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Boston Acoustics RS 260

Single bookshelf speaker (Reflection Series)

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Our take on the Boston Acoustics RS 260

by Kristen Schaub
Boston Acoustics

Why choose bookshelf speakers?

Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.

The sleek, solidly built RS 260 from Boston Acoustics delivers rich sound in a convenient bookshelf speaker size. It takes advantage of recent advancements in Boston's speaker technology to bring your home entertainment to life — whether you're using a pair for stereo music, or creating a complete surround sound system.

Smart tweeter technology for accurate high-frequency detail
Boston's new 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth tweeter lets this speaker really sing with silky, clear highs. Its unusual, dimpled design stabilizes the linear motion of the tweeter for significantly lower distortion, while improving dispersion, power handling, and clarity.

Multi-composite woofers deliver deep bass and clear mids
The RS 260 also delivers dynamic mids and bass thanks to a 6-1/2" woofer and an acoustically tuned port. This high-tech multi-composite woofer produces smooth, detailed midrange and high-output bass with minimal distortion. The smooth front baffle sports a shallow grille with magnetic attachments, a design that virtually eliminates diffraction, for a spacious soundstage and accurate imaging.

Build a complete Reflection Series speaker system by combining four to six bookshelf speakers and a powered subwoofer with a center channel speaker. Or use a pair of RS 260 speakers as your surround channels, and use Boston's floor-standing speakers for your two front channels.

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Highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to a tube TV
  • frequency response 50-26,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth (EWB) tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) woofer
  • Deep Channel® Design for more bass from less amplifier power
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • dual 5-way gold-plated binding posts allow biamping
  • scratch-resistant high gloss black finish
  • 7-15/16"W x 12-5/8"H x 10-7/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Video Shielded
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Yes
Tweeter Type
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Dome
Tweeter Size (inches)
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1
Midrange Size (inches)
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Woofer Size (inches)
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6.5
Woofer Composition
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FCCM
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Power Range
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10-200
Sensitivity
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89 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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50-26k Hz
Connector Type
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Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs
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Yes
Height (inches)
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12-5/8
Width (inches)
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7-15/16
Depth (inches)
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10-7/8
Weight (pounds)
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14
Mounting Bracket Included
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No
Recommended Stand Height (inches)
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24-26
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Grille (attached)
  • 4 Rubber spiked-feet
  • 4 Rubber flat-feet
  • Pair of white gloves
  • Owner's Manual

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Tightly Spaced Driver Placement: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes tightly spaced driver placement, to allow the speaker to deliver near-point-source sonic coherence, wide dispersion, and accurate imaging.

Smart Tweeter Technology: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 bookshelf loudspeaker's 1.0" EWB (Extended Wide Bandwidth) tweeter features special central diaphragm termination (creating a dimple) and a rear-venting chamber to provide stabilized linear motion, lower distortion, improved dispersion, higher power handling, and increased clarity.

Multi-Composite Woofer Cone: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 bookshelf loudspeaker incorporates a 6.5" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) Woofer cone made from a composite of fiber and ceramic materials impregnated in a proprietary copolymer. By combining these multi-composite cones with Boston's Deep Channel Design (DCD), the woofer produces a smooth response over the entire operating range. Deep Channel Design (DCD) provides more bass from less amplifier power.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 bookshelf loudspeaker features a bass-reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port for added efficiency and bass response. The enclosure features an elegant, scratch resistant high-gloss black lacquer finish.

Super Linear Plane (SLP) Baffle: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 bookshelf speaker features a Super Linear Plane (SLP) Baffle which offers a smooth surface baffle with invisible hardware. The Super Linear Plane Baffle has the ability to nearly eliminate acoustic diffraction.

Magnetic Grille: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 uses a super-shallow grille with an invisible magnetic attachment to create an almost entirely seamless alignment with the baffle plane to significantly reduce sonic barriers. The magnetic super-shallow grille minimizes acoustical interference for an improved soundstage.

Connections

Binding Posts: The bookshelf loudspeaker has two sets of gold-plated binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual  binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding posts will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and single banana-connectors.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 can sit comfortably on a shelf, stand, or tabletop using the supplied rubber feet. In addition, the Boston Acoustic bookshelf loudspeaker features a rear-mounted 3/8"-16 threaded insert for wall-mounting the speaker using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately).

Video Shielded: The Boston Acoustic RS 260 offers MagnaGuard video shielding so you can safely place the speaker next to your television without distortion or interference.

 
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