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by Julie Govan
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Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

You won't notice the speakers — you'll notice the sound. The Acoustimass® 6 Series III home entertainment speaker system boasts five tiny single-cube satellites and a powered module, all of which virtually vanish into your decor. Team it with a home theater receiver, and this value-packed system pours out rich, room-filling surround sound.

The satellites are video-shielded, so you can place them next to your TV without picture distortion. Color-coded cables make setup exceptionally quick and easy. Best of all, the Acoustimass® 6 system carries a modest price tag that any audio fan can appreciate.

Details:

  • five video-shielded, single-cube satellite speakers; each speaker has one 2-1/2" driver
  • powered Acoustimass module with one 5-1/4" high-excursion woofer
  • automatic protection circuitry prevents damage from electrical stress
  • recommended power 10-150 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • cubes: 3-1/8"W x 3-1/8"H x 4-1/8"D; bass module: 8-1/4"W x 16-5/16"H x 22-3/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years drivers, 1 year electronics
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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Video Shielded
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Cubes
Pieces in System
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6
Color
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Black
Tweeter
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Midrange size (inches)
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Woofer size (inches)
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5-1/4
Woofer Composition
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Paper
Woofer Surround
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Foam
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Connector Type
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Spring clip
Mounting Bracket Included
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No
Recommended Stand Height (inches)
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30-40
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts)
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10-150
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts)
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Not Given
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches)
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3-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Center Speaker (inches)
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3-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Surround Speakers (inches)
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3-1/8H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Subwoofer (inches)
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16-5/16H x 8-1/4W x 22-3/8D
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What's in the box?

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  • Black powered Acoustimass module
  • 5 Black single-cube speakers
  • One 7.5' AC power cord
  • One black 25' system input cable (has a 15-pin female connector on one end and tinned wire/single male RCA jack on the other end)
  • 3 Black 20' front speaker cables (each cable has a male RCA connector on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • 1 Black 49.5' rear speaker cable (the cable has two male RCA connectors on one end and tinned wire on the other end for both rear speakers)
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet for the front center cube speaker
  • Owner's Guide (English/Spanish/French)
  • Quick setup guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Bose Product Registration and Warranty Information
  • List of worldwide Bose corporate contacts
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter

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Features
Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Dimensions
Warranty Note

Features

Virtually Invisible Speaker System Design: The Virtually Invisible speaker system design gives you expansive sound without dominating your décor. The Acoustimass module delivers deep, powerful bass without audible port noise, so it can be hidden almost anywhere in the listening area. The music and sound effects seem to come from the tiny cube speakers.

Next-generation Powered Acoustimass Module: The newly engineered Acoustimass module uses a proprietary acoustic enclosure and patented technologies to produce deeper, richer and louder bass than the previous generation.

Integrated Signal Processing: The Bose patented integrated signal processing compensates for the human ear's reduced sensitivity to bass at low volumes. You hear the proper balance of deep bass, even at very low, late-night listening levels and dialogue continues to sound natural.

Automatic System Protection Circuitry: When played at high volume, this system's automatic protection circuitry activates to prevent damage to the system from electrical stress or overload. When this happens, you may notice a slight decrease in volume, which is normal.

Drivers: The powered Acoustimass module uses a single 5-1/4" high-excursion paper cone woofer with a foam surround. Each cube speaker features a 2-1/2" wide-range Twiddler.

Cube Speaker Mounting: Each cube speaker has a rear-mounted 5mm female threaded insert. The threaded inserts allow you to mount the cube speakers using optional stands or wall-mount brackets.

Controls

Left Side of Acoustimass Module:

  • LFE: the LFE level control increases or decreases the relative level of low-frequency effects on movie soundtracks
  • Bass: allows you to increase or decrease the bass level of the Acoustimass module

Inputs and Outputs

Bottom of Acoustimass Module:

  • Audio Input: 15-pin male jack for use with supplied system input cable. The other end of the system input cable has tinned wire that connects to the left front, right front, center, left rear and right rear speaker outputs and a male mono RCA plug that connects to the subwoofer output of the A/V receiver or amplifier.
  • Audio Output: 5 RCA jacks (Left Front, Right Front, Center Front, Left Rear and Right Rear); using the supplied speaker cables, these jacks connect to the cube speakers
  • Power: jack for use with supplied AC power cord

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Connectivity: compatible with A/V receivers and amplifiers rated from 10 to 150 watts per channel, rated from 4 to 8 ohms

Dimensions

Dimensions:

  • Powered Acoustimass Module: W=8.234", H=16.3125", D=22.375"
  • Cube Speakers: W=3.065", H=3.063", D=4.079"

Warranty Note

Warranty Note: The drivers have a 5-year parts and labor warranty, and the electronics have a 1-year parts and labor warranty.

