Bose Speaker System Cinemate Digital Home Theater Speaker System User Guide page

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DIGITAL HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM  
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SAFETY INFORMATION  
Please read this guide  
Please take the time to follow the instructions in this guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your system  
properly and enjoy all of its advanced features. Please save this guide for future reference.  
The Interface module is to be used only with the Acoustimass® module in the Bose® CineMatespeaker system.  
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.  
WARNING: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases,  
shall not be placed on 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.  
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 electrical 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.  
Note: Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall remain readily operable.  
WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.  
Class B emissions limits  
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations  
(Canada only).  
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.  
Note: This product must be used indoors. It is neither designed or tested for use outdoors, in recreation vehicles, or on  
boats.  
This product conforms to the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and to the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC. The remote  
control conforms to the RTTE Directive 99/5/EC (R+TTED).The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found on  
<www.bose.com>.  
Additional safety information  
See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Information sheet enclosed in the shipping carton.  
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CONTENTS  
INTRODUCTION  
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SYSTEM SETUP  
OPERATION  
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE  
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
For your records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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SYSTEM SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Selecting a location for your CineMateTM speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Positioning the Interface module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Positioning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Positioning the Acoustimass® module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Making system connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Connecting the speakers to the Acoustimass module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Connecting the Interface module to the Acoustimass module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  
Connecting your TV to the Interface module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
Using TV audio output jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
Connecting the power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
Standby and Power LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  
Setting up your TV for the CineMateTM speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  
Selecting the FIXED audio output option on your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  
Turning the TV internal speakers off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  
Installing or replacing the remote batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
Setting up the remote to control other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
Finding device codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
To control your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
To control a combination device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Using the remote to control other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Using the remote to watch TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Using the remote to watch a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Selecting the TV input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Switching control from one device to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  
Remote control operating guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  
Verifying a device code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  
CARE AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Cleaning your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  
Customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  
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INTRODUCTION  
Before you begin  
Thank you for purchasing a Bose® CineMateTM digital home theater speaker system, which  
delivers the superb acoustic performance needed to enjoy the full audio impact of DVDs and  
other exciting home entertainment.  
Using our TrueSpaceTM signal processing technology, CineMate speakers provide improved  
spaciousness for bold 3-D effects and movie-like realism from surround encoded DVDs and  
other entertainment sources. In fact, they provide much of the performance of premium  
five-speaker systems, yet from a modest array of equipment.  
Your system includes:  
• Small, easy-to-place shelf speakers  
• An attractive floor-standing Acoustimass® module  
• An easy-to-use, universal infrared (IR) remote control  
• An Interface module that provides simple audio connections to your TV and receives IR  
remote control signals  
Setup help  
The CineMate digital home theater speaker system easily connects to your TV and other  
home theater equipment. To help you set up your CineMate system, the following items  
are provided:  
• Quick Setup Guide  
• Setup DVD  
• Detailed instructions in the Setup section of this owner’s guide  
For your records  
The serial number is located on the rear of the Acoustimass module.  
Serial number: ____________________________________________________________________  
Dealer name: _____________________________________________________________________  
Dealer phone: __________________________ Purchase date: ____________________________  
We suggest you keep your sales receipt and product registration card together with this  
owner’s guide.  
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Unpacking  
Carefully unpack your system. Save all packing materials, which provide the safest way to  
transport your system. If any part of the system appears damaged, do not attempt to use it.  
Notify Bose or your authorized Bose® dealer immediately. For Bose contact information, refer  
to the address sheet included in the carton.  
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep plastic bags out of the reach of children.  
Check to be sure your system includes the parts shown in Figure 1.  
Note: Now is a good time to find the serial number on the rear of the Acoustimass® module.  
Copy that number onto your product registration card and in the space provided on page 4.  
Figure 1  
Carton contents  
Speakers  
Small rubber  
feet  
Interface module  
Acoustimass  
module  
Batteries  
Large rubber  
feet  
Universal  
remote control  
8-foot power cord*  
Setup disc  
15-foot speaker  
cable  
6-foot stereo  
cable  
* The appropriate power cord for your region is provided.  
