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Inputs and Outputs
Satellite Speakers: Each satellite uses dual 2" long-throw,
wide-range drivers, mounted in an angled array, for lifelike, spacious sound. The
satellites, which are permanently attached to their 6" stands, are magnetically
shielded to prevent interference with a CRT-type monitor.
TrueSpace: The proprietary TrueSpace surround digital
processing circuitry creates an enveloping sound environment from just two
visible speakers. The system is designed for sitting at the computer. TrueSpace
makes your music, games, movies, and other 5.1-channel decoded material sound
like it's coming from a 5-speaker system.
Acoustimass Module: The Acoustimass Module delivers clean,
deep low frequencies. The module can be hidden almost anywhere in the listening
area and allows for small, elegant speakers without sacrificing performance. You
can adjust the amount of bass output with the rotary Bass Compensation dial on
the back of the bass module.
Control Pod: The multi-function pod houses volume control, a
headphone jack, and a connection for a second audio source such as an MP3 player.
Its touch-sensitive top lets you quickly mute the speakers, while the LED Mode
Indicator shows you the status of the system: Active (green), Muted (amber), or
Standby (red). The high-friction rubberized base prevents the control pod from
moving around on your desk. Dimensions:
- Diameter: 2.435
- Height: 1.121"
- Cable Length: 7.75'
Active Equalization: The active equalization electronically
tunes the frequency response, enabling outstanding audio performance for improved
Compression Circuitry: The system's compression circuitry
lets you enjoy clear, undistorted sound, even at high volumes.
USB/Analog Inputs: The Companion 5 connects to your computer
via a single USB connection. No special software, soundcard, adapters, or additional
wiring is needed. An analog 3.5mm mini-jack input is available on the control pod
for connecting a second audio source.
Computer Setup: Using a USB port, the Companion 5 bypasses
the computer's soundcard. Bose recommends setting your computer's audio output
to 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers (PC) or Multichannel (Mac).
Computer System Recommendation: For best performance, your
computer should meet the following minimum requirements:
- 1 GHz minimum, Pentium processor or equivalent
- 256 MB RAM minimum
- USB 2.0
- Microsoft Windows XP or later, or Mac OS X 10.4.6
- A compatible 5.1-channel surround sound decoder
residing on your computer
Inputs and Outputs
Back Panel of Acoustimass Module:
- AC Input: polarized input for supplied
- Satellite Speakers: left and right
4-pin Molex jacks that connect to the supplied satellite
- Control Pod: 9-pin female jack that
connects to the control pod
- To Computer: USB Type B jack that
connects to the computer via USB cable
- Phones: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
- Audio Input: 3.5mm stereo