Bose 151SEW User Manual

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The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers

Owner’s Guide



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Manuale d’istruzioni




The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers


Before you begin


Thank you for purchasing Bose 151® SE speakers. Their advanced design and quality con-

struction are intended to provide long-termlistening enjoyment in or outside your home. Your

151 SE speakers are engineered to provide quality Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance

from a simple, elegant weatherproof design.




Carefully unpack your speakers and save all packing materials for future use. If you discover


that the product was damaged in transit, notify Bose Corporation or your authorized Bose


dealer immediately. Verify that the carton contains the parts shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1


Carton contents


151® SE speakers

Mounting bracket (2)


Bracket locking


screw (2)


#8 lock washer (2)



¼ inch x9/16 inch




mounting screw (4)


¼ inch lock washer (4)

#12 x 1¾ inch wood screw (4)

#12 x 1 inch wall anchor (4) (for concrete mounting only)

WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of children.

For your records

Serial numbers are located on the back of each speaker. Write the numbers here and on the product registration card.

Serial numbers: ___________________________________ and ____________________________________

Dealer name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: _______________________________________Purchase date: ________________________

Please read this owner’s guide

Please read this owner’s guide completely before beginning this installation. Failure to follow the instructions in this owner’s guide voids all warranties on your speakers. If you are unsure of your ability to complete this installation, consult a professional installer.

Hereby Bose B.V. declares that this equipment is compliant with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC. This equipment is intended for use (amongst others) in all EC/EFTA countries. The complete declaration of conformity can be found on <>.

©2004 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission.


The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers

Required tools and materials

#2 Phillips-headscrewdriver

Power drill

Eye and ear protection

Dust mask

3/32 inch (2,5 mm) wood bit, or ¼ inch (6,0 mm) masonry bit

• Speaker cord: Measure length and choose


20 ft (6 m), max.

18 (0.82 mm2)

wire gauge:






30 ft (9 m), max.

16 (1.30 mm2)


50 ft (15 m), max.

14 (2.10 mm2)


Speaker placement

Figure 2

Speakers mounted on a wall

For best results, mount both speakers horizontally (Figure 2).

Place them a minimum of seven feet apart, facing the listening area.

Make sure they do not face each other.

7 ft (2 m), minimum

Note: For Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance, horizontal mounting is required.

Note: Your 151® SE speakers can be mounted vertically. However, when mounted vertically you will not experience Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance.

Note: If you choose to place the speakers on a flat horizontal surface, put a layer of suitable material (such as rubber) under the speaker to prevent speaker movement or damage to the flat surface due to vibration of the speaker.

CAUTION: Do not mount the brackets on surfaces that are not sturdy enough, or that have hazards concealed behind them, such as electrical wire or plumbing. If you are unsure about installing the bracket, contact a qualified professional installer.

CAUTION: Do not install near any heat sources, such as halogen lamps, registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

CAUTION: Do not hang items from the brackets or speakers. Do not place items on top of the speakers. The brackets were designed to support the weight of the speakers only.

CAUTION: The 151 SE speakers are not intended to be installed in automobiles.

Before mounting your speakers

Check local building codes regarding the installation of outdoor speakers. If you are uncomfortable about installing this product, contact your Bose dealer to arrange for a qualified serviceman to help you.

Measure the length of speaker cord needed to connect each speaker to your amplifier. See “Required tools and materials” for recommended wire lengths and sizes.

Determine the best route to protect the wire.

Make sure the speakers cannot fall and cause injuries.

Keep the speakers at least 9 inches (23 cm) from any video screen or monitor. Bose 151 SE speakers are not magnetically shielded.



The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers



Mounting procedure



1. Remove screwC and lock washerD from the mounting bracket assembly, and remove

Figure 3

Speaker cord


part B from partA (Figure 3).






Exploded view of speaker



and mounting bracket







Figure 4

Mounting the brackets

2.Hold bracket part A in position against the wall and mark the left and right round holes for the mounting hardware (Figure 4). If you plan to feed speaker cord through the wall, mark the oval speaker cordfeed-throughhole also.


