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Boston Acoustics Classic Series CS 226

Boston Acoustics Classic Series CS 226
alaScore 84

8 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Boston Acoustics Classic Series CS 226. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Boston Acoustics Classic Series CS 226 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (

Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed


If you're in the market for a truly affordable floorstanding loudspeaker that puts performance above all else look no further than the CS 226 from Boston Acoustics. While it's outwardly appearance may be basic and a bit classic its performance is...

Simple styling in a straightforward cabinet design that isn't trying to hide the fact that the Boston Acoustics CS 226 is a loudspeaker. It's a bit boxy but far from being too big or impossible to integrate into ones living environment

For true full range performance you're going to want to mate the CS 226 to a subwoofer ; The CS 226 isn't exotic nor does it even attempt to play the part. It's a boxy speaker made of wood and nails with a bit of vinyl veneer in a world dominated by...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : GoodSound! (

Boston Acoustics CS-226 Loudspeakers


Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry said, "A man has to know his limitations." So does a loudspeaker. And within its limitations -- not too large a room, careful placement, clean source material, clean amplification -- the CS-226 is a fantastic value. It's...

Apr, 2009

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Boston Acoustics CS 226


The Boston Acoustics CS 226 floor standing speaker recalls the simpler designs of a few years ago. They work very well as main speakers for a home theater system but also offer great musicality that will be appreciated in a good stereo system. All in...

Overall height of the enclosure is 38¼-inches while depth is 10 11/16 inches. The actual enclosure width is 8¼-inches but there are rubber feet that increase the footprint to 10¼-inches. The feet make the rather narrow tower a bit more stable and also...

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Boston Acoustics TVee 26 review


Clear midrange ; Decent integration

Small sound ; Not that dynamic ; Utterly unremarkable design

A decent effort from Boston Acoustics, but it’s nothing remarkable

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Boston Acoustics CS 226


Caixas surpreendentes, uma resposta acústica muito acima da sua faixa de preço.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Boston Acoustics CS 226


Purchased this pair from Amazon (Vanns) for under 180.00 delivered! I was stupid enough to tradel my vintage Polk RTA8s (1990) for a JBL CS10 sub (new) and a pair of Infinity Entra Ones. Not that these are bad pieces, but I have grown used to the sound...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

The Classic Series speaker line 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. The Classic Series speakers include a high performance floor-standing loudspeaker, two small bookshelf loudspeakers, a center channel, a 100-watt powered subwoofer, and a 5.1 surround sound speaker package. All Classic speaker models are finished in Black Walnut or Cherry Vinyl - a classic look that looks great anywhere.


Recommended amplifier power (max):250
Recommended amplifier power (min):15


Crossover frequency:2800
Frequency range:40 - 20000 / 46 - 25000
RMS rated power:150


Color of product:Black / Cherry

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Boston Acoustics
Model:CS 226
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Boston Acoustics Classic Series


Amplifier:Built-In / No
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Driver size:5
Number of drivers:2 / 3
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:2
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit
Speaker placement:Floor
Speaker type:2-Way
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):5
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:6.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.5 / 61.2
Woofer Size:6.5 / 61.2


Color:Black walnut/Cherry vinyl

Other features

Headphone Out:Y


Equalizer: No
On/Off switch: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker interface type:3.5 mm
Wireless technologies:Wired

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:46 - 25000Hz
Speaker System Type:Speaker

Weight & Dimensions

Speaker depth:10.5
Speaker height:11
Speaker width:9.37