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Not sure you can do this.
From what I understand, Bose uses proprietary connections for many of their systems.
Any other alternatives?
Are there any other workarounds? I hope i am the not first person, facing this problem.
Looks like if nothing works, i have to return this system.
what kind of inputs does the bass module have?
5 channels plus a sub input? That will determine if you can use any sort of workaround.
My gut tells me that Bose is using some really wonky system since everything runs through the sub woofer before it goes to the satellites. It sounds like you can't really power the other five channels directly off the amp. I may be wrong, but from what I am reading online, its almost as if the bass module powers the whole system.
YSubWoofer has all connections
Yes you are right. The Sub woofer has all the satellite connections and one S-video(sort of cable) connects to the Bose System. Looks like the power to the sattelite speakers are controlled at the subwoofer. The only way i can think of, is to find a adaptor which can connect the Subwoofer cable to the Pioneer system and if successfull, it will function as usual. But i may not be able to use all the features of pioneer.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,
(especially since you probably spent a lot of money on the Bose system) but it sounds like that will not work. It appears that Bose is running a proprietary audio cable into the bass module which then handles all the amplification and deals with speaker crossovers. Bose is making sure you remain stuck in their little walled garden.
Most other surround systems don't work this way (although some cheaper HTIB's limit the future flexibility of your system too). Generally, AV receivers have separate outputs for each speaker and handle all the power and the crossover frequencies internally. IF, and this is a big if, you could find out what frequencies Bose uses for crossover between the bass module and the satellites you might be able to hook up the satellites to the receiver, set the crossover frequencies there and find a way to feed the sub signal to the bass module (which has its own power). This of course all depends on whether the satellite cables are standard speaker cables and if you can find some sort of converter to turn a standard sub connection into the weird Bose s-video looking connection. And remember, you could easily screw up your speakers if the satellite impedances are odd or the crossover is set incorrectly so tread cautiously and dig around on AV forums on the net (AVS Forum is a good place to start)
You could call Bose and see if they have any ideas but I think I already know what their answer will be: Buy another Bose system. Lame.
I appreciate your help. I have already sent an email to Bose and i will be contacting them as well. I am loosing hopes and i think i will return this, if i don't find a solution in couple of days.
Question: why did you want the new receiver?
Did the Lifestyle 35 control center conk out or something?
If you just want the ability to hook up HDMI inputs (cable boxes, game machines, blu-ray players) its possible that Bose would sell you a control box for all that to plug into your existing system.