Excerpt: Loudspeaker manufacturers are born and then, in some cases, reborn. Although rebirth doesn’t necessarily ensure continued creativity or even longevity, some speaker makers thrive in their new incarnations. That’s what happened to Boston Acoustics. It was born as an independent company in 1979, was reborn in 2006 as a speaker brand following acquisition by D&M Holdings (the same company that markets Denon and Marantz), and is now healthier than ever.
Excerpt: The A-25s are the first of a new three-strong range of Boston Acoustic s standmounters to arrive in our listening rooms. It’s safe to say the smaller A-23s and the larger A-26s have a high standard to maintain when their time in the spotlight comes.
Pros: Spacious, engaging and grown-up sound, with midrange resolution a particular highlight
Cons: Bass isn’t the most assertive, built from a curious mixture of materials