20 Most Recent Bose Companion II Computer Speakers Questions & Answers


Follows general advice for all speakers exhibiting a Hummmming.

Use shielded cables if you aren't already. If you can, ground the shield to the chassis of the device supplying the signal to the speakers. Keep the speaker wires as short as possible. If you can, reverse the plug of the source. If you have multiple devices, try to plug them all into a power strip (tape deck, phono, amp, tuner, etc)

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Bose Companion ... • Answered on Jun 12, 2015


No power switch on this model. It goes into standby mode to conserve power. If you want you can buy a power strip or usb power strip (so you can turn it off via your pc) and then power that off with the speakers plugged in.

Hope this helps

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Dec 09, 2013


try swapping the speakers around if the problem still persists either the speaker is faulty or the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good or you might have to clean the dust from your computer dust causes static which causes your computer to overheat and all sorts of problems be sure to wear an anti static earth strap before touching anything inside your computer

have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit and your sound card dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems hope this helps

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Nov 11, 2012


try swapping the speakers around if the problem still persists either the speaker is faulty the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good be sure to wear an anti static earth strap before touching anything inside your computer try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit and your sound card dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems hope this helps

Bose Companion ... • Answered on May 23, 2011


if you are having problems with your sound if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the (((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there also click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar if his does not fix the problem

have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer hope this helps

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Apr 12, 2011


Fascinating, make sure you have the absolute latest edition of I Tunes (I've had experience with people not being able to play their library without having the newest version.) If you have a good internet connection then you may want to simply un-install Itunes and do a completely new download and install. Make sure the volume slider on I Tunes is not all the way down. Also if these don't work try going to your "Sound" applet in control panel;
-under the playback tab click the properties button (be sure your speakers are selected)
-move over to the advanced tab
-be sure both boxes are checked under exclusive mode:
(allow application to take exclusive control of this device) and (give exclusive mode applications priority)
I hope some of this helpful. Thanks.

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010


The problem has to be at the sliders (the faders) at the volume mixer for your audio device. Open the mixer (double click on the speaker icon at your taskbar) and get all the way up the sliders for WAVE and MASTE. Of course check for not any of them being muted. In some cases the jack on the laptop makes glitches so plugin and out several times a jack in order to avoid any case like this.

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Bose Companion ... • Answered on Jul 11, 2010


check where you plugged your jack on your pc. usually it is green in color.

check the volume control on your task bar. it might be just too low or mute.

some old speakers, require batteries.

check your speakers if is plugged on power outlet.




Bose Companion ... • Answered on May 31, 2010


There are no drivers required for these speakers. The manual is available in PDF format at http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/images/AM325126_00_OG_Comp_2_sII_ENGvo_tcm6-10096.pdf

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Feb 20, 2010


The problem with the crackly sound is caused by dust or dirt in the Reostat that controls the volume. it needs to be cleaned, there are a couple of different types of Cleaners that you can use. Just be sure its safe for the application. (of course the cleaner part is common sense)

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Nov 16, 2009


Do you need and are you using an external power supply for the speakers?

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Nov 03, 2009


go to control panel
sound and audio devices
voice
under voice recording clk volume and mute the mic phone...........
or
some how your mic is conflicting with speakers. Keep your mic away from your speakers..

Do reply if this woks

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Oct 03, 2009


this is an issue with your soundcard. the easiest thing for you to do would be to go and pick up a cheap internal soundcard ($10 - $200) and just use it instead.

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Sep 24, 2009


have you tried a set of headphone in the same jack.if ou get sound from them the spaekers are bad.
Good luck

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Sep 05, 2009


Speakers are speakers. They should not need configuring if they are funtional and powered up. The speaker out jack does not know the difference from bose to sparkamatic.

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Aug 31, 2009


My guess is you have coax speaker cable -- if so, you can use standard audio cables with RCA plugs -- Radio Shack would have them -- match plugs so you can chain the cablestogether.

If you have twin-axial speaker cable, best approach is to just buy speaker wire of the correct length... or if there are plugs on the current speaker wires, you can splice in enough new speaker wire to reach the new location for the speakers.

Charlie

Coax looks like a single cable, but has one conduction inside the other.

Twin-axial has two obvious conductors, side-by-side.

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Aug 17, 2009


try reinstalling the software for them then make sure your sound card drivers are installed properly

Bose Companion ... • Answered on Aug 10, 2009

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