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I don't have the owners manual for the TDC1 speaker. I need to be able to connect my Tivoli iPAL radio to my TDC1 speaker. Is this possible? If so, I will need a connection cable. Where can I purchase one, what does it look like, what type and size are the connections

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  • George Tuton Sep 10, 2010

    This first solutuon was not satisfactory. the responder did not read the problem or completely misunderstood. The problem is: I do not have an owner's manual for the Tivoli TDC1 center channel speaqker (2 woofers w/ a center tweeter). I wish to connect my Tivoli iPAL RADIO to this speaker. There is a single 8 ohm 1/8" output on the radio and a double input on the speaker (which has no power connection). What cable do I use and what is the steps for connecting the Tivoli radio to the Tivoli TDC1 speaker?

  • George Tuton Sep 11, 2010

    micromatikal hit the nail on the head! RIGHT ON!!!!!!
    Thanks a million!! George Tuton

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I am familiar with both devices here, and to my knowledge these speakers are regular home theater speakers, with a positive and negative style connection, correct? If that is the case then you will need some device between the iPal radio and the speakers, to be specific, an AMPLIFIER, or a RECEIVER. These speakers are made to be connected to a home theater receiver such as:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/HomeEntertainment/AV-Receivers/EliteReceivers/VSX-94TXH

The speakers have no built in amplification, and the iPal does not have enough power to run these speakers by themselves. An amplifier is just another type of "receiver".

To get the results you desire, you need a "self powered" set of speakers, preferably ones with a mini-jack connection built in, such as:

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Those would be perfect for your needs and would produce amazing sound, albeit not full 5.1, but music or anything from your iPal will not be able to do 5.1 anyway, you will get the same results from this speaker set, and they will work with anything!

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Turn off the radio while connecting external speakers.
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Connect the audio cable from the left external speaker to the "Audio OUT" jack on the back of the right speaker using the mini-plug on the end of the cable.
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Connect the "Audio IN" cable on the right speaker to the headphones jack on the back of the Bose Wave radio, inserting the mini-plug on the end of the speaker cable into the jack until it clicks into place.
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Attach the DC power cord plug to the back of the right-channel external speaker and plug the transformer on the other end into a wall outlet.
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Switch on the radio
and set to the desired volume, then turn on the self-powered external speakers, typically by turning the on-off knob clockwise, and adjust the external speakers to the desired volume.
You can buy the cable directly from the manufacturer or walkdown to bestbuy or anylocal store.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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