Mount bracket B with


flat end next to terminals.









Mount bracket A with

Speaker cord

locking screw on the left.


3.Drill holes using the appropriate drill bits for the wall material. Refer to “Required tools and materials” on page 3.

Note: If you plan to feed the speaker cord through the bracket, feed the cord through the wall before mounting the bracket.

4.Mount bracket part A to the wall using the appropriate hardware for wood (G) or concrete (H andG). Make sure the hole for the bracket locking screw is on your left (Figure 4).

5.Mount bracket part B to the rear of the speaker using two machine screwsE and two lock washersF (Figure 4).


The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers


6. Secure the speaker with bracket partB to bracket partA using bracket locking screwC


and lock washer D (Figure 3). To adjust the angle, loosen screwC slightly (Figure 5),


move the speaker up or down, and retighten screw C.



Figure 5


Adjusting speaker angle


Note: Your 151® SE speakers can be mounted vertically. However, when mounted vertically you will not experience Stereo Everywhere® speaker performance.

Note: For vertical mounting, mount bracket partA so that the hole for bracket locking screwC is at thelower end of the bracket. When mounted vertically, you can rotate the logo to be read horizontally. Gently pull out on the logo, rotate it into position and release.

Connecting your speakers to your receiver/amplifier

Figure 6

Speaker wiring

Speaker cord consists of two insulated wires. The wire marked with a stripe or rib is used for the positive (+) red terminal connection. The plain wire is used for the negative (–)black terminal connection. Strip approximately ½ inch (1.3 cm) of insulation from the ends of both wires (Figure 6). Then, twist the ends of each wire so there are no loose strands.

CAUTION: Before making any connections, turn off your receiver/amplifier and unplug it from the AC power outlet.

Rear of speaker

½ inch (1.3 cm)

(+) Wire

(+) Terminal

1.At the back of your speaker (Figure 6), unscrew the hex knobs on the terminal posts until you can see the small hole going through each post.

2.Insert the marked (+) wire into the red (+) terminal. Insert the plain (–)wire into the black

(–)terminal. Tighten the knobs to secure the wires.

3.Check the speaker connections carefully. Make sure no loose strands of wire touch across terminals creating a short circuit that can damage an amplifier or receiver.

Note: After making the connections, any bare lengths of speaker wire can be affected by exposure to the outdoor environment. To protect the speaker wires, apply a thin coating of silicone caulking material, such as RTV adhesive, to any bare sections of speaker wire.


The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers


Figure 7

Example of amplifier rear panel connections

4.Connect the speaker on the left side of the listening area to the left amplifier channel (Figure 7). Attach the marked wire to the red (+) terminal. Attach the plain wire to the black


5.Connect the speaker on the right side of the listening area to the right amplifier channel. Attach the marked wire to the red (+) terminal. Attach the plain wire to the black (–)terminal.

Note: If your speakers are being connected to your receiver or amplifier as a secondary set of speakers, be sure to make the appropriate connections to the “B” channel.


(+) wire

Testing the connections

Set the balance control on your receiver or amplifier to normal (centered) and play some deep bass passages of music through the speakers. Verify that the sound seems to come from a point between the two speakers, and that the bass is full and natural. If not, check your connections again; they may be reversed, causing the speakers to play out of phase. Make sure all the wires are connected positive to positive (+ to +) and negative to negative (– to –).



What to do






Check the settings on your receiver/amplifier. Refer to its owner’s guide for instructions.

speaker plays


If your speakers are connected to the “B” output, check that the “B” output is selected.




Bass or treble

Check the tonal balance setting on your receiver or amplifier.

is weak






Only one


Make sure the balance control is centered on your receiver/amplifier.

speaker plays


Check the wires connected to the speaker that does not play. Make sure the wires are in good




condition and are firmly connected.



