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post #2671 of 2952
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Originally Posted by djbluemax1 
If you can find them, take a look at BA's E-series. I have 2 sets of them, with E100 mains, E70's and E60's, one in the Gloss Cherry and the other in the Black Walnut. Been using the Black Walnut set (E100 Mains, E70 Center and Surrounds and E60 Wides). The Cherry set (E100 Mains + 3 E70's) is still BNIB. Been wanting to set the Cherry setup in the bedroom when I was looking to move into a new place, but now work is taking me elsewhere so I'll be moving to a different city. Hopefully I'll find a new place where I can still set up the bedroom 5.1 too.

IMO, the E100's represented one of the pinnacles of BA's speakers. Their downfall was that they cost too much to make and folks weren't willing to pay the MSRP for them. They are amazing speakers though, and sound really, really good. To get the most out of the E100's though, they DO require a good amount of power. Powering them with something like a 100 wpc receiver, they'll sound pretty good. Give them some juice though and they're pretty amazing I ended up getting some Emotiva XPA-1's for the E100's and realized just how much bass these puppies can put out. Enough to rattle the windows easily, and they can still sound SO sweet. Jackie Evancho's voice on 'Nella Fantasia'... Wow....

Their imaging when positioned properly is also fantastic. One of my favorite test tracks is the Drum Improv by Jim Keltner on the Sheffield Labs Drum and Track disc. You can place each drum and snare, each cymbal, and of course, with sufficient power, this track THUMPS. Played back on a good system with good speakers and amplification, it will sound like a live drummer on a real drum set in the room.
I had always wanted to audition these, but few if any places had them setup in a listening environment. I would have probably bought them unheard based on the VR3s, but at the time these were available, I was fresh out of college and that type of budget for speakers was silly.
post #2672 of 2952
Yup, the price on the E100's was pretty astronomical compared to anything BA had put out before and that, unfortunately, was their downfall. Folks weren't used to the idea of BA speakers playing in that ballpark. The folks familiar with BA were used to prices an order of magnitude lower, the folks looking at speakers in that price range weren't used to the idea of BA playing in that league.

BA wound up having to go back to more traditionally designed and constructed speakers with a much lower pricepoint. Pity, 'cuz the E-series sound great.


Max
post #2673 of 2952
My current speaker setup is the following:

Front - VR-M90
Center - VR12
Sides - VR-MX
Rear - VR-M50
Sub - PV1000

I recently won a pair of VR-M/EX speakers on EBAY for $200. Couldn't believe it. A perfect pair for $200!

Anyway, I thinking was that I would swap out the VR-MX on the sides with the VR-M/EX. Does this make sense to you guys and gals? Or are the VR-M/EX to burley for side speakers.

Appreciate any input.
post #2674 of 2952
Hi I have CR9's with a CR-2 center I was looking to upgrade. What older BA series would be a big step up from what i have would vintage A150 or 200 be an upgrade?Thanks for your time
post #2675 of 2952
Hello everyone,
I have recently purchases 3 boston accoustics a225c center speakers , i am using them for L-C-R speakers , i am also using soundware 4.5 for surrounds , i got a great price for centers from accessories4less.com , i am running them using a pioneer 1022k receiver , sounds amazing so far , handily beats bose and an entry level klipsh system that i heard before
I am planning to get a subwoofer now , is it recommeded to get the ASW250 /650 , or can i get a sub like bic f12 , and polk 505 ( both have 12" cones ) , its interesting that the asw 250 and asw 650 have the lowest frequency at 28 hz
does the 650 be more effective , i have a medium sized room
post #2676 of 2952
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Originally Posted by kal12 View Post

I am planning to get a subwoofer now , is it recommeded to get the ASW250 /650 , or can i get a sub like bic f12 , and polk 505 ( both have 12" cones ) , its interesting that the asw 250 and asw 650 have the lowest frequency at 28 hz
does the 650 be more effective , i have a medium sized room

What is your subwoofer budget?
post #2677 of 2952
Hi Jim,
Around 300-350 is my budget for the sub

i just saw that the asw 650 is for 250 at a4less, i am debating whether it is the best option in this price range
post #2678 of 2952
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Originally Posted by kal12 View Post

Hi Jim,
Around 300-350 is my budget for the sub
i just saw that the asw 650 is for 250 at a4less, i am debating whether it is the best option in this price range

Look at the Cadence CSX12, A good option.
http://www.cadencesound.com/products/CSX12-Mark-II.html
post #2679 of 2952
The sub doesn't need to be a Boston, and I'd take a look at using two of the Dayton SUB-1200s for the cost of a single Cadence. I'm using Boston A25s and that Dayton sub for my computer audio system and it's a nice little budget assembly.
post #2680 of 2952
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

The sub doesn't need to be a Boston, and I'd take a look at using two of the Dayton SUB-1200s for the cost of a single Cadence. I'm using Boston A25s and that Dayton sub for my computer audio system and it's a nice little budget assembly.

I would have to second the Daytons. I was looking at those before I increased my budget and went with the SVS PB12NSD. I don't think the big name speaker companies subs match their speakers. I have the Boston VS line and had a Def Tech SC1 before the SVS and the SVS blew it a way. (By the way, there are a pair of VS260s for sale on ebay right now.) Great speakers.

