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COMPANION® 2Series II

MULTIMEDIA SPEAKERS

Owner’s Guide

Guia del usuario

Notice d’utilisation

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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 all of 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: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic product, 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: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on or near the apparatus.

Class B emissions

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations (Canada only).

WARNING: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the line cord plug into the wide slot of the AC (mains) receptacle. Insert fully.

This product conforms to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and to the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found at www.Bose.com/static compliance/index.html.

CAUTION: Use only the power supply provided with the speakers.

Notes:

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

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

These speakers must be used indoors. They are 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.

©2007 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written permission. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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Important Safety Instructions

1.Read these instructions – for all components before using this product.

2.Keep these instructions – for future reference.

3.Heed all warnings – on the product and in the owner’s guide.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water or moisture – Do not use this product near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else that water or moisture are present.

6.Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directed by Bose Corporation. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions – To ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, put the product in a position and location that will not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings. Do not put it in a built-in system, such as a bookcase or a cabinet that may keep air from flowing through its ventilation openings.

8.Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-typeplug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wider blade or third prong are provided for your safety.

If the provided plug does not fit in your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time – to prevent damage to this product.

13.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way: such as power supply cord or plug is damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus; the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,

does not operate normally, or has been dropped – Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards. Please call Bose to be referred to an authorized service center near you.

14.To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles.

15.Do not let objects or liquids enter the product – as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.

16.See product enclosure for safety-relatedmarkings.

17.Use proper power sources – Plug the product into a proper power source, as described in the operating instructions or as marked on the product.

Information about products that generate electrical noise

If applicable, 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 radio/TV technician for help.

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

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1)this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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CONTENTS

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GETTINGSTARTED

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Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Unpacking the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

SETTINGUP

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Choosing a speaker location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Making connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Connecting to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Connecting the speakers to a power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Connecting an optional second source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Connecting to the headphone jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Controlling the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

REFERENCE

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Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Contacting Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

For your records

Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the RIGHT Companion® 2 Series II speaker. Serial number:_________________________________________________________________

Dealer name:__________________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: ______________________________ Purchase date:___________________

We suggest you keep your sales receipt with this owner’s guide.

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Before you begin

Thank you for choosing Bose® Companion® 2 Series II multimedia speaker system. Unique features and Bose technologies make these speakers a superior choice for upgrading your computer audio. They also provide rich, full stereo sound from a second source, like a portable MP3 or CD player.

Benefits of your Companion 2 speakers:

TrueSpace® stereo signal processing circuitry adds spaciousness.

Ported cabinet design provides clear, deep musical tones.

Sleek design blends in with contemporary office décor.

Unpacking the carton

Figure 1

Carton contents

Carefully unpack your speakers (Figure 1) and save all of the packing materials, which provide the safest means for shipping or transporting.

If any part appears damaged, do not attempt to use it. Notify your authorized Bose dealer immediately. Or, to contact Bose directly, refer to the address sheet included in the carton.

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

LEFT speaker

 

RIGHT speaker

Owner’s

 

guide

 

Speaker

 

cable

 

Mini-plug

 

audio input cable

 

AC

Power

power pack pack

adapter*

*There are two types of power pack for this system, one of which requires use of a power pack adapter (shown above). If your power pack does not require an adapter, no adapter is provided.

Now is a good time to copy the serial number, located on the bottom of the RIGHT speaker, onto the form labeled “For your records” on page 5.

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SETTINGUP

Choosing a speaker location

The angled design of these speakers allows them to direct sound upward toward a seated listener. So placing them on a desktop is a good choice. Magnetic shielding protects your computer monitor from interference when the speakers are positioned close to it.

Place the speaker that has a volume control knob on the front to the right of your computer and within easy reach. Place the other speaker on the left (Figure 2).

Note: LEFT and RIGHT labels on the back of the two speakers can serve as a placement aid.

Figure 2

 

 

Speakers in

 

 

position near

 

 

the computer

LEFT

RIGHT

 

speaker

speaker

Volume

control

Headphone

jack

You may prefer placing the RIGHT speaker on your left to more easily reach the volume control and the headphone jack.

This does no harm, although it changes how you hear the left and right stereo sound. For an accurate sound stage, the music recorded from stage left during a live performance comes from the left speaker. Changing the placement of LEFT and RIGHT speakers alters that effect.

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Making connections

Figure 3

Speaker cable connection

Figure 4

Connection to the computer

A speaker cable is attached to the rear of the LEFT speaker. Insert the free end of this cable into the jack marked TO LEFT SPEAKER on the back of the RIGHT speaker (Figure 3).

RIGHT

LEFT

speaker

speaker

TO LEFT

SPEAKER

Speaker cable

Connecting to your computer

Use the audio cable to make this connection.

Insert the stereo mini plug at one end of the cable into the mini audio out jack on your computer.

Insert the two plugs at the other end of the cable into one pair of the AUDIO INPUT jacks on the right speaker.

1.Insert the white RCA plug into the white jack labeled L.

2.Insert the red RCA plug into the red jack labeled R.

RIGHT

 

LEFT

speaker

 

speaker

L

 

 

R

Computer

 

 

 

RCA audio input cable

Speaker cable

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SETTINGUP

Connecting the speakers to a power outlet

Use the supplied power pack, which has a cable that connects to the RIGHT speaker.

1.Insert the cable plug into the connector labeled 12V on the back of the speaker (Figure 5).

2.Plug the power pack into an AC (mains) outlet.

If your system includes a power pack adapter, attach the adapter as shown (below left) before plugging in the power pack.

Figure 5

Power pack adapter

RIGHT

12V

Connection

 

speaker

 

 

 

 

to power

 

 

 

 

Release

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

To other speaker

 

 

Power pack

To computer

 

 

 

 

AC outlet

 

 

Note: Bose recommends using ahigh-qualitysurge suppressor on all electronics equipment.

Connecting an optional second source

The Companion® 2 speakers provide a second set of input connectors for use with a second sound source. To make this connection, use the audio output cable provided with your MP3 player, CD player, or other source.

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Figure 6

Headphone connection

Connecting headphones

Headphones plug into the connector on the front of the RIGHT speaker (Figure 6). Inserting the plug mutes sound from the speakers.

RIGHT

Headphone connector

speaker

 

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

Controlling the volume

Figure 7

Speaker volume knob

You can raise or lower the volume of the speakers or a connected headphone by turning the knob on the front of the RIGHT speaker (Figure 7). Turn it right to raise and left to lower the volume.

RIGHT speaker

Volume control

On your computer or an optional sound source, set the volume at about two-thirdsthe maximum volume. Then use the knob on the RIGHT speaker to adjust the volume as you listen.

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