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5.0 out of 5 stars Amar Gopal Bose, 16 July 2013
This review is from: Bose ® Companion 3 Multimedia Speaker System (Electronics)
I felt compelled to leave a review for these speakers following the passing last week of Amar Gopal Bose, the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation.

I have these particular speakers as well as these in-ear headphones and this sound dock. All of the products deliver a quality of sound that resonates much truer than any other audio equipment that I own.

These speakers build on Bose's original prototype speakers that he developed in the 1960s as an MIT faculty member. His concept of musical reproduction, known as psychoacoustics, looked towards the perception of sound by aiming smaller speakers in a way designed to work within the confines of the space/walls in the room. Ask anyone working in a band and they will tell you that the 'acoustics' (i.e. the size and make up of the structure they are playing in) has a profound effect on the quality of their sound.

Indeed, the sound achieved by these two small contraptions is simply incredible (and the slightly cumbersome subwoofer - or as they call it 'Acoustimass' Module'). In fact whilst the sub is particularly large, its bass delivery is simply huge - meaning that i have it at 15% output of bass most of the time as I am concerned about the stability of my flat.

Whilst these speakers have been aimed towards PC and laptop output, i am happily using these in my bedroom with my TV via the 3.5mm jack connection. The subwoofer sits tidily behind my set and the speakers neatly along side the TV. As you can see by the picture there is a small circular pod that allows touch-sensitive on/off functioning which is really useful if you need to silence it very quickly - the volume output circles this pod too. There is also a headphone port in this pod if you need to be quiet - allowing you to keep the speaker system constantly plugged in.

It seems that the lines between home entertainment speakers and the various other pseudonyms they go by are becoming more and more blurred; indeed these speakers seem to surpass some the quality of other, more expensive. alternatives produced by other electronic brands. But in reality, i dont need to sell you this product; all you need to do is pop down to a local retailer and be blown away yourself. And then once that has made your mind up, come back to amazon and snap the deal if its (usually) cheaper. RIP Amar.
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Initial post: 22 Aug 2013 17:11:35 BDT
How do you control the bass? You say you have it at '15%'? I don't understand. I just plugged mine in and that's it. The only control is the volume control.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2013 17:39:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Aug 2013 17:39:57 BDT
Hi Stephen - sorry I should have been clearer - at the back of the big subwoofer unit there is a bass control, near where all the leads connect.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2013 17:44:35 BDT
I have just added a picture under the customer images section of the product to show you.

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 23:11:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2013 23:11:55 GMT
when used with a tv does the tv remote control work the volume on the Bose ? ive heard it does apart from Panasonic tv`s

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013 23:17:23 GMT
I have a Samsung tv. The Bose speaker volume is operated via its own dial. There is no separate infra red reviewer.

So you choose an appropriate volume and then you set your own tv volume.
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