You do not regret the purchase. Good music without spending too much
9 June 2014
Summary: I'm not an audiophile - almost -, but I listen to music HI FI forever. After a period of neglect due to the advent of digital readers, I felt the need to return to old habits. I took a good amp, phono, cd player is. At this point it started an exhausting search of speakers: Indiana line, chario, B & W. I'd had enough. By chance I came across these Boston A26. Well, my search is over for the moment. I can even listen to music with my humble Hi-Fi.
Summary: I liked the looks of the speakers and they didn't disappoint in person. Fills my room (small though 18ftx12ft) with ease. I've plugged them into a Marantz NR1403 receiver connected with HDMI to my HTPC running ArchLinux. PS: I can feel a great bass but on this point you can ignore me, I'm still in the process of finishing my setup which includes a real sub (probably an SVS) which will put that "great bass" in perspective.
Summary: 150-200$ price is really good for this speaker. sound quality is little bit better than my wharfedale 10.1, but make is not as good as 10.1. a decent speaker stand is necessary to produce a good soundstage. worth to buy for budget systems.
Summary: not typical american brand speaker, remind me the feeling of my sennheriser hd 580/600 headphone little bit. well balanced in all frequency range, sweet and gentle treble, but midrange is little bit tight, lack of certain tone color (especially when compared with sennheriser hd 580/600). bass is little bit lose of control. make quality is average, could be better without increasing much cost. good for chamber music, also good for pop music.
Summary: well balanced and dynamic, good spatial separation. however, compared with a sennheiser hd600 headphone, it is little bit lack of tone color for midrange. this can be solved by changing capacitors of the speaker crossover part. good speakers for its price.
Summary: this is my first american brand speaker, quite surprised with its sound when paired with a marantz pm 6004. not typical american sound as i always thought, but also still not euro sound style (compared with my old tannoy 615). good for chamber music, especially for piano solo.