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The Bose® Lifestyle® Powered Speaker System  
Owner’s Guide  
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Safety Information  
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the system to rain or  
moisture.  
CAUTION  
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK  
DO NOT OPEN  
AVIS  
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE  
NE PAS OUVRIR  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,  
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).  
AFIN DE PRÉVENIR UN CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE NE PAS ENLEVER  
LE COUVERCLE ARRIÈRE. IL NE SE TROUVE À L’INTÉRIEUR  
AUCUNE PIÈCE POUVANT ÊTRE RÉPARÉE PAR  
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.  
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.  
L’USAGER. S’ADRESSER À UN RÉPARATEUR COMPÉTENT.  
These CAUTION marks are located on the back panel of your Lifestyle® powered speaker  
system:  
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 wide blade of plug to wide slot, insert fully.  
CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the  
apparatus.  
Additional safety information  
See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Information page enclosed with this  
owner’s guide.  
Please read this owners guide  
Please take the time to follow this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate  
your Lifestyle® powered speaker system properly. Save your owner’s guide for future  
reference.  
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Important Safety Instructions  
1. Read these instructions for all components  
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service person-  
nel. 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.  
before using this product.  
2. Keep these instructions for future reference.  
3. Heed all warnings on the product and in the  
owners 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 any-  
where else that water or moisture are present.  
15. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid  
overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or  
integral convenience receptacles.  
6. Clean only with a dry cloth and as directed  
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by Bose Corporation. Unplug this product from  
the wall outlet before cleaning.  
16. 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.  
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.  
17. See product enclosure for safety related  
markings.  
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 accor-  
dance with the instructions, may cause harmful interfer-  
ence to radio communications. However, this is no  
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular  
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interfer-  
ence 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:  
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such  
as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other  
apparatus (including amplifiers) that pro-  
duce heat.  
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the  
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polar-  
ized 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, conve-  
nience receptacles, and the point where  
they exit from the apparatus.  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
11. Only use attachments/accessories speci-  
fied by the manufacturer.  
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different  
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,  
bracket or table specified by the  
manufacturer or sold with the  
apparatus. When a cart is used,  
use caution when moving the  
cart/apparatus combination to  
avoid injury from tip-over.  
circuit than the one to which the receiver is connected.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV techni-  
cian for help.  
Note: Unauthorized modification of the receiver or radio  
remote control could void the user’s authority to operate  
this equipment.  
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning  
storms or when unused for long periods of  
time to prevent damage to this product.  
This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class  
B specifications.  
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Important Safety Instructions  
18. Use proper power sources Plug the product into  
a proper power source, as described in the operating  
instructions or as marked on the product.  
Antenna grounding  
Example of antenna grounding as per National Electrical  
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.  
19. Avoid power lines Use extreme care when  
installing an outside antenna system to keep from  
touching power lines or circuits, as contact with  
them may be fatal. Do not install external antennas  
near overhead power lines or other electric light or  
power circuits, nor where an antenna can fall into  
such circuits or power lines.  
Antenna lead in wire  
20. Ground all outdoor antennas If an external  
antenna or cable system is connected to this  
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is  
grounded. This will provide some protection against  
voltage surges and built-up static charges.  
Ground clamp  
Antenna discharge unit  
(NEC Section 810-20)  
Grounding conductors  
(NEC Section 810-21)  
Electric service  
equipment  
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code ANSI/  
NFPA No. 70 provides information with respect to  
proper grounding of the mast and supporting  
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna  
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,  
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to  
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the  
ground electrode. Refer to the antenna grounding  
illustration on this page.  
Ground clamps  
Power service grounding  
electrode system  
(NEC ART 250, Part H)  
Note to CATV system installer  
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system  
installers attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC (of USA)  
that provides guidelines for proper grounding. In particu-  
lar, it specifies that the cable ground shall be connected  
to the grounding system of the building, as close to the  
point of cable entry as is practical.  