One speaker

1. Disconnect the working speaker from the receiver or amplifier.

still does not


Switch the cord of the faulty speaker from its original receiver or amplifier jacks to the other set of



jacks (the working speaker was originally attached to those jacks). If the speaker now works, the





problem is your receiver or amplifier. Reconnect the speakers to a working unit. If the speaker still



does not work, continue.



Remove the cord from the working speaker and connect it to the faulty speaker. If the speaker now



works, the original speaker cord is bad. If the speaker still does not work, the speaker is bad.



If trouble persists, contact your authorized Bose dealer, who will arrange for service. Or, contact



Bose Customer Service. Refer to the list of phone numbers and addresses included in the carton.





The Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers


Cleaning your speakers


Use a cloth dampened in mild detergent and water to remove dust or dirt from the outside of


your 151® SE speakers. Or, use a hose to rinse them thoroughly with fresh water. Do not use


enough pressure to force water behind the grille and into the driver or the acoustic port.


Customer service


If you need help with your new product, contact Bose Customer Service. Refer to the list of


phone numbers and addresses included in the carton.


Limited warranty


Bose 151 SE environmental speakers are covered by a limitedfive-yeartransferable warranty.


Details of coverage are on the product registration card that came with your speakers.


Technical information

Driver complement

Three (3) 2½ inch full-rangeenvironmental drivers per speaker


4½ in H x 6 in D x 12½ in W (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm x 31.8 cm)


Compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated 10 to 100 watts per channel at 4 to 8 ohms

50W IEC continuous power handling at 6 ohms

Environmental capabilities

Salt fog, sun, high humidity (100% relative humidity)

Temperature extremes: -40°Fto 158°F(-40°Cto 70°C)


Bose® 151® SE-miljøhøjttalere

Inden De starter

Tak, fordi De har købt Bose 151® SE-højttalere.Det avancerede design og den høje kvalitet vil give Dem en god lydoplevelse i eller udenfor Deres hjem i lang tid. 151SE-højttalerneer konstrueret til at give StereoEverywhere®-højttalerydeevnei høj kvalitet i et enkelt, elegant, vandtæt design.



Figur 1

Pakkens indhold

Pak forsigtigt højttalerne ud, og gem al emballagen. De vil muligvis få brug for den senere. Hvis produktet er blevet beskadiget under transporten, skal De kontakte Bose Corporation eller Deres autoriserede Bose-forhandlerstraks. Kontroller, at pakken indeholder de dele, der er vist i Figur 1.





151® SE-højttalere

Monteringsbeslag (2)




Låseskrue til


¼ tomme spændeskive (4)

beslaget (2)


Nr. 8 spændeskive (2)


#12 x 1¾ tomme

træskrue (4)





¼ tomme x9/16 tommer


#12 x 1 tomme muranker (4)


skrue til montering af


(kun til montering i beton)


beslaget på højttaleren (4)





ADVARSEL! Opbevar plastikposerne utilgængeligt for børn for at undgå risikoen for kvælning.


Serienumrene sidder på bagsiden af hver højttaler. Skriv numrene her og på garantikortet.

Serienumre: ___________________________________ og ___________________________________________________

Forhandlerens navn: __________________________________________________________________________________

Forhandlerens telefonnummer: _______________________________________Købsdato: ________________________

Læs denne brugervejledning

Læs denne vejledning grundigt, før monteringen påbegyndes. Garantien på højttalerne bortfalder, hvis instruktionerne i denne vejledning ikke følges. Hvis De er i tvivl om, hvorvidt De kan gennemføre monteringen, skal De kontakte en professionel montør.

Bose B.V. erklærer hermed, at dette udstyr er i overensstemmelse med EMC-direktivet89/336/EEC. Dette udstyr er blandt andet beregnet til brug i alle EU/EFTA lande. Den fulde overensstemmelseserklæring finder De på adressen <>.

©2004 Bose Corporation. Gengivelse, ændring, distribution eller anden brug af dette dokument eller dele heraf er forbudt uden forudgående skriftlig tilladelse.


