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My Lifestyle 18 system says the speakers are not connected. I have checked and they are. Could this be an Acousimass problem? And if so, how do I check?

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  • dspann3606 Nov 07, 2010

    MY Lifestyle 18 came with an Acoustimass. The speakers however are connected to the Bose unit. The Acositimass acts as a subwoofer. And so I'm a bit confused. I have tried turning off the Bose and disconnecting from the power. To no avail. I have also tried disconnecting and turning off the Acoustimass. Anyway to check if sensors are not working in either or both?

  • dspann3606 Nov 07, 2010

    Thanks for such a swift answer.



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Please give me a bit more information here. The Lifestyle 18 is a speaker system and DVD player of it's own, including speakers, and the Acoustimass is also a 5.1 speaker system. So do you have both systems, or do you have the speakers from an Acoustimass attached to the Lifestyle 18 system?

Please let me know what your setup entails here so I can figure out what the issue is.

It sounds like the sensor on the LifeStyle 18 is the issue though if you are sure the speakers are connected but it's indicating they are not. Have you tried just shutting off the Lifestyle 18, then unplugging it from the power source for at least 5 minutes?

Let me know what you find, please just reply to my answer here and I can continue to help you.


Posted on Nov 07, 2010

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Nov 07, 2010

    The only way to tell for sure is if you are certain that it is plugged into the speakers but shows that it is not. You are not able to shut off the system? You should be able to just turn them off and unplug them from the power source for a good 10 minutes, unplug everything possible and then plug it back in and see if the sensor picks back up..




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