Oldie but goodie...matching Boston Acoustics a100's with a center speaker...

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  1. Larry Conners

    Larry Conners Auditioning

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    I recently bought a beautiful set of BA A100's at a garage sale...Would the BA VR12 center work well with these speakers..? I see one on ebay...I'm more interested in voice clarity than special effects...Thank you for your appreciated advise...Larry
     
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    Perfect = 3 identical speakers for left, right & center.
    Great = 3 speakers from the same line.
    Good = 3 speakers from the same manufacturer. At least they keep the timbre similar.
    Unless someone has heard your proposed setup, it will be impossible to give an opinion.
     
  3. Larry Conners

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    Thanks, Robert...Your conjugation makes sense...My thinking was an all BA speakers system from much the same era, late 80's, early 90's, would be compatible...I'm a firm believer in the KISS formula, especially when it comes to electronics in the home...My system is a very simple 2 front speakers, a center, and a sub, all driven by an Onkyo receiver receiving an optical signal from my HDTV set top box..
    .I guess, like you say, I will just have to hear it to know if it will provide the voice clarity I am seeking...Thanks again...Larry
     
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    I’d suggest trying to eBay some smaller Bostons from the same era – perhaps the A60 or A40. Probably a much better timbre-match than anything current. Naturally, you’ll probably have to buy a pair, even though you only need one...
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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  5. Larry Conners

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    Interesting suggestion, Wayne...My knowledge of the a40/a60 speakers runs to a 65' MGB rebuild when on a lark, I installed a pair of a40's as part of the car's sound system...blew me away !!! Very crisp and well-defined vocals with moderate bass...Not sure how these would work as a center speaker to the a100's though....they are small but powerful little guys... Larry
     

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