If you have a Bose Lifestyle® or Acoustimass® home entertainment system, you can use the SL2 to set up a wireless link to your rear speakers. It's great for folks who want the excitement of surround sound without running wires to the back of the room.

Getting started is simple. First, connect the SL2 transmitter to the surround speaker jacks on the back of your system's bass module. Next, connect your surround speakers to the SL2 receiver. Finally, plug the SL2 receiver and transmitter into standard AC power outlets. You'll enjoy smooth, wraparound home theater sound with easier setup.

Product Highlights:

  • includes one transmitter and one receiver
  • allows you to wirelessly transmit audio to two surround speakers
  • transmitter is compatible with Bose Lifestyle and Acoustimass systems
  • 30-foot transmission range
  • transmits signals on a 5.8 GHz frequency
  • 4-7/8"H x 2"W x 4-7/8"D (identical dimensions for transmitter and receiver)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • SL2 Transmitter
  • SL2 Receiver
  • Receiver power pack (24V/3.5A) with attached 56" cord
  • Detachable 3' AC cord
  • Transmitter power pack (8.2V/500mA) with attached 6' cord
  • Two 20' speaker cables with single RCA connector on one end and 2 bare wire leads on other end
  • 6' transmitter cable with a 3.5mm male minijack connector on one end and stereo RCA male connectors on other end
  • Jewel Cube speaker adapters
  • Owner's Guide
  • "Bose Corporation" sheet

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Features
Specifications
Dimensions

Features

Overview: The Bose SL2 Wireless Surround Link features a small radio frequency transmitter and amplified receiver pair that delivers the left and right surround audio signals, complete with amplification, to surround speakers in the rear of your room eliminating the need to run cable from the front to the back of the room. The receiver and transmitter pair work off a 5.8 GHz frequency band and have an effective wireless range of up to 30 feet in the same room. The Receiver also act as an amplifier for your rear speakers.

Compatibility: The Bose SL2 Link is designed to work with all Bose 5.1 Lifestyle systems and all 5.1-channel Bose Acoustimass home entertainment systems.

Transmitter: The wireless Transmitter transmits audio by the way of radio frequencies to the wireless Receiver from the output of the surround speaker connection on back of your Bose Acoustimass Module. By using RF frequencies you can hide both units out of sight. The Transmitter comes supplied with a 6' audio cable which plugs into the back of the Transmitter and then into the back of your home theater's Bose Acoustimass Module's surround speaker outputs. The Transmitter will also have to be plugged into an AC outlet. The Transmitter features the following controls, connections and LED indicators.

  • Controls: All controls are located on the bottom of the Transmitter.
    • System Switch: There is a switch located on the bottom of the Transmitter labeled "Lifestyle and Other". Select Lifestyle when hooking up the Transmitter to a Bose Lifestyle system and select Other when hooking up the Transmitter to a Bose Acoustimass system.
  • Connections: All connections are located on the rear of the Transmitter.
    • DC Power: AC power jack connection for supplied AC power adapter to supply power to the Transmitter.
    • Acoustimass Module Input: 3.5mm minijack connection used to connect the Transmitter to your Bose Acoustimass Module via the supplied minijack to RCA audio cable.
  • LED Indicator: The LED indicator is located on the rear of the Transmitter and it blinks green when power is supplied.

Receiver: The wireless Receiver receives audio from your Acoustimass Module through the wireless Transmitter's 5.8GHz transmission and then sends the audio to your rear speakers through their connected cables. The Receiver also has a small built-in amplifier to amplify your rear speakers. The wireless Receiver is placed at the same end of the room as your Bose surround speakers. The Receiver should be placed 6.5' to 30' from the Transmitter. The Receiver connects to your surround speakers via the supplied two 20' lengths of speaker wire and Jewel Cube adapters (if needed). The Receiver will also need to be plugged into an AC outlet. The Receiver features the following connections and LED indicators. The Receiver has no controls.

  • Connections: All connections are located on the rear of the unit.
    • Rear Speakers: There is a left/rear and right/rear RCA output on back of the Receiver to supply signal to your rear speakers via the supplied speaker cables.
    • DC Power: AC connection for supplied AC power pack.
  • LED Indicator: The LED indicator is located on the rear of the unit and blinks green when power is supplied.

Note: The Transmitter and Receiver should be positioned upright and the side of each unit should be unobstructed to allow for proper ventilation.

