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Bose Lifestyle SA-3 amplifier

by Bose
4.1 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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  • Brings the features of select Lifestyle systems to an additional room, or even outdoors, with Bose® link
  • Supplies the extra power recommended for high-performance Bose speakers, including 251 environmental speakers
  • Enjoy your Lifestyle system in up to 14 additional listening areas by seamlessly connecting up to 14 SA-3 or SA-2 amplifiers, each easily concealed
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Product Specifications

Brand NameBose
Output Wattage200 watts
Color NameBlack
Specification Metcertified frustration-free

Product Description

LIFESTYLE SA-3(EA)BRAND SOURCE ONLY 271721-1100

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.8 x 1 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002JY6TA
  • Item model number: 35004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 11, 2004
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

What a racket! The item description is not correct. In fact, it's downright deceiving. First, I would delete the word "Simplicity." Next, I would change the sentence that says, "you can control your entertainment easily in each additional area with a dedicated Lifestyle® expansion remote control (sold separately)." Delete the word "can" and replace it with "must" as this is NOT optional. What it SHOULD say is, THIS WILL NOT WORK UNLESS YOU SPEND AT LEAST $100 ON AN EXTRA SPECIAL PROPRIETARY REMOTE CONTROL. The salesman in the Bose store told me, oh yeah, you can hook up your outdoor speakers to your Bose home theater, you just need one of these SA-3 amplifiers. It MIGHT have been nice if he had said, "Oh, BTW, you ALSO need to give me ANOTHER hundred bucks for me to sell you the REMOTE for the SA-3." Okay, so let's say the Bose salesman forgot to mention it. How about printing on the SA-3 BOX, "THIS ITEM WON'T WORK UNLESS YOU BUY THE EXTRA REMOTE." Whoever heard of selling something that REQUIRES a special separate remote control without INCLUDING said remote control???
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I have 2 SA3 amplifiers that drive outdoor speakers at a weekend getaway(cabin) property. We have many wonderful memories of unbelievable music in front of an outdoor fire listening to our Bose lifestyle system. In the last 6 years, I have had to replace 2 different units. Thankfully, Bose support is 2nd to none and they will get you a replacement at a refurbished cost of around $70.00 if I remember. Besides the Lifestyle system and the remote amps being a little finicky, my ONLY beef is the connector. It is not a traditional speaker wire connector and if you use thick wire to drive the power, good luck. Unfortunately, you will need a flat eyeglass screwdriver and a set of eyes younger than 50. I will be replacing my second SA3 with Bose support soon. We can't say enough about the sound quality, but sure wish they would be less problematic. If I ever build another house, I would consider using this same system if they would only fix the speaker connectors.
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Be Certain you know what you are buying. I have 10 of the Sa-3's arrayed in my house being driven by an OLD Bose system. I thought about upgrading my system and found THERE IS NO CURRENT LEGACY DEVICES for these amps. The new systems DO NOT support the BOSE LINK. My system works fine but I am limited to 3 zones. To upgrade I would have to go to the SA-5s which support 4 speakers each. They are $500 apiece. You can control these with preamps that have variable output like the NILES 6430 if you want to get away from BOSE. It is a shame BOSE has abandoned those of us who have solid systems but we want to tweak. These work great but only work with specific devices. Please understand what you are buying. They are terrific but you will be sad if you can't control them.
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By Rivers8 on September 15, 2015
I own two of these units. I recently upgraded my Bose system. I learned that the new system required new remote controls for the amplifiers (what? at $99) a pop. I went out and purchased two new remote controls. I now can't turn on the amplifiers using the new remotes. The old remotes only work with the old bose system. I am returning the remotes, selling my two amplifiers and purchasing non Bose amplifiers to power my speakers. I am staying away from Bose products from now on. Their tech support was not very useful.
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Perfect. Simple. does not work with the newer system. I miss my old bose and these sa3s
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By EWW on June 11, 2015
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This is powering 4 Bose 151 outdoor speakers with plenty of power.
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Needed twoof these to keep building my whole house system Items delivered fast and price was great. USPS chewed up one box but items work great
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