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I am trying to hook up Bose cinemate series 2 to an onkyo…

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I am trying to hook up Bose cinemate series 2 to an onkyo Reciever but i am

Technician's Assistant: What Onkyo model do you have?

Onkyo reciver txsr373

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Onkyo system?

It's hooked up to 2 front Polk speakers and a Polk subwoofer and then tried to hook up Bose through optical

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Technician: Aric, Engineer replied 4 months ago

The Bose Cinemate and Onkyo are both mutually exclusive devices. The Bose is designed to be used without a receiver, and the Onkyo is designed to power passive speakers (the Bose has a built in amp). The optical on the Onkyo is INPUT ONLY and designed to accept/receive an optical signal from a TV- it does not send audio out to external speakers. So if you wanted to use the Bose, you would either:

1) Send an optical cable out of the back of your TV to the Bose.

Or

2) Purchase a speaker to line level converter and tap into the LEFT AND RIGHT main speaker outputs of the Onkyo and connect the Bose via RCA audio cables to the converter.

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