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Bose Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System
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Companion 3 speakers represent a premium choice for all your computer audio sources. From MP3s, CDs and Internet radio to DVDs, streaming video and g...Read More
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A full, rich sound from computer audio sources and portable players.
Companion 3 speakers represent a premium choice for all your computer audio sources. From MP3s, CDs and Internet radio to DVDs, streaming video and games. Hear full, rich sound from tiny satellite speakers designed to complement”and conveniently attach to”flat panel monitors. It's a unique combination of elegance and convenience, whether you place them on your desktop or opt for a speaker-free desktop.
- TrueSpace stereo signal processing circuitry:Bose technology enables a wide soundstage from closely spaced speakers on your desk or on the sides of your flat panel monitor.
- Compact Acoustimass module: Delivers clean, deep low frequencies into the room. The module can be hidden almost anywhere in the listening area and allows for small, elegant speakers without sacrificing performance.
- Control pod: Multi-function pod houses volume control, headphone jack and connection for a second audio source such as an MP3 player.
- Magnetically shielded satellite speakers: Magnetic field is essentially confined inside the speakers and will not cause monitor interference or damage to magnetic media such as audio cassette tapes.
- Patented integrated signal processing: Enjoy lifelike, rich performance at almost any volume level.
- Compression circuitry: Allows you to enjoy clear, undistorted sound”even at high volumes.
- Active equalization: Electronically tunes the frequency response, enabling outstanding audio performance.
- Dual inputs: Enjoy two audio sources simultaneously”one to your computer, the other to a portable audio device.
- Mounting brackets: Mounts satellite speakers to the side of your monitor at the proper listening angle for optimum audio performance, while helping you maintain an uncluttered desktop.
Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System
- Control pod: 2"H x 1 1/8"D
Satellite speaker: 3 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W x 2 3/8"D (8.89 x 6.35 x 6.03 cm) Weight: 0.5 lbs. (.23 kg)
Acoustimass module: 8 5/8"H x 7 1/8"W x 14"D (21.91 x 18.1 x 35.56 cm) weight:15.4 lbs. (6.99 kg)
System in carton:16 3/4"L x 14"W x 10 1/2"H (42.54 x 35.56 x 26.67 cm) weight: 30 lbs. (13.61 kg)
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I got these for our computer to listen to web stream music. After getting them I stopped listening to my home stereo because I loved the sound from these better. The sound is great. I was so impressed with Bose that I got Bose Acoustimass 5 to replace my stereo speakers and they are great also!
I USED to own this system, however, after a week of fiddling and tweeking I was still not happy with the sound quality or the construction of the product. The quality is decent at very low volumes but tends to break up very early. The product feels cheaply built for the price you pay! Simply put, better quality units are available within the same price range. This unit does not provide the same quality that BOSE is known for.
I got these free using reward points so for me the value is perfect. They are are the best stereo computer speakers I have ever used. They may look tiny but they hold their own and I?ve had the neighbors complain about the bass output. If you live in an apartment, these being fed by your iPod or cable box for home theater is all you need. They are plenty loud for apartment house parties too. Best part is they don?t fall apart or distort. The sound is always tight no matter how loud. They also sound much bigger than they are. I?m writing this review because I use these speakers as a practice amp. Into my Peavey PV8 mixer I feed my computer output (MIDI keyboard, Garageband and iTunes), an active bass, passive fretless bass, passive electric guitar, pre-amped electric/acoustic guitar, passive DI boxes, a drum machine, electronic drum kit, a CD player and dynamic mics. I currently have the speakers plugged into the mixer?s headphone jack. I?ve had a few jam sessions with these speakers and they did great. I could play bass using my SWR LA-8 but I hate hum and hiss which I still get from it even with my Monster Power Pro 2500 power filter. I don?t get a peep of noise from the Bose Companion 3. Also, the Bose does not complain or distort when I crank the bass knob all the way up on my active bass or on the mixer! The bass drum signal from the Roland drum brain doesn?t bother the speakers either. Quite a feat for ?computer speakers.?I did try M-Audio Bx8a 8? powered monitors with the mixer being fed by the main out jacks and TRS cables. Yes, they blew away the Bose in terms of power and presence but one of the monitors was perfect and the other distorted when I played bass and would cut off the higher frequencies when I played guitar. The M-Audio monitors are also much bigger and bulkier which does matter in an apartment and they are more expensive.As far as features and durability goes, I?ve had these for over a year and tend to leave them always on. The external volume knob features a headphone jack and line input. Touch the top to toggle mute. It has an amber/green LED to let you know if it?s muted or not. Great ergonomics for a volume knob. It also stays put on glass. Have not tried it on any other surface. I keep the sub on an Auralex speaker pad to separate it from the desk.You can?t gig with the Bose Companion 3 - unless the gig is in your apartment sized living room and your instrument has a headphone out or you have a mixer but that?s not what computer speakers are built for. I also assume that they are like Bose headphones in that they make the music sound slightly better than it really is so I don?t know if these would be a good choice for professional mixing and mastering but that?s not what I do. I create play-along tracks for myself to practice and jam with, listen to dj mixes and 2.1 movie soundtracks. For that my setup is perfect. Even if my friends were willing to drag over their head and cabs, there is no way I would allow it in my apartment. I don?t need every neighbor complaining to the landlord about me. We all plug into the mixer which outputs to the Bose Companion 3, jam our hearts out and never miss the amps. If you want do-it-all practice amp, computer speakers, home theater speakers for your apartment or dorm, this is it!
I always have loved Bose, but this speaker system is spotty at best. I think it has something to do with the way they connect to your system. I finally gave up on them and went with some nice Roland speakers. Don't go through the frustration I did...