Have Bostons...Upgrade to Polks???

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  1. Shawn Stephens

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    Right now I'm running Boston CR-75's as mains with a Yamaha RX-V450 receiver, along with a velo ct-100 sub. Would the Polk R50 towers be an upgrade for me? I listen to alot of music and the polks seem more full. They are selling at a killer price now ($200/pr). I did some searching, but had a hard time making a decision as far as the quality level is concerned.

    I will mention that my room is like 12X15ish....so the room doesn't need towers.
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    My opinion is that the Boston CR75s are actually a step above the R series from Polk Audio. Polk's RTi series would be of same quality as your Bostons. Perhaps you should consider a sub.
     
  3. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    I would look into acoustic treatments for the room and/or a sub upgrade for the most noticable improvement.
     
  4. ScottCHI

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    no
     
  5. Jake S

    Jake S Stunt Coordinator

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    more of a lateral move
     
  6. RobbieClopton

    RobbieClopton Auditioning

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    Try upgrading that reciever instead...it's a decent one but you might benefit from an rx-v650 due to the fact that it has YPAO (yamaha's automatic room eq system)...it will help your speakers adapt to your room a little better as well as a few other features such as a pure direct mode and a larger amp. It retails for about $200 more than an rx-v450 and might be cheaper than upgrading your speakers. Just a suggestion[​IMG]
     
  7. LanceJ

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    The Polks most probably sound fuller simply becuase they are larger--not a bad thing IMO, and your room certainly isn't too small for them. But as far as overall sound quality is concerned (I own Bostons myself so I can't be entirely unbiased here!) I think you ought to stick with the Bostons. If you really want more of that fuller sound, you could buy the larger CR85s. Or if you've got enough bucks move up to the Boston VR1 with its dual 6.5" woofers.

    Just for future reference & what I think of as a truly large speaker, this is what I think would probably be too large for your room: it came from the 80s, the Boston A100.

    FYI: the new CR series are listed on BA's site now. And whew, IMO they are styled better now (nothing personal Shawn! [​IMG] I own the CR9 from back in 1998 which looks very much like these new CRs). But I hope that price is a mistake--$350 apiece for the CR77?!
     
  8. ScottCHI

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    yeah, i think that's supposed to be per pair
     
  9. Shawn Stephens

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    Lance, you made some good calls there. I'm deciding to wait until Christmas time to make a true upgrade. I'll be auditioning the VR1's. For that price point, I want to hear the Paradigm Monitor 5 and 7. If my commissions are enough, I may upgrade the receiver, also. The rx-v650 sounds nice, and I like the new 1014k from pioneer. Either way, I'd rather place my money toward an upgrade rather than a horizontal move.
     
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