Summary: I just purchased these speakers after trying out countless pairs of bookshelf speakers over the last 3 years. I auditioned everything from (other Boston Acoustic models), Polks (mostly my favorites) such as Tsi100, 200, as well as the RTI A1. I also did a head to head comparo against these vs both the Polk RTI A1 and the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR's. I had all 3 pairs hooked up with a Niles speaker switch.
Summary: This speaker is sold individually, don't make the same mistake I made :) Over a decade, I have gone through numerous bookshelves, most of them considered affordable. -Previously owned bookshelves- JBL 4312M (made in Japan, very beautiful case) JBL 4312MII-WX (Pair) Compact Monitor Speakers 4312m2wx Cambridge Audio S30 Monitor Audio Bronze BR2 B&W 683S2 PSB Alpha B1 Sony SS-B1000 Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 JBL ES20 Wave Crest Audio HVL-1 (Internet direct brand) There were...
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.