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post #3031 of 3047 Old 12-24-2014, 06:04 AM
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Hi Boston Acoustics fans,
My 22 yr old nephew has ask me for some help so I'm turning to you as I'm not knowledgeable enough to guide him well. After graduating he's rented his first home w/o roommates and is starting to build a life for himself. He recently purchased a Vizio 42" M series and was given a BA VR12 center that's in great shape so I think I need to help him build around it. I've given him a Denon AVR1905 and want to help him assemble a 5.1 system for both audio and HT. Interestingly he's mostly a classic rock listener. Although he hasn't defined a budget I feel he's best served buying 2nd hand product as it can be found and he can afford it, in order to get more bang for his buck and avoid near-term upgrading. So, I'm seeking suggestions for mains, surrounds and a sub to start looking for. After reading many pages of this thread it seems the general opinion is to stick to mains w/ a VR tweeter but I don't know the BA product line. His combo room is about 16' x 25' but it's a rental so it may change in a year but unlikely to be much larger. Although I see references to a BA floor model w/built-in powered subs my instinct is use a separate sub...
I look forward to your suggestions and want to thank you in advance for your replies.
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I would go with a separate sub (perhaps a 1000 series SVS, if budget is tight). I have VR-M series speakers in my HT (11 years old, now, and still going strong) and would highly recommend them if you can find some in good shape. Anything with a VR tweeter will mate well, though. Good luck.
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New BA owner here. Got a pair of CS IIs for my 2.0 system just over a month ago. I definitely don't need a sub, they produce some really deep low end. They sound great for movies and most types of music. I find mid-rangy kinds of music like rock does not sound as good as electronic or classical. I looked at a ton of budget speakers and these fit the bill. Not bad for $200/pair.

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Hi,

I know this is an older post, but I currently own a pair of BA VR960 and one of the amplifiers and sub woofer is blown out. Long shot, but do you still have the parts for these speakers?
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FYI: I have recently dismantled my VR965 towers and have all the electronic components (Lynnfield tweeters, midrange drivers, (1) woofer, sub amps, crossovers), as well as the top caps. If anyone needs to replace a tweeter or any of the other components in theirs, let me know. I am pretty certain that Boston Acoustics used the same tweeter and midrange drivers in other models as well...

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I know this is an older post, but I currently own a pair of BA VR960 and one of the amplifiers and sub woofer is blown out. Long shot, but do you still have the parts for these speakers?
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The tweeter on my A26 went bad. I sent it in for repair, the part was ordered on 1/28 and the eta is 3/5 !!....I really like my speakers, but I've never had any speaker go bad on me, and much less a speaker that's only a year old. I guess the parts are coming from China !

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The tweeter on my A26 went bad. I sent it in for repair, the part was ordered on 1/28 and the eta is 3/5 !!....I really like my speakers, but I've never had any speaker go bad on me, and much less a speaker that's only a year old. I guess the parts are coming from China !

Definitely a bummer, but that turnaround time doesn't sound too unreasonable. Typically I've only seen issues related to a failed crossover or tweeter is damaged due to power surges or other electrical issues. From my own experience, speaker component failure is fairly uncommon, but really any electronic component is susceptible to failure.
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Definitely a bummer, but that turnaround time doesn't sound too unreasonable. Typically I've only seen issues related to a failed crossover or tweeter is damaged due to power surges or other electrical issues. From my own experience, speaker component failure is fairly uncommon, but really any electronic component is susceptible to failure.

i finally got my speaker back with the new tweeter. It surely does not sound as bright as the other good speaker. I'm wondering if it just needs a "break in" period. My existing speaker is a bit over a year old. I put my ear directly on the tweeter and I know its playing, but when I go to the other tweeter, its very pronounced.

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Any opinions on the following for a 5.1 home theatre setup?

For front speakers; would the A25 bookshelf speakers match better with the A225c centre channel due to having the same woofer size, or would the A26's perform just as well (if not better?) even with their larger woofer?

I will be getting A25's for the surrounds also if that makes any difference.

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Any opinions on the following for a 5.1 home theatre setup?

For front speakers; would the A25 bookshelf speakers match better with the A225c centre channel due to having the same woofer size, or would the A26's perform just as well (if not better?) even with their larger woofer?

I will be getting A25's for the surrounds also if that makes any difference.

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Both choices will timbre match just fine. The A26 will dig a bit deeper but they will both "perform" exceptionally when matched with that center. If you aren't getting a sub go with the 26's. If you want a sub, get the 25's and use the money you saved to get an even better sub.
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Both choices will timbre match just fine. The A26 will dig a bit deeper but they will both "perform" exceptionally when matched with that center. If you aren't getting a sub go with the 26's. If you want a sub, get the 25's and use the money you saved to get an even better sub.
Yes I think that is what I will do (go with the 25's), and adding the savings to the sub budget is a good idea.
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Hopefully you guys can help me. A family member asked me to help her with a remodel and find some bookshelf speakers to replace her current PW620 inwall speakers. The center channel (PW543LCR) does not need to be replaced and will remain in the wall.

I would like to find a pair of bookshelf speakers that are timbre matched to the PW620 and the PW543LCR however these speakers have been discontinued. They seem similar to the HSi family currently listed on Boston's website however there don't appear to be any bookshelf speakers that are matched to these speakers.

Can someone point me towards the right speakers that would match the in wall speakers? I would like to avoid replacing the PW543LCR in the wall if possible.

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Hopefully you guys can help me. A family member asked me to help her with a remodel and find some bookshelf speakers to replace her current PW620 inwall speakers. The center channel (PW543LCR) does not need to be replaced and will remain in the wall.

I would like to find a pair of bookshelf speakers that are timbre matched to the PW620 and the PW543LCR however these speakers have been discontinued. They seem similar to the HSi family currently listed on Boston's website however there don't appear to be any bookshelf speakers that are matched to these speakers.

Can someone point me towards the right speakers that would match the in wall speakers? I would like to avoid replacing the PW543LCR in the wall if possible.

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If you're looking to match the PW543LCR, it has a Kortec Dome tweeter, I would think the best pairing for a current BA model would be the A 25s or A 26s:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_065A26B...26.html?tp=186

The Classic II CS line also used the Kortec soft dome tweeter, though I believe these would be a slight step down from the A Series in sound quality. If she was willing to do pre-owned (used), there's quite a few BA bookshelfs that used a Kortec tweeter available like the CR57s, CR67s, CR75s, etc. and are available on eBay.
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If you're looking to match the PW543LCR, it has a Kortec Dome tweeter, I would think the best pairing for a current BA model would be the A 25s or A 26s:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_065A26B...26.html?tp=186

The Classic II CS line also used the Kortec soft dome tweeter, though I believe these would be a slight step down from the A Series in sound quality. If she was willing to do pre-owned (used), there's quite a few BA bookshelfs that used a Kortec tweeter available like the CR57s, CR67s, CR75s, etc. and are available on eBay.
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Hi guys.

As an AB owner from the Netherlands I've been reading this thread for some time now. Good stuff!
I own 4 A25 speakers, one asw650 sub and one a225 center on a denon avr2113 set.
Great set, but im looking to expand and buy 2 bigger speakers.

The 3 candidates are:
  • BA a250 (179 euro)
  • BA a360 (299 euro)
  • BA m250 (249 euro)

I have no means to hear the speakers in a radius of 200 miles, so i'll have to take a gamble here.
What front speakers would be best for stereo music performance?
Would the m250 also be a good fit with the rest of the A series speakers for surround?

Hope to get some opinions from you guys!

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