Bose Acoustimass AM10SERIVB User Manual

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Acoustimass® 6Series III

Acoustimass® 10Series IV

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SAFETYINFORMATION

Please read this owner’s guide

Please take the time to follow 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 your owner’s guide for future reference.

For your safety

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the powered Acoustimass® module to rain or moisture.

WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

These CAUTION marks are located on the rear of the Acoustimass module:

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

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

This product conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and to the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC. The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found on www.bose.com/static/compliance/index.html.

Additional safety information

See the additional safety information on the Important Safety Instructions page enclosed with your speaker system.

For your records

The system serial number is located on the rear of the Acoustimass module.

Serial number: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Dealer name: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Dealer phone: _______________________________ Purchase date: ____________________________________

Please keep your sales receipt and warranty card together with this owner’s guide.

©2006 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed or otherwise used without prior written permission. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works.©1992-1997Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.

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CONTENTS

SETTINGUP

 

 

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Before you begin . . . . . . . . . .

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Unpacking the carton . . . . . . .

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Placing your speakers to achieve realistic home theater sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Front left and right speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Center speaker . . . . . . . .

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Rear speakers . . . . . . . .

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Powered Acoustimass® module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making the connections . . . . . .

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Connecting speakers to the Acoustimass module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the Acoustimass module to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Checking the connections . . . .

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USINGYOURSYSTEM

 

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Getting the most from your home theater speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the bass/room compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjusting the LFE level . .

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Setting your digital surround sound receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Receiving a digital audio signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting your analog surround sound receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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REFERENCE

 

 

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Troubleshooting

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Customer service . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . .

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Limited warranty

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Accessories . . .

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Technical information . . . . . . . .

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SETTINGUP

Before you begin

We appreciate your choice of the Bose® Acoustimass® 6 Series III or Acoustimass 10

Series IV home entertainment speaker system.

The Acoustimass 6 features five small cube speakers, while the Acoustimass 10 system features four cube speaker arrays and a center front speaker. These speakers, together with the Acoustimass module, reproduce the full spectrum of multi-channeldigital programming for a powerful and realistic home theater experience.

Unpacking the carton

Carefully unpack the carton contents (Figure 1):

1.Remove the brown inner carton containing the small speakers.

2.Gently roll the carton onto its side and pull out the Acoustimass module.

WARNING: To avoid injury, use care in lifting the module, which weighs roughly 30 lb (14 kg).

Figure 1

Carton contents

 

 

20-ft(6.1 m)

 

 

system input cable

 

 

 

 

Three 20-ft(6.1 m)

 

 

 

front speaker cables

Powered Acoustimass

Rubber feet for front

 

 

module

center cube speaker

 

 

With Acoustimass 6 system

With Acoustimass 10 system

Five cube speakers

 

 

 

 

Four cube speaker arrays

 

 

Center

 

 

 

front speaker

 

 

Two 50-ft(15.2 m)

 

Two 50-ft(15.2 m)

rear speaker cables

 

 

rear speaker cables

 

 

 

 

Power cord (1)

 

U.S./Canada

Europe

U.K./Singapore

Australia

Now is a good time to record the serial number of these speakers on your warranty card.

Please save all packing materials for possible future use.

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

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Placing your speakers to achieve realistic home theater sound

Keep these guidelines in mind when choosing a location for each speaker:

The Acoustimass® module should be at least 2 feet (.6 m) from your TV set to prevent interference.

All of the small speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference with a TV picture.

Select a stable and level surface for each of the small speakers.

Vibration can cause them to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass, or highly polished wood. To prevent this problem, rubber feet are provided for attachment to the bottom of the center front speaker.

Note: You may order additional rubber feet, free of charge, by contacting Bose. Refer to the address list included in the carton.

In an Acoustimass 10 system, the center front speaker is for use at the front of the room and near the center of your TV. The other cube array speakers are identical and can be placed interchangeably around the room (Figure 2a and 2b).

The top and bottom cube on each cube array speaker can be rotated to create room-fillingsound patterns.

In the Acoustimass 6 system, all five single cube speakers are identical and can be placed interchangeably around the room (Figure 2c and 2d).

The shape and size of your room and location of the furniture in it will affect your choice of speaker locations. Use the examples below as the basis, but not the rule, for your home theater setup.

Figure 2

Sample speaker placement (a and c) and performance results (b and d)

Acoustimass 10 Series IV system

a.

b.

Acoustimass 6 Series III system

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d.

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Front left and right speakers

The goal for these is to create a sound image wider than the screen that seems natural to viewers sitting anywhere in the room.

Place these two front speakers on either side of your TV.

Keep them from 6 feet (2 m) to 15 feet (5 m) apart (as shown in Figure 2 on page 5).

Center speaker

Sound from the center speaker should seem to come from within the picture to give the most realistic performance of on-screenaction and dialogue.

Place the center speaker above, on top of, or below your TV. Do NOT rest the weight of the TV on the speaker.

Keep the speaker in line with the vertical center of the screen, if possible, for the most accurate reproduction of dialogue (as shown in Figure 2 on page 5).

