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The Bose® Lifestyle® Amplifier  
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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.  
AVIS  
VIS  
CAUTION  
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK  
DO NOT OPEN  
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE  
NE PAS OUVRIR  
ATTENTION : POUR RÉDUIRE LE RISQUE DE DÉCHARGE  
ÉLECTRIQUE, NE PAS RETIRER LE COUVERCLE (OU  
LARRIÈRE). IL NE SE TROUVE À LINTÉRIEUR AUCUNE  
PIÈCE POUVANT ÊTRE RÉPARÉE PAR LUSAGER.  
SADRESSER À UN RÉPARATEUR COMPÉTENT  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,  
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).  
NO USER-SERVICABLE PARTS INSIDE.  
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.  
These CAUTION marks are located on the bottom panel of your Lifestyle® stereo amplifier:  
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.  
Additional safety information  
See the additional instructions on the Important Safety Information page enclosed with this owner’s guide.  
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 Lifestyle® stereo  
amplifier properly. Save your owner’s guide for future reference.  
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trademarks of Bose Corporation.  
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Important Safety Instructions  
1. Read these instructions for all components before  
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the  
using this product.  
manufacturer.  
2. Keep these instructions for future reference.  
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,  
bracket or table specified by the  
3. Heed all warnings on the product and in the  
owners guide.  
manufacturer or sold with the appa-  
ratus. When a cart is used, use cau-  
tion when moving the cart/apparatus  
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.  
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 anywhere else that water or mois-  
ture are present.  
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or  
when unused for long periods of time to prevent  
damage to this product.  
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.  
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.  
6. Clean only with a dry cloth and as directed by  
Bose® Corporation. Unplug this product from the wall  
outlet before cleaning.  
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in  
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions –  
To ensure reliable operation of the product and to pro-  
tect it from overheating, put the product in a position  
and location that will not interfere with its proper venti-  
lation. For example, do not place the product on a  
bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block the ventila-  
tion openings. Do not put it in a built-in system, such  
as a bookcase or a cabinet that may keep air from  
owing through its ventilation openings.  
15. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid over-  
loading wall outlets, extension cords, or integral  
convenience receptacles.  
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such as radia-  
tors, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus  
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
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 re or electric shock.  
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or  
grounding-type plug. A polarized 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.  
17. See product enclosure bottom for safety related  
markings.  
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.  
19. Avoid Power Lines Use extreme care when install-  
ing 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.  
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or  
pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience recep-  
tacles, and the point where they exit from the appa-  
ratus.  
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Important Safety Instructions  
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.  
Note: Unauthorized modification of the receiver or radio  
remote control could void the user’s authority to operate  
this equipment.  
This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003  
Class B specications.  
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA  
No. 70 provides informaiton with respect to proper ground-  
ing 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, connec-  
tion to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the  
ground electrode. Refer to the antenna grounding illustra-  
tion on this page.  
Antenna grounding  
Example of antenna grounding as per National Electrical  
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.  
Antenna lead-in wire  
Information about products that  
generate electrical noise  
Ground clamp  
Antenna discharge unit  
(NEC Section 810-20)  
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 accordance with the instructions,  
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.  
However, this 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:  
Grounding conductors  
(NEC Section 810-21)  
Electric service  
equipment  
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 particular,  
it species 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.  
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.  
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Contents  
Setting up your Lifestyle® Stereo Amplifier  
Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Unpacking the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Selecting a location for your Lifestyle® stereo amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Connecting the Lifestyle® stereo amplifier to a multi-room interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Connecting the Lifestyle® stereo amplifier to a Lifestyle® media center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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Setting up the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  
Setting Zone 2 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  
Connecting the Lifestyle® stereo amplifier to a Model 20 music center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  
Connecting the Lifestyle® stereo amplifier to a Model 5 music center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  
Connecting speakers to your Lifestyle® stereo amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  
Checking to see if you have a dual voltage Lifestyle® amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  
Powering-up your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  
Maintaining Your Lifestyle® Stereo Amplifier  
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  
For your records  
The serial number is located on the bottom panel of your Lifestyle® stereo amplier.  
