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I have an old Bose system serial number 1 281854 its been

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I have an old Bose system serial number 1 281854 its been stored for the last few years
2 x cube speakers 1 x Base / amp box and 1 x radio / Cd / Video / Tape unit i cannot remember .how the system is wired is a diagram available
Roger
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and sorry you're having problems. We cannot look up the system based on the serial number. Could you please check the Bose and find me a "Model Number" (for example: Bose 3-2-1 Seris II, or Lifestyle 38, etc.)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its A lifestyle Model
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

There are about a dozen Lifestyle models. Any idea which one please? Check for a sticker either on the Bose subwoofer or on the main unit.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The base unit states accuostimas model
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Okay, on the Lifestyle systems that use an Acoustimas "Powered" bass module (meaning the subwoofer also plugs into the wall), there is an umbilical cable with round ends, and multiple small pins on each end- which connects the subwoofer to the main unit.

Then the small satellite speakers connect to the Bose subwoofer.

If you need assistance beyond that, I will need either the full model number off of the Main Unit (not the subwoofer), OR photographs of the back of the subwoofer, as well as the back of the main unit and I can help further.

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Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

The umbilical cable would look similar (if not identical) to the one at the link below and will have matching ends:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-pin-Male-Male-Cord-Cable-25-ft-Black-Color-for-Bose-Lifestyle-System-/371565502615?hash=item568307a097:g:SqAAAMXQb2JSDutA

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
From the sub woofer the connection is multi pin so thats easy done the other end has 3 x coloured single pins 1 x Black which may go to system control socket but which one as there are 2 one above the other with nubers 1 and 2 the other 2 cables are Red x1 White x 1 but multiple sockets on the player unit for them to plug into
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Given that, I will NEED more specifics on the system- since I don't know which Lifestyle you have? Either a photograph posted here- of the backs of ALL of the equipment, or a sticker on the MAIN UNIT with a MODEL NUMBER please.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Below are ALL of the Lifestyle model manuals. You would need to visually identify which one you have by clicking the individual links and comparing to what your system looks like:

http://worldwide.bose.com/axa/en_au/web/music_system_manuals/page.html

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Feel free to reply back if you need more help, or want to reply back with more details. It does not cost you anything more to reply back once you've rated. Please do rate me positively (at least 3 STARS) and I will continue with you until this is sorted. The positive rating ensures I am credited for my work.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Apart from a serial number the sticker only identifies it as Acoustimas 5 series 111
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

There you go- that's the model number.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

The black end of the cable goes to "System Control" and the Red and White's go to "Speaker System A".

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

That's outlined on page 9 of the manual I posted the link to.

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Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

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