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Boston Acoustics CS 23


$120.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Small form factor enables multiple placement options; good for buyers tight on space. Good cabinet build quality for a lower-mid-range satellite. Despite lower price tag and only single driver, loud enough for powerful, room-filling sound in 5.1 setups.

The Cons:In 5.1-channel setups, fails to produce immersive sound experience expected.

The Boston Acoustics CS 23 is a 2-way bookshelf speaker that sports a 3.5” DCD Graphite injected Polymer subwoofer and one 1” Kortec soft dome tweeter. The first speaker in the Boston Acoustics Classic series, the CS 23 competes with the larger HS 40 from the Horizion HS series.

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Despite the HS 40’s larger woofer (4.5” versus 3.5”), the CS 23 supports a greater power supply (150w versus 100w) and a wider crossover frequency (2700Hz versus 2400Hz). In addition, the CS 23 utilizes a Deep Channel Design for greater bass per less amp power, MagnaGuard magnetic shielding to help prevent video interference, and an acoustically tuned port for superior bass. The CS 23 also comes equipped with 5-way gold-plated binding posts for improved hook-up flexibility and superior signal transferring. The Boston Acoustics CS 23 is priced at $119.99, a $20 increase from the HS 30.

Features

  • Woofer: 3.5” DCD Graphite injected Polymer
  • Tweeter: 1” Kortec Soft Dome
  • Recommended Amplifier: 10-150 Watts
  • Frequency Response: 120Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 89dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 2,700Hz
  • Weight: 4lbs
  • Dimensions(H x W x D): 7-11/16 x 5.0 x 4-15/16”
  • Finish: Black or Cherry

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    Small form factor enables multiple placement options; good for buyers tight on space

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    Good cabinet build quality for a lower-mid-range satellite

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    Despite lower price tag and only single driver, loud enough for powerful, room-filling sound in 5.1 setups

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    Solid mounting options (shelf, stand, wall) vs. similar satellites

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    Available in two attractive finishes, will blend in to most home theater setups

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    Excellent sound quality for a smaller speaker at this price point

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    In 5.1-channel setups, fails to produce immersive sound experience expected

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