Anyone own boston acoustics?

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  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

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    I just bought a pair of vr-950's and I was wondering if anyone else has any boston stuff. Anyone have any opinions of them? All the bostons I have heard have been wonderful, thats why I bought these.
     
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    I have the CR series and love them. My wife is a music teacher and very picky about speakers. These were the only speakers she felt could do music as well as HT!
     
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    I've got the 950's...I have enjoyed them for about 5 yrs now. I've got the VR-10 Center (now called the 910) and micro 90s as surrounds.
     
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    I own the Boston VR12 center and IMO it is one of the best sounding centers. I love my VR12 [​IMG]
     
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    I run VR-M series all around and absolutely love them.

    -Robb
     
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    I have the VR10 center but with Cerwin Vega mains. Where did you buy the VR950's? I am thinking of replacing my Vegas with them but I can't find a good price anywhere.

    BTW- I like the Boston center.
     
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    re: the 950's...
    I bought mine, and see them all the time on clearance at Tweeter. I think they go for around $500/pr.
     
  8. Jesse Sharrow

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    Oh I got them from soundtrack. I work there. But they were D-code and at an employee special discount, with some convincing I got them for $160 for the pair. Shhhh... dont tell. [​IMG]

    But I have only listened to them once at work in one of the rooms. They sounded great. But my wife wont let me hook em up till x-mas, its my present. [​IMG]
     
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    I have 4 (2 for mains, 2 for rear surrounds) Boston A70T that were used for surround satellites in a movie theatre. They sound great to my ears. Here's the specs from Boston Acoustics:

    The A70T surround speaker is designed to be used in commercial theaters. It meets Dolby Labs ISO2969 curve.

    Specifications:

    Low Frequency Cutoff (+- 3dB) 45Hz
    Nominal Impedance 6 Ohms
    Minimum Impedance 4 Ohms
    8" woofer
    1 " ferrofluid cooled tweeter
    Sensitivity 90dB/2.83v/meter
    Crossover Frequency 2000Hz
    Recommended Power 15-100 watts
    Cabinet Finish matte black
    Dimensions 610 x 356 x 203 mm 24x14x8"
    Weight 11.8Kg (26 Lbs.)

    Cheers...John
     
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    I have T-1030's (circa 1993) Still slams![​IMG]
     
  11. Jim Rakowiecki

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    I've been hooked on Boston for years. I currently have VR975's as mains, A VR910 center and Bravo's in back.
    My first real pair of speakers were A100's which I quickly traded in for A150's and used those for something like 15 years or more and am now trying to figure out how to fit them in my bedroom.
     
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    I have a modest Boston setup, which consist of the VR-950's as mains, VR910 Centre, 2 pairs of CR65's as surrounds. I also have the PV600 10" Boston Sub but i've just ordered dual SVS PB2+'s as a replacement.

    90% of my viewing is HT, and it suits me just fine.
     
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    I have a pair of the new vr3 towers. They are amazing. Very nice highs and nice tight bass. I had a pair of vr965's that I traded in. Also nice but the bass got a bit boomy for music. I recommend Boston to just about everyone I know who is going into HT. They are not talked about too much, for whatever reason, on forums. I have owned bostons for 14 years now and still have an old pair of A70's which still sound like the best 2 way speakers in its price range I have heard. After comparing my vr3's to similar paraadigms, B&W, Def tech's, Vienna's I am glad I went with the Boston. They just sound more natural and smooth that the other ones to me. The only speaker that I liked more was Martin Logan Mosaics but they retail for 2000$. Very sweet speaker though and worth every penny.
     
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    I have the CR series and love 'em. I have CR-85 mains, CRC center, and CR-6 surrounds. Used the CR-6s in a previous stereo setup and became hooked on their accuracy, and then was really happy to move to the CR-85s as mains because they fill out the lower end perfectly. Highly recommended.

    Here's a related review from Sound & Vision magazine:
    http://webcenter.soundandvision.nets...aid,266,00.asp

    I'd have the VR-M speakers if I had that kind of cash sitting around.
     
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    Evan M.

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    Studio series are a very good speaker as well cabreau. I listened to them quite a bit last night in fact!! They would not be my second choice however. They would be 1B. [​IMG]
     

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