Specs on Boston Acoustics HD-8 speakers

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  1. Vader

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    Anyone have the specs on these speakers? I know they are old, but to my ears still give current bookshelves a run for their money...
     
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    Not sure how much details you want, the following is what I gathered from Boston Acoustics's website:

    Model: HD-8 AC suspension 8" woofer, 1" tweeter
    Years Produced: 89-94
    Recommended Amplifier Power: 75 watts
    Original USMSRP: $250.00/pr
    http://www.bostonacoustics.com/tec_hp_dpi.aspx
     
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    Thanks, Kean[​IMG]

    Do you have any idea what the FR looks like?
     
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    Can't seem to find them on Google. Maybe email Boston Acoustics and ask?
     
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    Don't worry about your BAs being "old" - I'm sure there have been incremental quality steps since your speakers debuted but I haven't seen any fundamental improvements in loudspeakers since the late 70s. That's what I think anyway.

    On this forum, The Classic Speaker Pages > Boston Acoustics, there is a thread concerning the HD5 & HD7. Maybe you could ask one of the members there about your HD8s.
     
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    Thanks for the link, Lance [​IMG]

    Actually, I bought these speakers in 1990 as replacements for some old Rat Shack speakers that were serving as my mains on my first "HT" (a 19" RCA, 2-head VCR and Pioneer 3030 LD Player). IMO, they can run head-to-head with comperable bookshelves made yesterday (and beat even some of 'em)...
     
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    Derek;
    I'd take Kean-Hock's advice and shoot BA an e-mail from their website. I did this just yesterday afternoon for a PDF manual of their VR12 and I they already e-mailed me back a copy of it this morning... [​IMG] -TD
     
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    E-mail sent. Maybe they can send me a PDF of the original PR brochure....[​IMG]
     
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    That's pretty much what I got. It's kind of a combination PR brochure and manual... -TD
     
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    Just got a reply..... SCORE!

    Thanx, all....[​IMG]
     
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    Very cool... [​IMG]

    Don't be shy, though. Feel free to post the HD-8's specs in case somebody else is looking for them, when you have the chance... -TD
     
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    Boston Acoustics HD-8
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    Frequency Response (±3dB): 52Hz – 20kHz
    Recommended Power Amplifier Range: 10 - 75 watts
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m): 90dB
    Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    Crossover Frequency(ies): 3000 Hz
    Low-Frequency Driver: 8" (203mm) Copolymer
    High-Frequency Driver: CFT 6 1" (19mm) Dome
    Dimensions
    (H x W x D): 18-1/4" x 11-1/4" x 7-5/8"
    (464mm x 286mm x 194mm)
    Weight: 16 lb (7kg)
    Finish: Wood-Grain Vinyl Enclosure
    Black Grille Cloth
     
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    Those are big suckers, bigger than I thought they'd be, anyway. I might have been thinking of the HD-5s.

    Good specs for FR and sensitivity considering how old they are. I'd bet they can take more than the rated 75w, too... -TD
     

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