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The Bose® 601TM Series IV Direct/Reflecting®

Speaker System

Owner’s Guide

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Customer Information

Declaration of Conformity

We, the offerer:

Bose® Corporation, The Mountain,

Framingham, MA 01701-9168USA

Acknowledge our sole responsibility, that the product:

Kind of equipment: Loudspeaker

 

Type designation: 601

TM Series IV Direct/Reflecting

® speaker

In accordance with EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and Article 10 (1) of the Directive,

is in compliance with the following norm(s) or document(s):

Technical regulations:

EN50081-1,EN50082-1

Accredited by Bose Corporation

1 May 2001

Bose Products B.V.

Nic Merks

Nijverheidstraat 8, 1135 GE Edam

Vice President, Bose Europe

The Netherlands

Manufacturer’s authorized EU

 

representative

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Contents

Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Unpacking the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Attaching the speaker grilles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Placing the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Choosing the speaker cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Running the speaker cord through a wall or under a floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preparing the speaker cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Making the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Checking the connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 For use in home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 For rear or surround speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Setting your surround sound receiver or amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Reference Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Warranty

Bose® 601TM Direct/Reflecting® speakers are covered by a limitedfive-yeartransferable warranty. Details of the coverage are provided on the warranty card that came with your speakers. Please fill out the information section on your card, detach it, and mail it to Bose.

For your records

The serial number is located on the label on the back of each speaker.

Serial numbers:

 

 

and

Dealer name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dealer phone:

 

 

 

Purchase date:

 

We suggest you keep your sales slip and warranty card together with this owner’s guide.

©2001 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written permission. All trademarks referenced herein are the property of Bose Corporation.

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Introduction

Your 601TM Direct/Reflecting® speakersre-createa natural balance of reflected and direct sound energy for a lifelike, spacious performance. As with all Bose® products, their design is meant to bring youhigh-qualityconcert-likesound.

Figure 1

A natural balance of reflected and direct sound energy.

Unpacking the speakers

Figure 2

Package contents:

1 left speaker

1 right speaker

Owner’s guide

2 front speaker grilles

2 rear speaker grilles

Carefully unpack the contents of the shipping carton.

Individually remove each speaker.

Retain the packaging material for possible future use.

If either speaker appears damaged, do not use it. Repack both speakers in the original carton and notify your authorized Bose dealer immediately.

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

WARNING: Each speaker weighs 30 lb (13.6 kg). Use good lifting practice to avoid injury.

Front speaker grilles

Rear speaker grilles

Left speaker

Owner’s guide

Right speaker

Attaching the speaker grilles

Each speaker has both a front and a rear protective grille. The rear grille is the larger of the two. To attach these grilles to your speakers, line up the top curve of the grille so that it matches the curve of the speaker. Align the pins on the back of the grille to the mounting holes on the speaker cabinet and gently push the grille straight on.

CAUTION: Do not place objects into any opening on the speaker cabinets.

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Placing the speakers

Figure 3

Ideal speaker placement

The product label on the back of each speaker indicates LEFT or RIGHT. For best acoustic performance, place the left speaker on the left side as you face your speakers and place the right speaker on the right side.

Keep the speakers 6 - 15 feet (1.8 - 6 m) apart and at least 10 inches (25 cm) from side walls (see Figure 3).

It is important not to block the acoustic components at the rear of each speaker. To avoid this, place each speaker at least 8 inches (20 cm) from the wall behind it.

8" minimum (20 cm)

6 - 15 ft

(1.8 - 6 m)

10" minimum (25 cm)

Note: Bose® 601TM speakers are not intended to hang from walls, or to stand on shelves or tables. They are designed asfloor-standingspeakers only.

WARNING: To prevent personal injury, do not place your speakers inhigh-trafficareas where they can be accidentally knocked over.

Note: To prevent interference with your TV picture quality, place each speaker at least 2 feet (.6 m) from your TV screen.

Figure 4

Place each speaker at least 2 feet (.6 m) from your TV screen.

2 ft

2 ft

minimum

minimum

(.6 m)

(.6 m)

Choosing the speaker cord

It is important to use the proper gauge (thickness) of speaker cord. Standard zip cord (2-con-ductor,18-gaugeor .82 mm2 wire or larger) is recommended for most applications. You can find this wire at most electrical and hardware stores.

If the length of speaker wire extends more than 20 feet (6 m) from a receiver or amplifier, refer to “Wire recommendations” on page 9 or contact your authorized Bose dealer for more information.

Running the speaker cord through a wall or under a floor

Make sure you have enough cord to reach from the receiver to each speaker. For in-wallinstallation, check your local building code requirements. Before proceeding, you may want to contact an electrical installer for information about your local building or safety regulations.

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Preparing the speaker cord

Speaker cord consists of two insulated wires. The insulation around one wire is marked (striped, collared, ribbed, or may have writing on it). This marked wire is always positive (+). The plain wire is always negative (–).These wires correspond to the red (+) and black(–)terminals on the speaker, receiver, or amplifier.

Note: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish wire markings. Inspect both wires carefully.

To prepare the ends of the cord, strip approximately 38 to12-inch(10-12mm) of insulation from both wires. Then, twist the bare ends of each wire so there are no loose strands of wire.

WARNING: Never use broken or frayed wire, as damage or electrical shock may result.

Making the connections

Figure 5

Wiring schematic

Connect your speaker wire to the SPEAKERS A or MAIN (front) left and right speaker outputs on your amplifier or receiver. See your receiver owner’s guide for any additional information or instructions.

CAUTION: Before making any connections, turn off your receiver and unplug it from the AC power mains. Failure to do so may result in damage to your system.

