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COMPANION 2 MULTIMEDIA SPEAKER SYSTEMOwner’s GuideGuia del usuarioNotice d’utilisation 2007 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA279123 AM Rev.02

FrançaisEspañolEnglishSAFETY INFORMATIONPlease read this owner’s guidePlease take the time to follow the instructions in this owner’s guide carefully. It will helpyou set up and operate your system properly and enjoy all of its advanced features. Pleasesave this owner’s guide for future reference.WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain ormoisture.WARNING: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filledwith liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic product, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/ora fire hazard.The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle alerts theuser to the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electrical shock.The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle, as marked on the system, isintended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on or nearthe apparatus.Class B emissionsThis Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations (Canada only).WARNING: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the line cord plug into the wideslot of the AC (mains) receptacle. Insert fully.This product conforms to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and to the LowVoltage Directive 2006/95/EC. The complete Declaration of Conformitycan be found at www.Bose.com/static compliance/index.html.CAUTION: Use only the power supply provided with the speakers.Notes: The product label is located on the bottom of the product. This product is intended to be used only with the power supply provided. These speakers must be used indoors. They are neither designed nor tested for useoutdoors, in recreational vehicles, or on boats. Where the mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, suchdisconnect device shall remain readily operable. 2007 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without prior written permission. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.2

EnglishEspañolFrançaisArabicImportant Safety Instructions1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.Read these instructions – for all componentsbefore using this product.Keep these instructions – for futurereference.Heed all warnings – on the product and in theowner’s guide.Follow all instructions.Do not use this apparatus near water ormoisture – Do not use this product near abathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub,in a wet basement, near a swimming pool,or anywhere else that water or moisture arepresent.Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directedby Bose Corporation. Unplug this productfrom the wall outlet before cleaning.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’sinstructions – To ensure reliable operation ofthe product and to protect it from overheating,put the product in a position and location thatwill not interfere with its proper ventilation. Forexample, do not place the product on a bed,sofa, or similar surface that may block theventilation openings. Do not put it in a built-insystem, such as a bookcase or a cabinet thatmay keep air from flowing through its ventilation openings.Do not install near any heat sources, suchas radiators, heat registers, stoves, or otherapparatus (including amplifiers) that produceheat.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarizedplug has two blades with one wider than theother. A grounding-type plug has two bladesand a third grounding prong. The wider bladeor third prong are provided for your safety.If the provided plug does not fit in your outlet,consult an electrician for replacement of theobsolete outlet.Protect the power cord from being walkedon or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where theyexit from the apparatus.Only use attachments/accessoriesspecified by the manufacturer.Unplug this apparatus during lightningstorms or when unused for long periodsof time – to prevent damage to this product.Refer all servicing to qualified servicepersonnel. Servicing is required when theapparatus has been damaged in any way:such as power supply cord or plug isdamaged; liquid has been spilled or objectshave fallen into the apparatus; the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,14.15.16.17.does not operate normally, or has beendropped – Do not attempt to service thisproduct yourself. Opening or removing coversmay expose you to dangerous voltages orother hazards. Please call Bose to be referredto an authorized service center near you.To prevent risk of fire or electric shock,avoid overloading wall outlets, extensioncords, or integral convenience receptacles.Do not let objects or liquids enter theproduct – as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could resultin a fire or electric shock.See product enclosure for safety-relatedmarkings.Use proper power sources – Plug the product into a proper power source, as describedin the operating instructions or as marked onthe product.Information about products thatgenerate electrical noiseIf applicable, this equipment has been tested andfound to comply with the limits for a Class B digitaldevice, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. Theselimits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and canradiate radio frequency energy and, if not installedand used in accordance with the instructions, maycause harmful interference to radio communications. However, this is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If thisequipment does cause harmful interference toradio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you areencouraged to try to correct the interference by oneor more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipmentand receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a differentcircuit than the one to which the receiver isconnected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TVtechnician for help.This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003Class B specifications.This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and(2) this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that maycause undesired operation.3

