I compared both A25 & A26 with very expensive cables, hooked to a HK 6550 - which outclasses amps like Roksan Kandy K2.All forum members were right - the A25 has considerably better detail, and you can recognize what instruments are playing even on a 128 kbps mp3, not only WAV / FLAC.When playing Helloween`s " I want out ", at the end of the song, there is a short bass solo - the bass licks were easily recognized on the A25.The A26 provided less detail and worse overall balance, the bass was overpowering and badly controlled, like a jungle animal that escaped from its cage.In a room of 15 square meters, the A26 was so bassy, that it washed away most of the other instrumental on various metal, rock, and eurodance songs.I am surprised that Whathifi, which I deeply respect, gave a higher mark to the A26.
Seeing as these can be had for as little as £99 inc delivery (as at May 2012), would they provide any improvement on my existing MS Avant 902i's, which are a few years old now.
Im avoiding the A26's as i gather they are somewhat 'boomy' and probably have a less revealing midrange due to the main driver size.
Sensibly, the A-25s never sacrifice their self-possession in a quest for excitement – we can think of only one comparably priced rival that does a better job of combining vigour and smooth listenability – and as a result they’re a pretty compelling option.
Which one would that be?
I think the Dali Zensor 1.
I would also love to know that! Do they mean BX2? But they are in different price ranges..?
Boston Acoustics A-25
Review is difficult to find on the Whathifi website
as it is not listed between all the Brands.
Attractive price and nice design amongst a 5star rating made me buy these small speakers.
They look smaller than I had in mind.
I am very happy with the looks, with or without magnetic fronts.
Connected to Yamaha A-S500 and subwoofer Yamaha YST-SWO12
they make a real HiEnd set up.
Amazing sound coming from these small speakers.
The Subwoofer is giving them that extra punch.
It is a great pitty, I live on an appartement and cannot
play loud here as it would disturb neighbours .
The A-25 is very neutral and is very fast and clean in that dome tweeter.
I like them better than my Kef's IQ3.
Even without subwoofer,you cannot believe what a punch in dynamics
they can produce.
Voices are clear,but another amplifier would maybe better for the midrange as I think Yamaha softens the midrange a bit, in my opinion.
Unreal good speakers for that price and far above.
I would prefer the bigger A-26
but since there is no review of the A-26 available yet ?
They cost a few more Euro's more only, but I wonder if they are better than the A-25 's ?
After some more time listening with the Boston Acoustics A25
with Yamaha A-S500 amp and Yamaha R-S300 receiver.
Must say I am missing clear voices.
I now have the Tannoy Mercuri V1 and I prefer Tannoy to Boston concerning clear voices.
Kef IQ3 sound is clear in voices too.
Time will tell
Shure A25 are special in many ways.
Problem of which we're aware, and on which we're working. Apologies.
Adding a date for the reviews on the website is in 'the plan', but I can't put a timeframe on it yet. You can of course check the test date in the magazine Buying Guide
What is the comparable pair? And why do your reviews on the website never include a date for the review?
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A system with stacks of detail, but its laid-back nature loses too much excitement for our liking
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A classic example of style over substance. Given tweaks to the sound it could be far better, but that’s not to be for now
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