L

R

L

R

Right speaker

Receiver

Left speaker

Unscrew the hex knobs on the terminal posts (Figure 5) located on the back of the left (L) speaker. This reveals a small opening through each post where the wire goes.

1.Insert the marked wire into the red (+) terminal. Insert the plain wire into the black (-)terminal.

2.Tighten the knobs to secure the wires.

3.Connect the other ends of the wire to your receiver or amplifier.

A.Attach the marked wire at one end to the red (+) terminal.

B.Attach the plain wire at that end to the black (–)terminal.

4.Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 for the right (R) speaker connections.

Note: Now is a good time to record the serial numbers of these speakers on page 3 of this guide and on your warranty card.

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Checking the connections

Check all the connections from the receiver to the left and right speakers. Make sure all the wires are connected in phase (+ to + and – to –).

Correct any wiring problems before you plug in your receiver and turn it on.

CAUTION: 601TM speakers incorporate an automatic protection circuit, which guards against most kinds of damage from electrical stress or overload. This circuit activates at high volume levels to reduce output, causing a slight decrease in volume. You may also notice light coming from inside the speaker cabinet. This is normal operation and indicates that power input may be exceeding safe levels. Sustained listening at these levels is not recommended.

For use in home theater

Your speakers are fully compatible with all surround sound formats. They may be used as the front left and right main speakers, or in larger more powerful systems as full-rangesurround channel speakers.

For rear or surround speakers

For use as the rear or surround speakers, connect your speakers to the “Rear” or “Surround” speaker outputs of the receiver or amplifier. For use with digital home theater systems, we recommend trying both “Large” and “Small” settings to determine the best performance with your receiver or amplifier. See your receiver owner’s guide for any additional information or instructions.

Setting your surround sound receiver or amplifier

After making the connections, you may try any additional surround sound modes that your receiver may have. These modes may have different names depending on the manufacturer, such as, ACTION, MOVIE, THEATER. Select the settings for music, movies or both that sound best in your listening environment. See your receiver/amplifier owner’s guide for additional information on selecting settings.

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Reference Information

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing problems with your 601TM speakers:

1.Turn off the amplifier or receiver and check all the connections between the speakers and the amplifier or receiver.

2.Check your amplifier or receiver owner’s guide, since other components may be the cause of the problem.

3.Use the chart below as troubleshooting guidelines. If this does not solve the problem, contact your authorized Bose® dealer to arrange for service. Refer to the address list enclosed in the product packaging for correct phone numbers.

Problem

Possible cause

How to find out

Solution

 

 

 

 

One speaker

Amplifier or receiver

Switch the LEFT and

If the previously

doesn’t play, or

channel, speaker, or

RIGHT connections

“broken” speaker

sounds distorted.

speaker wire may be

on the back of your

now plays properly,

 

defective.

speakers.

and the other one

 

 

 

does not, one chan-

 

 

 

nel in the amplifier

 

 

 

or receiver, or that

 

 

 

speaker wire is

 

 

 

probably defective.

 

 

 

If the original

 

 

 

speaker still does

 

 

 

not play properly,

 

 

 

call Bose or your

 

 

 

retailer to arrange

 

 

 

for service.

 

 

 

 

Both speakers do

Amplifier or receiver

Disconnect the

Reconnect the

not play, or sound

may be defective.

amplifier or receiver

speakers to another

distorted.

 

from the speakers.

amplifier or receiver

 

 

 

that works properly.

 

 

 

 

High sound volume

The automatic pro-

Lower the volume. If

Return the volume

drops suddenly.

tection circuit has

it returns to normal,

to a reasonable

 

activated to protect

your speakers’ auto-

level; avoid

 

the speakers from

matic protection cir-

extremely high vol-

 

electrical stress or

cuit caused the

ume settings.

 

overload.

sudden drop. This

 

 

 

volume reduction

 

 

 

protects the speak-

 

 

 

ers from electronic

 

 

 

stress and overload.

 

No bass or dimin-

Wiring may be out-

ished sound quality.

of-phase.

Check connections.

Adjust connections,

They should be in

if they are out of

phase (+ to + and –

phase.

to –).

 

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Reference Information

Technical information

Features

Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology

Stereo Everywhere® speaker technology

Proprietary bass reproduction

Automatic protection circuitry

Syncom® computer quality control

Speaker driver complement

Two 612" (16.5 cm) woofers

One 2" (5.1 cm) ferrofluid tweeter per cabinet

Compatibility

Compatible with A/V receivers and amplifiers rated from 10 to 200 watts per channel, rated from 4 to 8 ohms.

Power rating: 100 Watts IEC

Finish

Graphite gray

Light cherry

Dimensions/Weight

32"H x 8"W x 13.75"D (81 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm)

Each speaker weighs 30 lb (13.6 kg)

Wire recommendations

Based on maximum frequency response deviation of 0.5 dB

Gauge

Length

18

(0.82 mm2)

20 ft (6 m) maximum

16

(1.3 mm2)

30 ft (9 m) maximum

14

(2.1 mm2)

50 ft (15 m) maximum

12

(3.3 mm2)

80 ft (24 m) maximum

Customer service

For additional help in solving problems, contact Bose® customer service. Refer to the address list enclosed in the product packaging for correct phone numbers.

Cleaning

Wipe the 601TM speaker cabinets using a dry cloth. Do not use solvents or chemicals. Do not allow liquids to spill on, or objects to drop into the speaker grilles. You may vacuum the grilles carefully; the drivers are directly behind the grille cloth. No other maintenance is required.

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