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EnglishEspañolFrançaisS. ChinArabicSAFETY INFORMATION2GETTING STARTED6Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Unpacking the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6SETTING UP7Choosing a speaker location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Making connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Connecting to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Connecting the speakers to a power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Connecting an optional second source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Controlling the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11REFERENCE12Cleaning the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Contacting Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12For your recordsSerial numbers are located on the bottom of the RIGHT Companion 2 speaker.Serial number:Dealer name:Dealer phone: Purchase date:We suggest you keep your sales receipt with this owner’s guide.5

FrançaisEspañolEnglishGETTING STARTEDBefore you beginThank you for choosing the Bose Companion 2 multimedia speakersystem. Unique features and Bose technologies make these speakersa superior choice for upgrading your computer audio. They also providerich, full stereo sound from a second source, like a portable MP3 or CDplayer.Benefits of your Companion 2 speakers: TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry adds spaciousness. Ported cabinet design provides clear, deep musical tones. Sleek design blends in with contemporary office décor.Unpacking the cartonCarefully unpack your speakers (Figure 1) and save all of the packingmaterials, which provide the safest means for shipping or transporting.If any part appears damaged, do not attempt to use it. Notify yourauthorized Bose dealer immediately. Or, to contact Bose directly, refer tothe address sheet included in the carton.WARNING: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep the plastic bags that wrapthese speakers out of the reach of children.Figure 1LEFT speakerCartoncontentsACpower packRIGHT speakerRCAaudio input cableSpeakercableOwner’sguidePowerpack adapter*Mini-plugaudio input cable*There are two types of power pack for this system, one of whichrequires use of a power pack adapter (shown above). If yourpower pack does not require an adapter, no adapter is provided.Now is a good time to copy the serial number, located on the bottom ofthe RIGHT speaker, onto the form labeled “For your records” on page 5.6

EnglishEspañolFrançaisNederlandsThaiKoreanS. ChinArabicSETTING UPChoosing a speaker locationThe angled design of these speakers allows them to direct soundupward toward a seated listener. So placing them on a desktop is agood choice. Magnetic shielding protects your computer monitor frominterference when the speakers are positioned close to it.Place the speaker that has a volume control knob on the front to theright of your computer and within easy reach. Place the other speakeron the left (Figure 2).Note: LEFT and RIGHT labels on the back of the two speakers can serveas a placement aid.Figure 2Speakers inposition nearthe onejackYou may prefer placing the RIGHT speaker on your left to more easilyreach the volume control and the headphone jack.This does no harm, although it changes how you hear the left and rightstereo sound. For an accurate sound stage, the music recorded fromstage left during a live performance comes from the left speaker.Changing the placement of LEFT and RIGHT speakers alters that effect.7

FrançaisEspañolEnglishSETTING UPMaking connectionsA speaker cable is attached to the rear of the LEFT speaker. Insert thefree end of this cable into the jack marked TO LEFT SPEAKER on theback of the RIGHT speaker (Figure 3).Figure 3LEFTspeakerRIGHTspeakerSpeaker cableconnectionTO LEFTSPEAKERSpeaker cableConnecting to your computerUse the audio cable to make this connection. Insert the stereo mini plug at one end of the cable into the mini audioout jack on your computer. Insert the two plugs at the other end of the cable into one pair of theAUDIO INPUT connectors on the right speaker.1.Insert the white RCA plug into the white jack labeled L.2.Insert the red RCA plug into the red jack labeled R.Figure 4Connection tothe computerRIGHTspeakerLRLEFTspeakerComputerRCA audio input cable8Speaker cable

EnglishEspañolFrançaisThaiKoreanS. ChinArabicSETTING UPConnecting the speakers to a power outletUse the supplied power pack, which has a cable that connects to theRIGHT speaker.1.Insert the cable connector into the connector labeled 12V on theback of the speaker (Figure 5).2.Plug the power pack into an AC (mains) outlet. If your system includes a power pack adapter, attach the adapteras shown (below left) before plugging in the power pack.Figure 5Power pack adapterConnectionto powerRIGHTspeaker12VReleasebuttonTo other speakerPower packTo computerAC outletNote: Bose recommends using a high-quality surge suppressor on allelectronics equipment.Connecting an optional second sourceThe Companion 2 speakers provide a second set of input connectorsfor use with a second sound source. To make this connection, use theaudio output cable provided with your MP3 player, CD player, or othersource.9

