SoundSticks III


2.1-channel multimedia sound system

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Listen to a work of art.

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.


General Specifications

full-range transducers four x 1 inch per channe
amplifier output power 10W RMS per channel

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Height (in) 10-13/16
Subwoofer Width (in) 9-3/16
Subwoofer Transducers (1)
Subwoofer Height (mm) 258
Subwoofer Width (mm) 232

Speaker Specifications

Satellite Height (in) 10
Satellite Height (mm) 254
Satellite Transducers (4)
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 Speaker Specifications

Satellite Height (in) 10
Satellite Height (mm) 254
Satellite Transducers (4)
Satellite Width (mm) 51
Satellite Width (in) 2
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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

1 Year Warranty

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

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SoundSticks III is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 166.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal Sound! I bought this set up I 2003 and hooked it up to my iMac. They were the first version Soundsticks so, they weren’t wireless but sounded phenomenal right out of the box! I have an enormous high end home theater/multi channel system that we all enjoy but I like to get away and do business in my office. I worked that 2.1 system everyday for a few hours here and there like you wouldn’t believe. I think that they have the best sounding and most beautiful clarity over any small speaker system I’ve heard. The subwoofer is an incredible 6” 40 watt sub to perform the way it does with great depth. Needless to say I played them to their fullest extent that they finally blew last year(2017). For components like that to last 14yrs is pretty good for as hard as I pushed them. I just haven’t got around to upgrading till now. I’ve been doing my homework and am going to get another HK Soundsticks set up to run with my 2 JBL Flip 4’s. I’m going to use my iPad to be my main source to run everything. I want to connect the HK’s wired to my iPad and my JBL’s I’ll Bluetooth to it and have a nice sounding 4.1 stereo setup to listen to in my office. My wife likes the sound of them and our JBL’s so much that she wants to get another identical speaker setup in the bedroom to the 55” and iPad as the source. I have the adapter to plug the iPad into the tv via HDMI. I’ll have the iPad act as my own cable box; Netflix, Apple TV, History, Local channels, etc. I’ve been working with electronics inside and out since I was a kid. Then I went to school for being a technician. I specialize in home audio/video for 30+ years and I’ll admit that it’s just like cars, they’re getting more and more complicated than they used to be. I think it’s time to go back to take a upgrading class. I’m always willing to help out the next person for some advice so, fell free to ask. I give the HK Soundsticks III Speaker system is a 5 star 2.1 system. It can take the abuse and last a pretty long time. If you blow them every 14yrs like me, toss them and buy another setup for $150. I’m surprised they don’t cost more but, that’s cool with me! Enjoy y’all! Great holiday present also!
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best PC Speakers ever made! I bought these a while back the quality of the product and the sound that comes out of them is second to none.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this a month ago and I love it. The sound is awesome!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit! I've used this kit for some time now, and it's connected to my TV as a 2.1 sound system. I really can't be bothered with satellite kit with wires and wireless that fails or gets interference. This gives great sound, good bass and is dead easy to set up. It must be good as I bought the first set 7 years ago, and have just got another as we've just moved into a place where we have two TV's. In a word, Brilliant!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best speaker option,every penny worth ! But a shame the cables in the later version of Soundsticks 3 are much shorter......And my first Soundstick 3 power knob on the subwoofer died after 3 years ,couldn't handle a daily on/off I suppose ......That shouldn't be the case with such an excellent product.
Date published: 2018-07-03
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Can I connect to Bluetooth with this speaker?

Asked by: David076
Hello Kay, yes you can, I've got the regular non Bluetooth soundsticks but wanted BT capability, so I purchased the Philips:(mod.no.AEA2000) BT adaptor & it works brilliantly, ***you'll need an extra interconnect cable (L+R phono to 1/4inch jack) the mini jack that goes into headphone socket type!
Answered by: Gatsby
Date published: 2018-11-12

I have one that's is five years old , never gave any issues until yesterday when I had a internet trouble, company man came today and fixed the internet, but some how I don't have sound, windows doesn't recognize it!! I tried to everything.Help

Asked by: tomitas11
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-09

Is it possible to extend the cabling between the two Tweeter speakers?

Asked by: F1Kobe
Hi, Thank you for your question. Partly possible, which means that you can only extend the phono cable by buying one online that extends it from the subwoofer, and the other speaker with volume controls is harder to extend. It is not impossible, however, you will need a technician that can measure and create a specialized cable for you (we do not have the specifications for the cable available). Contact our customer service if you need further information at customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2018-09-10

The input cable which plugs in to the AU socket of the connecting device has become temperamental and will only produce sound if the head of the cable (by the jack) is held perfectly still in a certain position. How can this be fixed?

Asked by: Edward79
Hi We're sorry to hear you are experiencing an issue with your HK SoundSticks III. This will have to get looked at by a specialist. Please contact our Customer Support for a warranty claim or referral.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-08-31

why am I not getting any sound out when i hookup my speakers to my imac it still stays on internal speakers?

Asked by: mark stutsman
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue as this may involve several factors such as your iMac version, and also checking your connections. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-08-26

Why do my subwoofer turn itself off

Asked by: Holly Tooze
Hi Holly, and thank you for supporting Harman Kardon! Your Soundsticks III complies with the EuP regulations, which specify that speakers like yours, among many other products, must enter standby after a certain period of inactivity. So, if you play no sound and touch no button on the speakers, they will enter standby. One detail: if you turn the volume way up on the SSIII, and then control listening volume on your source, the result will often be that the input signal is becomes so weak that the speaker sees it as silence, and shuts off. The way to avoid this is of course to increase source volume to maximum, or close to max, then control listening volume on the SSIII touch pads. If you want want a speaker without this mandatory function, you can find a second-hand set of the earliest version of SSIII, which did not have this system, since it was built before the EuP regulations existed. You can also use the SSII, which of course never had this system, since it is older. It plays just like SSIII. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2018-11-18

What version of Blutooth does this unit incorporate?

Asked by: Deguello
You can bring lossless wireless music streaming through your wifi to these speakers. Use Google Chromecast audio or similar, The device connects to your wi-fi network, streams directly from the internet and is controlled by smartphones, tablets and computer. will plug into your audio input 3.5mm jack.
Answered by: Noelb
Date published: 2018-10-02

will this be compatible with Ipod? Thank you

Asked by: summer
The Soundsticks 3 should be compatible with any other sources. If you have any further inquiries, please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-10-30
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