Serial number: ____________________________  
Purchase date: ______________________________________  
We suggest you keep your sales receipt and warranty card together with this owners guide.  
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Setting up your Lifestyle Stereo Amplifier  
Before you begin  
Thank you for purchasing the Lifestyle® stereo amplier. The Lifestyle® stereo amplier provides you with a  
simple solution when you want to add Bose® non-powered environmental speakers or Bose non-powered  
accessory speakers to your Lifestyle® system. Bose proprietary Integrated Signal Processing technology,  
featured in the amplier, ensures full, rich stereo sound, even when the speakers are playing at low volumes.  
By using the Lifestyle® stereo amplier to expand your system, you can enjoy Bose quality sound and Life-  
style® system convenience in your yard, patio, swimming deck, garage, or utility room.  
Unpacking the carton  
WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags out of the reach of children.  
Carefully unpack the shipping carton. Make sure the shipping carton for your Lifestyle® stereo amplier  
includes the parts identied in Figure 1. We recommend saving all packing materials. You may need them  
Note: Locate the serial number on the bottom panel of the amplifier, and write it in the appropriate blank on  
page 3.  
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 address list enclosed in the product packag-  
ing for correct phone numbers.  
Figure 1  
Contents of the shipping  
carton  
30-ft audio input cable  
PN197406  
Lifestyle® stereo amplier  
Owners guide  
Power cord*  
USA/Canada (120V)  
* The Lifestyle® stereo amplifier includes a 120V AC (mains) power cord for use in the USA and Canada,  
or the appropriate 230V or 240V power cord for international use. Dual voltage units include a 120V  
power cord and a 230V plug adapter. See “Checking to see if you have a dual voltage Lifestyle® ampli-  
230V  
Europe (230V)  
plug adaptor  
UK/Singapore (230V)  
Australia (240V)  
Note: Use only the power cord supplied with your Lifestyle® stereo amplifier. If the power cord does not fit  
your power (mains) outlet, DO NOT alter the plug in any way. Contact Bose Customer Service for assistance.  
Note: The Lifestyle® stereo amplifier is designed for use with Bose non-powered environmental speakers or  
Bose non-powered accessory speakers ONLY.  
CAUTION: If you purchased a dual voltage unit, DO NOT plug it into an AC (mains) outlet until you check  
the position of the voltage selection switch on the rear panel of the product. Using the wrong voltage setting  
may cause damage to your product. See “Checking to see if you have a dual voltage Lifestyle® amplifier” on  
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Selecting a location for your Lifestyle stereo amplifier  
Select a location for your Lifestyle® stereo amplier and mount it according to the following guidelines.  
CAUTION: DO NOT mount the amplifier on surfaces that are not sturdy enough, or that have hazards con-  
cealed behind them, such as electrical wiring or plumbing. The amplifier must be placed indoors. It is nei-  
ther designed nor tested for use outdoors or on boats.  
Although the amplier does not need to be situated close to either your Lifestyle® system or the accessory  
speakers, consider the following guidelines when selecting a location for your amplier:  
Locate the amplier indoors and within 8 feet (2.5 m) of a power outlet.  
Make sure that the amplier is located within the reach of the supplied 30-foot audio input cable.  
Place the amplier in an area where the maximum ambient temperature is less than 104°F (45°C).  
For optimum performance, place the amplier in a well-ventilated area.  
DO NOT PLACE THE AMPLIFIER IN A COMPLETELY ENCLOSED AREA If the amplier is installed on a  
shelf, or in a bookcase, or inside an entertainment center, maintain 2.0 inches (5.0 cm) minimum clearance  
(Figure 2) on all sides of the amplier with an open area of 3.0 inches (7.5 cm) minimum immediately above  
it to allow for air ow. If adequate ventilation is not provided, the amplier will automatically protect itself  
by reducing its volume level in order to limit its temperature.  
