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Bose Personal® Music Center II

Multi-room remote control for Lifestyle® 38 and 48 systems

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by Ralph Graves
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Use the Bose Personal® music center II remote to expand control of your Lifestyle® 38 or Lifestyle® 48 system. It sends commands via radio signals (RF) through most walls and floors, so you can operate your system from just about anywhere in the house. The remote's backlit LCD screen lets you easily navigate through songs stored in your Lifestyle® system's uMusic® library — sort through selections, create preset groups of tunes, or just play a favorite track.

The remote works with all Bose® link-compatible powered speakers and amplifiers. You can also use it to control your TV, VCR, cable box or other common A/V components attached to your Lifestyle® media center.

Highlights:

  • multibrand-for-video RF remote allows operation from another room
  • requires 4 "AA" alkaline batteries (included)
  • 2-1/2"W x 8-3/8"H x 1-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • 4 "AA" Batteries
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Features

Overview: The Bose Personal music center II is an additional remote for the Lifestyle 18 and 28 series II and the Lifestyle 38 and 48, allowing you to control a Bose link-enabled system or amplifier with speakers in an additional room. From the factory the new remote is programmed to control Room B (the 2nd zone) of your Lifestyle system. If you have more than one additional zone integrated into your Lifestyle system through the Bose link interface, the music center can be reprogrammed to control any zone. The Radio Frequency (RF) design means you can use this remote from a different room without line of sight to the Lifestyle system.

LCD: The Personal music center II remote has a large LCD (approximately 1 3/4" x 1 1/2") that gives you immediate visual feedback of your commands. Each screen is a menu navigated using the arrow and select keys on the remote. In the source screen the LCD shows its room label, all the available sources, and what source is feeding each audio stream. The radio screen shows the band (AM/FM), preset number, and frequency. The CD/DVD shows the type of disc, current track number, and total tracks. Perhaps most useful is the stored music screen which controls the uMusic intelligent playback system in the Lifestyle 38 or 48 systems. With uMusic control you have remote access to the music stored on your Lifestyle's hard drive, including search capability and all the artist/album/track/genre information recorded for each file.

Setup: The factory settings are changed in the setup screen. The remote name is the location where it's used, the default setting is bedroom but there are three dozen room names to choose from. The default room code is B, one of 15 options. The default audio stream is audio 2, which can be changed to audio 1. The house code is adjusted to match your Lifestyle system (factory setting on both is the same). The backlighting, contrast, brightness, and timer for the LCD are all variable, and the display language can also be changed to match the Lifestyle system.

Operation: Along with the LCD menu system, the music center remote has unique size and shape buttons for quick access to typical commands, including specific uMusic functions.

Power Requirements: The remote operates on four "AA" batteries (included).

Low Battery: When the battery capacity drops below 25% a low battery icon appears on the LCD screen.

Radio Frequency (RF): The RF operating range of the Personal music center II is approximately 80 feet in a typical house and direct line of sight is not necessary. The actual range will depend on the material and density of the walls and obstacles through which the signal must pass. The RF transmission frequency is 27.145 MHz.

 
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