 
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4 out of 5

Bose® Acoustimass® 6 Series III home entertainment speaker system

Written By MJW, Orlando, Fl on Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Bose Accoustimass 6 is a good value. It fills the room and gives good clean sound and
assists my receiver with the channel separation. These speakers are typically BOSE,
very well constructed and deliver what they promise.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Big Sound/Small Package!

Written By Rob, Enterprise, AL on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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After several years of hearing family complaints about my big out of date
speakers, I finally bit the bullet. Originally, I purchased the Polk RM6880. I
noticed on your website the availability of the Bose system for just alittle
more money. Cruthchfield gladly sold these to me and paid for the return
shipment of the Polk Speakers.

Now I have all of my components funtioning as they were designed. More
than anything the Bose speakers look and sound great. Unbelievable
sound for the size of speakers. I am very pleased
to have these quality speakers to complete my system.

Thanks Cruthfield, you did it again!
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

A Great Compromise

Written By Dan, Costa Mesa, CA on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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We had been living with a 19" TV for 30 years and it was time for an upgrade. The Bose System was part of that. The big thing was that the speakers were small. My wife didn't want ANY speakers ("The TV sounds just fine.") So they look good to her and sound good to me.

Another thing is that the Acoustimass Module (which looks like a subwoofer) has a big cable bundle which connects to the speaker outputs on the receiver and then the 5 speakers connect to the Acoustimass Module. Again, it sounds great but there is a lot of cable running around.

Crutchfield has been great! Their prices are good and I have called several times to find a patient, knowledgable person there to get me out of a jam.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great package for a small space

Written By Brian, Austin, TX on Friday, May 30, 2008
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I wanted to add speakers and an LCD TV to a 30 ft travel trailer and these fit the bill. Luckily, the trailer was previously wired for surround sound, so cabling was easy. The small size of the speakers made it easy to mount them to the low ceiling without hitting your head. The sound quality is excellent. The sound can really fill the small space and the subwoofer can vibrate the floor at high volumes.
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4 out of 5

Bose® Acoustimass® 6 Series III home entertainment speaker system

Written By John, Cranston, RI on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Fantastic sound and a great value. If you are looking for big sound in a small package these are for you. Only negative is that Bose should include the wall mounts as part of the package. Extra $125 for mounts is a bit steep. I also purchased the Yamaha RX-V663 to complete the system. Great service from Crutchfield.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Home Entertainment System

Written By Yasu, Detroit, MI on Monday, December 25, 2006
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I am very happy and satisfied with the Bose Acoustimass 6 System. The cubes are very small and produce very good sound. The base reponse is good and the sound is very clean. They are unbelievable.

This speakers do play loud, but Bose is known for the clean and realistic sound. If you are looking for speakers that just play loud, this is not the right system for you.

Bose Acoustimass 6 System is good for smaller living room. Bose Acoustimass 10 or 16 is great for a bigger room. I recommend matching this system with Onkyo receivers. Bose stores use Onkyo receivers for demonstration. Onkyo systems produce powerful and clean sounds

It is a bit expensive compared to other brands, but you can't go wrong with the Bose system. You will not regre it.
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5 out of 5

Top Grade All The Way

Written By John, Ft Myers, Florida on Tuesday, January 17, 2006
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What an experiance!!! I spent alot of time researching Speakers for my entertainment System, Infinity,Polk,Sony, and kept coming back to Bose. Small but a very big sound sound.Bose® Acoustimass® 6 Series III was easy to install.What a differance. Thanks Crutchfield
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4 out of 5

Bose® Acoustimass® 6 Series III home entertainment speaker system

Written By SYED, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
 
AMAZING SOUND. TWO THUMBS UP TO BOSE
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