Bose Lifestyle 5 Series II [18/22] Maintaining Your Lifestyle® Stereo Amplifier

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Maintaining Your Lifestyle
Stereo Amplifier
Cleaning the amplifier
The amplier, which is designed only for indoor use, may become dusty over time. To clean the amplier, use
only a soft, dry cloth to remove dust from the outside of the enclosure. Do not use any solvents, chemicals,
or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives. Do not allow liquids to spill into any open-
ings. Do not use any sprays near the amplier.
Protecting outdoor wiring
Although some Bose
speakers are designed and tested to stand up to outdoor weather conditions, the
bare ends of the speaker wire can be affected by exposure to the elements. This is especially true of salt
water exposure.
You may use a silicone caulking material, such as RTV adhesive, to protect speaker wire connections. It is
commonly available at hardware stores. If you do use caulking, apply it only after the wires are connected
and the knobs tightened down. Check the caulking annually, and re-apply as needed.
If you have a problem operating your Lifestyle
system after installing the Lifestyle
stereo amplier, follow
the guidelines below. For additional help, see the troubleshooting information in your system owners guide.
If the problem still exists, contact your Bose dealer to arrange for service, or contact Bose Customer Ser-
vice. Refer to the address list enclosed in the product packaging for correct phone numbers.
Problem What to do
Neither speaker
Make sure the Lifestyle
music center and the amplifier are plugged in and turned on.
Make sure the plugs are inserted fully and the outlets are in working order.
Be sure a music source is selected (AM, FM, CD, AUX, etc.). If CD or AUX is
selected, check to be sure there is a CD in the player or the source connected to
AUX is turned on.
If using a Model 20 music center, make sure the audio input cable is inserted into
If using a Model 5 music center for home theater (Lifestyle
12 or Lifestyle
8 sys-
tems), make sure the amplifier audio input cable is plugged into the FIXED OUTPUTs
on the music center. (Then the speaker output cable to the Acoustimass
should be connected to the piggyback jacks on the audio input cable.)
Disconnect any headphones.
Make sure the remote control switch settings are correct.
Only one
speaker plays
Check the wires connected to the speaker that does not play.
Make sure the wires are in good condition and are firmly connected at both ends.
See “Connecting speakers to your Lifestyle
stereo amplifier” on page 14.