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Boston Acoustics CS26B Classic Series Bookshelf Speaker (Each-Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • 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
  • Keyhole bracket for wall mounting
  • Black Walnut vinyl finish

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Product Specifications

Brand NameBoston Acoustics
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height12.25 inches
Depth9 inches
Driver Configuration1x 1" Kortec soft dome tweeter; 1x 6.5" woofer
Frequency Response Curve52 - 25kHz
Speaker Driver Material TypeCopolymer
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)9 inches

Technical Details

  • Single Speaker - Sold Individually

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.2 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001GCN3PU
  • Item model number: CS26B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,778 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

The CS26B is a two-way bookshelf loudspeaker using a 1-inch Kortec soft dome tweeter and a 6 ½-inch deep channel design (DCD) woofer with graphite injected polymer woofer cone. 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.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Douglas W. Freeman on May 14, 2009
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Replaced my 30 yr old Polk Audio Model 10's with these. I listened to Bose 201/301, B&W 685/686, and various Polk Audio models. Nothing could touch these guys for the price Amazon had at the time ($112 each). The B&W 686's were definitely better, but at about 4x the cost. The 685's might have had an edge in vocal reproduction, but at 2x the cost. Excellent, crystal clear highs and midrange vocals, and stereo imaging. Off axis dispersion is very, very good. The bass is good for a speaker this size, but they should be accompanied by a sub for serious music play or home theater. These are great music speakers, and IMO great music speakers make great home theater speakers. You will be surprised by the sound for the $ with these. A big plus for me is the classic styling.

I have 4 CS26's with a CS225 center, driven by an Onkyo SR806 receiver and a 15" 750 watt Velodyne sub. The CS26's, driven with 130W/Ch, can keep up with the sub. I can feel like I'm at a concert, be it rock, country, jazz, classical, with this equipment. As long as you have a good sub, you don't need big speakers to make big sound. I wall mounted the CS26's, and freed up significant floor space vs. my old Polks, with a significant improvement in sound quality. Bigger isn't always better!!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By BCP on January 10, 2009
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To start, I consider myself an audiophile, but not a fanatic. I do have Mark Levinson electronics in my listening room, so I do feel I have a good ear for sound. But there are certainly more skilled critics out there. I had been looking for bookshelf speakers for the corners of my bedroom above my closets, on and off, for several months. Over the holidays I was ready to run the speaker wires in the attic to those corners and did so.

Now, I had to decide on which speakers to buy. I was on the web for many hours reading user reviews and audiophile publication reviews. I took a good look at Boston Acoustics, Polk, Infinity, Bose, Energy, Klipsch, and JBL. The one stipulation I had was that the maximum height was 12 1/4 inches or it would not fit above my closet moldings.

The big challenge with bookshelf speakers is always bass reproduction, due to the small drivers that are used to fit into the cabinets. I was looking for nothing worse than 60Hz on the low end of the frequency response, which is still adequate bass for me. To make a long story short, I really ended up narrowing the choice down to Polk and Boston Acoustics, namely the RTi4 and CS26, respectively. The RTi4, a great speaker, had been around awhile and was being replaced by the RTiA model line. The CS26s were pretty new model line from BA. From what I could decipher from my research was that the two were comparable in size and sound and both Polk and BA have consistently turned out good products. The one key differentiator was that the CS26 went down close to 50Hz, whereas the RTi4 is closer to 60Hz. This is very likely due to the driver being one inch bigger on the CS26. On bass reproduction 10Hz is certainly an audible difference.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. G. Weaver on October 26, 2009
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I am using these speakers to provide sound for a large flat screen TV and also to listen to FM broadcasts of classical music. They serve both purposes extremely well - fine, realistic, detailed sound and good "musical" qualities. They would do even better paired with a subwoofer (which I plan to add shortly).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By H. Takahama on May 1, 2009
I have started from RM6750. But I returned within one week because of noise from subwoofer.
So I have decided to buy individual speakers, instead of package.

I mainly checked Polk Audio and auditioned at Fry's.
- Tsi 100: not bad
- Tsi 200: sound was muddy
- RTi A1: good crisp, but not bright

One day, I found BA CS26B and auditioned. Wow, It's great!
Clear, bright, rich! I completely satisfied.
I checked local Fry's, but Amazon has good deal.

Don't hesitate to buy this!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard P. Youmans on March 31, 2010
Set-up new bookshelf system in my bedroom,onkoyo CSV-720 receiver and wanted better speakers then what came with it. Did alot of reaseach on the net and settled on the BA Ca-26cs. Wow are these speakers great,have them coupled with Yamaha sub and onkyo receiver.The sound in the bed room is now fantastic. Unbelivable clear highs and good base,they sound clear and smooth. I have been listening to music since the 60s and this set-up is great for a small bedroom,coupled with the XM radio the music is wonderful.
If your looking for a small speaker for stero system you can:t go wrong with this speaker.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gregg Ingram on February 17, 2010
I listened to these Boston Acoustics bookshelf speakers recently and thought they were excellent for their size. They offered great mid-bass and signature Boston sound. They were a joy to listen to and took the power of a Denon AVR-2310ci with aplomb and class. Rich highs made David Sanborn's sax from "Pearls" sing, with a depth hard to find in a bookshelf, let alone one under $70 each (Electronics Expo's coupon did the trick with WS901X3807, after the Amazon checkout I am told). Give them a listen!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom on December 2, 2010
These are some awesome speakers for the money and appear very solidly built. I got to hear them while helping a friend set up his home theater, and I was quite impressed. They are crystal clear and sound great and very powerful with about 100W peak (non-clipping) going in. Be aware of pricing variations though: you may get these speakers for less if you shop around. My friend got 4 of these on 1 order for $55 each (he asked for a discount) by buying locally. YMMV.
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