BOSE sounds

Kenneth Keith auditude at
Sat Nov 22 17:13:08 PST 2008

I heard it was a bad run of capacitors that went back in the recalled
amplifiers.  If that's the case, for the $80/ea cost to have a place repair
the front ones, I'd be tempted to try a repair on my own by replacing the
faulty components.  Has anyone done that?

How do you like the factory system, and do you just play cassettes or do you
have something more modern that you've integrated for an input?  I was
thinking about getting an old fashioned cassette adapter, or maybe wired FM
modulator with a couple of antenna adapters, to allow me to play MP3s via
the factory head unit.


On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 5:50 PM, YBK <ybk at> wrote:

> Front amplifiers suffer from the same part failures as rear ones.
> Many years ago I sent  one of the fronts to - still
> works fine. Tempting to send the second - not high enough on the priority
> list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Kenneth Keith" <auditude at>
> Date: Saturday, Nov 22, 2008 6:19 pm
> Subject: BOSE sounds
> To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
> 200q20v'ers,
> I was able to swap in a different factory head unit, this one refurbished,
> and it didn't ask me for a security code.  The rear speakers that were just
> replaced under the recall campaign sound really good, but the front ones,
> especially the driver's side, sound like something is wrong.  There was a
> screeching sound and a lot of crackly static noise like a blown speaker or
> loose connection, but the screeching has seemingly gone away.  Also, it was
> making this really loud *BEEP* noise when I would hit scan or select or set
> a preset.   That crazy beeping has stopped, so I don't know if some
> questionable circuit has warmed up and maybe a ground path has been
> established.
> I wonder if there is something in the front door speakers that I can
> resolder or replace that isn't covered by the recall campaign.  I'm actually
> somewhat impressed by the fidelity of the factory rear speakers, so I'm
> wondering if I can get the whole setup up to par how it would sound.
> Does anyone know if the recall only applies to rear speakers, and if so, is
> there something I can do to correct a problem with the fronts?
> Thanks,
> Kenneth

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