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The Mountain, Framingham, MA  
01701-9168 USA  
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Contents  
Where to find  
Setting Up  
Before you begin........................................................................................................... 4  
Unpacking the carton ................................................................................................... 4  
Selecting the locations for your Lifestyle® powered speaker system ........................... 4  
Before making connections, unplug your system ........................................................ 5  
Selecting the correct voltage ........................................................................................ 5  
Connecting the Lifestyle® powered speakers to each other ......................................... 5  
Connecting the Speakers  
Connecting the speakers to another music source ...................................................... 6  
Which Lifestyle® system do you own? .......................................................................... 7  
Connecting the speakers to multi-room interface systems .......................................... 8  
Connecting the speakers to the Lifestyle® media center ............................................ 10  
Connecting the speakers to the Model 20 music center ............................................ 12  
Connecting the speakers to the Model 5 music center .............................................. 13  
Operating tips ............................................................................................................. 14  
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................... 14  
Customer service ........................................................................................................ 14  
Product Information  
Technical information.................................................................................................. 15  
Accessories................................................................................................................. 15  
Warranty period .......................................................................................................... 15  
Cleaning the Lifestyle® powered speaker system ....................................................... 15  
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Setting Up  
Before you begin  
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Thank you for purchasing the Bose Lifestyle powered speaker system. These speakers are  
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designed specifically for use with any Lifestyle system to deliver high-fidelity, room-filling  
sound to additional rooms in your home.  
Unpacking the carton  
Carefully unpack your speakers. Save all packing materials for possible future use. The  
original packing materials provide the safest way to transport your speaker system. If any part  
of the product appears damaged, do not attempt to use the system. Notify Bose or your  
authorized Bose dealer immediately.  
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Check to be sure your Lifestyle powered speaker system contains the parts identified in  
Figure 1.  
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What comes with your Lifestyle®  
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Owners guide  
3-foot FIX  
Quick set-up guide  
Powered speaker (left)  
Accessory speaker  
(right)  
6-foot (attached) audio input  
cable  
50-foot extension cable  
3-foot VAR adapter  
cable  
adapter cable for  
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adapter cable  
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3-foot FIX adapter  
cable for Lifestyle® DVD  
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Speaker wire  
Speaker wire  
Adapter plug (in dual  
voltage speaker systems)  
Accessory  
speaker  
50-foot  
extension cable  
Adapter  
plug  
Powered  
speaker  
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Selecting the locations for your Lifestyle powered speaker system  
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Follow these guidelines to select locations for your Lifestyle speakers:  
Place the left and right speakers in their respective locations in your room. You can put these  
compact speakers in just about any room and location, such as a bookcase, desk, or in your  
kitchen. Be sure to place them close to an AC power (mains) outlet. To avoid interference  
with your TV picture, allow at least 9 inches (23 cm) of clearance between the speakers and  
the TV screen. Optional Bose ceiling and wall-mount brackets offer even greater placement  
flexibility. See page 15 for details.  
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of  
children.  
CAUTION: Choose a stable and level surface for your speakers. Vibration can cause the  
speakers to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass, or highly polished  
wood. For additional stability, you can add rubber feet to your speakers. You may obtain  
rubber feet (PN 178321-04) free of charge from Bose. Contact Bose customer service for  
more information.  
Note: If you put the speakers in a bookcase unit, be sure to place each one at the front  
edge of the shelf. Placing speakers in an enclosed space can change the tonal quality of the  
sound. This effect is minimized if the shelves are filled with books.  
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Setting Up  
Before making connections, unplug your system  
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CAUTION: It is important that you unplug your Lifestyle system or other music source  
before making any connections.  
Selecting the correct voltage  
If you purchased a dual-voltage product, please be sure that your speakers are set to the  
correct voltage for your geographical area. Use the adapter plug provided when appropriate.  
CAUTION: Make sure the voltage selector switch is set correctly on dual-voltage systems.  
ESTYLE® POWERED SPEA  
Figure 2  
VOLTAGE SELECTOR  
Voltage selector switch settings  
230V  
SELECT  
PROPER  
VOLTAGE  
115V  
AC  
MAX.  
