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Bose® 161™ Speakers

Owner'sGuide

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Bedienungsanleitung

Gufa del usuario

Notice d'utilisation

Manuale d'istruzioni

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Bruksanvisningen

Declaration of conformity

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We, the offerer,

 

 

 

Bose Corporation, The Mountain

 

Framingham, MA 01701-9168-

USA

 

acknowledge our sole responsibility, that the product, Kind of equipment: Loudspeaker

Type designation: 161'"161’” loudspeaker

in accordance with EMC directive 89/336/EC and article 10(1)O(1) of the Directive, is in compliance with the following norm(s) or document(s):

Technical regulations: EN 50081-1,-1, EN50082--l1

Accredited by Bose Corporation

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Bose Products B.V.

Nic Merks,

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Vice President, Bose Europe

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Manufacturer'sauthorized

The Netherlands

EU representative

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Where to find ...

Setup.. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 4 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 4

Placing your Bose®Bose@161’”,M speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Choosing speaker cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 4 Preparing speaker cord .. . .. . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. .. . . . . . ... 5 Connecting speaker cord to the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting speaker cord to your receiver or amplifier.. . . . . . . 5 Testing speaker connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mounting your speakers on a wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Cleaning your speakers.. . . .

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . .

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Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Before you begin

Thank you for purchasing Bose 161 speakers.. Their advanced design and quality construction are intended to provide long--termlistening enjoyment in your home.. Your 161 speakers are engineered to provide quality Bose speaker performance from a simple, elegant design.. Unique Bose technol- - ogies, including Stereo Everywhere®,Everywhere’, deliver performance usuallyassoci--ated with much larger speakers..

For your records

Serial numbers are located on the label on the back of each 161 speaker..

Serial numbers:

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Dealer name:

 

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Dealer phone:

Purchase date:

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We suggest you keep your sales receipt with this owner’sowner'sguide.

0200 1 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified,

©2001 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified,

distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission. distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission.

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Unpacking

Unpack the carton carefully.. Save the carton and packing materi--I als for possible later use. If either speaker appears damaged, do not operate either one.. Repack both speakers in the original car-

ton and notify your authorized Bose®Bose@dealer immediately. .

Placing your Bose 161™1 TMspeakers

J Note: Your 161 speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with most television screens..

For best acoustic performance, place the left channel speaker on the left side of the room and the right channel speaker on the right, at least 5 feet (1.5 m) apart.. (Refer to the label on the back of each speaker..)) Make sure the back of each speaker is parallel to the front wall..

For rear channel use in a home theater surround sound system, put the speakers near the back of the room, behind or to the sides of the listening area.

Attach the supplied self--adhesivefeet to the bottom surface of each speaker for greater stability (Figure 1)..

If you want to mount your speakers using the supplied wall brackets, see "Mounting“Mounting your speakers on a wall"wall” on page 6.

Figure 1

Locations for attaching rubber feet to the bottom of the speakers

.A. CAUTION:00Do not install near any heat sources, such asradia-- tors, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (includingamplifi-- ers) that produce heat..

Choosing speaker cord

Be sure to use the proper gauge (thickness) of speaker cord..Stan--dard zip cord(2--conductor,18--gauge[0.75 mm’]2] wire found at electrical and hardware stores) works for most applications. . If the length of speaker wire extends more than 30 feet (9 m) from a receiver or amplifier, refer to "Wire“Wire recommendations"recommendations” on page 7 or contact your authorized Bose dealer for more information. .

.A. CAUTION: Before making any connections, turn off your receiver or amplifier and unplug it from the outlet (the AC power mains)..

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Preparing speaker cord

Speaker cord consists of two insulated wires.. The insulation around one wire is striped, collared, or ribbed.. This marked wire is always positive (+). The plain wire is always negative((--)).. These correspond to the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals on the back of each speaker, receiver, or amplifier.. Be sure to connect each wire to the proper terminal (+ to +,-toto--))..

.)/’ Note: Be sure to cut enough cord to reach from the receiver to each speaker:

At the ends of each cord, strip approximately 1121;2 inch (1..3 cm) of insulation from both wires.. Twist the bare ends of each wire so there are no loose strands..

Connecting speaker cord to the speakers

Figure 2

Making speaker wire connections

Locate the terminals on the back of each speaker.. Depress the red terminal button (Figure 2), insert the marked (+) wire and release the button.. Depress the black terminal button, insert the plain (-))wire and release the button..

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Red (+)

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Connecting speaker cord to your receiver or amplifier

Connect the left speaker cord to the left channel speaker output of your receiver or amplifier.. Attach the marked wire to the red (+) ter--minal and the plain wire to the black(-)terminal.. In the sameman--ner, connect the right speaker cord to the right channel speaker output..