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Selecting a location for your CineMateTM speaker system  
Use the following guidelines to choose locations and positions for the speakers and the  
Interface module. While these guidelines are offered to ensure the best system performance,  
you may find other placement variations that are more convenient and provide the sound you  
enjoy.  
Note: Keep in mind that the Acoustimass® module is the only part of this system that connects  
to a power outlet.  
Positioning the Interface module  
The Interface module receives commands from the universal remote control and provides audio  
input connections for the CineMateTM speaker system. The remote control commands allow you  
to turn the speakers on, change the volume, and mute or turn off the speaker system.  
• Position the Interface module on a flat surface near the TV and other home theater equipment  
(Figure 2). The remote should have a clear line of sight to the Interface module, the TV, and  
any other equipment it will control.  
• Keep the Interface module within 15 feet (4.6 meters) of the Acoustimass module, to which it  
connects.  
• If you position the Interface module on a shelf, make sure the front edge of the module is  
flush with the front edge of the shelf. If on a high shelf, make sure the front edge of the  
module extends slightly past the front of the shelf, so the shelf does not block signals from  
the remote control.  
• Do not position the Interface module in direct sunlight.  
• Peel the protective film off the lens on the front of the Interface module.  
CAUTION: When positioning the Interface module, avoid blocking any ventilation openings on  
the TV or other electronic equipment.  
Figure 2  
Example location for the  
Interface module  
Right  
Left  
Interface  
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Positioning the speakers  
Choosing a good location for the speakers will allow you to experience the audio surround  
effects that your CineMateTM home theater speaker system is designed to deliver.  
Note: The left and right speakers are identical. Place one speaker to the left of your TV and the  
other one to the right.  
• Place the left and right speakers at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart from each other to  
optimize the surround sound experience (Figure 3).  
• Place each speaker within 3 feet (1 meter) of the edge of the TV screen. Placing the  
speakers more than 3 feet away from the TV may cause the sound to seem separated from  
the TV picture (Figure 3).  
• If you are using a bookshelf or a home entertainment unit, place each speaker at the  
front edge of its shelfꢄꢃPositioning the speakers too far back in an enclosed space can  
change the overall quality of sound and alter the program’s sound effects.  
CAUTION: Choose a stable and level surface for both speakers. Vibration can cause the  
speakers to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass, or highly polished wood. If  
you are placing the speakers on a smooth surface, be sure to attach one set of the small rubber  
feet to the bottom surface of each speaker. You can obtain additional rubber feet (PN 178321)  
from Bose® Customer Service. For Bose contact information, refer to the address sheet included  
in the carton.  
Note: The speakers can be mounted on Bose brackets, table stands, or floor stands. For  
ordering information, refer to “Accessories” on page 22. Additional or longer cables may also be  
ordered.  
3 ft (1 m)  
minimum  
Figure 3  
3 ft (1 m)  
maximum  
3 ft (1 m)  
maximum  
Recommended positioning  
of left and right speakers  
Right  
Left  
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• Set the speakers on their bottom surfaces, only, with the Bose® logo right-side up.  
Figure 4  
Recommended speaker  
orientation  
• Aim the speakers straight ahead into the listening area (Figure 5). Do not place the speakers  
at an angle. Angling one or both speakers into or away from the listening area sig-  
nificantly alters system performance.  
Figure 5  
Recommended speaker  
position  
Positioning the Acoustimass® module  
• Place the module at the same end of the room as the TV and the speakers (Figure 6).  
• Keep the module at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from the TV to prevent the module from  
interfering with the TV screen.  
• Place the module within reach of the cable from the Interface module and an AC (mains)  
power outlet.  
• Choose a convenient location such as under a table, behind a sofa or chair, or behind  
drapes but DO NOT BLOCK the port opening.  
Figure 6  
Recommended  
Acoustimass module  
position  
Acoustimass  
module  
3 ft (1 m)  
minimum  
Port opening  
DO NOT BLOCK  
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• Aim the port of the module into the room or along the wall to prevent over-powering bass.  
