Summary: I'm amazed at the sound quality from these speakers. I was very close to spend twice as much on a smaller pair of name brand speakers, but after reading the reviews on audiophile websites, I decided to give them a try. Amazing, very clear and solid sound. I added a 12" sub-woofer to give me the butt vibrating boom for my action movies. Not that they needed it, but it's a personal choice.
Summary: I originally wanted a pair of AudioEngine P4s in Bamboo because they're gorgeous and in the location where I'm hanging these I really did want wood tones. The P4s just sounded way too sharp and I tried everything (50 hours of burn in, adding a sub, equalizing) but they just didn't sound nice and I have A2s and A5+s here that I do like. I decided to try these and immediately, no burn in, just connected to the amp and they sounded right.
Summary: In putting together a 2-channel stereo system, I auditioned the following speaker models in my home; Polk TSi100, SVS SB-02, Klipsch RB 51-II, Boston Acoustics A25, Infinity Primus 163BK, JBL ES30BK, and PSB Alpha B1. I would rank them as follows (cost in parenthesis): Boston Acoustics A25 (three hundred) PSB Alpha B1 (three hundred) SVS SB-02 - discontinued (one fifty) JBL ES30BK (two hundred) Infinity Primus 163K (one sixty) Klipsch RB 51-II (three hundred) shrill...
Summary: I only have about 60 hours on them now but these little A25's are simply amazing. Small, heavy, well constructed... they sing at low and high volumes with ease... the ear does not tire at all listening to them at moderate volumes for hours at a time... They have a detailed and wide sound stage, mid range is powerful and controlled, not too bright on the treble but clean and crisp.. I have to emphasize DETAIL again, even at high volumes they hold together very well.
Summary: Of course that is telling more about me than the speakers. I decided to get back into Hi-Fi after a Rip-Van-Winkle hiatus of over 20 yrs. Let me just say, editorially, that the sheer number of choices, and the overall high quality of today's gear is overwhelming. I think that is a good thing. Maybe. Could be. Don' really know!
Summary: I read about these speakers in Stereophile. I had really nice speakers in my bed room but they were 20 years old (Celestion SL600's) I am running the new speakers with a Peachtree Nova integrated amp. When I plugged in these babies in I just couldn't believe the aliveness of the sound. If I go into the next room and listen to accoustic guitar music you'd swear some one was playing a real guitar in the next room, not a recording.
Summary: I was looking for some small speakers to use for music and have owned Boston Acoustics before and currently use them in my home theater. I trust the brand, so I purchased the A25 bookshelf speakers and have been very pleased with the performance. They have an excellent output that is crisp and accurate and the cabinet design is sleek and stylish. I'm impressed. Highly recommended!