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Maintaining Your Lifestyle
Cleaning the ampliﬁer
The ampliﬁer, which is designed only for indoor use, may become dusty over time. To clean the ampliﬁer, 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 ampliﬁer.
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
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 ampliﬁer, follow
the guidelines below. For additional help, see the troubleshooting information in your system owner’s 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
• 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
SPEAKER ZONE 2.
• If using a Model 5 music center for home theater (Lifestyle
12 or Lifestyle
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.
• 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.