Bose Speaker System 15 10 User Guide page

Solo 15/10  
TV sound system  
Owner’s Guide | Guía del usuario | Notice d’utilisation  
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Contents  
Introduction  
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Unpacking.............................................................................................................  
System Setup  
Step 1: Placing the system .................................................................................  
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Step 2: Choosing the type of audio cable to use............................................  
Step 3: Connecting the selected audio cable to your TV ............................. 10  
Step 4: Connecting the audio cable to the Solo system ..............................  
Important instructions for optical cable connections ..........................  
Step 5: Connecting the Solo system to power...............................................  
Step 6: Placing your TV on the Solo system...................................................  
Step 7: Turning off your TV speakers ...............................................................  
Step 8: Checking for sound................................................................................  
Step 9: Adjusting the bass.................................................................................  
Using alternate connections.............................................................................  
Connecting a cable/satellite box to the system ....................................  
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Connecting a TV headphones output to the system ............................ 18  
Connecting multiple devices to the system...................................................  
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Operation  
Getting system information.............................................................................. 20  
Controlling the volume ......................................................................................  
Using auto-wake..................................................................................................  
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Programming the Solo 15 universal remote ................................................... 22  
Programming your remote to control your TV ....................................... 22  
Programming the remote to control other devices .............................. 23  
Customizing the power button ................................................................. 23  
Resyncing your cable/satellite box and TV ............................................. 23  
Switching between sources ....................................................................... 24  
System control buttons.............................................................................. 24  
Using playback controls.............................................................................. 25  
Navigating on-screen menus and guides................................................ 26  
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Using a third-party remote ........................................................................ 27  
Using dialog mode ....................................................................................... 27  
Using the Solo 10 remote .................................................................................. 28  
Optional universal remote ......................................................................... 28  
Using a third-party remote ........................................................................ 28  
Using dialog mode ....................................................................................... 28  
Care and Maintenance  
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 29  
Replacing the remote batteries........................................................................  
Solo 15 universal remote.............................................................................  
Solo 10 remote ..............................................................................................  
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Cleaning................................................................................................................. 32  
Customer service................................................................................................. 32  
Limited warranty ................................................................................................. 32  
Technical information......................................................................................... 32  
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Safety Information  
Please read this guide  
Please read this owner’s guide carefully and save it for future reference.  
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 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.  
WARNINGS:  
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.  
• Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such  
as vases, on or near the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any  
part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.  
Solo 10 remote: Keep new and used batteries away from children. Do not ingest battery, chemical  
burn hazard. The remote control supplied with this product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/  
button cell battery is swallowed it can cause severe internal burns in just two hours and can lead to  
death. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from  
children. If you think the battery may have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek  
immediate medical attention. The coin/button cell battery may explode or cause a fire or chemical burn if  
incorrectly replaced or mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or  
incinerate. Replace only with an agency approved (ex. UL) CR2032 or DL2032 3-volt lithium battery.  
Dispose of used batteries promptly.  
Solo 15 remote: Do not dismantle, open or shred battery pack or cells. Do not expose batteries or  
a battery pack to heat or fire. Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Do not short-circuit battery. Do not store  
batteries carelessly in a box or drawer where they may short-circuit each other or be short-circuited by  
other metal objects. Do not remove a battery from its original packaging until required for use. Do not  
subject batteries to mechanical shock. In the event of a battery leaking, do not allow the liquid to come  
in contact with the skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected area with copious amounts  
of water and seek medical advice. Observe the plus (+) and minus (-) marks on the battery and equip-  
ment and ensure correct use. Do not use any battery pack or cell which is not designed for use with the  
product. Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical advice immediately if a battery has  
been swallowed. Always purchase the correct battery for the equipment. Keep batteries clean and dry.  
Wipe the battery terminals with a clean dry cloth if they become dirty. Use the battery only in the applica-  
tion for which it was intended. When possible, remove the battery from the equipment when not in use.  
Replace only with AA (IEC LR06) alkaline batteries.  
• Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the apparatus.  
• Never place the equipment in an unstable location. The equipment may fall, causing serious personal  
injury or death. Many injuries, particularly to children, can be avoided by taking simple precautions  
such as:  
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Using cabinets or stands recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment.  
Only using furniture that can safely support the equipment.  
