Setting up a second zone

To set up the second zone, follow these steps:


  • Connect the passive speaker to the powered speaker with speaker wire. Match the red sleeve (positive) to the red terminals and the black wire (negative) to the black terminals
  • From the powered speaker, connect the hardwired RCA cable to the ZONE 2 output jack on the music center connection panel
  • Plug the powered speaker into a working power outlet

Music center settings

By default, the ZONE 2 output of the music center is a variable signal, as determined by the down position of switch 1 on the bottom of the music center

Because the music center output setting is a variable signal, set the Lifestyle powered speaker volume to about 80% of its potential volume

With this setting the Bose remote will control the overall volume

RC11 remote settings

  • Move the ZONE switch into the 2 position

RC5 remote settings

Remove the battery cover from the back of the remote

Make sure that switches 2-4 (house code) match the switches 2-4 on the bottom of the music center

Move switch 5 to the up position and make sure all other switches are down

Replace the battery cover

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