Jan 5, 2021
I just got a set of Companion 20.
The control pod is kinda nice, but maybe I prefer using my mouse wheel on computer to adjust volume.
My question is:
Could I use the speakers without the control pod?
Does the "automatic power" also turn it ON based on input signal?
Welcome to the Community, thanks for posting!
You can use the Companion 20 speakers without the control pod if you would like. To use the speakers without the control pod, all you need to do is follow these steps:
This will set the speakers to a fixed volume that can be controlled by the computer output only, until you reconnect the control pod. However, you can control the volume from your PC without disconnecting the control pod. As the speakers connect to the computer using a 3.5mm aux connection, the volume control on your computer will also affect the volume of the speakers independently of the control pod.
The automatic power feature on the speakers is an Auto-off control, it won't also automatically turn the speakers back on you would need to manually wake them to use the speakers again.
Let me know if you have any further questions!