Ensuring the equipment is not overhanging the edge of the supporting furniture.  
Not placing the equipment on tall furniture (for example, cupboards or bookcases) without anchoring  
both the furniture and the equipment to a suitable support.  
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Not standing the equipment on cloth or other materials placed between the equipment and supporting  
furniture.  
Educating children about the dangers of climbing on furniture to reach the equipment or its controls.  
• If you doubt your ability to safely mount your television or set up this product, contact a professional  
installer for help.  
• Do not allow children to push, pull, or climb on an A/V monitor. This may cause it to tip over, possibly  
resulting in personal injury or death. For added safety and stability, be sure to secure the monitor using  
a suitable anti-tip device.  
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Safety Information  
WARNING: This product contains magnetic material. Please contact your physician if you have any  
questions on whether this might affect the operation of your implantable medical device.  
WARNING: Contains small parts which may be a choking hazard. Not suitable for children under age 3.  
CAUTION: Do not make unauthorized alterations to the product; doing so may compromise safety,  
regulatory compliance, system performance, and may void the warranty.  
Notes:  
• Where the mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall  
remain readily operable.  
• This product must be used indoors. It is neither designed nor tested for use outdoors, in recreation vehicles, or  
on boats.  
• The product label is located on the bottom or the back of the product.  
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations.  
Do not incinerate.  
This product conforms to all applicable EU Directive requirements. The complete Declaration of  
Conformity can be found at www.Bose.com/compliance.  
1. Read these instructions.  
2. Keep these instructions.  
3. Heed all warnings.  
4. Follow all instructions.  
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.  
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.  
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.  
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including  
amplifiers) that produce heat.  
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and  
the point where they exit from the apparatus.  
10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.  
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.  
12. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in  
a 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.  
This symbol means the product must not be discarded as household waste, and should be delivered to  
an appropriate collection facility for recycling. Proper disposal and recycling helps protect natural  
resources, human health and the environment. For more information on disposal and recycling of this  
product, contact your local municipality, disposal service, or the shop where you bought this product.  
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Safety Information  
NOTE: 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 interfer-  
ence 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 communica-  
tions. However, there 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.  
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Bose Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate  
this equipment.  
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.  
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.  
CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)  
Names and Contents of Toxic or Hazardous Substances or Elements  
Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements  
Lead  
(Pb)  
Mercury  
(Hg)  
Cadmium  
(Cd)  
Hexavalent  
(CR(VI))  
Polybrominated  
Biphenyl (PBB)  
Polybrominated  
diphenylether (PBDE)  
Part Name  
PCBs  
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Metal parts  
Plastic parts  
Speakers  
Cables  
O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit  
requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.  
X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is  
above the limit requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.  
Please complete and retain for your records  
The serial and model number can be found on the bottom panel.  
Serial number: _________________________________________________________________  
Model number:_________________________________________________________________  
Purchase date: _________________________________________________________________  
We suggest you keep your receipt with this owner’s guide.  
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Introduction  
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Thank you for choosing the Bose Solo 15/10 TV sound system for your home.  
This stylish, unobtrusive speaker system is designed to fit under most 46" TVs and  
many 50" TVs. It delivers superb acoustic performance that will greatly enhance  
your TV viewing experience.  
Unpacking  
Carefully unpack the carton and confirm that you have all the parts shown here:  
OR  
Solo 15  
universal remote  
Solo 15/10 TV sound system  
Solo 10 remote  
Power cord  
Optical digital  
audio cable  
Coaxial digital  
audio cable  
(Included in  
Analog stereo  
audio cable  
(The appropriate  
power cord for your  
region is included)  
Europe only)  
If any part of the product appears to be damaged, do not attempt to use it.  
Contact your authorized Bose dealer immediately or call Bose Customer Service.  
Refer to the contact list enclosed in the carton for contact information.  
Be sure to save the carton and packing materials. They provide the safest means  
for transporting or storing the product.  
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System Setup  
Step 1: Placing the system  
1. Move your TV aside and turn it so you can see the Audio Out panel.  
2. Place the Solo system where you had your TV.  
TV Audio OUT panel  
Placement guidelines:  
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The Bose Solo 15/10 system is designed to fit under TVs that weigh no more than  
75 lbs (34 kg) and have bases no wider than 24" (61 cm), and no deeper than 12.25"  
(31 cm).  