• Stand the Acoustimass® module on its feet. Do not lay it on its side or stand it on either end  
(Figure 7).  
• Attach the large rubber feet to the bottom of each foot on the module. The rubber feet  
provide increased stability and protection from scratches.  
Figure 7  
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Recommended orientation  
for the module  
CAUTION: Do not block the openings on the back of the module. These openings provide  
ventilation for the built-in circuitry.  
CAUTION: The Acoustimass module generates a magnetic field. Although this is not an  
immediate risk to your video tapes, audio tapes, and other magnetic media, you should not store  
any of these items directly on or near the module.  
Making system connections  
The labeled jacks on the rear of the Acoustimass module and the custom cables supplied  
with the system ensure a fast and easy hookup.  
CAUTION: Do not plug the Acoustimass module into an AC power (mains) outlet until all other  
connections are made.  
Connecting the speakers to the Acoustimass module  
1. On the rear panel of the Acoustimass module, insert the single-plug end of the speaker  
cable into the SPEAKERS jack (Figure 8). Firmly tighten the two thumbscrews on the  
connector.  
Thumbscrews  
Figure 8  
Speaker cable connection  
to the Acoustimass module  
Speaker cable  
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2. At the other end of the speaker cable, separate the left and right speaker cords as much  
as necessary to reach each speaker (Figure 9).  
Figure 9  
Separating left and right  
speaker cords  
3. Plug the LEFT speaker cable into the rear jack of the left speaker (Figure 10). Plug the  
RIGHT speaker cable into the rear jack on the right speaker.  
Figure 10  
Left and right speaker  
connections  
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Note: A longer speaker cable can be ordered from Bose, if you need it. To contact Bose, refer to  
the address sheet included in the carton.  
Connecting the Interface module to the Acoustimass® module  
On the Acoustimass module, insert the Interface module connector into the input jack  
(Figure 11). Firmly tighten the two thumbscrews on the connector.  
Figure 11  
Thumbscrews  
Interface cable connection  
Input jack  
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Connecting your TV to the Interface module  
After setting up the system speakers and Interface module, connect the audio output of  
your TV to the TV AUDIO input jacks on the Interface module, using the supplied stereo  
cable (Figure 12).  
Figure 12  
Connections between  
your TV and the Interface  
module  
Stereo cable  
TV connection panel  
Using TV audio output jacks  
Audio output jacks are not standard on all brands of TVs. Some TVs have more than one set  
of audio output jacks; others have none. Use the guidelines below to help determine how to  
connect your TV to the Interface module.  
• If your TV has two sets of audio output jacks that are labeled FIXED (FIX) and VARIABLE  
(VAR), use the jacks labeled FIXED (recommended for the highest sound quality). If there is  
only one audio output jack labelled FIX/VAR (Out To TV, or Monitor Out, etc.), then you may  
need to find the $XGLRꢀ2XWSXWꢀitem in your TV’s on-screen menu and select )L[HG. See  
“Selecting the FIXED audio output option on your TV” on page 13.  
• If your TV has only VARIABLE (VAR) audio output jacks, you can connect the Interface  
module to them. However, if you use the VARIABLE audio output jacks, you must be sure to  
turn off your TV’s internal speakers and turn up your TV volume. See “Turning off the TV  
internal speakers” on page 13.  
• If your TV does not have any audio output jacks, you can connect the CineMatespeaker  
system to the audio output jacks of another source, such as a DVD player or cable/satellite  
box. However, you will hear sound only from the connected source through your CineMate  
speakers.  
Connecting the power cord  
CAUTION: Do not plug the Acoustimass® module into an AC power (mains) outlet until the  
speakers and Interface module are connected.  
CAUTION: For dual-voltage models only, be sure to set the dual-voltage switch on the back  
of the Acoustimass module to the appropriate voltage for your area (115V or 230V) before  
connecting to power. If you are not sure about the proper voltage for your area, consult your  
local electrical authorities.  
1. Insert the small connector end of the power cord into the AC input connector on the  
Acoustimass module (Figure 13).  
2. Insert the large end of the cord into an AC power (mains) outlet.  
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