A CAUTION: Make sure no loose strands of wire touch acrosstermi--

nals. This could create a short circuit that can damage an ampli-

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fier or receiver. Secure any loose wires before youplug in theplug

receiver or amplifier.

> Note: If these speakers are used for the rear surround channels in

) Note: If these speakers are used for the rear surround channels in

a home theater system, choose the “SMALL SPEAKER” setting. a home theater system, choose the "SMALL SPEAKER" setting.

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Testing speaker connections

1.. Center the balance control on your receiver or amplifier.. Set it for MONO, if you have that option, and turn it on..

2.. Place the 161’”'Mspeakers less than 6 inches (15 cm) apart,fac--ing each other..

3.Play some deep bass passages of music..

The sound should seem to come from a point between the two speakers. . The bass should be full and natural.. If not, your connec- - tions may be reversed, causing the speakers to play out of phase.. To correct the problem, make sure the speaker wires are con--nected + to + and-toto-..Then repeat steps 1 - 3.

Mounting your speakers on a wall

See the back pages of this guide for a mounting template and mounting hardware information. .

A CAUTION: Do00 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 aboutinstall-- ing the bracket, contact a qualified professional installer..

A CAUTION: Do00 not hang items from the brackets or speakers.. The brackets were designed to support the weight of the speakers only

P) Note: For vertical mounting, mount part A with the hole for screw C at the bottom.. Be sure to tighten all screws..

J) Note: For StereoEverywhere®Everywhere@ speaker performance, horizontal mounting is required..

1.Hold the mounting template in position and mark holes for the mounting hardware.. If you plan to feed wires through the wall, mark the speaker wire pilot hole also..

2.Drill holes for the chosen mounting hardware..

3.Mount bracket part A to the wall and mount bracket part BE3to the rear of the speaker (Figure 3)..

4.. Secure the speaker with bracket part B6 to bracket partpat-tA using screw C.. To adjust the angle, loosen screw C slightly, move the speaker up or down, and retighten screw C..

Figure 3

Speaker--bracket

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Cleaning your speakers

Use a damp cloth to clean your 161'"161’” speakers.. Do not use harsh chemicals or household cleaners.. Do not apply liquids directly to the speakers. . If you vacuum the front grille of the speakers, do so carefully..

Troubleshooting

If you experience problems with your 161 speakers, the following suggestions may help. If you need additional help, contact your authorized Bose@Bose® dealer, or contact Bose directly..

Problem

Neither speaker plays

Bass or treble is weak

Only one speaker plays

One speaker still does not play

What to do

Check the settings on your receiver or amplifier.. Refer to the owners guide that came with it for instruction on settings. .

Check the tonal balance setting on your receiver or amplifier. .

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Check the balance control on your receiver or amplifier. .

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Check the wires connected to the speaker that does not play.. Make

 

sure the wires are in good condition and are firmly connected. . See

 

page 5.

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Disconnect the wires from both the speaker and the receiver or

 

amplifier.. Disconnect the other cord from its speaker, and connect

 

that end of the cord to the speaker that doesn’tdoesn'tplay..

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If the speaker still doesn'tdoesn’t play, the problem is in the speaker.. If the

 

speaker now plays, continue checking for the source of the problem. .

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Disconnect the same cord from the amplifier or receiver.. Connect it

 

to the other outputs on the amplifier or receiver..

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If the speaker plays, the problem is in the original cord that was con-

 

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nected to that speaker. If the speaker does not play, the problem is in

 

that channel of the receiver..

Technical information

Quality standard: Syncom®Syncom” computer quality control

Driver complement: Two (2) 2.5”5" (6.3 cm) wide--rangerangedrivers per speaker Enclosure: Tuned port, molded ABS resin

Dimensions: 4.17”H17"H x 10..93”W93"W x 4..98”D98"0 (10..6 cm x 27..88 cm x 12..66 cm)

Compatibility: Rated 50W IEC; compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated 1O-l00

Compatibility: Rated 50W lEe; compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated10-100

watts per channel, rated 4-8 ohms-8

Wire recommendations: Based on a maximum frequency response deviation of of

+0.5 dB.

±0.5 dB.

Gauge Length

Gauge Length

18 (0.75 mm’)2 30 ft (9 m) maximum

18 (0.75 mm ) 30 ft (9 m) maximum

16 (1.5 mm”)2 45 ft (14 m) maximum

16 (1.5 mm ) 45 ft (14 m) maximum

14 (2.0 mm*)2 70 ft (21 m) maximum

14 (2.0 mm ) 70 ft (21 m) maximum

Weight: 8 Ibs. (3.6 kg) per pair, in the carton

Weight: 8 Ibs. (3.6 kg) per pair, in the carton

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