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SoundSticks III

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2.1-channel multimedia sound system


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Praised for its stunning design, the harman kardon® SoundSticks III speakers and subwoofer system became a milestone in harman kardon history when it became part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Improving on its famous sibling’s pop-culture appeal, the SoundSticks III system is all that and much more. As a three-piece, 2.1-channel multimedia sound system, SoundSticks III brings a new level of excitement to music, games and movies to your home – with its exceptional sound clarity, enhanced color scheme and bare minimum of wiring. Beyond its eye-catching appeal, SoundSticks III continues to be incredibly capable – with 40 watts of dazzling amplification, a down-firing powered subwoofer, eight full-range transducers and compatibility with all sorts of multimedia devices. As the sublime sequel to a prized performer, SoundSticks III is performance art at its finest.

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  • 2 SoundSticks III Speakers
  • 1 Subwoofer
  • 1 Owner's Manual

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Few multimedia sound systems can boast that their predecessor was part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but that’s exactly the claim the SoundSticks III speaker system can make. Taking its older sibling’s celebrated design even further, the SoundSticks III look is cutting-edge with a modern industrial design aesthetic, elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow. And though the SoundSticks III system may look like a visitor from the future with its transparent speaker covers, its exceptional performance makes it a more-than-worthy encore to its pop-culture predecessor.

Technically, the SoundSticks III system is “multimedia,” but once you hear it perform, you’ll realize it could easily become your primary audio system. With 40 watts of amplification producing rich, realistic sound, SoundSticks III offers strong bass output that makes all your music sound great – no matter where the audio is coming from. And with down-firing subwoofer amplifiers matched to the individual speakers, you can rest assured that each speaker will get exactly what it needs to deliver a consistent, optimal performance.

Other than its stunning good looks, the SoundSticks III system offers excellent compatibility with other audio components. Thanks to its 3.5mm stereo audio connection, SoundSticks III speakers can be used with MP3 players, portable CD players, computers and almost anything with stereo line-level outputs. By offering you this user-friendly option, SoundSticks III becomes a nimble addition to your desktop, bookshelf or entertainment center, keeping your life simple with a maximum of connection options – and a bare minimum of wiring.

The SoundSticks III system makes it easy for you to interact with your subwoofer and “sticks,” offering sensitive touch controls for raising, lowering or muting the system volume. By responding to the gentle touch of your fingertip, this intuitive design feature makes your SoundSticks III system easy to operate, and keeps this work of audio “art” in the best possible condition.

In addition to 40 watts of amplification, the SoundSticks III system also features a six-inch down-firing subwoofer with volume control. By aiming sound down instead of at surrounding walls, your subwoofer makes your system less susceptible to adverse room variables – giving you a consistent performance. The subwoofer also has a flared port that reduces port noise during high-volume passages. This feature helps you tailor sound levels based on your room’s specifications as well as your own listening preferences.

The harman kardon brand has a rich history of engineering sound with highly regarded results. The SoundSticks III system is no different, coming with eight full-range transducers (four in each speaker) and deftly filling your room with great sound, while increasing your power handling and audio output. With less distortion and better sound quality, SoundSticks III speakers ensure that you’ll hear music or video exactly the way the composer intended.

Elegant and easy to use, SoundSticks III satellite speakers are designed to fit exactly where you want them – and maybe even in a few other places. As a modern design feature that’s adaptable to your environment, the SoundSticks III system has two angle-adjustable satellite speakers that bend from low angle to high. Gently push or pull each satellite to the desired position – and you can optimize the angle at which sound enters, and fills, the room around you.

The SoundSticks series is a colorful landmark in harman kardon design history – and one such color you’re bound to notice on SoundSticks III speakers is: black. Designed to match perfectly with other design-driven industry heavyweights such as the Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and even the iPad, the SoundSticks III system integrates several black accents into its transparent design that make it an ideal complement for computers of all shapes and sizes. Some of these accents include black connection beads, which elegantly adorn the interior of each satellite speaker, a new black ring inside the subwoofer and a new ice-white LED in the subwoofer, giving all the black accents a classy glow. As a suitable complement to the previously mentioned products as well as other electronic staples such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc players, SoundSticks III speakers have no shortage of design aesthetics to help them stand out from the rest.

Form meets function meets flexibility: That’s one of the key principles behind the SoundSticks III design. And whether you have a desktop computer or a laptop, the SoundSticks III system works and plays well with others thanks to detachable audio cables, which you can easily replace if they happen to get damaged. In addition, this flexible feature also gives you the freedom to use the SoundSticks III system with other types of input cables (not included) – ideal for connecting to a games console, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, TV or any other device that has an analog output.

