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Check the wiring to that speaker and then the conections

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Oct 28, 2015


Have you tried Boston Acoustics web site? Google manuals and see what you get

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Jun 29, 2015


Hello
Did you find the value of ZD3.
I need it too.
I have the same problem, and I take out the ZD3 and the subwoofer works. But I'm not sure that is correct. I think it may be the circuit stand by.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015


Do you mind to take pictures of res locations what you need?

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015


You may have dislocated the voice coil. Repair shop may be needed.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015


When you are listening to the radio or anything else for that matter, use the mode dial to select info. From there it should display the radio station or whatever input you are in, rotate the mode dial again and it should display the time, once it does, select that by pressing the mode button.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015


Is the sub dead? Because this is usually caused by ZD3 being shorted....not the transistors.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Feb 01, 2015


Plug the green 3.5mm headphone jack from the speakers to the headphone port of the ipod.

turn the volume down on the ipod and turn the speaker volume up, let the speakers do all the work, so you down ruin your ipod.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015


As you stated in your question there are 3 3.5mm headphone jacks connected to the speakers. Green is for headphones, red is for microphone, and black is probably just a line in connector.

plug the green connector from the speakers into your headphone port on your laptop and it should work.

because the speakers are self powered and have a few adjustment knobs on them, you will have to tinker with the volume coming from the laptop and from the speakers, so you don't have distorted, scratchy sound from the speakers when playing music at loud levels.

my suggestions is turn the laptop volume down to a quater of the volume and then turn the speakers up, let the speakers do the hard work and not the laptop..

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015


Same thing here, I'm afraid, my Boston TeeVee 20 sub randomly goes on and off. I've taken it apart and to see if it might be the fuse and unfortunately the fuse isn't a standard unit, rather it's a "built in thermal fuse", see picture. This isn't going to be easily switchable, and in any case I'm not convinced the fuse is the problem as the sub sometimes does come on--sounds more like a wiring issue to me. Shame as now that I've got this opened up it's clearly a well-made device, other than the issue we're running into. 11_3_2012_5_50_45_pm.jpg

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Nov 02, 2014


Is that the right part number, MCS 10, and not MCS100?

The MCS systems use a basic sub which is matched to the satellites. There's very few controls other than level on the MCS100. So as long as the power light is illuminated the there's very little other than the volume control that could be set wrong on the sub. So what it comes down to is either

  1. a blown fuse (no power at all at the sub);
  2. a broken input (#1 cable, #2 sub input socket, #3 blown sub plate amp);
  3. incorrect connection at the receiver end or the wrong settings

As a quick test, unplug the sub cab from the amplifier/receiver end. Switch on the sub and turn the volume down all the way. Briefly put your finger across to short the RCA/phono tip and ring. The sub should make a buzzing sound. You now know that the sub is working and the cable appears to be okay

Switch off the sub and reconnect the phono/RCA to the sub out socket on the receiver. You now know it is connected correctly.

Go in to the receiver's menu and check the speaker settings. Is subwoofer present? Yes/No

Are the satellites all set to Small? (they should be with this system)

Are you playing a 5.1 source in DD or DTS to ensure that the sub gets a signal? Play a BD or DVD.

On the speaker balances, is the sub channel set to 0dB?

As long as all the above is set as listed, then the only things stopping the sub working would then be insufficient volume at the sub's Vol control (so increase it), or an intermittent cable connection (wiggle the cable), or a broken subwoofer out signal at the receiver.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Sep 11, 2014


Go in from the sub plate on the back panel.


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and then flip over and remote the driver, followed by the corner screws under the feet for the bottom plate


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Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Sep 11, 2014


always 1 speaker per amp output!!! and between red and black only. You can send any signal into a subwoofer. Hi frequencies will be quiet but it's safe. switch a normal speaker for the sub and listen, you should hear a muffled sound. Look for the sub output on the amp... do you need to switch on the sub manually somewhere?

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014

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