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Boston Acoustics CS226B Classic Series Single Floorstanding Speaker (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Dual 6.5-inch DCD graphite injected polymer woofers produce deep bass with less power
  • 1-inch Kortec soft dome tweeter delivers smooth high frequencies
  • Acoustically tuned ported cabinet for improved bass
  • 5-way binding posts accept large gauge speaker wire
  • Black Walnut vinyl finish
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Product Specifications

Brand NameBoston Acoustics
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height38 inches
Depth10.5 inches
Driver Configuration1x 1" Kortec soft dome tweeter; 2x 6.5" woofer
Frequency Response Curve46 - 25kHz
Speaker Driver Material TypeCopolymer
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)10.5 inches

Technical Details

  • Single Speaker - Sold Individually

Product Description

The CS226B is a two-way floorstanding loudspeaker using a 1-inch Kortec soft dome tweeter and dual 6 ½-inch deep channel design (DCD) woofers with graphite injected polymer cones. The Classic Series was designed to offer Boston's legendary sound, classic look, exceptional quality, and value. Classic loudspeakers provide an excellent foundation for a multi-channel home theater system or a stereo-only music system.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.2 x 38 inches ; 33.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 38.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001GIOSUI
  • Item model number: CS226B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 10, 2008

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Excellent sound -- decent lows and crisp highs.
Matthew McCleary
I can't believe people are complaining about the sound quality of these speakers.
bingmc43
It sounds very good, no matter for movies or music.
Jun Chen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Daniel D. Nordmann on April 18, 2009
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These speakers set me back about $325 for the pair including shipping. The high end store near my house wanted $250 a piece. Those people told me the reason theirs were higher was because of the warranty that only an actual retailer could offer. Yeah? Really? Is that warranty worth $226? I guess not!

So the price here is great! Boston is a solid brand for audio philes who don't wish to throw down thousands of dollars for nice speakers. The definition of sound is fair to good and the coloring is substantial although does not detract from the sound. With two woofers per speaker there is a nice low end response with phat bottoms and punchy tightness for more focused bass sounds such as kick drums. I have not pushed these to their limits so I can't say for sure what they can handle. I'm powering them with a 190 watt Pioneer amp from '97.

The amp may make all the difference with these speakers. I wanted something older to impart more warmth but I could not find anything readily available.

As far as I can tell these speakers are a spectacular bargain and provide substantial reproduction for their price range.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MJ on June 16, 2011
Mass amount of research and an unfortunate foray into a Home Theater in a Box (returned it) led me to these beauties. This review is mostly about MUSIC listening. A 5.1 system for movies and TVs doesn't need as much in the way of full sound and IMHO a home theater in a box would be just fine for that. During my info-gathering phase I went to Fry's and they sounded as nice as the Bose at 2X the price. Very loud if need be. Lots of bass (separate sub woofer not really needed for music unless you're inclined to play the really heavy base stuff. Even then it does good. The addition of a sub just makes that genre pop more.) Highs are excellent. Mids are adequate but if that is really important to you you probably wouldn't be looking at $100 speakers.

Well built and made to last. Attractive, wood grain in black with a satin finish. I bought the complete set in the CS series, 225 Center, 26B satellites, powered sub and powered it with a cheapo Yamaha 5.1. We use the xbox for DVD's and CD's with a docking station for the iPod. Whole thing was under $800 including all the cables (monoprice is amazing for cables, great service, quality and value!).

These are essentially identical in specs to the CS 26B's. I wanted floors to replace the cheap Denon's that came with my old system. Theses speakers are weighty and feel solid. The reviews are correct that the nominal amount of increase in audio clarity as compared to the huge jump in price is not a value for everybody, including me. Sure there are other speakers that LOOK sharper but that's not too important to me. The cherry finish seems difficult to come by and I believe Boston Acoustic has discontinued the line expect for the black. Too bad.

Bottom Line: Outstanding value for the entry level music lover who needs loud, great sounding full music listening with plenty of bass, excellent highs and decent mids. Awesome for TV's and movies too.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthew McCleary on October 27, 2009
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I've been using a pair of these for nearly a year, in combination with an Onkyo 805 receiver. Excellent sound -- decent lows and crisp highs. I kind of wish the cats wouldn't sleep on top of them, but what can you do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bingmc43 on May 14, 2011
I can't believe people are complaining about the sound quality of these speakers. For the price they can't be beat. I own a pair of polk audio rti8's and I acually like the sound of these speakers better. Not as harsh and the bass seems more accurate and not as punchy. People have to keep in mind what they are spending and what they are getting. For the money well worth it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Balaji Venkataraman on July 22, 2009
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After spending almost 2 months on speaker research - scouring AVS Forum, driving to ht/audio shops and often dragging the wife along and listening to Paradigm, Atlantic Tech, some DefTech, PSB, B&W, Energy and few more I was quite confused. The more I knew, the less I liked the fact that my room acoustics would not get me the kind of sound I wanted after spending a whole lot. I finally lowered my price range. Finally I bought speakers I never got to listen to (nobody carried the CS series). I did get it for a 3.1 system (w/ a CS225C center and a ED sub). The speakers are great for the price - not too much bass - but a good sub helps. There were almost no reviews around the time I got them - Jan '09. Paid $316 for the LR pair. WAF factor is not too high.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stonewall on April 16, 2011
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Good quality speakers for the price. Not much midrange. Speakers were deilivered damaged by UPS (Vann's seller through Amazon). Double boxing would have helped.
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By southsider808 on June 24, 2012
Got these in conjunction with the cs2310b system, powering it with an Integra 5.9 unit. After a few months of listening to these, one of them had a flaky tweeter, so I took it out to check connections and it completely fell apart. Called BA about it, explained that by just taking it out I may have caused the connector to break free at the solder and not at the quick connect part since that whole area was for some reason loose. Was prepared for the worst... Rep said 'no worries, just box it up and we'll send you a new one'. Few weeks later the party continues... to this day (3 years and running...)

Good job, BA.
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I have to say that reading the reviews in advance of this purchase was a huge factor in my taking the risk to buy these speakers online. Also, the price was much more competitive on Amazon AS ALWAYS! So, yes I shopped for them locally and listened to them in a store...but I got the best deal on Amazon...thank you Amazon!

Anyway, the speakers are incredible. They arrived in excellent condition. I couldn't wait to connect them to my system and they have excellent highs, a clear, full sound. I have some jbl peripherals to compliment these for lows and depending on what I'm listening to I fade those out just to hear the BAs...you will not be disappointed. I will say that if all of the BA's are as good as these you may even consider going a step up if you need to, because I can't imagine that you will ever go wrong. Floor speakers for life! I like the idea behind smaller for video related audio, but for my music...it just hasn't been working for me.
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