Oct 22, 2020
The TV Soundbar has an optical out, can I connect any optical subwoofer to that or must I use the Bose Base speaker? Or is it just that only the Bose Base Speaker will connect wirelessly? I have a subwoofer in storage I could connect, but I don't want to waste my time getting it if it won't work. THe TV Soundbar is otherwise very good, perfect for movies, but it lacks bass for music.
Apr 10, 2017
To my knowledge, the optical port on the tv speaker is an optical input rather than an out. There is a 3.5 mm aux out that is for a Bose Bass Module. The TV Speaker cannot connect a Bass module wirelessly like the 300, 500 and 700 SoundBars do. Finally, Bose says that only a Bose Bass Module 500 Bose Bass Module 700, or the Acoustimass 300 will work with the TV Speaker. To my knowledge no one has hacked a third party sub to work, but Imcould be proven wrong 🙂
Hope this helps!
Jan 18, 2021
I was wondering the same thing. I have a Sony Subwoofer. I connect it to the Bass connection in the back of my Soundbar 300 and I got no sound from my Soundbar. What a bummer. I can hear both the Soundbar and my sub make a noise when I connect the audio cable but no bass sound comes on. Do I need to do anything else in the settings, or will it only work with a Boss sub?
Jan 18, 2021
I to have a Sony bass with a single line RCA input,I’ve done a little bit of research on 3rd party equipment,and I can’t find anyone that has successfully managed a work around,they all seem to have some kind of issue.I think Bose is trying to keep all their equipment “in-house “