SER. NO.  
FT] SPEAKER  
LSSP1U  
ON, FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701-9160 MADE IN U.S.A. OF  
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Connecting the Lifestyle powered speakers to each other  
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Follow the steps below to connect your Lifestyle powered speakers to each other:  
1. Connect the speaker wire  
The wire marked with the red collar is positive (+) and the ribbed wire is negative ().  
These wires correspond respectively to the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals  
on the back of the speakers.  
As illustrated in Figure 3, connect the positive and negative conductors at one end of  
the speaker wire to the corresponding positive and negative terminals on the LEFT  
speaker. Connect the other end of the wire to the RIGHT speaker. To do so, simply push  
down the tab at the bottom of each terminal, insert the bare end of the conductor into  
the hole, and release the tab to secure the wire in place.  
2. Check your connections  
Make sure the wires are connected positive to positive (+ to +) and negative to negative  
(to ). Incorrect wiring will affect stereo imaging. Also, check to make sure that no  
strands of wire from any terminal are brushing against any other terminal. Such  
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bridgedwires create short circuits that may damage your Lifestyle powered speaker  
system.  
Figure 3  
Lifestyle® powered speakers  
connected to each other  
CAUTION  
AVIS  
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK  
DO NOT OPEN  
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE  
NE PAS OUVRIR  
LIFESTYLE® POWERED SPEAKER SYSTEM  
LIFESTYLE® POWERED SPEAKER SYSTEM  
VOLTAGE SELECTOR  
TO ACCESSORY SPEAER ONLY  
BLACK TO BLACK RED TO RED  
TO ACCESSORY SPEAKER ONLY  
BLACK TO BLACK RED TO RED  
LISTED 917D  
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS.  
U.S. PATENT NOS. 4,158,756 4,061,890, 4,577,069 AND RE.31,679  
©BOSE CORPORATION, FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701-9168 U.S.A.  
POWER  
AUDIO  
INPUT  
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SELECT  
PROPER  
VOLTAGE  
AUDIO VIDEO  
EQUIPMENT  
115V  
REFER TO OWNER’S  
MANUAL FOR FULL  
INSTRUCTIONS  
115/230V  
50/60Hz 30W MAX.  
AC  
SER. NO.  
Accessory [RIGHT] SPEAKER  
LSSP2ZU109274.  
E9931  
SER. NO.  
POWERED [LEFT] SPEAKER  
LSSP1U  
100823.  
E9931  
MADE IN U.S.A. OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN COMPONENTS.  
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©2000 BOSE CORPORATION, FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701-9160 MADE IN U.S.A. OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN COMPONENTS.  
U.S. PATENT NOS. 4,158,756 4,061,890 4,577,069 AND RE.31,679 190140  
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Connecting the speakers  
Connecting the speakers to another music source  
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If you will be connecting your Lifestyle powered speaker system to a CD player, DVD player,  
cassette deck, or other music source, follow these instructions:  
1. Unplug the music source from the AC power (mains) outlet.  
2. Insert the red and black plugs from the left speakers input cable into the left and right  
audio outputs of the music source (Figure 4).  
3. If you wish to locate the speakers farther away from the music source, use the supplied  
50-foot extension cable as follows:  
a. Insert the red and black plugs from the powered (left) speakers input cable into the  
corresponding red and black jacks on one end of the 50-foot extension cable.  
b. Insert the red and black plugs on the other end of the extension cable into the RIGHT  
and LEFT outputs of the source. Portable CD players often use a 3.5 mm stereo  
headphone jack, instead of the RCA jacks found on larger components. If this is the  
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case, you can use an adapter, available from your Bose dealer.  
4. Turn the volume control on the left speaker all the way down (counterclockwise). Plug the  
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music source and the Lifestyle powered speaker system into the AC power (mains)  
outlet.  
5. Set the volume control to the two-oclock position and turn on your music.  
Figure 4  
Connecting to another music  
source  
LEFT  
RIGHT  
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