Bose Acoustimass 5 Series II Problem


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Username: Jackie_treehorn

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jul-11
Hello everyone. I tracked down this forum via Google while searching for a solution to my Bose problem.

I own the Bose Lifestyle music center model 614810 stamped October 1992. I am the original owner. The system came with the Bose Powered Acoustimass 5 Series II Subwoofer model 2683.

The problem I am having is that there is no longer sound coming from the sub or the satellite speakers attached to it. I have verified that the music center does work by plugging in some head phones the head phone jack on the side. That works fine.

I have gone so far as to take the back off the sub woofer to check the fuse inside. It is just fine and nothing inside looks burnt up or anything. Plugging the subwoofer to power produces a single click from a tall black cylinder thingy that is adjacent to the large transformer inside. Unplugging from power produces another click from the same cylinder.

That's about as far as my technical skills have gotten me thus far. I'm hoping this helpful board can offer some further assistance. It would be a shame to have to get rid of this system that has served me so well over the years.

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Username: Magfan


Post Number: 2480
Registered: Oct-07
Nearly 20 years old?
You did GREAT.
Fix it or junk it out and start with new / better?

Maybe try some simple stuff....remove and reseat all connections?

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Username: Superjazzyjames

Post Number: 1709
Registered: Oct-10
"....and start out with new/better?"

That would be my advice. There is a lot of audio gear out there that sounds WAY better than anything made by Bose. Just about anything at all is better than Bose. Even $25 Durabrand shelf system beats Bose.... Well, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea.

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Username: Geoff_levy

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-18
Hi Folks,
I have a Bose 614810 system that will not power on. I suspect the power supply and would appreciate it if anyone who has had a similar problem could give a clue as to what to look for. Any part that is a favorite failure history? Thanks.
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