LED Status: The rear LED on each of the Receiver and Transmitter indicates the following functions of the devices.

  • Blinking Green: power pack is plugged in and unit is searching for a signal
  • Solid Green: receiver and transmitter are communicating with each other
  • Solid Orange: sleep mode for low power use when there is no signal to communicate
  • Blinking Red: receiver is too hot or there is problem between the connection of the receiver and the speakers

Specifications

Bose SL2 Specifications:

  • Power Supply Rating:
    • Transmitter: 120V, 60Hz, 60mA
    • Receiver: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 2A
  • Output:
    • Transmitter: 8.2VDC, 500mA
    • Receiver: 24VDC, 3.5A
  • Ambient Operating Temperature Range: 40-degrees Fahrenheit to 120-degrees Fahrenheit
  • Frequency Band: 5.8 GHz
  • Transmitter Audio Input Level: compatible with amplifiers rated up to 200W per channel
  • RF Transmit Power: 12 dBm maximum

Dimensions

Transmitter Dimensions:

  • Transmitter Without Cables:
    • Width: 1.997"
    • Height: 4.827"
    • Depth: 4.845"
  • Transmitter With Cables:
    • Width: 1.997"
    • Height: 4.827"
    • Depth: 5.802"

Receiver Dimensions:

  • Receiver Without Cables:
    • Width: 1.997"
    • Height: 4.827"
    • Depth: 4.845"
  • Receiver With Cables:
    • Width: 1.997"
    • Height: 4.827"
    • Depth: 5.835"

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Bose SL link

Written By Erskine, Maryland on Friday, June 29, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This remote link worked flawlessly. Plugged it in, turned it on, and it simply worked. Not having wires run all over the floor is worth the money.

Pros: small footprint, ease of set up. Bose name brand

Cons: none at this time.

Wireless Speakers.

Written By Divoking, Texas on Friday, February 03, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Supposed to be wireless surround sound. However the speakers mest be connected together by wire, which defeated the purpose of having wireless speakers.

Pros: wireless from the main Bose unit, so no wires to the back speakers.

Cons: Speakers must be wired to gether and to the transmitting unit in the back.

Fantastic Product

Written By Chris, Dickson, TN on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just moved into a new house and didn't want to drill holes in the hardwood floors to run my rear speakers. The Bose SL-2's fit the bill and they really work well. It took me more time to get them out of the package then to hook them up.

Pros: Simple Install, Kept me from drilling holes in my hard wood floors, Highly Recommend, I would say price would be a con but it saved me a bunch of time not running wires and damaging my floor and/or climbing in the attic. So it was money well spent.

SL 2 Wireless Speakers

Written By ELS, Harrisburg NC on Sunday, April 03, 2011

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Great product - easy to set up - worked first time out of box - sounds as good
as wired (I checked first)

Worth it!

Written By Anonymous, Roswell, NM on Sunday, January 17, 2010

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I really did not want to spend the extra $, but hated the extra wires. So I purchased the Bose wireless surround link. I can tell you that it was well worth it! I now have to purchase the wall mounts get even better sound "above my ears" as recommended. Spend the extra $, yuo won't be disappointed!

Bye Bye Cables!

Written By Anonymous, Heltersberg on Friday, September 25, 2009

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I like sound but my wife does not want big speakers and loathes cables. I did not want to drill holes in my walls or floor to hide my rear speaker cables - this is the perfect solution. Sound is clear, no lag or delay in the rear speaker audio.

2 things I did not know however. #1 the transmitter and speaker are not huge as they appear on the box and in the pictures. They are about as tall as the Bose cubes. #2 you still need speaker wires to connect to the SL2 receiver, so it is not really 100% wireless. Still, it is easier to hide 1 speaker wire at the back of the room than to hide 2 wires going from the base unit to the rear speakers.

Eliminate cable runs to the surround speakers

Written By Bob, Port Charlotte, FL on Thursday, September 11, 2008

I bought the wireless transmitter and receiver to keep from running the cables to the back surround speakers which I had to do with an older system. The Transmitter and Receiver are hidden out of the way behind a small house plant. The SL2 was used with a new Bose Accoustimass 10 and a new Onkyo SR-705 Receiver. The hookup was easy since everything was color codes as usual with Bose and there was no loss in sound quality. Some may think the price is a little high just to eliminate some cables but since I was upgraded my complete system including the TV the cost was worth it to reduce the clutter. Thanks Crutchfield.

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