Some manufacturers make audio cables a bare-minimum expense, which can compromise the integrity of an audio product and, potentially, the look of it. The SoundSticks III system does no such thing. SoundSticks III audio cables match the high-quality, transparent modern design of the speakers in terms of quality and visual appeal – and live just underneath the transparent speaker covers as if being showcased. Kept in place by black connection beads, these premium audio cables ensure that audio travels from source to speaker, without any sign of degradation or outside interference.

Subwoofer Height (in)
10-13/16
Subwoofer Width (in)
9-3/16
Subwoofer Transducers
(1): 6” woofer
Subwoofer Height (mm)
258
Subwoofer Width (mm)
232
Satellite Height (in)
10
Satellite Height (mm)
254
Satellite Transducers
(4): 1” full-range per channel
Satellite Width (mm)
51
Satellite Width (in)
2
Satellite Height
10" (254mm)
Satellite Width
2" (51mm)
Satellite Weight
1.5 lb (0.7kg)
Subwoofer Height
10-13/16" (258mm)
Subwoofer Width
9-3/16" (232mm)
Subwoofer Weight
4 lb (2.2kg)
Satellite Height (in)
10
Satellite Height (mm)
254
Satellite Transducers
(4): 1” full-range per channel
Satellite Width (mm)
51
Satellite Width (in)
2

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SoundSticks III is rated 4.7272727272727275 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Purchased four of these for my studio and staff. We love the sound, plus they look great.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied for 6 years and counting Absolutely phenomenal product. Parents bought for me when I started college... 6 years down the line, still play them every day. A real part of me. Thanks HK for an edgy, sophisticated and ecstatic listening experience.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I am very happy with my purchase. Great sound in an attractive package.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buttery smooth sound And a design belonging in an art museum. I've wanted these speakers since they were introduced back in the G4 Cude days. They sound amazing, look amazing, and make my friends jealous, and really isn't that what it's all about.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superlative. Highest recommendations Wife got me this for as present. Used professional monitor speakers (DAW) and Logitechs (no complaints). Huge classical music fan and professional violinist. Composition dabbler. Superb sound- very warm timbre, crisp, truly room enveloping- not overwhelmed by complex symphonic polyphony. Highest recommendations.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bass is what I was after, and these deliver. When I first hooked them up, I had a hard time figuring out how to boost the volume. It took me a while before I realized the right satellite driver has a touch sensitive volume control. Otherwise these things are pretty powerful and look cool. Perfect desktop speakers for whatever you need them for.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful state of the art sound and design! Thankful for true surround sound music provided so eloquently by this company!
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I am very pleased with my purchase. Best sound system I ever heard.
Date published: 2016-03-04
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Where is the 3.5 mm jack for mp3 input? Is there one? I'm also missing a skinny speaker could that be why I can't find it? Thanks in advance

Asked by: Nonna
The subwoofer input cable jack is the 3.5mm jack for mp3 input. It's located on the back of the sub right beside the dual subwoofer cable.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-23

How do you install this system on your iMac?

Asked by: Webdog
Connect the auxiliary cable into the aux audio out connection of the iMac and the aux audio input connection of the SOUNDSTICKS III. On your iMAc, go to System Preferences > Audio > Output, and change this setting to the name of the external speaker. After a few seconds, audio should begin to play on the SOUNDSTICKS III.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-16

Does these speakers have a microphone built in? 

Asked by: Dylan B
Unfortunately, no. The SOUNDSTICKS III does not have a built in microphone.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-13

Does the Soundsticks III have a headphone jack to allow the use of headphones?

Asked by: DaveC
Unfortunately, no. The 3.5mm on the SOUNDSTICKS wireless is only configured for Input and would not be able to transmit audio if you connected a headphone to it.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-13

My old Sound Sticks are not compatible with my updated computer.  I Have a 2008 IMac updated to OS X Yosemite.  Are the Soundsticks III compatible with my computer?  How about the wireless bluetooth Soundsticks?

Asked by: Kathy G
Assuming you have the older SOUNDSTICKS with the USB connection, this is correct, Mac is no longer supporting these speakers. Yes, the SOUNDSTICKS III or WIRELESS will work fine as they connect to your computer via the headphone/audio output.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-04

If something gets down inside the center hole is there anyway to get it out? Beetles flew down inside and they're stuck and it doesn't look to nice to say the least.

Asked by: Dawn Huffman
The woofer of the SOUNDSTICKS III is not user serviceable, which means that only authorized service centers/factory technicians can open the unit. Please submit a case at www.harmankardon.com/contactus and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-28

I have one question for the usage in Japan. Is this product possible to use under 100V ? I want to use in japan too.

Asked by: tetsu
The SOUNDSTICKS are set to auto voltage so you can use them with both 110V or 220V power outlets.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-13

Will the Soundsticks III plug into and produce good sound on a Apple Mac Mini computer?

Asked by: llstjohn
Yes it would. The SOUNDSTICKS series speakers are specifically designed for computers/laptops(Mac or Windows based).
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-13
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