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Boston Acoustics A 225C

Center channel speaker (A Series)

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Our take on the Boston Acoustics A 225C

by Kristen Schaub
Boston Acoustics

Your home theater's most important speaker

The center channel speaker is the workhorse in a home theater system. It has to reproduce clear dialogue and special effects that keep your eyes and ears glued to the movie action. A high-quality center speaker is a great investment for any surround sound setup. Try to choose one that's as closely matched as possible to your front right and left speakers, so that as sound moves across the front stage, it stays seamlessly realistic.

Imagine your favorite movie character appears on-screen. He opens his mouth and you brace yourself for a startling battle cry — but then his voice sound flat. What gives? Sounds like you need Boston Acoustics' A 225C center channel speaker to beef up your home theater system. This solid performer will add a sense of immediacy to your movies, TV shows, and video games. Be prepared for bold dialogue and exciting special effect that put you right in the middle of the on-screen action.

Advanced drivers deliver the Boston sound you love
The A 225C features Boston's 1" Kortec® soft dome tweeter for clear, crystalline highs. The dual ceramic/glass fiber polymer woofers use Boston's Deep Channel Design® to deliver more bass response per watt of amplifier power. The crossovers in all A Series speaker models incorporate low-loss capacitors and low-distortion cores for the inductors. It means you'll hear every note in your music with minimum distortion.

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Thoughtful cabinet design
This speaker's cabinet design also features vertical and horizontal internal bracings to reduce unwanted resonance that can muddy the sound. Plus, as part of Boston's A Series of speakers, the A 225C features modern styling with a stunning high-gloss, scratch-resistant cabinet, a textured top panel for contrast, and a convenient magnetic grille.

Tips for system building
Create a complete A Series speaker system using a combination of A 250 or A 360 floor-standing speakers in the front of your room, and A 25 or A 26 bookshelf speakers in the back of your room. Add either the ASW250 or ASW650 powered subwoofer, and you can enjoy deep, rumbling bass, too.

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Highlights:

  • frequency response 65-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles up to 175 watts
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • 1" Kortec® soft dome tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" Deep Channel® Design ceramic/glass fiber polymer woofers
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • magnetically shielded for safe placement next to tube TVs
  • gold-plated binding posts
  • scratch-resistant high-gloss side panels with contrasting textured top panel
  • 16"W x 6-5/16"H x 8-15/16"D
  • weight: 15.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
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Features and Specs
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Soft Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type Post
Power Range 15-175
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 65-25k Hz
Height (inches) 6-5/16
Width (inches) 16
Depth (inches) 8-15/16
Weight 15.4 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Magnetic grille (attached)
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber-feet
  • Owner's Manual

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

A-Series Center-Channel: The Boston Acoustics A-Series center-channel loudspeaker (A 225C) incorporates high-quality components that produce the legendary Boston Sound. The A-Series center-channel loudspeaker is ideally suited for use in a high-quality 5.1ch, 6.1ch, or 7.1ch channel home theater system.

2-Way Speaker System: The Boston Acoustics A-Series center-channel loudspeaker features a two-way design that employs two 5.25" woofers paired with a single 1.0" soft-dome tweeter.

1" Kortec Soft-Dome Tweeter: The Boston Acoustic A 225C features Boston's 1" Kortec soft-dome tweeter for crystalline high frequencies.

Dual 5.25" DCD Woofers: The Boston Acoustics A 225C center-channel loudspeaker is fitted with two 5.25" ceramic/glass fiber polymer woofers with Deep Channel Design (DCD) that allow for higher speed, reduced distortion, and improved sensitivity. As a result the A 225C delivers more bass response from less amplifier power.

Crossover Network: The crossover components in the A 225C incorporate low-loss film capacitors and low-distortion laminated silicon steel cores for the inductors in all critical areas. The tweeter and woofers are crossed over at 2,600 Hz.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Boston Acoustics A-Series center-channel loudspeaker (A 225C) features a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing acoustically tuned port for improved low frequency response and efficiency.

Scratch Resistant, Resonance Free Cabinet: The Boston Acoustics A 225C center-channel loudspeaker features a high-gloss, scratch-resistant cabinet with a textured top and magnetic grille for a modern styling that will match most any decor. Vertical and horizontal internal bracings reduce cabinet resonances for enhanced audio quality.

Connections

Binding Posts: Gold-plated binding posts provide hook-up flexibility and the purest signal transfer. The binding posts will accept bare wire (up to 12-gauge), pin connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

Note: The binding posts are spaced to far apart to accommodate dual banana plugs.

Color-Coded: The speaker's binding posts are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.

Mounting Options

Rubber Feet: The Boston Acoustics A-Series center-channel loudspeaker (A 225C) includes four self-adhesive rubber feet for safe and secure placement on a table-top, shelf, or, stand, other AV furniture. The rubber feet add 0.125" of height to the center-channel speaker.

Wall Mounting: The optional PinPoint center-channel wall-mounting bracket (121AM15B, sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker.

Note: The center-channel speaker does not include any type of wall-mount bracket or keyhole slots.

 
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5 out of 5

Solid Center Speaker

Written By George F, Berks County, PA on Friday, March 08, 2013
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I purchased the BA A225C speaker from Crutchfield, for use with a component 5.1 speaker surround system. As far as sound quality, I have nothing to compare with, but vocals are clear so I have no complaint. This compact speaker is solidly built (feels like a lead ingot), attractive and has good quality terminals that accept banana plugs.
Pros:
Solid construction and clear vocals.
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5 out of 5

Boston Acoustics A 225C center channel speaker

Written By BOND 66, Dearborn Michigan on Sunday, April 29, 2012
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This speaker was easy to hook up. It goes well with two floor standing Boston Acoustics speakers that I already had. All three speakers are connected to a Rotel RSX 1056 A/V receiver. The sound quality from the A 225 C center speaker is excellent.
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Easy hook up. Great sound
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