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    Will this work with a TV?   (3 Answers)

    i am going to buy a new tv, and am wondering if this will work with it so that I can also use them with my computer. thanks

    By Anonymous December 19, 2011.

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      Thanks for the question. The Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System can be connected to an auxiliary device, such as your television, using the 3.5mm AUX input located on the control pod. As long as you television has a headphone jack or an analog audio out, then this should be able to work.

      By Bose support December 20, 2011.

      • Bose Representative
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    Can you finagle a way to make a Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System a surround sound system?   (3 Answers)

    I have my computer hooked up to my television and the sound goes through my computer so I ended up buying a Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System today and I'm wondering if there's a way to make it from a 2 speaker and subwoofer system to around a 4 or 5 speaker and subwoofer system

    By You're A Prag (watch hbo oz to understand) November 15, 2013.

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      While the Companion 5 is designed to create a Full 5.1 effect from two speakers and a sub, and does so remarkably when you are close to the system... I have found that there is no feasible way to "bridge" additional components with it. I have sought the answer to this very question myself, and after extensive research have found... The computer makes the Companion 5 the "Primary/Default" sound, and therefore overrides anything further. Adding auxiliary speakers from any device via 3.5mm jack has not worked either. I hope that this helps.

      By 14BestBuy December 28, 2013.

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      Can you connect these to a sound card?   (2 Answers)

      I have a very nice sound card that I want to use if I buy these speakers. BUT, it does NOT have a USB port on the card. Can I get some kind of adapter so I can use these with my sound card?

      By Anonymous January 24, 2013.

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        The Companion 5 system is specifically designed to bypass the sound card on your computer in order to produce more direct digital sound from your movies and games. When plugging in by USB, the Companion 5 essentially takes over and becomes the sound card for the computer. If you specifically want to connect it to an output from your sound-card, there is an analog 3.5mm aux input located on the volume control for this system which could be used. We do not recommend this setup as the USB digital interface, and the resulting quality, is a large part of what you are paying for on this system. Other Bose computer speaker systems such as our Companion 2 or Companion 20 speakers are designed to work with your computer’s sound card.

        By Bose support January 26, 2013.

        • Bose Representative
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      If I connect Companion 5 to the USB port, can I at the same time use a microphone for voice commands by connecting it to the PC's frontpanel socket?   (3 Answers)

      I would very much appreciate if any one can clarify if I can use a microphone for voice recognition (in games) simultaneously when using Bose Companion 5 connected to USB port, by connecting it to the microphone socket on the computer front panel which in turn is connected to the built in audio on the motherboard(without a sound card) . I would be using Windows 7. Thanks.

      By vkk December 28, 2014.

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        Thanks for your question. A Recording device can be set independently of the Playback device within the Windows 7 Control Panel. If you open the Control Panel and select “Sound,” you’ll find two tabs; Playback, which should be set to “Bose USB Audio” and Recording, which can be set to the input of your choice. We hope this helps!

        By Bose support December 30, 2014.

        • Bose Representative
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      Can I plug/play an iPod from an audio jack?   (2 Answers)

      I would like to use this as a computer speaker system, but I was wondering if the system could plug into an iPod audio jack to play straight from the device?

      By Josh August 3, 2012.

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        There is an AUX input on the Companion 5’s control pod next to the headphone jack. You can connect an iPod or any other device with a headphone output to this input. Thanks!

        By Bose support August 5, 2012.

        • Bose Representative
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      Are the speakers detachable from their stands?   (3 Answers)

      By Anonymous February 17, 2012.

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        The array speakers of the Bose Companion 5 Multimedia system are pre-mounted on stands to deliver accurate, high-quality audio that will surround you with sound. The stands position the speaker for optimal performance. As such, the stands are not detachable from the speaker. Thank you for your interest in the product.

        By Bose support February 17, 2012.

        • Bose Representative
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      is this wireless or bluetooth   (2 Answers)

      By osirius June 20, 2017.

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        This product is bluetooth.

        By CommunityAnswer June 20, 2017.

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        My Companion 5 is not working. Where and how can I get repairs. I purchased my system 11/26/2010   (2 Answers)

        By Anonymous December 19, 2012.

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          We’re sorry to hear about the trouble with your system. This is certainly something our technical support team can help with if you give them a call. It’s best to have the system with you when calling. They can be reached at 1-800-380-4831 and are available 8:30am-10:00pm M-F, 9am-7:00pm Sat EST. Thank you.

          By Bose support December 19, 2012.

          • Bose Representative
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        How can I get the best sound from companion5 if I connect it with TV   (2 Answers)

        I'm thinking about connect it with the LCD TV. So far I have 2 options which are 1) use the 3.5mm. cable on both side and connect to the headphone jack(back of the TV) 2) use the cable that has 3.5mm. and white, red jack to connect with the output at the back of TV. Which one is the better choice? And will i able to get the 5.1 surround sound with these methods? If not, could you please let me know how can I get it. Should I buy any converter? Thanks

        By Tae April 2, 2012.

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          Thank you for your question. The Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System is designed for use with a computer connected via USB. When connected to a computer with a USB connection, the system can decode stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 signals. To connect a different type of device, such as a TV, you would need to use the 3.5mm auxiliary audio input on the volume control pod. This is a stereo analog input and will not provide a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal. Either the RCA audio output on the back of your TV or the headphone output will work just fine when connected to the AUX input on the Companion 5.

          By Bose support April 3, 2012.

          • Bose Representative
      • Question
        Hello I purchased the Bose Companion 5 system used. It only has one out of two external speakers. It is the (right speaker) . I have a chance to pick up another right side speaker. both will have the red connections. will this work. Thank you   (1 Answer)

        By Duckbeach July 5, 2017.

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          Hello Duckbeach, the Companion 5 speakers are a great choice, I've enjoyed mine for years now! The connections on the Acoustimass Bass Module are keyed differently for the left and right channels and will not accept two right speaker connections. If needed a replacement speaker can be purchased by contacting our support team at 800-367-4008, we are available Mon-Fri from 9am-9pm EST. Thank you for the inquiry!

          By Bose support July 6, 2017.

          • Bose Representative

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