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post #1171 of 2996 Old 10-28-2007, 08:32 PM
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Has anyone seen this yet? Boston is offering multi-color optional grills for the Horizon series starting November 1st. Now you can have the chili pepper and chocolate-colored grills you've always wanted.

Part of their P.O.P. personal options plan...better to match your tablecloth
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anyone have any opinion on the VRS for my 7.1? never heard them and haven't read much about them.
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They're definitely smaller than the VRX's. What's the rest of your system like?

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anyone have any opinion on the VRS for my 7.1? never heard them and haven't read much about them.

I have a pair of VRS speakers.
They are dipolar (no medication needed to fix this) so you should not have them directly at the back wall (something I have to do, so I'm not getting full impact).
They sound good, but I was thinking of putting them in the middle and getting standard rears for a 7.1 system (I am on 5.1 now).
They handle the power the Onkyo 805 throws at them. Range is good.

No complaints except the look is a bit hard (I like the cloth grill look myself).

I know this doesn't help much, but I can't say I have ever thought....wish I didn't buy those. They are extremely discounted now, as well....good deals to be had...
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The vrs series surrounds have been discontinued for yrs...don't know how a particular etailer got their hands on a bunch of pairs. I have 4 vrs pro's and like them. It really depends on your placement, personal taste, etc. Some people like direct radiating for surrounds. I prefer the diffused sound around me. It's a bit more subtle but for me more realistic. That's my 2 cents worth.
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what etailer has VRS Pros for sale?!!?
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what etailer has VRS Pros for sale?!!?

I don't know about the VRS Pros being on sale, but according to *******, they have the VRS speakers in stock. I can't speak for accuracy of their inventory... I wouldn't mind getting VRS Pros, thought
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ah yeah, I saw that they have them available. wierd. I wish they shipped to Canada.
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Anyone heard the Horizon Series yet? How are they?
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Doesn't seem to be a real high level of support here for either the VRB or the VRC. I currently have Polk RTi6/CSi3 speakers. I've heard the VRC but not the VRB. Have an opportunity to buy a pair of VRB's and a VRC very lightly used. Would the VRB/VRC combo represent a significant improvement over the Polk combination? Driving them with an Onkyo TX-SR703. Use 75% home theater and 25% music. Thanks very much in advance for your opinions. Long time lurker, first post, but I can take it so honest opinions are OK. Please don't recommend floorstanders - can't do that at my (her) house!
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VR3s for $249 + shipping? Whhhaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt?

You know where.
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Yeah, they're getting crazy cheap now. Wonder how long they'll last
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Hi first post.

I'm a Boston owner, I currentlly have the CR series and am upgrading to the VR's.

I've just read the whole thread, took a while!

just wondered with the comments on teh VRC, how does it compare to the CRC? Is it much better, I'd hope so! So has anyone compared the two?

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I haven't heard the VRC, but I have the VR10 which I've heard is comparable, and I love it. I'm sure I would love the VR12 even more if I heard it, but, well, ignorance is bliss.

I did own the CRC for a short while, and was extremely underwhelmed. One instance in particular, during a scene in V for Vendetta, the voices were so muffled (regardless of volume) that you couldn't possibly have made out what was being said.
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Yeah, they're getting crazy cheap now. Wonder how long they'll last

Wow, it's both awesome and sad to see that pricing because they're crazy cheap (I bought at $279 but FedEx was included). But it's also sad because it means the VR's are truly dead. I just wish I had picked up the VRX's to complete a 7.1 system when they had them at $250 for the pair. I'm still looking for a new as possible pair in black...

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just wondered with the comments on teh VRC, how does it compare to the CRC? Is it much better, I'd hope so! So has anyone compared the two?

I've got the VRC with 4 VR3's. I've not heard the VR12 or the CRC. But I'd definitely say the VRC doesn't quite compare to the VR3's. I've turned the center up a bit to make up for that. Sonically though it seems very well matched. I think my room my have a big part to play with my feelings of the VRC. I'd definitely go for it, it's cheap now and it's really well matched and certainly not a poor performer.

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I have the VRC matched with VR3's and am happy with the VRC; although I would have preferred the VR920. The frequency response only goes down to 70Hz however I have my receiver crossover set at 80Hz so my sub is taking care of all the lower frequencies. Without a sub I might have felt differently about the VRC.
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I'm very happy with my VRC matched with VR2's up front & CR95's in back.
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I have the VRC matched with VR3's and am happy with the VRC; although I would have preferred the VR920.

