Bose® In-wall Speaker Wire Adapter Kit
for Bose Lifestyle® and Acoustimass® Systems
Item # 018SWAK | MFR # 36743
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Our take on the Bose® In-wall Speaker Wire Adapter Kit by Crutchfield's Amanda P.
Is your home pre-wired for surround sound? This adapter kit lets you easily connect a Bose Acoustimass system or the speakers from your Bose Lifestyle® system to your existing in-wall speaker cables. You'll enjoy smooth, enveloping sound along with a décor-friendly look.
- connects a Bose Acoustimass speaker system or the speakers from a Bose Lifestyle® system to existing in-wall speaker wire
- supports 5.1- or 6.1-channel surround sound
- accommodates up to 14-gauge speaker wire
- includes 7' speaker cable bundle, wall plate and hardware
- installs in single-gang J-box (not included)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 7' Bose Acoustimass speaker cable with 6 gold-plated male RCA connectors on one end and a proprietary 14-pin connector on other end
- White speaker plate connection
- White cover plate
- Two large mounting screws
- Two small mounting screws
- Instruction sheet
I was surprised that my recent purchase of the Bose Accoustimass System did not include these adapters. A call to Bose corporation led me to this product. It is a great product and required to install the system using exiting speaker wires.
Bose® In-wall Speaker Wire Adapter Kit Reviews
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Overview: The Bose Speaker Wire Adapter Kit allows you to easily connect pre-installed speaker wiring to a Bose home theater system. The kit includes a 7' home theater speaker cable, a speaker connection plate, a white cover plate and four mounting screws.
Compatibility: The Bose Speaker Wire Adapter Kit is designed for use with the Bose Lifestyle home entertainment systems and the Bose Acoustimass speaker systems. It is compatible with both 5.1 and 6.1-channel versions of these systems. The cable can be connected to speaker wire up to 14-gauge.
Connections: The 7' supplied cable features six gold-plated male RCA terminals on one end which plug into your Bose Acoustimass module. The other end features a 14-pin proprietary connector which plugs into the front of the speaker connection plate. On the rear of the speaker connection plate is 14 mini set-screw terminals for connecting the pre-existing and already installed in-wall speaker wire.
Mounting: The supplied speaker connection plate mounts to a standard single-gang electrical box (sold separately). The included white cover plate mounts over and around the speaker connection plate for a clean and professional looking install. Four mounting screws are provided for securing the connection plate and cover plate to your single-gang electrical box and wall.
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Why did you buy this?
My house was pre-installed with speaker wire in my media room, so this adapter kit looks to be like a perfect solution. Hopefully, this will be an easy install for my Bose home theatre system. [ ANDREW J Nov 30, 2017 ]
I have used this before and it makes installation easier. [ Darwin Dec 28, 2016 ]
EASIER SPEAKER SET UP. [ Anthony Nov 01, 2016 ]
A great fit and low profile [ GREGORY Jul 10, 2016 ]
Appears to be a simple way to make the transition from the standard external Bose speaker system. [ Marshall K. May 09, 2016 ]
7 questions already asked
i have an acoustimass 10 system. i used this and all the wall cube speakers terminate to the punch down block on this. the rca adapters on this adapter then plug into my sub-woofer. i did need another cable system to connect from the sub-woofer to my receiver speaker connections. if your speakers don't have to run through your sub-woofer first, this should be all you need. [ PAUL A Aug 06, 2018 ]
It worked for my lifestyle 48/ not sure what the differences is with the 35- but it should work [ CHAD Aug 06, 2018 ]
It is possible to install this for all but the center channel speaker. You can still connect that center speaker directly into the bass module using the wire that came in the Bose lifestyle system. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Dec 04, 2017 ] Staff
The Bose Speaker Wire Adapter Kit is designed for use with the Bose Lifestyle home entertainment systems and the Bose Acoustimass speaker systems. It is compatible with both 5.1 and 6.1-channel versions of these systems. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry Oct 23, 2017 ] Staff
Included in the box are: 7' Bose Acoustimass speaker cable with 6 gold-plated male RCA connectors on one end and a proprietary 14-pin connector on other end White speaker plate connection White cover plate Two large mounting screws Two small mounting screws Instruction sheet [ Jeff Feb 22, 2016 ] Staff
I have the Acoustimass 10 Series IV and it works perfectly. If your speakers connect to the sub with an RCA-type cable, it should work. [ Raymond Feb 04, 2016 ]
Though not familiar with the Cinematic 520, I will still say probably not. All the instructions say either Acoutimass systems or Lifestyle systems. I am sure Bose would love to sell a lot more of these adapters and you would think that it fit, it would be somewhere in their instructions or something that talked about its compatibility. [ Mark Dec 23, 2014 ]
Not sure, but if the base module has RCA type connections (as 535 system does) then I'd guess it'll work. [ KEVIN Dec 23, 2014 ]
Yes you can install two locations. Only one in use at a time. Lots more wire but makes a very clean install [ MATTHEW W Mar 18, 2014 ]
Yes, it is possible but a little hard. But if you have the position available for it, and your house is not pre wire already. Example is My house was pre-wire so I didn't have other option than put it at the space available for it. Meaning were all of the cables connect. I know is tricky but it is possible and it is very easy to install. [ ROSANA Mar 17, 2014 ]
This will only work in one location. Unless you install a speaker switch of some kind but I think that would cause more resistance and interference in the line then it would be worth. I say this because all your in wall speaker wires get directly plugged into this outlet. [ Thomas Mar 17, 2014 ]