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Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black)

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You Pay: $399.00
Product Highlights
  • Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology
  • Acoustimass Bass Technology
  • Includes 2 Cube Arrays & Subwoofer
  • Magnetically Shielded Speakers
  • Automatic Protection Circuitry
  • Syncom Computer Tested

The Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black) features two cube array speakers and one Acoustimass subwoofer module. It's designed for use with your stereo or home theater receiver, but it can also be used as a rear speaker system in your component home theater setup. Its small size allows it to harmonize with your decor and the automatic protection circuitry stops the speakers from being overdriven, which affords added reliability. Plus, with magnetically shielded speakers, you can place them near your TV without worrying about interference to the picture quality.

Main Features

Acoustimass Module
Acoustimass module works in concert with the small speakers to deliver a fuller range of theater sound and effects. The patented Bose design produces low frequencies for all channels with no audible distortion
Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology
Direct/Reflecting speaker technology delivers life-like spaciousness from a natural balance of reflected and direct sound - similar to a live performance
Magnetically Shielded Speakers
Magnetically shielded speakers allow for speaker placement in close proximity to your TV without interfering with the picture quality
Automatic Protection Circuitry
Automatic Protection Circuitry prevents drivers from being overdriven and provides increased reliability while minimizing interference with the listening experience
Syncom Computerized Quality Control
Syncom computer tested to ensure one of the highest levels of quality and reliability in the audio industry

Other Features

Popular two-speaker Acoustimass system for stereo sound in larger rooms
Designed for use with your stereo or home theater receiver
Two Direct/Reflecting cube array speakers and an Acoustimass module
Can also be used for rear speakers as part of component home theater setup
Speaker System
Speaker Type Cube Arrays: 2.5" (6.4 cm) magnetically shielded, wide-range drivers x 4
Acoustimass Module: 5.25" (13.3 cm) low-frequency drivers x 2
Power Rating Cube Arrays: 135 W
Acoustimass Module: 200 W
Impedance 4 - 8 ohms
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Terminals Spring clip
General
Compatibility Compatible with receivers or amplifiers rated from 10 - 200 watts per channel and 4 - 8 ohms
Finish Cube Arrays: black polymer finish
Acoustimass Module: scratch-resistant black satin finish
Dimensions (HxWxD) Cube Arrays: 6.2 x 3.1 x 4.0" (15.7 x 7.8 x 10.2 cm)
Acoustimass Module: 14.0 x 19.0 x 7.5" (35.5 x 48 x 19.1 cm)
Weight Cube Arrays: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
Acoustimass Module: 18.8 lb (8.5 kg)
Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black)
  • Acoustimass Module
  • 2 x Direct / Reflecting Cube Speakers
  • 4 x Speaker Cables (20' / 6.1 m)
  • 4 x Adhesive-Backed Rubber Feet
  • 5-Year Limited Transferable Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BoseAcoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (15)
    • Attractive (13)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Easy to mount (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (9)
      • Basic systems (8)
      • Home theater (8)
      • Large rooms (8)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (7), Audiophile (6), Practical (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

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      5.0

      Crystal Clear

      By A.J.

      from Grand Terrace, CA

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

        This is so clear! Best home sound system i have seen and heard! Bose did an amazing job with this one!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best Small Solution to a Big Sound

        By Sky

        from New Jersey

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home
          • Home Theater

          Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

          I needed to have great big sound with out having great big speakers and Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III was the perfect fit. Small cube speakers with a subwoofer that can be installed anywhere in the room.
          Not only does it sound great but fit in my budget.
          Perfect!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good Choice!

          By Liz

          from NJ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to set up
          • Great sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

              The sound (for the classical cd's that I listen to) is clear crisp and very full. A visitor to my house said they sound like a move theater! It makes me realize how much my very old speakers needing replacing. Assembly was very easy.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
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              • No

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              5.0

              Dream Fulfilled!!

              By Gary

              from Dayton, OH

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Great sound
              • Sleek Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Home Theater

                Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                I have wanted a set of Bose AM5s for more than 20 years and finally purchased a set. I have not been disappointed. I wanted thes to act as the primary front speakers for my home theater set up and they work great. The cubes are smal and unobtrusive and the subwoofer can be tucked away out of site. I wish I had not waited so long.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
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                • No

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                4.0

                Perfect for my room

                By Np

                from Union city, nj

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                  Once you adjust the cube speakers based on your space they sound great - it was perfect for my bedroom

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Sergio Araujo

                  from Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                    Good for my Home Theater

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    perfect for all

                    By NiKo11238

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • No bass adjustment knob

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Home
                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                    Plugged in a Denon RCD N7 in a 330 sqft room. I use it for gaming, movies, and music. It's perfect for all.
                    Some people dislike Bose speakers because its sound is a bit " dynamic ". But it's really clear.
                    the only con is that you can't adjust the sub with a knob but only by the way you position it. Whatever, you can still adjust it and you won't move it often.

