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Re: lifestyle 20 bose
By main unit i assume you mean the head unit or the CD control unit.
the answer is YES,
bose sell a part that will conect your ipod to you r bass box direcly ( or at least they used to) it was not passily powerd by the ipod however as the i pod can't maintain the current necessary to sustain the power up of the amp's control circuit. so it was powered externaly.
the answer is. you need 5 v dc at 500ma capacity on the centre pin to power up the bass module and thus bring the bassbox to life, the remainig pins carry L/R and a control voltage to adjust the volume, i will need a bit of time to find out which pins exaclty do what, as i cant remeber off the top of my head, but i'll bet you'll find the answer on a diagram if you do a search on the web. please also note that the 5vdc can also be varied between 1.5vdc and 8.5 vdc to adjust the volume of the bass box and the system overall, and so that is the major problem for you to solve if you want to build your own amp. ( maybe get your hands on a second head unit ( CD 20 ) cheap on ebay or something or spalsh out and buy a remanufactuerd one from bose. but maybe thats not what you had in mind .
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Thats a toughie because that system is well..a system. They build those so that each component runs through that main circuit board there and then thru the outs on the sub--I would look for a used player that you can hook it up to or pass on it.
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I'm assuming you have the original speaker cables that came with the system (it looks like the connectors on the small speaker side are not standard connectors). If that is the case, the two smaller speakers should connect to the Left and Right 'Output to Cube Speakers' plugs on the larger subwoofer box. A 3rd cable from that subwoofer box should connect from the "audio input" connector on that box to the to the "Speaker zone 1" plug on the main unit.
Plug both the main unit and the subwoofer into power outlets, turn them both on and you should be all set. If you click on the link below, pages 7 - 8 of the owner's guide have a good description and pictures of this configuration. The rest of that guide may come in handy too.
the main problem you have is that the head unit does not recognise the sub .
unplug everthing and let it unplug for minimum 10 mns .
turn the sub on first
than turn the module on
this should get rid of your problem
The sub is bad.the power supply inside the sub is your problem.If your unit comes on it could also be a defective dsp pcb in the sub.everything in the sub runs the head unit.If you send to bose they have a 175. flat rate.
The entire 5.1 amplification system, in the Bose Lifestyle 35, is actually part of the Bose Acoustimass (subwoofer) module. The RJ-45 (network type) connector passes a low-voltage signal from the console to the Acoustimass module. If you were to hack the connection, and plug the speaker outputs of a 5.1 receiver to the RJ-45 socket on the Acoustimass module, you would blow the amplifier.
If you are really itching to replace the Bose Lifestyle 35 console with a regular 5.1 receiver, I strongly suggest you sell your Bose system, and purchase a Bose speaker system, such as the Acoustimass 10 Home Theater Speaker System, which is made for use with a standard 5.1 surround sound receiver.
this is possible, however not a very good idea. Bose speakers are designed a little different than other brand speakers, the Equalizer built into the bose system will probably not sound amazing when you hook up your other speakers. Are you looking for more bass? cleaner highs?
if you want more bass, you could try doubling up your subs, if you want cleaner highs you could buy Bose Jewel Cube Speakers (purchased from a Bose Built-Invisible Dealer
Hi when you turn on check all your speakers work check connections make sure the wire has no stray strands touching the fault could be in the sub unit this is possible / or your speakers one or more could have gone short circuit due to exessive volume thats if you play loud. Had a party lately .Just joking .Regards kirk
Hi, I have just had the same problem and the advice from BOSE was to turn everything off and disconnect the sub from the main unit, wait 10 mins and turn everything back on, making sure to turn the sub on first.
As it happens i then noticed I had connected the sub via the BOSE link speakers plug to the main unit rather than the correct "MAIN" socket. - so if you are reading this you know I am a fool! But the sound now works.
Basically BOSE confirmed the reason for error 10 is that the main unit is not detecting the sub and speakers.
Anyway, I hope my foolish mistake, helps save time and blushes for anyone reading this link.