The base of your TV should be centered on the top of the system and must not  
hang over any of its edges.  
If the TV base is too large to fit on top of the system, place the sound system in  
another location such as on an open shelf under the TV, but keep it close to your  
TV so the audio cable will reach. You can also mount your TV on the wall above  
the system.  
If placing the sound system in a cabinet or on a shelf, position the front of the  
system as close as possible to the front edge of the shelf for optimum audio  
performance.  
Cautions:  
DO NOT place a CRT type TV on this system. It is not designed for use with this  
type of TV.  
Allowing the base of your TV to hang over any edge of this speaker system in-  
creases the risk of the TV tipping, which may result in injury.  
If placing the sound system backed up to a wall, make sure there is a space of at  
least 1" (2.5 cm) between the wall and the rear of the system.  
With any placement of this product, make sure the ventilation openings on the rear  
panel are not blocked.  
If your TV comes with an anti-tip device, install it according to the manufacturer’s  
instructions and adjust the tether as instructed after placing the TV on top of the  
system. Installing an anti-tip device is recommended when using a TV with this  
product. If your TV did not come with an anti-tip device, you can get one from  
most retail TV suppliers.  
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System Setup  
Step 2: Choosing the type of audio cable  
to use  
1. On the back of your TV, locate the Audio Out connector panel and note which  
type of audio output connectors your TV has.  
Analog stereo  
audio  
Optical digital  
audio  
Coaxial digital  
audio  
Use this connection  
if no optical or  
Use either of these connections for best  
audio performance.  
coaxial digital audio  
outputs are available.  
2. Choose the appropriate audio cable for your TV.  
Note: Your Solo system may come with several types of audio cables. Only one  
audio connection is needed. Choose one cable and set the others aside.  
Note: The optical or coaxial cable will provide the best audio performance.  
Use the analog cable only if your TV does not have an optical output or a  
coaxial output.  
Tip: If your TV does not have any audio outputs, you can use the audio outputs  
on another device. See “Using alternate connections” on page 17 for other  
ways to connect the Solo TV sound system.  
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System Setup  
Step 3: Connecting the selected audio cable  
to your TV  
1. On the back of your TV, locate the Audio OUT connector panel.  
2. Plug one end of the selected audio cable into the correct Audio OUT  
connector.  
Caution: If using the optical cable, make sure you remove the protective cap and  
hold the plug in the correct orientation for the Audio OUT connector on  
your TV.  
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System Setup  
Step 4: Connecting the audio cable to the Solo  
system  
Plug the other end of the selected audio cable into the corresponding connector on  
the Solo system.  
Note: If using the optical cable, please read the Important Instructions on  
page 12.  
Remove caps  
Audio OUT  
TV  
Audio IN Solo system  
Note: Only one audio connection is needed.  
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System Setup  
Important instructions for optical cable connections  
1. Remove the protective cap from both ends of the optical cable.  
Bose logo  
Remove caps  
2. Hold the optical cable plug with the Bose logo facing up, as shown.  
3. Align the plug with the Optical connector on the Solo system and insert the plug  
carefully.  
Note: The Optical connector on the Solo system has a hinged door that swings out  
of the way when you insert the plug.  
Hinged door  
Caution: Inserting the plug in the wrong orientation can damage the plug and/or  
the connector.  
4. Firmly push the plug into the connector until you hear or feel a click.  
Test to be sure the plug cannot easily slip out of the connector.  
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System Setup  
Step 5: Connecting the Solo system to power  
1. Plug one end of the power cord into the Power connector.  
2. Plug the other end into a live AC power (mains) outlet.  
A few moments after applying power, the system emits two tones indicating that  
it is ready to use.  
Power connector  
Tip: Bose recommends using a safety agency-approved surge protector on all  
electronic equipment. Voltage variations and spikes can damage electronic  
components in any system.  
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System Setup  
Step 6: Placing your TV on the Solo system  
Place your TV on the Solo system, making sure the TV stand is centered on the  
top of the system. Refer to “Placement guidelines:” on page 8.  
Caution: Be sure to center the base of your TV on the top of this product.  
Cautions:  
DO NOT place a CRT type TV on this system. It is not designed for use with  
this type of TV.  
