Help with center channel (Boston Acoustics)

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  1. Miles Abbey

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to hometheater forum and I have a delima. I recently purchased a pair of Boston Acoustics VR-M90s for my fronts. I'm currently using Boston VR12 for my center channel. Here is my delima... Should I buy a VRMC Boston for my center to match my fronts? I realize this would be a cosmetic improvement, but how about acoustics? I looked at the specs online and it looks like the vr12 has more bass, but I haven't had the privelage to audition these speakers. I live in a rural area where it is difficult to audition these speakers. I would appreciate your opinions and advice.

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    Miles
     
  2. Geoff S

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    The new Boston VRM series is designed to pair with the VR series just fine. Both are based on the lynfield VR tweeter, and are timbre matched. The VRMs are a little more accurate, so if you have the xtra $$$ go for them.
     
  3. Patrick R. Sklenar

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    Miles,
    Several years ago when I bought my VR-M50's, B.A. wasn't even talking about a center channel in the VR-M line. SO I bought a VR-12. For about two years it matches with my VR-M50's just fine. Then earlier this year, as I was preparing to move into a newly constructed house with a dedicated Home Theater on the lower level (it's a raised ranch), I decided that "cosmetics" would matter now. I therefore sold my VR-12 and bought the VR-MC ... even though I was a little nervous about the 'MC being so much smaller than the '12. Well, I needn't have worried. The VR-MC, even tho it's smaller, is easily the equal of and maybe even a bit superior to the VR-12 in sound quality.
    And it looks sooo much nicer. [​IMG]
     
  4. John Dunlap

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    Have not heard the VR-12 but I have heard the VRM-C and it is superb. Only you can determine whether the difference in sound quality is worth the $$ but if it were me I'd probably go for the VRM-C. Maybe the dealer where you bought the VR-12 will give you a REALLY good deal on a trade in???
     
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    I also have not heard the VR-12, but I have the VR-MC and it does sound great. If money isn't an issue go for it.
     
  6. Robb Roy

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    Miles Abbey,

    I went the other way: I upgraded my center channel before I got the vr-m90s. I auditioned both of those side by side, and the vr-mc, while the specs weren't that much different, I thought it blew the vr-12 away.
     

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