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                    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent product!

                    By DAve

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Pro Sound Guy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                      • Multi-Track Processing
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                      As a professional audio reenforcement engineer (sound guy), I've had the opportunity to run BOSE professional systems including quad 502s with double subs. With Bose, everything always sounds crisp and bright, and I love these speakers, even thought they are so small. For the price, you will not find a better system for almost any home. No I'm not paid to write this. I use them with my computer to process live multi-track recordings. The frequency response and range beat pretty much everything out there. I prefer the massive volume of straight-on sound over BOSE recommendation to reflect off the walls, except for the sub, which is real punchy when pointed right at the wall about 8 " away. These give me the option to do either. Great stuff!

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                      5.0

                      Great sound, nearly invisible

                      By Mike

                      from Bethesda, MD

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • Wire is too small-gauge

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Larger Rooms

                      Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                      Sounds great, easy to set up. The subwoofer is placed out of sight, leaving just two little stacks of cubes to put on the bookshelves. I'd suggest using heavier duty wire than Bose supplies, however.

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                      5.0

                      Sound clarity is unbelievable

                      By John

                      from Naples, Florida

                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home
                        • Larger Rooms

                        Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                        My Acoustimass 5 is connected to a Denon RCD-N7 receiver. The sound is so clear we can enjoy the music in the next room as well as the living room. The only negative is the big black box for low frequency sound. In our case that is not an issue because it is hidden behind a couch.

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                        4.0

                        What I expected, good sound for the $$

                        By Insomniac269

                        from Md.

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy Setup

                        Cons

                        • Weak Bass

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home

                        Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                        Simple hook up, speaker wire and good instructions included. Cube speakers sound great, a little soft on the bass. Good product for a simple compact speaker system, if you're looking for a full blown surround sound system this is not it. Good for the money.

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                        • No

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Speakers!

                        By Darmark

                        from Lehigh Acres, FL

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                          I am running these with a Denon receiver that has 50 watts. They sound GREAT! If you are the type of person that thinks that bass that rattles your windows impress your neighbors these speakers are not for you. If you have grown up and enjoy perfect sound with great bass that goes with the music, you will love these speakers! They are for the mature listener that loves the true sound of music. [*]. Mature listeners will love this system! These sound Great!

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very good product

                          By Calvin

                          from California

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                Compact but very good sound quality. This is my second set of Bose speaker system.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great system!!

                                By Chris

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Easy to Mount
                                • Good Power Output
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Basic Systems
                                  • Home
                                  • Home Theater
                                  • Larger Rooms

                                  Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                  This systems sounds great, filling the room with clean,crisp sound. Plenty of highs and lows for all to enjoy.

                                  Could be easier to set up in a snap.

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                                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent one. Planning to buy another

                                  By Bala

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Musically Inclined

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Crisp Sound
                                  • Easy To Connect
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Very Powerful

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Basic Systems
                                  • Home Theater
                                  • Smaller Rooms

                                  Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                  I intillay purchased for having surround options for my Bose AM 10. Since AM10 is more sufficient for my home theatre room, i set this for Zone 2 speakers for my living room. This is simply awesome performance. I dont see any disortion or any nosie even if we keep at peak volume level.These systems create music and not loud noise ev en in high volumes. If you want to listen to sweet music, then choose this one. I own Onkyo TX-SR806 receiver and it work well with that for Zone 2. This is worth money [$].

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again and again

                                  By LAGNOCCA

                                  from VARESE - Italy

                                  About Me Musically Inclined

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Connect
                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Larger Rooms

                                    Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (White):

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                                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Speaker System

                                    By Jay

                                    from West Virginia

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Smaller Rooms

                                      Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                      I am actually using these speakers as part of a home office system. I have these hooked to a Denon Avr-1709, which is connected to a MAC Pro Desktop, and a high def cable box via hdmi. The sound is unreal, if you read reviews of bose systems on some other forums, and they are compared to other systems like the polk audio you will hear a good bit of negative comments. I have to say, I have these a polk lsi series set up, and car decked out in rockford power series (competition grade) speakrs and amps, and these still hold their own in comparison.

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                                      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again and again

                                      By sparxa

                                      from Greece

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Connect
                                      • Great Sound Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Larger Rooms

                                        Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                        The system has very good performance.

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                                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        wonderful

                                        By Lionel

                                        from Montreuil Bonnin - FRANCE

                                        About Me Audiophile

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Connect
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Audiophiles
                                          • Larger Rooms

                                          Comments about Acoustimass 5 Series III Speaker System (Black):

                                          it's a very good product !!!

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