DO NOT place the amplier on any heat-sensitive surface, such as the nished surface of ne furniture.  
Like all electrical equipment, it generates some heat.  
DO NOT use the amplier in a damp location. It is important to prevent moisture from getting into the unit.  
Figure 2  
3.0 in.  
2.0 in.  
(7.5 cm)  
Required clearance  
between the amplifier and  
any material or surface.  
(5.0 cm)  
2.0 in.  
(5.0 cm)  
2.0 in.  
(5.0 cm)  
2.0 in.  
(5.0 cm)  
When mounting the amplier on a horizontal surface like a oor or shelf (Figure 3), the ampliers rubber  
feet provide stability and prevent scratches.  
Figure 3  
Horizontal surface mounting  
To mount the amplier on a wall (Figure 4), remove the rubber feet and use the existing guide holes in the  
ampliers enclosure. See Figure 5 on page 6 for recommended mounting hardware.  
Figure 4  
Wall mounting  
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Figure 5  
To mark hole locations, rst remove the rubber  
feet. Then, hold the amplier in place and mark  
the wall through the clearance holes in the  
amplier enclosure.  
Recommended mounting  
hardware  
You will need:  
3/32 in. (2.25 mm)  
Wood wall  
(4) #10 x 11/2 in.  
(M5 x 36 mm)  
1
Wallboard  
/2  
in. (12 mm)  
(4) #10 x 21/2 in.  
(M5 x 75 mm)  
(4) #10 (M5)  
1
Masonry wall  
/4  
in. (6 mm)  
(4) #10 x 11/2 in.  
(M5 x 36 mm)  
(4) #10 x 1 in.  
(M5 x 25 mm)  
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Connecting the Lifestyle stereo amplifier to a multi-room interface  
CAUTION: Before making any connections, turn the Lifestyle® system off and disconnect the music center  
from the AC (mains) power outlet. DO NOT plug the amplifier into an outlet until you have completed all other  
connections.  
1. Insert the single multi-pin connector at one end of the audio input cable into one of the unused ROOM  
output jacks (B, C, or D) on the rear of the multi-room interface (Figure 6).  
2. At the other end of the audio input cable, insert the 3.5 mm mini-plug into the SYSTEM CONTROL jack  
on the rear panel of the amplier.  
3. Insert the white RCA piggyback connector of the supplied cable into the L (left) INPUT jack. Insert the  
red RCA piggyback connector into the R (right) INPUT jack of the amplier.  
Lifestyle® stereo amplier rear panel  
Figure 6  
Cable connections between  
a multi-room interface  
and the Lifestyle® stereo  
amplifier  
4 MINIMUM  
L
L
L
R
SYSTEM  
CONTROL  
R
R
L
R
+
SPEAKER OUTPUTS  
SPEAKER OUTPUTS  
INPUT  
Multi-room interface rear panel  
30-ft audio input  
cable (supplied)  
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Operating speakers in other rooms with the Personal® music center  
Systems that have a multi-room interface are controlled by the Personal music center which requires no  
internal switch settings before it allows you to control more than one room of speakers. However, if you pur-  
chase a second Personal music center, you must follow the procedure for setting up the Personal music  
center for the rst time.  
Note: Refer to your Lifestyle® system owner’s guide for more information on operating your system in more  
than one room.  
The Personal music center allows you to control up to four sets of Bose® powered speakers placed in indi-  
vidual rooms. These rooms are referred to as room A, B, C, and D, with room A being the primary room (the  
one used for a one-room system). If two or more rooms are connected to your system, the Personal music  
center displays ROOM and HOUSE buttons, and room indicators (A, B, C, and/or D). Figure 7 shows an  
example display for a two-room system.  
