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I Love my BA VR-50's on bello stands.....will never give them up. They now live in my office with a Denon 2 channel setup.


They're great (they are my rear surrounds in a 5.1 setup, with VR-M60s as mains and a VRC centre). I'd have bought another pair of either of them for my living room a couple of years ago if they were still available. What I got was quite nice in its own right (PSB Imagine B), but I wouldn't have even auditioned anything if the VR-M series was still around.
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Hello fello BA owners!! So glad to see that Bostons still live in the wild... I myself use the VR series in the 7.1 format: VR12 center, VR975 front towers (powered 10/passive 12 subs/125 watt amps), VRMX sides/SB channels, and 2 VR2000 THX subs, along with a Pioneer SC09 receiver, OPPO BDP93, and Panasonic ZT 65 inch. I have been rocking Bostons for over 10 yrs, and still are deeply in love with their sound.... Enjoy All!!!
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Question for A26/25 owners

I'm using my A26's in a 2.1 system and I'm curious as to , at what point are you crossing them over ?...I toggle between 80hz and 100hz . I ask because they have a decent size driver and the specs have them going as low as 30hz (hard to believe).

Think before you speak....
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I'm using my A26's in a 2.1 system and I'm curious as to , at what point are you crossing them over ?...I toggle between 80hz and 100hz . I ask because they have a decent size driver and the specs have them going as low as 30hz (hard to believe).
I would recommend 80hz, but every room is different. Use a tone generator to test 80-100hz waves (with subwoofer off of course), and if they are the same loudness, cross over at 80. If 80 feels weak, make sure the sub can handle 80-100 and crossover at 100.
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Long live BA! newbie here,

I have been searching the vr series for quiet some times, finally completed my HT. My PV1000 was not sounding right, just flappers away, so I had replaced it with a SVS PC12 plus. (What a wake up call!) I wanted to upgrade my gear to 5.1 to 7.1.
My set up:
VR-M60 (mains)
VR12 (center) was replace from VR-MC
VR-M50 (surrounds)
VR-M50 (back surrounds)
which is powered by Marantz SR-7007 (had an Onkyo TX-SR707 until the HDMI card went bad)

Just wondering if I can salvage the PV1000 to make it 7.2.
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Did the rubber/foam separate from the driver? May need replacing. Also, you can check with United Radio to see if they still service that model.. BTW welcome to the awesome world of Boston Acoustics (VR series).
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Long live BA! newbie here,

I have been searching the vr series for quiet some times, finally completed my HT. My PV1000 was not sounding right, just flappers away, so I had replaced it with a SVS PC12 plus. (What a wake up call!) I wanted to upgrade my gear to 5.1 to 7.1.
My set up:
VR-M60 (mains)
VR12 (center) was replace from VR-MC
VR-M50 (surrounds)
VR-M50 (back surrounds)
which is powered by Marantz SR-7007 (had an Onkyo TX-SR707 until the HDMI card went bad)

Just wondering if I can salvage the PV1000 to make it 7.2.

How does the sound and performance of the SVS PC12 compare to the Boston PV1000?
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Boston setup locally.

VR940 fronts
VR10 center
VRS rears
PV600 sub

Seller is asking $200. Before I go look/listen I wanted to get some opinions. Are these decent speakers, and is the price worth it?
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Boston setup locally.

VR940 fronts
VR10 center
VRS rears
PV600 sub

Seller is asking $200. Before I go look/listen I wanted to get some opinions. Are these decent speakers, and is the price worth it?
That's a great deal if you are building your first home theater and are fairly new to the game. It would work well in a small to medium-small sized room. If you have anything bigger, you are probably going to end up upgrading the sub down the road though. If you haven't heard expensive speakers and really need a full system, 200 bucks for this would probably astonish you for months.
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How does the sound and performance of the SVS PC12 compare to the Boston PV1000?
Sorry for the delay
It is a passive down firing port. It is a very smooth sounding dispersion through out the room.
When I upgraded the center channel it gave me a fuller sound stage.
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I'm trying to decide on whether to pursue the boston M340 and the m-center (weaker link according to reviews). I currently run vr965 and a vr12. I am looking to upgrade to newer sound and "improvements". I have a budget of about $1100 max for a pair of towers and a matching center. I already have a subwoofer by klipsch and a denon x4000. Since my system will be used 80% for HT, I want a system with a much better "reviewed" center speaker. It has come down to the (refurbished) m340, arx a5, and the emp teks. Suggestions wanted. I live in MN (twin citie) if anyone local has some to demo. thanks.
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I'm trying to decide on whether to pursue the boston M340 and the m-center (weaker link according to reviews). It has come down to the (refurbished) m340, arx a5, and the emp teks. Suggestions wanted. I live in MN (twin citie) if anyone local has some to demo. thanks.
If you have the vertical height - then I would get a M25, to use as a center channel.

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Anyone looking for a front-three setup I have three BT1s listed in the classifieds section. Love em' so much I'm moving up to the BT2s!
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Hello!

