The CR55 are small monitor speakers that was relegated to “surround sound duty” under the CR series of speakers by Boston Acoustics. Although this is not a hard and fast rule but occasionally, there will be a pair of such speakers that actually sound good as main stereo speakers, albeit in a limited manner. The CR55 has quality drivers and is evident when you listen to them. The 4.5″ polymer mid-bass driver looks robust and its 3/4″ dome tweeter looks serious to put out some high notes. And indeed it does. Frequency response is 80-20KHz with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and a sensitivity of 88dB. This makes them easy to drive and and when paired with a subwoofer, does transform into an incredible sounding 2.1 full range speaker system. Forget about BOSE’s AM-5 speaker system. The CR55 with a good subwoofer is the real deal. The CR55 can produce a very clear and detailed soundstage. In a small room and backed against a wall, they can project a deeper sound than you would expect from them. What more can you ask for a pair of speakers that look serious for the money, sound more than the asking price of $60 and comes well made?
Cosmetically, the speakers are in great shape. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.