2.1-Channel Speaker System
2.1ch Home Theater System: The Bose Lifestyle 235 is a 2.1-channel home theater system
consisting of an AV Control Console with built-in AM/FM tuner, Acoustimass
Module, and two satellite speaker arrays. The Lifestyle 235 also
includes the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system to optimize system performance for
your room. In addition, there is an RF remote control (with LCD) included for
convenient wireless operation of the entire system and your connected
components. The supplied iPod/iPhone dock allows you to listen to music and
watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone through the Bose Lifestyle 235.
Bose Unify Technology: Exclusive Bose Unify technology
provides easy-to-follow onscreen messages to guide you through the entire setup
process. The Unify intelligent integration system uses on-screen navigation to
simplify system setup and everyday use. This proprietary technology walks you
through setup, showing the right inputs and best connection options, and even
verifies you've done it correctly. Each connected product is automatically added
to the source menu accessed on your TV screen. Clear, on-screen menus provide
all the information you need for your connected sources.
System Connections: The Control Console plugs into the
Acoustimass Module via the included proprietary system cable. The two satellite
speaker arrays then connect to the Acoustimass module via the supplied
proprietary speaker cable. The satellite speaker arrays feature 4-pin
proprietary connectors to attach the included speaker cable.
6 HD Video Connections: The Bose Lifestyle 235 features six
high-definition connection so you can enjoy up to six HD video sources-such as
your Blu-ray Disc player, cable box, satellite receiver, and gaming system.
- 4 HDMI (ver.1.3) Inputs: The Lifestyle 235 features 3
rear-panel HDMI inputs and 1 front-panel HDMI input for a one cable
audio/video connection. The system's HDMI inputs will accept 480i, 480p,
720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals.
- 2 Component Video Inputs: The 235 is equipped with 2
rear-panel component video inputs. The component video inputs will accept
480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals
Note: The unit is also equipped with two rear-panel
composite video inputs and a front-panel composite video input (the
composite video input will support 480i only). The two rear-panel composite
video inputs share the audio inputs of the unit's component video inputs.
HDMI Monitor Output: The Bose 235 features an HDMI (ver.1.3)
monitor out to connect your TV. All video inputs (composite, component, HDMI)
are output via HDMI to your television. The HDMI output can be set to 480i/p,
720p, 1080i, or 1080p to match the capability of your television.
Note: The AV Control Console does not feature a
composite, S-video, or component video monitor output.
HDMI 1080p Video Upscaling: Automatic video upscaling
ensures movies and sports use the highest resolution capabilities of your
display; up to 1080p over HDMI.
Image View Format: The Bose Lifestyle 235 features various
image view formats to match your connected television and source content. You
can select from the following.
- Normal: Leaves original video image unchanged.
- Auto-Wide: Fills width of the screen without cropping
- Stretch 1: Stretches video image evenly from the
- Stretch 2: Stretches the edges of the video image much
more than the center portion of the image.
- Zoom: Enlarges the video image.
- Gray Bars: Places vertical gray bars on the left and
right of a standard definition video image.
Game Mode: This mode produce improved video performance for
Source Over-scan: This features applies a video over-scan to
the current video source.
Audio/Video Sync: This function adjusts the audio delay to
synchronize audio with the video. This can be adjust between -2 to +5.
ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration System: Your room is unique, with
size, shape, textures and other elements affecting the sound you hear. ADAPTiQ
audio calibration system provides greater freedom of speaker placement in your
room. It customizes the system's sound to fit your room, for a consistent,
high-quality performance. It analyzes the way your room's dimensions and other
variables affect sound, then automatically adjusts the sound of your Lifestyle
surround sound system to the acoustics of your room.
Headset: The special headset supplied with the ADAPTiQ
system has no speakers, but special microphones designed to be worn above the
ears. It enables you to take acoustic measurements in your room during the
custom equalization process. The headset has an adjustable headband and a 28'
cord terminating in a pair of stereo male RCA plugs. These plug into the
system's front-panel left and right RCA inputs.
Proprietary Videostage 5 Decoding and Post-Processing Circuitry:
Proprietary Videostage 5 decoding and post-processing circuitry,
combined with Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding, Dolby TruHD, and DTS, delivers a
high-quality, multichannel surround sound experience from practically any
source: Blu-rays, DVDs, videocassettes, stereo CDs, even older mono TV shows and
Audio Compression: The Bose Lifestyle home theater system
offers the following audio compression adjustments.
- Enhance Dialogue: Enhances sound output so you can hear
movie dialogues more distinctly.
- Smart Volume: Reduces the range of volume levels in a
movie soundtrack so the difference between extremely loud outbursts and soft
sounds is less noticeable.
- Off: No change to audio track.
Volume Offset: This function increases the volume level of
the select source relative to other sources (0-10).
Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the system's
bass & treble level.
Volume On TV: This feature enables the system to display the
volume level meter and mute indicator on your TV.
TV Speakers: This function sends HDMI audio to your TV
(audio from the TV is not affected by plugging headphones into the control
console or by pressing Mute or Volume on the remote).
