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Product Overview: The Bose AL8
Wireless Audio Link system consists of two components: The AL8 Wireless audio
transmitter and the AR1 Wireless audio receiver. The AL8 system allows you to
expand your Bose Lifestyle music system into other rooms without the need to run
wires between rooms. The output of the AR1 can be connected to a Bose
link-compatible audio system, powered speaker, amplifier or radio.
System Expansion: The AL8 Bose
link system comes with 1 transmitter and 1 receiver. Up to seven additional AR1
receivers (item # 018AR1) can be connected, so you can receive audio from one AL8 transmitter in a
total of 8 rooms. With 2 or more AR1 receivers connected, you can receive two
independent audio streams from the Lifestyle System.
Compatibility: The AL8 Bose link
transmitter is compatible with Lifestyle 48, 38, 28II and 18II systems. The
output of the AR1 wireless receiver can be connected to several Bose components,
such as the 3-2-1 Series II system, Lifestyle SA-3 amplifier, Wave Music System,
or Wave Radio II. The system can be
used with older Bose components, as well as non-Bose link components with RCA
inputs and outputs when an
adapter cable is used. (The adapter kit, part number 285320-207, is available
directly from Bose.)
Connections: The supplied Bose
link A cable connects between the Lifestyle system and the AL8 transmitter, as
well as between the AR1 receiver and the amplifier, powered speakers, or radio.
Two 7' cables are provided with each AL8 system, and one cable is supplied with
each additional AR1 wireless receiver.
Free Field Circuitry: The
proprietary Free Field circuitry enables the AL8 transmitter and the AR1 receiver to operate efficiently
in the presence of signals from cordless phones, wireless Internet (WiFi)
connections, and other devices. The Bose link transmitter and receiver operate
in the 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz frequency band.
Operating Range: The AR1
receiver should be placed within 80 feet of the AL8 transmitter. The AL8 has an
RF transmitting power of approximately 300 mW peak.
Setup Code Switches: To ensure
compatibility, the two micro-switches on the AR1 receiver should be set to match
the switches on the AL8 transmitter.
Status LED: The AL8 transmitter
and the AR1 receiver are each equipped with an LED which indicates how the two
components are communicating. The status indicators are as follows:
on, no communication
||Weak or no
Channel Switch: If you have a
WiFi system in your home, you can set the AL8's channel switch to the same
channel being used by the WiFi system. The AL8 then avoids that channel to
prevent WiFi performance problems, such as slow or intermittent data
Audio Input/Output Level: The
AL8 has a fixed audio input level of 2 volts RMS. The AR1 has
a fixed audio output level of 2 volts RMS.