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post #3271 of 3284 Old 07-13-2017, 11:50 AM
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Is Boston Acoustics even still around? I know they have a website, but they haven't had any new products in quite a few years now. The Peabody MA location was closed and sold. They aren't embracing the digital age of bluetooth speakers or AirPlay, and the entire product line is stale. I know D&M Holdings was recently purchased by the owners of Polk Audio....
They're still around but are only a fraction of what they used to be. Their glory days are long gone, but if you can find their older lines in good shape then don't hesitate. The older premium THX line was very good with the exception of the low-end 555x and 575x line. Those were some of the only speakers that made THX look bad.
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Long time Boston fan. First pair was bought new in college. Boston A150a, still have them and they still sound great. Moved on to VR970s for mains and VR12 for center. Need to find the matching VRs for surround. I'm currently using Cambridge Newton 300s for that which actually pair very well.
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Not much activity in this thread but I thought I'd check in. Just got a pair of Boston Acoustics M350s and I am loving them!
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Not much activity in this thread but I thought I'd check in. Just got a pair of Boston Acoustics M350s and I am loving them!
I hope you love them as long as I've loved the T-830s I bought in 1993.
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Upgrade/change from VR30s?

IF (that's a big IF...) I love the Boston sound, but if I wanted to shop for newer speakers, what line has that smooth, neutral sound?
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IF (that's a big IF...) I love the Boston sound, but if I wanted to shop for newer speakers, what line has that smooth, neutral sound?
I can only speak from my limited experience. When I built a system in a bigger room a few years ago and needed bigger speakers than the T-830s I found the the SVS Prime towers, NOT the Ultras, to have the balance I was familiar with. I ultimately went with a pair of Canton Ergo 1002DCs, They sound more detailed and faster than the T-830s and have much more bass and all the power I need. They are not hard to drive. The 1002s are no longer made and have been replaced by the Ergo 690DC. Cantons are pretty hard to find. Amazon used to sell them; but I didn't find the 690 in a quick search. If you goole them you'll find great reviews and a few retailers.

On my list of speakers to audition; but never got a chance were Elac Uni-fi UF5, Aperion Versus Grand, Tekton (it was the Lore Reference at the time; but now it would be the Double Impacts if my budget allowed.) and the Emotiva Airmotiv. I believe Emotiva and Elac offer 30 day risk free home trials. Tekton does; but you pay a hefty return freight.

Bear in mind that the T-830 is a true acoustic suspension speaker, so it is voiced a little different than the VR line.
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I'm with 2channel8. Of all the brands I've owned (Polk, Infinity, Advent, Canton, M&K, Kreisel and what now are considered "Heritage Series" Klipsch) the only brand I seriously considered leaving Boston for was Canton. If god forbid my house was to burn down, flood or take a ride on a twister and I lost all my E Series speakers (E100, E70, E50, E60) I'd have Canton on the short list of "currently in production" replacements for my re-built home.
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I'm with 2channel8. Of all the brands I've owned (Polk, Infinity, Canton, M&K, Kreisel and what now are considered "Heritage Series" Klipsch) the only brand I seriously considered leaving Boston for was Canton. If god forbid my house was to burn down, flood or take a ride on a twister and I lost all my E Series speakers (E100, E70, E50, E60) I'd have Canton on the short list of "currently in production" replacements for my re-built home.
The E series are good -- that E60 bookshelf is a nice one.

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The E series are good -- that E60 bookshelf is a nice one.
The E60 is nice but the E100 just has to be heard to appreciate what amazing speakers Boston was once building.
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Thanks for the replies. Gosh, haven't considered Canton in a long while. Worth a look/listen! Funny, I was expecting to hear some folks mention Wharedale, KEF, Monitor Audio, since I've always thought of BA as having more of a "British" sound--smooth, neutral, with the whole being much more than the sum of the parts.
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Long time Boston owner and new owner of a set of VR2s, hooked them up to my 2 ch system last night. They sound great. Picked up an entire HT set up off of CL VR2, VRC center, CR57s and XB8 sub, all mint from original owner $275.

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CR8, CR6, CRC & XB8 upstairs HT.
Original Large Advents bought new when I was 16.
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I mated the VRC centre with VR-M60 mains and VR-M50 L/R surrounds and they play very nicely together (have been running that setup since summer 2004--on my second AVR and will very likely go through a third one before I change my speakers). My PV900 sub (from that setup) is now supplementing an SVS PB-2000 rather than acting as a standalone sub, but it's also doing fine (basically helps to get rid of a nasty dip at the main seating position with the SVS doing the heavy lifting). If they were not abused, you should get a good number of years of fine listening (and, at the price, probably the best deal in this hobby you'll make in the next five years). Enjoy.
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Wow...a Boston Acoustics thread! I'm tripping back in time :-)

Haven't seen those speakers around in ages.
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Hi folks. We are cleaning out a deceased relatives basement home theater in Waco. It's got two A400s and two A200s. We've only got a few days and have no idea how to ship these if we were to even try to sell them. We are currently going to leave them in the home theater for the next home owner. I hate to think they would see these old things as junk and throw them away. My question is, should I find some way to get these into a vintage collector's hands?
Post on Craiglist and see what happens

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