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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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    Where do I hook up headphones on the 3-2-1 Gsx system

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Try pushing mute and then turn volume up

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Connecting a turntable to a Bose 3.2.1. Series II


Bose 321 GS Series II DVD Home Entertainment System is a newly redesigned, sleek media center that includes a DVD/CD player, AM/FM tuner and inputs for three additional sources. The 3 2 1 GS Series II system now has even greater ease of use and setup. The 3 2 1 GS Series II system is for customers who want the benefit of home theater sound but would prefer the simplicity of two visible speakers, a hideaway Acoustimass module and fewer wires so they don't need to run wires to the back of their room. Media center plays - DVD video (including progressive scan formats), AM/FM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, digital 5.1, and MP3 files on CD AM/FM radio includes 20 presets, scan and seek Three audio inputs with both analog and digital coaxial jacks, and one optical digital audio input, provide greater setup flexibility Dimensions - media center, 31/6H x 133/4W x 99/10D (8.02 x 34.93 x 25.27 cm); speaker arrays, 21/2H x 51/2W x 41/8D (6.4 x 14.15 x 10.52 cm);module, 141/2H x 83/4W x 191/8D (36.7 x 22.2 x 48.5 cm) Weight in carton - 44 lbs (20 kg) One-year transferable limited warranty

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Audio-input connectivity is a bit more robust. You can connect three audio sources through analog or digital jacks. The system is compatible with MP3 CDs and can decode Dolby Digital and DTS surround soundtracks from DVDs and external sources.

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Bose Lifestyle (and all Bose-amplified speaker) products and their speakers are SYSTEMS and should not be split up or intermixed with other brands or models. Damage will probably result. Proprietary connectors provides a clue.

The digital audio out should work with the Bose. You could still use your Denon to drive a conventional sub in your scheme, but you would have to manually match volume with the Bose. Or go Full Monty and buy a full complement of speakers for the Denon, retask the Bose and slave its sources to the Denon.

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You should be able to connect the bose directly from the cable box. You also can connect from the audio output of the TV itself providing it has an audio output.If all eslse fails you can use the headphone output from the TV to the input of the Bose 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

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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)

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How do i get my playstation 3 to connect to my bose 321 system?


Very simple. Red and White RCAs into any available input on the back of the 321. If the PS3 A/V cable can't separate the audio from the video (yellow RCA) by length of cable then get an RCA extension.
You can also connect this digitally with an optical cable (better sound) but you need to assign the optical cable to an input from your system menu. Your system menu can only be displayed on the TV from the video out of the 321. Go to "media center" and then down to "optical source"

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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)

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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.

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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)

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Connecting bose 321 system to lg hd flat screen,bose receiver plays fm am ok threw speakers.tv will not play threw bose speakers.bose dvd plays sound ,but no picture


You will need a Component Video Cable
Connect the Red Green and Blue Connections from the TV to the Bose.

if your audio is coming from the TV, also connect stereo audio from the TV's audio out to the "TV" input on the bose.

if you want to hook up other devices (VCR, BluRay, etc) the video will go directly to the TV and audio will go directly to the Bose

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