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Bose Companion 5 Producing Unstable Sound

I have brand new BOSE Companion 5

I would like, why when I'm playing music with intensive bass, after 2-3 songs (around 15 minutes) the sounds become unstable, like the volume is being raised and decreased simultaneous and it really make my hearing dizzy.

But after I paused for 5 minutes - 10 minutes, it normal again, I think it's like being overheat/overused, but I think I didn't.

Comparing with my previous MAKO Razer 2.1 Speaker, to be honest that speakeris tougher at bass intensive.

Any of you encountered the same problem with my BOSE Companion 5 ?

Thank you for your kind attention.

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  • Andy Chandra
    Andy Chandra Oct 22, 2008

    Thanks for trying, but it's not about the volume, because the volume still at there (around 80%)

  • Aman225 Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I've had my companion 5 speakers for about 2 months now and I'm having this issue. I have the bass all the way up. I guess I'll try lowering the bass.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem as you describe, so it must be a common issue. The manual does mention that the volume may drop to prevent overheating, the the fluctuation is irritating at times.

  • Andy Chandra
    Andy Chandra Jan 08, 2010

    Hi... I'm the owner of BOSE Companion 5, below is the result:
    I returned My BOSE Companion 5 to the store and they exchanged with new one, and now running smoothly without problem. The store manager says the old one has problem with the logic board so they need to return to the factory. Thx God I have an excellent computer speaker...

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I am also facing same issue and I will sticking a PC fan onto it. Simple 0.5$ solution!

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Had it again today. Disconnected and reconnected the power cable and it was gone! Not sure how it works. Does it sense the the temperature of the amp? Probably not. More likely to be some kind of timer that senses how long it has been running at a certain load. Disconnecting the power probably resets it.

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The intensive bass is making the speaker shake very much and that could have caused a short that changes the volume after a while when the speaker has been shaking for a period of time. You could try lowering the bass or volume to see if it makes a change in how long it takes to make the volume change.

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