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COMPANION® 20

MULTIMEDIASPEAKERSYSTEM

Owner’s Guide | Guía de usuario | Notice d’utilisation

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Safety and Regulatory Information

Please read this owner’s guide

Please take the time to follow the instructions in this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system properly and enjoy its advanced features. Please save this owner’s guide for future reference.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.

WARNING: Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on or near the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electrical shock.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the system, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.

WARNING: Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the apparatus.

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SAFETY ANDREGULATORYINFORMATION

CAUTION: Make no modifications to the system or accessories. Unauthorized alterations may compromise safety, regulatory compliance, and system performance.

CAUTION: Long-termexposure to loud music may cause hearing damage. It is best to avoid extreme volume when using headphones, especially for extended periods.

CAUTION: Use only the power supply provided with the speaker system.

This product conforms to all EU Directive requirements as applicable by law. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found at www.Bose.com/static/compliance.

Names and Contents of Toxic or Hazardous Substances or Elements

 

Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hexavalent

Polybrominated Biphenyl

Polybrominated

Part Name

Lead (Pb)

Mercury (Hg)

Cadmium (Cd)

 

(CR(VI))

(PBB)

diphenylether (PBDE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCBs

X

0

0

 

0

0

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Metal parts

X

0

0

 

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic parts

0

0

0

 

0

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Speakers

X

0

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0

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Cables

X

0

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0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.

X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.

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SAFETY ANDREGULATORYINFORMATION

NOTES:

The product label is located on the bottom of the product.

The product is intended to be used only with the power supply provided.

The product must be used indoors. It is neither designed nor tested for use outdoors, in recreational vehicles, or on boats.

Where the mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

Additional safety information

See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Instructions sheet (North America only) enclosed in the shipping carton.

iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

©2011 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written permission.

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SAFETY ANDREGULATORYINFORMATION

Information about products that generate electrical noise

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, this is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit than the one to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.

NOTE: Unauthorized modification of the system could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment and may void the warranty.

This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003Class B specifications.

For future reference

For convenience, enter the serial number (S/N located on the bottom of the right speaker) below and on the Customer Warranty card.

Serial number: _____________________________________________________________

Purchased on: _____________________________________________________________

We suggest that you keep your purchase receipt and the limited warranty with this guide.

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CONTENTS

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Positioning the speakers and control pod . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Connecting the cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting an external music source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Using the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Turning on the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Controlling the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Contacting Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Maintenance and Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Cleaning the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

What you must do to obtain limited warranty service . . . . 21

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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the Bose® Companion® 20 multimedia speaker system. With thesehigh-qualityspeakers, you can enjoy:

Full, natural sound from just two speakers whether sitting directly in front of your computer or across the room.

Sleek, space-savingdesign that complements the look of your computer.

A unique control pod that makes it easy to adjust or mute the volume and connect headphones and other audio devices.

Exclusive TrueSpace® stereo digital signal processing that reproduces wide, natural sound from only two speakers, bringing more life to music, games and videos.

Proprietary digital signal processing that delivers crisp, clear performance at all listening levels.

Advanced port design and driver that produce powerful low note performance and room-fillingsound.

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SETTINGUP

Unpacking

During unpacking, make sure that all parts shown are in the carton. If any part is missing or damaged, contact your Bose dealer.

Save the carton and all packing materials for possible future use.

Left speaker

Right speaker

Speaker

Audio

Power pack

AC power

Control pod

cable

cable

and cable

cord*

and cable

*Correct for your region.

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SETTING UP

Positioning the speakers and control pod

18 in – 32 in

46 cm – 81 cm

The size and shape of these speakers make it easy to position them directly next to your computer. To provide an accurate sound stage, you should observe the following guidelines:

Place the left and right speakers (left and right speakers are identified on each speaker back panel) an equal distance from

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