Note: HDMI audio is only sent to the TV via the system's
HDMI inputs. It will not output audio from analog connected sources to your
Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Lifestyle 235 is equipped
with analog and digital inputs.
- Analog Audio Inputs: The Bose 235 features three
rear-panel analog stereo RCA audio inputs and one front-panel analog stereo
RCA audio input.
- Digital Audio Inputs: The 235 features three rear-panel
optical and coaxial digital audio inputs.
Bose Link: Built-in Bose link technology can distribute the
home theater system's audio to as many as 14 additional rooms in your home.
Simply add compatible Bose products to enjoy music almost anywhere in your home
or office. Connecting a Bose link-compatible product to the Bose link out
connector on the Control Console enables you to listen to a different sound
source in other rooms. For example, DVD movie can be playing in the main room ,
while you listen to the AM/FM radio in the other room.
Note: The Control Console provides a stereo RCA input
for each rear-panel HDMI input so you are able to distribute your connected
component's audio via Bose Link.
Headphone Output: The Lifestyle 235's Control Console
features a front-panel 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of headphones
(sold separately). The system's speakers are muted when a set of headphones are
connected. The headphone volume level is controlled by the system's main volume.
AM/FM Tuner: The Lifestyle 235 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner and comes with an AM loop antenna and FM wire antenna. The built-in tuner
can store up to 25 FM and 25 AM preset stations. The integrated tuner also
supports RDS and displays the information on the system's LCD remote.
2.1-Channel Speaker System
Gemstone ES Speaker Arrays: The two Bose Gemstone ES Speaker Arrays combined with TrueSpace digital processing circuitry reproduce deep, immersive sound from a compact,
easy-to-install 2.1-channel system. Each speaker features three drivers inside a
bass-reflex enclosure creating a wider soundstage.
Note: Keep each satellite speaker array within 3' of your
television screen to prevent too much separation of the sound from the
picture. Vary this distance to suit your room conditions ad personal
Acoustimass Module: The system's dual satellite speaker
arrays work in concert with a hideaway Acoustimass module to deliver a fuller
range of theater sound and effects. Exclusive technology in the module helps
provide the emotional intensity you feel at the theater or in a concert hall.
The system's Acoustimass module delivers the clarity of pure sound reproduction
down to the lowest frequencies, even at the loudest levels. Because it
eliminates audible distortion, you can place the Acoustimass module almost
anywhere, even behind furniture, and all the sound will appear to come from the
system's compact satellite speaker arrays.
Note: Do not block the ventilation openings on the module. This
can cause it to overheat.
Rubber Feet: Each speaker array comes with four
self-adhesive rubber feet to securely place them on a stand, shelf, or table.
The Acoustimass module also includes four large self-adhesive rubber feet to
rest securely and safely on your hardwood floors.
Wall Mounting: Each speaker array has a rear-panel single
5mm threaded insert for optional Bose or universal wall brackets (018UB20B,
sold separately) or stands (018UFS20B,
USB Port: The Control Console features a front-panel USB
type-A port for viewing JPEG still-image files from a USB device, including a
digital camera. The USB port is also used for updating system software.
Note: A 2GB USB thumb-drive is provided for system
iPod/iPhone Dock: The Bose Lifestyle 235 comes supplied with
an iPod/iPhone dock for connecting select iPod and iPhone models to the system.
The iPod/iPhone dock plugs into the "iPod/iPhone" proprietary port on the back
of the AV Control Console. The Lifestyle 235 supports audio/video playback, menu
control, on-screen information display, and charging of your connected iPod/iPhone
(your iPod/iPhone's click-wheel or touch-screen will be locked). The Lifestyle
235 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone
model functions (10/30/2012).
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tester Version || Media Type || Control || Display || Charge |
| Audio || Video Out || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track # |
||5th ||1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic ||80GB ||1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB ||2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB ||2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPod nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th* || 1.01 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPod touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th* || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5* || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will
require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable (both, sold
separately) in order to dock with this system.
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results.
If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the
device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't
work, you may need to wait until an newer software update is available.
RF Remote Control with LCD Display: The Bose Lifestyle 235
home theater system includes an RF remote for wireless control of the entire
system. It features fewer buttons and an LCD screen to simplify management of
your entertainment sources. The remote works on radio frequency (2.4 GHz) to
operate through walls and floors. This advanced radio frequency remote works
throughout your entire room (up to 33'). You do not need to aim it at the
system's control console.
Note: The RF remote operates off of four "AA" batteries.
Glow Button: Pressing the glow button on the rear of the remote
illuminates the remote's buttons and display. The light turns off automatically
after several seconds to pro long battery life.
Remote Programming: The system's Unify technology simplifies
programming the Bose remote to control the Lifestyle system and your components
attached to it. During setup, the Unify system references an internal database
to identify each connected component, and automatically teaches the Bose remote
to control it.
IR Emitter Cable: The remote control also offers IR commands
using the included IR emitter cable to control connected IR devices.