Bose® 151® SE-miljøhøjttalere

Nødvendige værktøjer og materialer

Nr. 2 stjerneskruetrækker

• Højttalerkabel: Mål længde, og vælg

Elektrisk boremaskine



Øjenog ørebeskyttelse




6 m (maks.)

18 (0,82 mm2)


9 m (maks.)

16 (1,30 mm2)

/32 tommer (2,5 mm) træbor eller

15 m (maks.)

14 (2,10 mm2)

¼ tomme (6,0 mm) murbor



• Det bedste resultat får De ved at montere højttalerne vandret (Figur 2).


• Placer dem med minimum 2 meters afstand med forsiden mod lytteområdet.


• Sørg for, at de ikke vender mod hinanden.


Figur 2

2 m (min.)

Højttalere monteret på en væg

Bemærk: Det er nødvendigt at montere vandret for at opnå StereoEverywhere®-højttalerydeevne.

Bemærk: 151® SE-højttalerekan monteres lodret. Hvis de monteres lodret, opnår De dog ikke StereoEverywhere®-højttalerydeevnen.

Bemærk: Hvis De vælger at placere højttalerne på en vandret flade, skal De placere et beskyttelsesunderlag, f.eks. gummi, under højttalerne for at forhindre højttalerne i at flytte sig eller i at beskadige den vandrette flade pga. vibrationer.

FORSIGTIG! Monter ikke beslagene på flader, der ikke er tilstrækkelig robuste, eller på flader, der evt. dækker over rør eller elektriske installationer.Hvis De er usikker med hensyn til monteringen af monteringsbeslaget, skal De henvende Dem til en professionel montør.

FORSIGTIG! Monter ikke i nærheden af varmekilder, såsom radiatorer, varmeovne, komfurer eller andre apparater (herunder forstærkere), der frembringer varme.

FORSIGTIG! Hæng ikke ting i beslagene eller over højttalerne. Placer ikke ting oven på højttalerne. Beslagene er kun beregnet til højtalernes vægt.

FORSIGTIG! 151SE-højttalereer ikke beregnet til montering i biler.

Inden De monterer Deres højttalere

Kontroller de lokale bygningsregulativer vedrørende montering af udendørshøjttalere.

Hvis De ikke er tryg ved selv at montere dette produkt, skal De kontakte Bose-forhandlerenfor at få hjælp fra en kvalificeret servicemedarbejder.

Mål den længde på højttalerkablet, som er nødvendig for at slutte hver højttaler til forstærkeren. Se “Nødvendige værktøjer og materialer” for de nødvendige kabellængder og størrelser.

Find den bedste måde at beskytte kablet på.

Sørg for, at højttalerne ikke kan falde ned og forårsage skader.

Der skal være mindst 23 cm mellem højttalerne og en eventuel videoskærm. Bose 151 SE-højttalereer ikke magnetisk afskærmet.


Bose® 151® SE-miljøhøjttalere


1.Fjern skrue C og spændeskiveD fra monteringsbeslaget, og fjern delB fra delA (Figur 3).

Figur 3



Sprængskitse over højttaler og monteringsbeslag











Figur 4

Montering af beslagene

2.Hold beslag A op mod væggen, og marker de runde huller til venstre og højre til monteringsværktøjet (Figur 4). Hvis De vil føre højttalerkablet gennem væggen, skal De også markere det ovale hul, hvor højttalerkablet skal føres igennem.




Monter beslag A med låseskruen til venstre.

Monter beslag B med den flade ende ved siden af terminalerne.





3.Bor huller ved hjælp af det korrekte bor til det pågældende vægmateriale. Se “Nødvendige værktøjer og materialer” på side 3.

Bemærk: Hvis De vil føre højttalerkablet gennem beslaget, skal De føre kablet gennem væggen, inden De monterer beslaget.

4.Monter beslag A på væggen ved hjælp af det korrekte værktøj til træ (G) eller beton (H ogG). Sørg for, at hullerne til beslagets låseskrue er på Deres venstre side (Figur 4).

5.Monter beslag B på bagsiden af højttaleren ved hjælp af to maskinskruerE og to spændeskiverF (Figur 4).