CAUTION: Before placing the center speaker on top of your television, attach the four supplied rubber feet to the bottom of the speaker. Position two of the feet near the front edge and close together on the bottom surface. Place the other two feet at the rear outer edges on the bottom.

Rear speakers

While the rear (surround) speakers may deliver some dialogue, they serve primarily to ! deliver discrete sounds and special effects that expand the visual image. They help bring the viewer into the center of the action.

Choose locations that are practical and convenient, while considering these recommended guidelines:

Position the left and right rear speakers so they can deliver sound on both sides of the viewer, rather than from directly behind (as shown in Figure 2 on page 5).

Place these speakers at the same height as the ears of a seated viewer or higher.

For the Acoustimass® 10 system, rotate the top and bottom sections of the rear cube speaker arrays to direct the sound to the front and back of the listener (see Figure 3 on page 7).

For the Acoustimass 6 system, aim the rear cube speakers slightly behind the listener or reflect the sound off the rear wall (see Figure 2 on page 5).

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Powered Acoustimass® module

Figure 3

Position options for your Acoustimass module

Acoustimass® speaker technology makes it difficult to locate the source oflow-frequencysound from this module. So feel free to hide it from view, and:

Locate the module at the same end of the room as the TV screen.

Keep the module at least 2 feet (.6 m) from your TV set to prevent interference.

To increase bass effects, turn the front opening toward a wall; turn it away from the wall to decrease bass effects.

Keep both the front opening and the ventilation grille on the bottom of the module at least 2 inches (5 cm) from any other surface.

Do not block the ventilation grilles located on the bottom of the module.!

Impeding ventilation can cause a reduction in the bass-frequencyoutput from the module.

Preferred

Alternate

Front opening

Ventilation grille

Making the connections

Figure 4

Speaker cable connection to an output jack on the module and to the speaker

Only the Acoustimass module connects to your receiver. The small speakers all connect directly to the Acoustimass module.

WARNING: Connecting the small speakers to a receiver can result in damage to your system and possible electric shock.

Connecting speakers to the Acoustimass module

Insert the connector on each speaker cable into the jack on the module. Refer to the label on each connector to match it to the proper jack.

Supplied

Right front

speaker

speaker cable

 

 

Red collar

Matched markings

to red speaker terminal

 

1.Use the supplied 20-ft(6.1 m) speaker cables for the three front speakers.

Insert the connectors, as labeled, into jacks on the module as follows! (Figure 5 on page 8).

R goes into the jack labeled Right Front.

C goes into the jack labeled Center Front.

L goes into the jack labeled Left Front.

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Figure 5

Completing connections of the small speakers to your Acoustimass® module

2.Use the supplied 50-ft(15.2 m) speaker cables for the speakers at the rear of your room (Figure 5).

Insert them into the jacks on the module as follows:

RR goes into the jack labeled Right Rear.

LR goes into the jack labeled Left Rear.

3.At the other end of each cable, insert the red-collared(+) wire into the red (+) terminal on one speaker. Insert the other wire into the other terminal (Figure 5).

Notice a label on each red-collaredwire that matches it to the proper speaker:

• L for the speaker at the left front

LR for the speaker at the left rear

 

 

 

 

R for the speaker at the right front

RR for the speaker at the right rear

 

 

 

 

C for the speaker at the center front

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acoustimass® 10 system module

Right

Center

Left

front speaker

front speaker

front speaker

RR

Red terminal

Red-collaredwire

label

 

labeled LR

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Connecting the Acoustimass® module to the receiver

The system input cable is 20 feet (6.1 m) long and connects to your surround receiver. Unlike the speaker cables, this input cable has a multi-pinconnector that inserts into the Audio Input jack on the module (Figure 6).

Figure 6

Module input jack

System input cable connection

System input cable connector

At the other end of the system input cable, multiple wire pairs “unzip” for easy reach and insertion into terminals on your receiver. A red collar marks a wire as positive (+) wire.

CAUTION: Do NOT connect your module to the TV, which lacks the required amplification.

The single RCA connector at that end is for use ONLY with a receiver that handles ! low-frequencyeffects and provides an LFE/SUBWOOFER jack (Figure 7).

Figure 7

Wire pair

Unzipping the paired wires

RCA connector for LFE only

CAUTION: Before making these connections, turn off your receiver to prevent unwanted noises when you plug the Acoustimass® module into it.

To make the connections (Figure 8 on page 10):

1.Insert the multi-pinconnector on the system input cable into the input jack on the ! Acoustimass module. Tighten the two thumbscrews to secure the connection.

2.Connect each wire pair on the other end of the system input cable to your surround receiver, which should have audio output terminals labeled:

Right, Left, and Center for the front audio channels.

Right Surround and Left Surround for the rear channels. ! The specific labels on your receiver may differ slightly.

CAUTION: Do not allow exposed wires to brush against each other; this could damage your receiver.

3.Carefully match the polarity of the connections (+ to + and – to –).

Attach each red-collaredwire (+) to the appropriate + terminal.

Attach each plain wire (–)to the appropriate – terminal.

4.If applicable to your receiver, insert the RCA plug marked LFE on the system input cable into the LFE/SUBWOOFER OUT jack on your surround receiver. Remove the cover first.

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