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.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.

Harman Kardon does not service warranty claims for 3rd party products sold on the site.
You will need to need to reach out the manufacturer directly.

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SoundSticks III is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 165.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved these speakers unconditionally ...and then they died. These speakers brought incredible sound to my desk. BUT, one of the plastic speaker housings popped open within the first year and had to be glued back together. Yes, I should have returned it under warranty—hindsight is always 20/20. Then, just over 3 years after purchase, the speakers just died for no apparent reason. Am I expecting too much from a product? I'd like to think that this didn't involve planned obsolescence...
Date published: 2018-05-18
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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

Can I connect to Bluetooth with this speaker?

Asked by: David076
Hi David, no, the HK SoundSticks III don't have Bluetooth built-in. You should look at the SoundSticks Wireless instead, these are our Bluetooth model
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-08-28

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: 2018-08-21

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: 2018-08-14

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: 2018-07-17

Why did you decide to shorten the cables to the sticks. Were they in the first Soundsticks 3 much longer now the cable are too short , it's a shame for such a good product.

Asked by: Robedoes
The cables of my new Soundsticks 3 are 1,5 meter each, where as the cables of my old Soundsticks 3 are 2 meter each.
Answered by: Robedoes
Date published: 2018-08-13
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