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Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 Review

by November 02, 2009
Boston SoundWare XS

Boston SoundWare XS

  • Product Name: SoundWare XS 5.1
  • Manufacturer: Boston
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 02, 2009 00:00
  • MSRP: $ 499.99
  • Buy Now
  • 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System
  • Ultra-compact SoundWare XS satellites
  • 100 watts of power in an 8" subwoofer
  • BassTrac® circuitry for deep, powerful bass without distortion
  • Satellites feature 1/2" dome tweeter and 2-1/2" mid-bass driver
  • Satellite sits or mounts at any angle
  • Articulating mounting brackets included
  • MagnaGuard magnetic shielding
  • Available in Black and White


  • Small
  • Versatile mounting system
  • Very nice sub for the size/price


  • At higher volumes can be fatiguing
  • Cubes demand high crossover point


Boston Acoustics is attempting to out-cube the masters of cube with their SoundWare XS system. At a very reasonable $500, the system comes complete with five cubes, a sub, and a very innovative design and mounting system. Designed to be the perfect system for parents, friends, children, and even your bedroom, the SoundWare XS is looking to impress.
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