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Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series III

Home theater speaker system (White)

3 Reviews

Item # 018AM10S3W

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Our take on the Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series III

Instead of a room filled with speakers, you get a room filled with high-performance audio. And it all emanates from the tiny, discreet dual-cube satellites and compact bass module that make up the Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series III system.

Instead of a room filled with speakers, you get a room filled with high-performance audio. And it all emanates from the tiny, discreet dual-cube satellites and compact bass module that make up the Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series III system.

This redesigned system offers five video-shielded, dual-cube speaker arrays, perfectly matched for seamless surround. The versatile swiveling design lets you rotate each speaker's cubes for the perfect blend of direct and reflecting sound; the small size means they almost vanish into your decor. The easily hidden Acoustimass® bass module is powered and contains two 5-1/4" woofers, for responsive, well-balanced bass. Color-coded cables make setup exceptionally quick and easy. And count on Bose® build quality and electronic protection circuitry to keep this system going for a long, long time.

  • five video-shielded, dual-cube satellites
  • each speaker has two 2-1/2" drivers
  • powered bass module has two 5-1/4" drivers
  • recommended power 10-200 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • satellites: 3-1/8"W x 6-3/16"H x 4-1/8"D
  • Acoustimass bass module: 8-1/4"W x 16-5/16"H x 25-3/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years drivers, 1 year electronics

What's in the Box:

  • White powered Acoustimass module
  • 5 White dual-cube speaker arrays
  • One 7.5' AC power cord
  • One white 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 White 20' front speaker cables (each cable has a male RCA connector on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • 1 White 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

Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series III Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

High on crisp, medium on thunder ~

GWA1225 from Williamsburg, VA on 10/8/2007

I've had this system for about 18 months now in a large family room powered by a 100WPC Yamaha receiver. The "aimable" split cubes are great and the crispness and transparaency of these little bi-cubes is almost stunning. The subwoofer is certainly adequate but does not deliver the room-shaking power that the 15-inch, 200-watt sub I have in a media room system or the 12", 120 watt KLH sub in the study do. This is not surprising given the realities of physics and woofer size. I chose this system because it was minimally intrusive visually in an area where my bride did not want big honking speakers and was guaranteed to produce pleasing sound. And I'd chose it again for such an application. Just be realistic on your expectations at the bottom end and you'll be very pleased indeed.



Great!!! i Love my Bose acousticmass 10

Adrian from San Antonio, TX on 3/9/2006

i bought these speakers a month ago i love them!!!!<BR>bought a yamaha receiver htr-5860 it has a mic that adjust the speakers to your room size!! i dont even have to to turn it up that loud, and i like it loud!!!<BR>good buy for the money, but you need a good receiver.<BR><BR>i like this better than my dads $2500 set up. listen to the bose lifestyle setup. if you like that sound, with this receiver you will get the same sound. i swear!! i even used the same dvd demos that bose used in that setup, no difference at all!!<BR><BR>



Good But not Great

Cutco760 from Springfield, NJ on 7/5/2005

When I first hooked them on to my Yamaha 5450. I thought that the sound was great, but I was turned the volume up. I notice that the speakers started to break up at the half way mark. With the receiver at full volume, it shuts off. However, with the volume half way, it is loud. I had to turn the bass down on the woofer. For best sound quality, I suggest that the speakers are hooked on the ceiling or walls. For movies, it will blow you way. Watch Gladiator on this and you will feel like its a real theater. I just wish these speakers could take my receiver's full volume power without breaking down and shutting off. The price is a little bit to much. With the 0% for 6 or 12 its not so bad, but not great. If I had to buy it again, likely I would chose another brand. Ohh by the way the Bose 48,38 & 28 Series is a highway robbery, I bought 38 & 48. I kept them for 2 weeks each and retuned them. I got a Yamaha receiver and I am fully satisfied. The Bose receivers did not provide nearly the amount of sound that it does when you are at Best Buy. I am sure that their system is hooked up to something and thus it gives a better sound. Inside of my basement it did not come nearly as good as it does now. Dont buy it thinking that you will get a thumping system. Get a Yamaha or Onkio and you will be better off. Ohh yeah it did not work it my Sony TV either. Good luck and shop smart.




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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass reflex
Video Shielded Cubes
Pieces in System 6
Color White
Tweeter Not Given
Midrange size (inches) 2-1/2
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Woofer Composition Paper
Woofer Surround Foam
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Spring clip
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 30-40
Parts Warranty 5 Years*
Labor Warranty 5 Years*
RMS Power Range (watts) 10-200
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
Main Speakers (inches) 6-3/16H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Center Speaker (inches) 6-3/16H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Surround Speakers (inches) 6-3/16H x 3-1/8W x 4-1/8D
Subwoofer (inches) 16-5/16H x 8-1/4W x 25-3/8D

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Inputs and Outputs
Warranty Note


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 speaker arrays.

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.

Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology: The Direct/Reflecting speaker technology helps the compact cube speaker arrays deliver more open, spacious sound throughout the listening area. You hear enhanced surround sound and exceptionally lifelike stereo with a larger soundstage.

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 two 5-1/4" high-excursion paper cone woofers, each with a foam surround. Each cube speaker array features dual 2-1/2" wide-range Twiddlers. The top and bottom sections of the cube speaker arrays can be rotated to create room-filling sound patterns.

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


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 mono male 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 speaker arrays
  • Power: jack for use with supplied AC power cord



  • Connectivity: compatible with A/V receivers and amplifiers rated from 10 to 200 watts per channel, rated from 4 to 8 ohms



  • Powered Acoustimass Module: W=8.234", H=16.3125", D=25.375"
  • Cube Speaker Arrays: W=3.065", H=6.184", 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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