I brought a Companion 20 pair of speakers home for a trial.
Configuration: Using the AUX cable supplied - running from headphone jack of a Dell Optiplex 7040 micro size directly into the speakers. Using Windows Media Player to play ripped CDs. Music ripped at high fidelity setting. Pod not connected. Sitting on the counter-top, the speakers have clean clear sound. The speakers will be in my kitchen (~12' x 22'), sitting on top of the upper cabinets - in the 10" clearance between cabinet top and ceiling. I will replace the Bose AUX cable with a 15' cable when placing the speakers above the cabinets.
Questions: 1)The ceiling is a little warmer than the temp at counter-top level. Will this pose a problem over time? 2)The pod cable is not long enough to go from the powered speaker to my keyboard area. Can the speakers remain powered-on constantly? 3)Do these speakers have Bluetooth connectivity? 4)The speakers seem to have good mids and highs, but my wife thinks they sound "tinny". Is there a different set of speakers that can use a sub-woofer? I have 10" clearance between cabinets and ceiling, 110V power up there. I will consider an amp with passive speakers.