Boston Acoustics brings back a "Regular Joe" loudspeaker.

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  1. LanceJ

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    In other words, a plain old rectangular semi-large bookshelf with just a woofer and a tweeter & named the VRB.

    Ahhhhh, speakers I can understand. [​IMG]

    These are practically copies of my Boston CR9s I bought in 1998 but mine have an 8" woofer and a fabric dome tweeter. When the brochure said mine had the bass of many floorstanders because of their "DCD" woofer design, when I hooked them up at home I found that this was no marketing b.s. So I'll bet these will sound similar.

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  2. ScottCHI

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    yeah, at $500/pr, those fill a nice price point for ba
     
  3. Evan M.

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    Yeah, I heard these were coming out about a month ago.....glad to finaly see something about them on BA's site. I think they will be a VERY strong contender in the bookshelf world. I have a pair of Vr3's that I love. They have the same tweeter and to of the 7"bass drivers as well as a 4" mid-range. This bookshelf....when matched with a good sub will be very hard to beat for 500$. Now maybe Boston can come out with a better center than the Vrc to match the higher end spectrum of the Boston line......

    Can a mod please put this thread in the Speaker forum......
     
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    I thought that Boston had replaced their CR-9's with the
    CR-75's a couple of years ago. Aren't the CR-75's the speaker that won some French national award?

    Al.
     
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    I had the original Boston CR8 and that was a great speaker. I thought Boston took a step backwards with the current CR series. I am hoping Boston will get back to those "plain" speakers they do so well....the A series, the HD series, and of course, the original CR series.
     
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    the new models of the cr series are also available; cr57, cr67, and cr77 (i think).

    not on website yet though.
     
  7. LanceJ

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    Sorry about the wrong forum--was in a hurry. :b
     
  8. LanceJ

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    I agree.

    Scott: I hope the new CRs look better than the previous ones.

    If anyone wants to know where most of BA's present speakers derive much of their technology from, doing a search on the "Lynnfield Project" will usually bring up this page, and the designer of the AMD that better Bostons still use. My own CRs use the shared woofer/tweeter mounting location concept the two original Lynnfield speakers utilized--this is where those tiny but powerful neodymium magnets come in very handy (for some reason it's very difficult to find photos of those two rather unique looking models).
     
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    I don't think the VRC is so bad (of course I own one, so I would say that, wouldn't I?). I did choose it over the VR-MC because I couldn't really identify a serious difference, especially not for the price difference. That said, I agree that a better VR-M series centre would be nice (if the VR-MC had been as much better than the VRC as the VR-M60s were than the CR bookshelf speakers, I'd have taken it--VRB didn't exist then to make comparisons), though I think the VRC fits well within the VR series for smaller rooms. Larger rooms might benefit from a larger centre, though.
     
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    Kinda looks like my old A-70 Series II.
     
  11. Evan M.

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    "though I think the VRC fits well within the VR series for smaller rooms. Larger rooms might benefit from a larger centre, though. "


    I agree, thats actually what I meant. I have the Vr3's.......big speakers...lots of sound. The VRC just did not keep up. I opted for a Vr920. IMO this center and the older VR12 were the best centers Boston has made. I like the Vrc in that it has the matching tweeter and midrange that my 3's have but the 4 1/2" bass drivers just do not cut it for me. If they can maybe make one with a couple of 6" drivers than that would be perfect!!.....huge but perfect!! (for me).
    I agree that the Vrmc is the weak link in the EXCELLENT Vrm line. I heard rumor that Boston is in the works in making a new Vrmc. This will be the first step in replacing the Vrm line. I hope it happens soon. BA told me that they actually "borrowed" a lot of ideas from the Vrm line to make the "new" Vr line. It would only make sence to have some new Vrm speakers introduced.
     

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