The Bose Acoustimass 25 is a speaker and powered subwoofer system that connects to an audio receiver or other stereo amplification device, including the output jacks for a TV. The Acoustimass has a built-in amplifier for power, so there's no drain on the source component. Bose designed the control module with 1/4-inch connector jacks to work with standard stereo cables. The connection to a non-Bose receiver takes only seconds.
Unplug the Acoustimass module's electrical cord from the wall outlet to prevent a power surge from harming the equipment when the stereo cable is connected.
Insert the red and white plugs on one end of the cable into the right and left outputs on the rear of the audio receiver.
Connect the other ends of the cable to a pair of inputs on the back of the Acoustimass module.
Plug in the power cord for the Acoustimass and push up gently on the door installed on the front of the main module.
Press the "On/Off" button underneath the door on the front panel to activate the Bose system.