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Boston Acoustics A Series 5.1 Home Theater Speakers

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Introduction to the Boston Acoustics A Series Home Theater Speakers

Boston Acoustics has a well deserved reputation for delivery good sounding and musical speakers at reasonable prices. The very first pair of speakers I owned were Boston Acoustics. It was such a long time ago I can't remember the model number. All I recall are small bookshelf speakers in black ash. Sound wise they stood out at the time as the only speakers I could afford that sounded like music. This was during the late 80s and unlike now, a good sounding affordable speaker was the exception and not the norm. Through the years at every chance I've had the opportunity to listen to a Boston speaker I've always enjoyed the experience.

Boston Acoustics is a part of D&M holdings which owns Denon, Marantz, McIntosh, amongst others. Boston set out to design the new A series with its secret weapon at D&M, Marantz's Ken Ishiwata. I've been a fan of both Marantz and Ishiwata-san since the mid 90s. Every music lover should own a Marantz 2-channel piece of gear once in their life. Ken has been responsible for continuing the house sound of Marantz, that Saul Marantz established. Ken may be the only person at Marantz left who personally worked so closely with Saul. Marantz gear has always been imminently musical, warm, lush, and with a midrange to die for. It was a no brainer then to get a set of the new A series in for review.

BOSTON ACOUSTICS A SERIES HOME THEATER SPEAKERS SPECIFICATIONS

  • A 360 Floor-Standing Speaker
  • Design: 3-Way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Soft Dome Tweeter, One 3.5" Midrange, Two 6.5" Woofers
  • MFR: 38 Hz - 25 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Crossover Frequencies: 800 Hz, 2.7 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB/2.8 V/ 1 Meter
  • Dimensions: 41.9" H x 13.6" W x 10.8" D
  • Weight: 43.9 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $399.99/each
  • A 225C Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: 2-Way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Soft Dome Tweeter, Two 5.25" Woofers
  • MFR: 65 Hz - 25 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB/ 2.8 V/ 1 Meter
  • Dimensions: 6.3" H x 16" W x 8.9" D
  • Weight: 15.4 Pounds
  • MSRP: $249.99/each USA
  • A 25 Bookshelf Speaker
  • Design: 2-Way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Soft Dome Tweeter, One 5.25" Woofer
  • MFR: 55 Hz - 25 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB/ 2.8 V/ 1 Meter
  • Dimensions: 10.7" H x 7.25" W x 8.9" D
  • Weight: 10.1 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $149.99/each USA
  • ASW 650 Subwoofer
  • Design: Powered Subwoofer
  • Driver: 10"
  • Amplifier Power: 300 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 28 Hz - 150 Hz, ± 3 dB
  • Dimensions: 15.9" H x 14.7" W x 16.3" D
  • Weight: 30.9 Pounds
  • MSRP: $499.99 USA
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