FrançaisEspañolEnglishSETTING UPConnecting headphonesHeadphones plug into the connector on the front of the RIGHT speaker(Figure 6). Inserting the plug mutes sound from the speakers.Figure 6HeadphoneconnectionRIGHTspeakerHeadphone connectorWARNING: Long-term exposure to loud music may cause hearingdamage. It is best to avoid extreme volume levels when using headphones,especially for extended periods.Controlling the volumeYou can raise or lower the volume of the speakers or a connectedheadphone by turning the knob on the front of the RIGHT speaker(Figure 7). Turn it right to raise and left to lower the volume.Figure 7Speakervolume knobRIGHTspeakerVolume controlOn your computer or an optional sound source, set the volume at abouttwo-thirds the maximum volume. Then use the knob on the RIGHTspeaker to adjust the volume as you listen.10

EnglishEspañolFrançaisNederlandsThaiKoreanS. ChinArabicTroubleshootingProblemWhat you can doNo sound No sound fromone speaker Sound is distortedor you hear static Background noisewhen no sourceis playing Make sure the sound source is plugged in and turned on,it is not on mute, and the volume is turned up.Make sure headphones are not plugged into the RIGHTspeaker.Be sure the power pack is securely plugged into the RIGHTspeaker and into the AC (mains) outlet.Make sure the speakers are connected properly and all plugs areinserted firmly.Check the sound source. If it is mono (has one channel only),you need a mono-to-stereo adapter to send the sound to bothspeakers. To request an adapter, contact Bose Customer Service.Refer to the address sheet included in the carton.Decrease the volume of the sound source affected, andincrease the volume on the speakers.When using any other wireless source (computer or cell phone)move the speakers farther from that source.Decrease the volume level on your speakers and increase thelevel on each sound source to your preferred volume.11

FrançaisEspañolEnglishREFERENCECleaning the speakersWipe the speakers using a soft, dry cloth. Do not use solvents,chemicals, or sprays. Lightly vacuum the grilles as needed.CAUTION: Do not allow liquids to spill or objects to drop into anyopenings.Contacting Customer ServiceFor additional help in solving problems, contact Bose CustomerService. Refer to the address sheet included in the carton.Limited warrantyThis system is covered by a transferable limited warranty.Details of the limited warranty are provided on the Product RegistrationCard that came with your system. Please fill out the information sectionon the card and mail it to Bose. Or, register your product atwww.Bose.com\register. However, failure to do so will not affect yourlimited warranty rights.Technical informationDriver complementOne magnetically shielded 2.5" (6.4 cm) full-range driver per speakerPower pack ratingU.S./Canada: 120V60 Hz 20VA maximumEurope:230V50 Hz 20VA maximumAustralia:240V50 Hz 20VA maximumJapan:100V50/60 Hz 20VA maximumWorldwide:100-240VACSpeaker inputsInput power: 12VInput signal: 2.25V50/60 Hz, 600mA1.2 Amaximum inputDimensions (approximate)71/2 "H x 33/8"W x 6"D (top rear to bottom front)(19 cm x 8.6 cm x 15.2 cm)WeightRIGHT speaker, unpacked: 2.3 lb (1.1 kg)LEFT speaker, unpacked: 1.8 lb (.8 kg)12

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COMPANION 2 MULTIMEDIA SPEAKER SYSTEMOwner’s GuideGuia del usuarioNotice d’utilisation 2007 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA279123 AM Rev.01

Important Safety Instructions Arabic 3 English FrançaisEspañol 1. Read these instructions - for all components before using this product. 2. Keep these instructions - for future reference.