Setup is simple because, unlike traditional five-speaker surround systems, there are no center or rear speakers. An elegant media center features a progressive scan DVD/CD player with an HDMI output and AM/FM tuner. You'll enjoy vivid detail in your movies and sports with video resolution up to 1080p over HDMI.

Apr 04, 2010 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

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Audio problems with Bose 321 system

Hi, sounds like the centre front speaker is disconnected. Check the wiring on that, if all is good there then a fault most likely with the amp. To make sure try connecting a different speaker to the centre channel just for test purpose to eliminate a speaker/cable fault. Best of luck

Jul 11, 2009 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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Bose PS 3-2-1 II speaker exspansion

Unfortunately this is impossible on the 321 series II systems. There also is no audio output on the media center to send to another amp either. As you may know, the 2 speakers are actually 4 speakers. Each small speaker array has 2 drivers. The 2 on the outside will project rear-channel audio to the sides, so placement of these speakers is important. Honestly, adding speakers would not make this sound very good. If the sound isn't too great as is, make sure you're using digital audio cables (optical or coax) from any external sources like a cable box or Blu-ray player. (if you don't see a Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 or PCM 2.0 read-out on front of the media center, you'll know it's not digital. DVDs the exception)

Jun 18, 2009 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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Adding Spaekers

If it's an original 321 system (series 1) then it has an audio output on the back. (via RCA jacks) You would still need an amp or receiver to connect the speakers to.. (unless they're powered speakers)
If it's a 321 series II or 321 series III- it does not have an audio output.
If the system has a DVD tray right in the middle of the media center, then it's a series 1.
Otherwise, you'd have to get a 1/8 splitter to come from your Mac's headphone output. (still- you will need an amp/receiver or powered speakers to have both 'rooms' playing the same thing from your computer)

May 29, 2009 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

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No sound through Bravia speakers after BOSE removed.

Did you ever have audio through your tv before?
It's likely that your Comcast cable box was connected directly to your Bose system, and not your television.
You'll need to check the connections from your cable box, to your television.

Mar 17, 2009 | Sony BRAVIA® DAV-HDX576WF Theater System...

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I have a sony PS3 and a Bose 321 gs series 2 sound system... how do i connect them to my Phillips 52pfl7403d/f7? I can get the PS3 connected just fine but I cannot figure out how to get the audio to play...

u have to go to radioshackand get a 1/8 to dual rca y-adapter then u plug it in to ur tv , if its a philips like u say itis it has a audio out put for headphones on the left bottom corner on the back of the tv, just plug it in and then lower the volume on the bose system and on your tv remote press menu, tv menu will come on on the tv screen go to it, or press ok on the remote, on tv screen will say tv setting press ok on remote, go to sound, go to headphone volume, put it on 60 its the perfect setting on for your tv DO NOT go over 65 it will distotion the equilizer on the bose, well this work for me but if i find out an other way ill let you all know

Mar 05, 2009 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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Additional speakers for 321 system

No. You would need some kind of audio out connections on the back of the media center. The only audio outs it has are the
Acoustimass® Module – SPDIF connector.

Unless you were to hook up an amp before the Bose media center. In other words, you could run your TV to another amp's line in. You would hook up additional speakers to this other amp, then run audio line outs to the line in of your Bose media center. Some stereo amps have a line out or record/tape out, it is from here that you would run the cables to your Bose media center line ins. The disadvantage to doing it this way is you would have to plug all your media devices (dvd, tv, etc) into this amp first and your Bose remote wouldn't let you switch between devices. If your media devices you have offer digital audio, then you would want an amp that also offers a digital out for the best sound. Otherwise you will end up with analog out from this amp to the Bose media center and thus lose any of the digital signal information like surround information. So there isn't much point in doing this. If your gonna get an amp that has all the digital in's and out's, you might as well just use it with new speakers and forget the Bose system you have.

Jun 06, 2008 | Bose (321GS) System

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Bose 321

3 audio inputs (3 analog, 3 coaxial digital, 1 optical digital)

2 video pass-through inputs (composite and S-video)

Video output for TV (composite, S-video, and component)

Media center • 3 1/4"H x 13 3/4"W x 10"D • (8.3 x 34.9 x 25.4 cm) • 6.7 lbs. (3 kg)

Remote control • 1 1/8"H x 2 1/2"W x 9"D • (3 x 6.5 x 22.9 cm)

Gemstone speakers • 2 1/2"H x 5 1/2"W x 4 1/8"D • (6.4 x 14 x 10.5 cm) • 1 lb. (.45 kg) each

Acoustimass module • 14 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x 19 1/8"D • (36.7 x 22.2 x 48.5 cm) • 23.3 lbs. (10.6 kg)

Total shipping weight • 44 lbs. (20 kg)

gray_hr.gif What's In the Box • Acoustimass® module • Media center • 2 speakers • 3·2·1 universal remote control • Setup DVD • Antenna stand • Stereo cable • Video cable • Speaker cable • Module cable • Rubber feet for Acoustimass® module • Rubber feet for speakers • Batteries • AM antenna • FM antenna • 120V power cord • Quick setup guidepls rate !!!!!!

May 29, 2008 | Bose 321GS Series II System

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Bac speaker bose 321

The arrays from this system are only designed to run with the Bose Acoustimass / subwoofer, which in turn will only work with the Bose DVD player. If you use them directly to an amplifier, they'll sound poor / wierd and you probably blow the drivers. You might even damage your amp.

Each speaker has 2 drivers firing in slightly different directions. The idea is (when its used with the 321 system), the inward speakers give a mix of front and centre, the outer drivers give a mix of front and rear. A normal amp won't do this....

Nov 28, 2007 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

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