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Old 11-13-2003, 08:04 AM - Thread Starter
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My father has a Bose Acoustimass 6 system. He just had a new house built and it is pre-wired with standard spearker wire. The problem is that the Bose cube speakers have special connectors on them and don't accept standard speaker wire.

Is there any way to make this setup work?
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:13 AM
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Obligatory "buy non-bose speakers" post.

Buy non-bose speakers.
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:14 AM
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Sure. Simply connect the speaker wire from the new house to the Bose connectors. You will need a wire stripper and pliers.

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Old 11-13-2003, 08:16 AM
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i had the same problem, i have a bose AM-10 from like 5 years ago. Anyway, what I noticed was that it takes both the positive and neative and combines it into an RCA plug. I think what you should do, BUT ONLY MY OPINION, is to cut the ends off the original RCA plugs that came with the default speaker wire, and splice it back together with the wires in the wall. That could work...
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:18 AM
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It's not a big deal. I had to do this with an install at a friend's house a few months ago. The nice thing is that BOSE marks each individual wire so all you have to do is lop off that funky connector at the end and reconnect to the corresponding speaker run.

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Bose also makes adapters for in wall wiring. Check out their site. I am usig them on my system.
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:18 PM
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if you strip and cut the wire once, how do you reconnect it? do you just tape it together? how do you make the connection secure?
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Ou8 - you can simply use the bare wire (positive and negative) ends to connect to your receiver speaker terminals.

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A few simple steps to improve the sound of your BOSE speakers*
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(*) applies to any BOSE models


(1) Find a power cord
(2) strip the female end to bare wires. (i.e. the componend side not the wall side)
(3) Connect the black wire into the (+) and the white onto the (-) terminal.
(4) Hide behind the couch
(5) carefully plug in the power cord to the wall outlet
(6) Repeat above 5 steps to ALL BOSE "speakers" including the "BASS" module.
(7) Get out the door, or log in to the internet and buy yourself good speakers.
(8) Smile it's a joke!

:):D:)
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Andrikos,

I like that!

My Bose never sounded better after I tried that! He,he.
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