Well I just purchased a VR920 and will receive it next week. I am very curious to hear how it compares to the VRC.
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please give us a update on the difference between the 920 and the vrc!!! thanks.
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please give us a update on the difference between the 920 and the vrc!!! thanks.

update...920 will smoke the vrc. Fuller, louder, with less effort. Nicer looking too.
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Would really appreciate you guys giving me input here. I have HT setup, currently running VR965 as mains, E70 Center and older CR8's as rears. Have an option on a good second hand set VR2s. Wondering if I should use VR2 as main with an additonal sub and move VR965 to another room for seperate stereo system. I love their sound. My question is: Which of the two VR965 or VR2 are better speakers (albeit they are totally different with the bass setup). How would you suggest I go about getting the best from my HT system? Thanks for a terrific forum
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I'd be interested in hearing what you think of the E70, graemew.

As for your question of the VR2/965, I think there's a general consensus that the newer VR towers have improved midrange over their older counterparts. Now, having said that, I ended up selling a pair of VR3's in favor of the 960's just due to room acoustics and how incredibly overbearing the bass was from them, so in the end it's all a matter of room acoustics and taste. Given the opportunity, though, I would definitely consider the VR2's.
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Choosing between the 965's or vr2's as mains would depend on what you think/like. I have 975's as mains and still use a stand alone sub with pre-pro crossing things over at 60hz. Either way...a sub is ideal in most all situations. The two are probably real close in video performance but music performance is where I would be critical. But that is because I am a 70/30 music/video person. If you can get a great deal buy them anyways...try it out. Either would make for great surrounds and with your other spkr's your setup options are many. My setup would be 965 or vr2 either main or rear surrounds, cr8 as side surrounds. This way you have movies covered and multi ch music if your source component is dvda /sacd capable.

Note...I don't have my 975's connected via the rca sub-in's. Just full range(set to small in setup) via the spkr wires. I use a seperate powered sub for low end duties as mentioned.
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Thanks a million for your input guys - most appreciated. I would love to hear what Steve thinks, if he finds time. I read this forum regularly and find the input and comment invaluble. I have learn so much by just reading notes here. And owning various pairs of Boston speakers through the years - Know and appreciate just how are special they are to those who enjoy music and movies.

Regarding the E70, I tried to find reviews, comment everywhere, but eventually gave up & purchased them purely on Boston's reputation - As you know it's quite a pricey center, but in my opinion really worth it. HT setup is in a medium sized room on a Rotel 1068 pre/pro with 1075 amp. It sounds very natural and clean, never complains. In fact when the system is pushed, the center seems to just blend in ... perfectly. Sounds wonderful on dialogue and music. I'm no expert and still need to get all my speakers calibrated with a meter etc, but to me without any expert setup - out the box it really sounds great
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I'm very happy with my VRC matched with VR2's up front & CR95's in back.

This is the same setup I have in my apartment living room. Very very great sound. I am still looking for a suitable subwoofer...but for now the VR2's pump the bass like nobody's business.
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Looking for a pair of VR3's but can only fine 1 single speaker. OC has them listed as "in stock" but they actually only have one. Can anyone direct me to another seller? In an earlier post someone said they found them or $279 with Fedex included.

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That was most likely One Call since that's what I bought my 4 at.

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Anyone use a VR3 as a center speaker in 5.1? I have two VR3 fronts and I'm wondering if that might be a better alternative than a VR12? Would be curious to know how you have it set up? Below the TV? Mounted above?

Any help is appreciated.

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Anyone use a VR3 as a center speaker in 5.1? I have two VR3 fronts and I'm wondering if that might be a better alternative than a VR12?

If your furniture and screen are positioned such that the exact same type of speaker used on the front left and right can also be used for the center channel, in the same orientation (i.e. if the fronts are vertical, the center is also), that is actually preferable to using a "center channel" speaker that is a different model from the left and right. So use the VR3 for a center if you can.
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I could probably make that work but I think I'm going to go with a VR12 for my center. I looked at the specs and I spoke with BA technical support and they told me it is basically the same speaker in a different box. Said it was my best match for the VR3's. Does anyone know if the tweeter's are the same? They are the same size but I'm not sure what VRH.O is.

I am currently using a VR-MC and I just haven't been that happy with it.

I'm still considering switching my surrounds from VR-MX's to VR3's to match my fronts. Any thoughts on this being a worthwhile move?

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