Allowing the base of your TV to hang over any edge of this speaker system  
increases the risk of the TV tipping, which may result in injury.  
If placing the sound system backed up to a wall, make sure there is a space of at  
least 1" (2.5 cm) between the wall and the rear of the system.  
If your TV comes with an anti-tip device, install it according to the manufacturer’s  
instructions and adjust the tether as instructed after placing the TV on top of the  
system. Installing an anti-tip device is recommended when using a TV with this  
product. If your TV did not come with an anti-tip device, you can get one from  
most retail TV suppliers.  
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System Setup  
Step 7: Turning off your TV speakers  
To enjoy the full benefit of hearing TV audio through the Solo TV sound system, the  
internal speakers in your TV should be turned off.  
Note: Check your TV owner’s guide for help using the TV menus.  
1. Turn on your TV.  
2. Go to the TV menu and select Audio, Sound, or Speaker Settings.  
3. Look for the menu item that allows you to turn off the TV speakers. This menu  
item may be called Speakers On/Off or something closely related.  
4. If there is no setting for turning the TV speakers off, adjust the TV volume to its  
lowest setting.  
To confirm your TV speakers are turned off:  
1. Press  
(mute) on the Solo remote.  
2. Check that no sound is coming from your TV.  
Tip: If you connected your TV to the Solo system using an optical digital cable,  
you may need to make sure that your TV’s audio settings do not inhibit the  
audio output signal.  
Look for a menu item in your TV’s Audio Settings that may affect digital  
audio output. You may have to select the digital output you want to use.  
Look for any setting that selects the type of audio output, such as Stereo or  
5.1 Channel Audio output. You may need to select such a setting in order to  
enable the audio output.  
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System Setup  
Step 8: Checking for sound  
1. Power on your TV and cable/satellite box (if needed).  
2. Press  
on the Solo system remote.  
Make sure the system status indicator is solid green.  
System status  
indicator  
3. Check if sound is coming from the Solo system.  
If you do not hear sound from the Solo system see “Troubleshooting” on page  
29.  
Tip: At this time, you may consider setting your Solo system to automatically wake  
from standby whenever it receives a sound signal. See “Using auto-wake” on  
page 21.  
Step 9: Adjusting the bass  
The bass control knob on the back of the system allows you to change the  
bass level output of the system.  
Turn the bass control knob right to increase the bass, left to decrease the bass.  
Note: For optimal sound quality for dialog-only programming, such as news and talk  
shows, see “Using dialog mode” on page 27 (Solo 15) and page 28 (Solo 10).  
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System Setup  
Using alternate connections  
You may need to use an alternate connection:  
If your TV does not have any audio output connections or does not deliver the  
audio to the Solo 15/10 system. See “Connecting a cable/satellite box to the sys-  
tem” or “Connecting a TV headphones output to the system” on pages 17-18.  
If you do not get sound from a DVD player that is connected to your TV.  
See “Connecting multiple devices to the system” on page 19.  
Connecting a cable/satellite box to the system  
You can connect a cable/satellite box to the Solo 15/10 system. Only one cable is  
needed.  
Caution: If using an optical cable, refer to page 12 for important instructions.  
1. On the back of your cable/satellite box, locate the Audio Out connector panel  
and note which type of audio outputs your cable/satellite box has.  
Remove caps  
Audio OUT  
Cable/satellite  
box  
Audio IN Solo 15/10 system  
2. Choose the appropriate audio cable for your cable/satellite box.  
3. Connect the audio cable from your cable/satellite box’s Audio Out connector  
panel to the Solo system.  
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System Setup  
Connecting a TV headphones output to the system  
If your TV only has a headphones connector, you need a dual RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo  
cable (not provided) to connect to the Solo 15/10 system.  
1. Insert the stereo plug into the TV headphones connector.  
2. Insert the white plug into the L connector on the Solo system.  
3. Insert the red plug into the R connector on the Solo system.  
4. Ensure your TV speakers are on. Refer to your TV’s Owner’s Guide for more  
information.  
5. To ensure optimal volume control from your system, set your TV’s volume to  
75 percent of maximum; then set the volume level of your system using the  
remote control.  
Audio OUT  
TV headphones  
or other variable  
audio output  
Dual RCA-to-3.5 mm  
stereo cable  
(not provided)  
Audio IN Solo 15/10 system  
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