Figure 7  
Press the ROOM button to control a single room or two or more rooms that share a source  
Press the HOUSE button to control all connected rooms as one  
Sample display for a two-  
room system  
The room indicators tell you what was selected  
by the ROOM or HOUSE button  
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Connecting the Lifestyle stereo amplifier to a Lifestyle media center  
CAUTION: Before making connections, turn the Lifestyle® system off and disconnect the media center from  
the AC (mains) power outlet. DO NOT plug the amplifier into an outlet until you have completed all other con-  
nections.  
1. Insert the single-connector end of the audio input cable into the SPEAKER ZONES 2 output jack on the  
2. At the other end of the audio input cable, insert the 3.5 mm mini-plug into the SYSTEM CONTROL jack  
on the rear panel of the amplier.  
3. Insert the white RCA piggyback connector of the audio input cable into the L (left) INPUT jack. Insert the  
red RCA piggyback connector into the R (right) INPUT jack of the amplier.  
Figure 8  
Lifestyle® SA-1 stereo amplifier rear panel  
Cable connections between  
the Lifestyle® media center  
and the Lifestyle® stereo  
amplifier  
Lifestyle® media center rear panel  
30-ft audio input  
cable (supplied)  
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Setting Up Your Lifestyle® Stereo Amplifier  
Setting up the remote control  
You need to set up a second remote control to operate the ZONE 2 output.  
1. Remove the remote control battery cover and locate the miniature switches (Figure 9).  
2. Make sure that the house code settings (switches 1, 2, 3, and 4) match those in your rst remote.  
3. Make sure switches 5, 7, and 8 are up, and switches 6 and 9 are down.  
Note: Refer to your Lifestyle® system owner’s guide for more information on operating your system in more  
than one room.  
Figure 9  
ON  
Setting up a Zone 2 remote  
control  
Setting Zone 2 Protocol  
For the SA-1 amplier to work properly with a Lifestyle® media center, you will need to set the Zone 2 Proto-  
col to Legacy mode (Figure 9a).  
1. While your Lifestyle® DVD system is on, press the Settings button on your remote control. This will open  
the on-screen display.  
2. Scroll down with the down-arrow button and select System Setup using the enter button.  
3. You will now see a menu entitled System Setup (1 of 3). Scroll down to more.... Continue to scroll down  
through (2 or 3) to (3 of 3). The last item on System Setup (3 of 3) is Zone 2 Protocol.  
4. Use the right-arrow button to change the protocol from Normal to Legacy.  
5. Before using Zone 2, shut off the system and turn it on again; this ensures that the Zone 2 Protocol is  
reset to Legacy mode.  
Figure 9a  
Setting Zone 2 Protocol  
Settings ( )  
System Setup (3 of 3)  
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Mute  
O
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All  
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C
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P
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D
/D  
V
D
Changer  
F
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/A  
M
TV  
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Disc  
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Settings  
Seek  
Enter  
C
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reset  
rack  
C
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1
4
7
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Stop  
Pause  
Play  
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Enter  
System Setup  
Zone 2 Protocol: Legacy  
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Connecting the Lifestyle stereo amplifier to a Model 20 music center  
CAUTION: Before making connections, turn the Lifestyle® system off and disconnect the music center from  
the AC (mains) power outlet. DO NOT plug the amplifier into an outlet until you have completed all other con-  
nections.  
1. Insert the single multi-pin connector at one end of the audio input cable into the SPEAKER ZONES 2  
2. At the other end of the audio input cable, insert the 3.5 mm mini-plug into the SYSTEM CONTROL jack  
on the rear panel of the amplier.  
3. Insert the white RCA piggyback connector of the supplied cable into the L (left) INPUT jack. Insert the  
red RCA piggyback connector into the R (right) INPUT jack of the amplier.  
Figure 10  
Lifestyle® stereo amplier rear panel  
Cable connections between  
4 MINIMUM  
the Model 20 music center  
L
L
and the Lifestyle® stereo  
amplifier  
R
L
SYSTEM  
CONTROL  
R
R
L
R
+
INPUT  
SPEAKER OUTPUTS  
Model 20 music center rear panel  
30-ft audio input  
cable (supplied)  
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