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  • Writer's pictureCraig Whitaker

When Is it Time to Upgrade My Old Bose System?

This is the question we get every week. Basically, there are 3 leading reasons our clients upgrade their older Bose systems. First, the system is no longer working and can’t be repaired. Bose has stopped repairing many of the older Lifestyle systems due to parts availability and product life cycle. The 2nd reason is connectivity. Most people have upgraded or are planning to upgrade their TVs to a smart TV. The older Bose systems do not have HDMI inputs or outputs and some that do, the HDMI connections are not an ARC or E-ARC HDMI connection. The ARC connection allows the apps on the Smart TVS to play through the Bose system. This connectivity issue impacts video pass thru. Only the last Lifestyle systems, the 600 or 650, passed a 4K signal. Some older systems don’t pass an HD signal. The final reason is streaming music. Our clients have grown accustomed to streaming music services such as Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music and want the ability to play their favorite streaming service directly from their audio system. If you are considering upgrading your system, schedule a FREE consultation by calling 888-775-2673. Please visit our website @

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