Question Bose free space amplifier

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  1. DUVET

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    Help needed.

    I have removed the following (see below) from a shop and was hoping to use them in my house until I found out today that these speakers require a 100v 800watt amp. (Rightly or wrongly, just looking to have some background music )

    I have the following...

    Bose - free space 3- series II Acoustic module 1no
    Bose - free space 3 - satellite 4no.

    Was hoping to re-use these speakers in one room of my house until I found out a price of an amplifier to run these.

    Are there any cheap alternatives ?

    All help greatly appreciate .

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction ?
     
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    100v speakers are used in PA (Public Announcement) systems, so you need to go into a professional AV shop, not a hi fi dealer.

    Your Bose consists of a "module" (a subwoofer) and four satellites and is specified for 100W (800W peak). (Yes, I've seen your photos, but I've also read the manual - http://pro.bose.com/pdf/pro/manuals/fs_3/ig_fs3_surface_eng.pdf).

    800W is a lot, meaning high price amplification. 800W is enough to run a system consisting of a large number of speakers in a large venue, not background music in a home. I expect that a 100W amplifier will be more than sufficient for your system and new application.

    You should be able to source a 100V amplifier with ca. 100W for around £200 at you local professional AV shop (or an online source). Of course if you really do need to run a home disco, you will need to fork out for that 800W CLV amplification.
     

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