Summary: I ordered 3x Boston A26 as my left, center and right. I hooked up a signal generator, but used my ears to judge relative perceived sound levels. 1. The speaker response is mostly flat. Sweeping through all audible frequencies, there are just a couple very minor resonances in the low mids. Across the cross-over and tweeter frequencies I cannot spot any resonance with my ears. 2.
Summary: I bought these as B speakers and have a set of TEIL CS2.4 as the main pair. Running it on an Onkyo AV receiver. These are great I read a lot of reviews and lab tests before making my purchase. If you look at the frequency response of bench testing at audiophile websites for these speakers you will find that they are very acurate and not colored. (also have the A25 speakers as surround speakers see my review there they are very similar but not as much base).
Pros: Excellent Speakers for the price would recommend these even as Primary Speakers with the addition of a subwoofer if you want deeper base, but these are all you need for excellent listening.
Summary: I bought these as 'B' speakers for my kitchen. I have Boston Acoustics VR-970's in my 'listening' room and love them so I wanted to stay with BA. I only have one place that I really can put speakers in my kitchen and these really lit up the sheetrock wall right behind them resulting a very boomy / thumpy presentation. I tried elevating them, plugging the ports, turning them upside-down, etc., to no avail.
Pros: Clear, good clarity, dispersion and frequency range.
Cons: In my experience, very sensitive to placement.
Summary: superb overall for the price. seen many good reviews from stereophile and WhatHIFI etc... sounds laid back, soft, crisp. not forward fronting sound. good for female vocal and country. not bad for rock n roll, heavy metal, pop. I bought A23 for my PC because I liked this. It also rocks same as this despite small size.
Summary: I used to sell stereo equipment years ago and developed a discerning ear for speakers and amplifiers. I bought this speaker to replace an older damaged Boston Acoustics HD7 that I had for many years. After wiring it up on the channel of the older speaker I was able to do a thorough A-B test. Results: The A26 is nowhere as good as my old HD7. The bass is too exaggerated. It sounds too "boomy." The high ends are too faint. The mid-range is not as crisp.
Summary: I love Boston Acoustics and have been a loyal customer of their speakers for years. I purchased the A26 speakers to use in an office for music and for better sound for my streaming shows and movies. They are small and stylish, but provide an impressive sound and have much more bass than I expected. When I play a CD, the music sounds so realistic that if I close my eyes, I feel that I am right there with the musicians. I couldn't be happier with the performance.
Summary: Listening to these speakers you are amazed at the large sound being produced = if you did not see them you will swear they were floor standers so good is the bass = they have good imaging and sound absolutely great = well done Ken Isiwata
Summary: What the Crutchfield decription describes is exactly what I've found after listening to these speakers for many weeks. I doubt there's any competition for this speaker in its size and price range. I used it in a high end tube system and also in its permanent location in my bedroom system, being driven by a NAD C316BEE integrated amp. If you want to avoid shrill, harsh sound this speaker and a good amplifier such as the NAD will do the job nicely.
Pros: Smooth, detailed sound with good bass weight.