CNET News reports that Boston Acoustics has decided to bring back their A series of speakers, but with modern updates. It's been many years since the A series were introduced and in that time the Boston Acoustics engineers have learned a lot, as have all speaker companies.
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The new bookshelf model, the A 26, measures 13 inches by 8.25 inches by 10.5 inches and retails for $200 each. There is also a new floorstanding model, the A 360, that retails for $400 each. Within the new A series there are several new models. A smaller floorstanding speaker, the A 250, which goes for $300 each; two smaller bookshelf models, the A 25 and the A 23, retails for $150 and $140 respectively; a center-channel speaker, A 225C, which carries a price tag of $250. The final product in the line is a 5.1 speaker system, the A 2310, which has a $900 retail price.
The speakers feature high-gloss, scratch-resistant cabinets and magnetically attached grilles. The woofer cones are newly developed and made out of ceramic and glass fiber polymer.
Lastly, there are two new powered subwoofers available: the 300-watt ASW 650 and the 150-watt ASW 250 ($350).