Today I bought Boston Acoustics A25 and now Im looking for a receiver (because I dont own any ). I listen to electronic music, rock and pop. The speakers will stand on my desk at 1.2m from each other. Could you please help me choose the right receiver? I can spend ~150-170$ .

My types are:
- NAD 7100 (or other but which one?)
-Marantz (but dont know which one).
Of course we are talking about used receiver.

Im currently reading older posts but any help will be appreciated

Cheers, Patrick.
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Hello!

Today I bought Boston Acoustics A25 and now Im looking for a receiver (because I dont own any ). I listen to electronic music, rock and pop. The speakers will stand on my desk at 1.2m from each other. Could you please help me choose the right receiver? I can spend ~150-170$ .

My types are:
- NAD 7100 (or other but which one?)
-Marantz (but dont know which one).
Of course we are talking about used receiver.

Im currently reading older posts but any help will be appreciated

Cheers, Patrick.
Check accesories4less.com. They have refurbished HDMI receivers starting at $110 from Denon, Yamaha and Onkyo
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I am thinking of buying Boston Acoustics VSI's for my surround sound in-wall speakers. Could I get some help from someone who has experience with these as surround sound? Should I get the 575 or 585's? (or any suggestion for other speakers)

Do you need to build a box for them in the wall? The walls I will be using are exterior walls of pre-existing construction and I Was hoping of not needing to do it.
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I am thinking of buying Boston Acoustics VSI's for my surround sound in-wall speakers. Could I get some help from someone who has experience with these as surround sound? Should I get the 575 or 585's? (or any suggestion for other speakers)

Do you need to build a box for them in the wall? The walls I will be using are exterior walls of pre-existing construction and I Was hoping of not needing to do it.
Anyone have answers for this? I have an electrician lined up soonish for some work and I need to figure this part out.
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@Yankees24 I've ordered NAD 7100 and now I'm waiting for it. I will write back how I like the sound of this setup to let other ppl know. Thank You once again for your answers

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Welcome to the Forum....in regards to base mgmt with towers its a bit tricky and it would take trial and error depending on your room size, and your sub. You can start by crossing over your towers at 50 or 60hz and working your way up or down from there and see how it sounds to you. There's also the question of if you set your towers to large or small...When I had towers I set them to large and BASS to both my towers and my sub. Some might say that you're duplicating your efforts and may add unwanted distortion and not getting the max output out of your amp. In MY case its what sounded best to ME, but it could be different for you. If your sub can go deep and your room size is not huge, than start with sending your bass just to your sub and cross them over at your liking


Hi thank you for your response. It took me a while to get back to you guys. But that is because the delivery of my speakers took a lot longer then the store initially promised. To date I am still waiting for the A26's to arrive.

So far I am really happy with the Boston Acoustics A series speakers.

See below my current setup

LG 55LM760S
Onkyo TX-NR616 (Audyssey 2EQ setup)
Boston Acoustics A360 as Fronts - Audyssey x-over = 40 Hz - I have set it to 60 Hz
Boston Acoustics A225C as Center - Audyssey x-over = 40 Hz - I have set it to 100 Hz
Boston Acoustics A26 as surrounds - are still to be delivered
Boston Acoustics A26 as rear surrounds - are still to be delivered
Boston Acoustics ASW650 as sub-woofer - the supplier could not deliver this sub-woofer anymore, I therefore decided to take it a step up and went for a SVS SB12-NSD subwoofer. I am really happy with the precision and bass from this sub-woofer.

So far I am enjoying my new setup. I do notice the speakers need to be played in but every day the sound improves. Also I am surprised how good the sound from the center integrates with the fronts.
Out of interest what crossover have you set your sub at?
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All this is powered denon 4520 CI

And one other receiver haven't decided on yet

Thoughts on

voyager 70 for outdoors x2 front porch back a deck

Classic series II cs 2300 for home theater

Hsi 470T2 for in ceiling x 6 dining room, living room, kitchen
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All this is powered denon 4520 CI

Thoughts on

voyager 70 for outdoors x2 front porch back a deck

Classic series II cs 2300 for home theater

Hsi 470T2 for in ceiling x 6 dining room, living room, kitchen
I would get a bigger speaker over the CS 2300

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Need a small speaker for wife meter
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Not too big but awesome for HT are the BT Series. I just listed three BT1 that I used for my fronts as I'm moving up to the bigger BT2. Serious performers for the money. Contend with the likes of the Klipsch Ultra II setup and the smaller JTRs. Otherwise the VR-M60 or M50 are really nice too.
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I've received my a360 floorstanders. Absolutely love them and the A25 speaker as a centre Pairs up lovely.
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Boston acoustics A360 Floorstanders with A25 bookshelf Centre.
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HT2s are basically VR3s in a different shaped cabinet.
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Any idea how these compare with focal domes? I assume there are not even on the same level?
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