Bose Speaker 201 User Guide page

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Bose 201 and 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting Speakers  
Owner’s Guide  
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Contents  
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Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Unpack the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
For your records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Select the locations for your 201® or 301® speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Choose the cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Prepare the cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Make the connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Test the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Using and Maintaining Your Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Enjoying sound in a variety of ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Setting Up  
Before you begin  
Unpack the carton  
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Your 201 or 301 Series V Direct/Reflecting speakers recreate a natural balance of reflected  
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and direct sound energy for an open, spacious performance. They are designed by Bose to  
bring you high-quality listening pleasure.  
These speakers are significantly different from conventional speakers, so be sure to read this  
owner’s guide. It will help you set up and use your speakers properly, for the greatest enjoy-  
ment.  
Carefully unpack the carton and save all packing materials for possible future use. Check the  
carton contents (Figure 1).  
If either speaker appears damaged, do not use them. Instead, repack both speakers in the  
original carton and notify your authorized Bose dealer immediately.  
Note: Now is a good time to record the speaker serial numbers below and on your warranty  
card.  
CAUTION: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags that wrap these speakers  
out of the reach of children.  
Figure 1  
What comes in the carton  
201® series V speakers  
301® series V speakers  
For your records  
Serial numbers are located on the back of each speaker.  
Serial number: _____________________ and _____________________________  
Dealer name: _________________________________________________________  
Dealer phone: _____________________ Purchase date ____________________  
We suggest you keep your sales slip and warranty card together with this owner’s  
guide.  
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Setting Up  
Select the locations for your 201® or 301® speakers  
Bose® 201 and 301 speakers are designed to fit horizontally on a stable and level table or  
shelf (Figure 2).  
Place the left and right speakers (marked on the back of each one) on the left and right sides  
of your room, as you face them. Exactly where you put them depends on the size and style of  
your room and where you think they sound best. Feel free to experiment to find a location that  
is both convenient and provides the sound you prefer.  
Note: Because the grilles on the front of each speaker protect the drivers inside, we recom-  
mend that you do not remove them.  
CAUTION: 201 and 301 speakers are designed specifically for placement on a stationary  
shelf, table, or stand. On smooth surfaces like marble, glass or highly polished wood, vibra-  
tions may cause the speakers to slide. So be sure to attach the self-adhesive rubber feet to  
the bottom surface of each speaker for added stability and protection. The feet go in the cor-  
ners of the flat surface, 1” back from the center of the curved front panel. Do not use these  
speakers in a moving vehicle. To mount the speakers on a wall, use only the Bose WB-3 wall  
mounting bracket. Please follow the mounting instructions that come with these brackets.  
Improperly mounted speakers may fall, causing injury and damage.  
Here are some basic guidelines below:  
• Leave at least 24 inches (60 cm) from the speakers to any TV screens or monitors.  
• Keep the back of the speakers within 18 inches (45 cm) of the wall behind them.  
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Placement guidelines  
18" (45 cm)  
or more  
RIGHT  
speaker  
12" (30 cm)  
or more  
LEFT  
4-12'  
speaker  
(1-4 m)  
18" (45 cm)  
or more  
CAUTION: For the most realistic sound image, make sure the left speaker is placed on the  
left and the right speaker is on the right side of