Summary: I just listened to a pair of these at Vanns today, and I fell in love with them. Great sound field, sounded great off axis and the highs were so crisp and detailed, I can't believe they don't have more ratings here. I compared them side-by-side to a pair of Energy speakers that were about $20 more, the Energy's were a little louder but had a color to the sound that didn't seem as realistic as the Boston Acoustics.
Summary: i recently purchased an Onkyo HT-s3500 system..but the speakers are garbage..but the subwoofer is awesome..so i bought new speakers...i have a pair of klipsch reference series for my fronts & center.And i bought these boston acoustics for my rears..These things are awesome!..can handle 110 watts easily..very crisp and bold..love the keyhole attachments...very easy to hang on walls..these are great for rear speakers in a 5.1 set up. They are worth every penny.
Initial Review - Item is only 1 speaker despite title "Bookshelf Speakers" (plural)
sean riley, Amazon
11 June 2012
Summary: Please note: The item is called Boston Acoustic Classic II CS23 Bookshelf Speakers (as in plural) but this is for a SINGLE speaker, not a pair. The item title and description are misleading I think and moves these from affordable bookshelf speakers to mid-range (out of the price range i was looking for!). Granted, the pictures only show one speaker.