By the way Steve. I looked at your setup. Is that an Atari 7800 and Sega Genisis I see? :-)
post #2681 of 2952
Hello all,
I am considering hooking up the sub outs on my VR975's in addition to my VR2000 subs. Has anyone tried this out? Any feedback will help. Also, if anyone has tested, how low do the VR200 subs actually go (I have seen info stating down to 25hz at 103 dbs)?

My current system:

Pioneer SC-09tx receiver
Pioneer elite pro 110 Plasma
Boston VR 12 center
Boston VR975 Fronts
Boston VR-MX surrounds
Boston VR 2000 subs (x2)
Oppo BDP 93 (looking t the 103)

Tom
post #2682 of 2952
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Originally Posted by kal12 View Post

Hi Jim,
Around 300-350 is my budget for the sub

i just saw that the asw 650 is for 250 at a4less, i am debating whether it is the best option in this price range

There is a great thread on the Sub forum about subs $300 and under. The Klipsch RW12 seems to be the cream of the crop by far. Sells at Newegg for $300 shipped and goes on promotion at that price A LOT. I own this sub and it is VERY GOOD. It actually blows me away that I bought it for that price. While it is not going to be a top sub....It plays like a $500 ID sub or like a $700 'Manufactor' sub.
post #2683 of 2952
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Originally Posted by tguzz View Post

Hello all,
I am considering hooking up the sub outs on my VR975's in addition to my VR2000 subs. Has anyone tried this out? Any feedback will help. Also, if anyone has tested, how low do the VR200 subs actually go (I have seen info stating down to 25hz at 103 dbs)?

Tom

I have considered this. Unfortunately, the VR975s can only go down to 40hz according to my Audyssey runs. That coupled with the fact that the gain has to be pretty high on the built in subs for midrange performance makes me think there would be some odd corrections needed to achieve balance with an external sub.

With my SVS sub I left the 975s LFE input unplugged and gained the 975 subs up to the level where Audyssey was actually seeing low end performance (down to at least 40 hz). Then I turned the crossover up to 80hz to let the SVS do the brunt work.


If you decide to 'dual sub' it post your results! I got tired of tweaking indefinitely so I am holding out to see what the impressions are before attempting. smile.gif
post #2684 of 2952
Just curious how many people are using either the A25 or A26 speakers? What are the impressions, compared with similarly priced bookshelves?
I can't find a SINGLE place in SoCal who stock those speakers. I did find a place which had the discontinued (?) RS 260 speakers. But man alive, they were DULL and lifeless. I was able to audition those head-to-head with some Klipsch, PSB, and Monitor speakers, and after just a minute with those Boston speakers, I never switched back. The others were night and day better. Granted, the others were also a little more money. But I've heard $200/pair Polks which sounded much better than those RS Bostons. They sounded so bad, that I even double-checked the wires, and drivers, to make sure something hadn't been messed with.

So, what's the word on the A-series bookshelves?

P.S. Also, anyone else in greater LA/Orange - any idea what stores might have those speakers to hear???
post #2685 of 2952
I posted this in another thread, maybe this thread here is better suited to get the answer:

I can get a klipsch KSW-10 sub,
A pair of Boston Acoustic CR8's
And a pair of Boston Acoustic Micro 90x speakers for $200.

I know this may not be great for a room the size of mine, but I was thinking about buying these and a decent receiver just to get things started, and then upgrade as I am able. My question is if this is a fair product for the price?
post #2686 of 2952
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Originally Posted by Shane R View Post

I can get a klipsch KSW-10 sub,
A pair of Boston Acoustic CR8's
And a pair of Boston Acoustic Micro 90x speakers for $200.

I know this may not be great for a room the size of mine, but I was thinking about buying these and a decent receiver just to get things started, and then upgrade as I am able. My question is if this is a fair product for the price?

A good deal, if the speakers and subwoofer are in decent shape and working - you can upgrade
someting like your sub later, and look for a center channel.
post #2687 of 2952
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

A good deal, if the speakers and subwoofer are in decent shape and working - you can upgrade
someting like your sub later, and look for a center channel.

Thank you for the reply! They are in perfect looking and working condition and I can hear them any time this weekend. This is his secondary system and he never uses it since he finished a theatre room and upgraded all of his gear.
post #2688 of 2952
I have a friend that may be selling his boston set:
vr 12 center
cr9 fronts
cr9 rears

All in mint condition. He put them away when his baby was born, and thay have been there since.
post #2689 of 2952
Hi im looking for my first home theater speaker kit. 5.1

av receiver i have the Denon 3312ci

4x Boston acoustic A26 ( FR,FL,RR,RL) ( all satellite because all my wires comes out the wall )
1x Boston acoustic C225 ( center )
1x ASW650GB ( subwoofer )

what you think ?
post #2690 of 2952
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Originally Posted by lardio View Post

Hi im looking for my first home theater speaker kit. 5.1

av receiver i have the Denon 3312ci

4x Boston acoustic A26 ( FR,FL,RR,RL) ( all satellite because all my wires comes out the wall )
1x Boston acoustic C225 ( center )
1x ASW650GB ( subwoofer )

what you think ?

I posted a question a day ago, asking about the A25/A26 speakers. No response, yet. I'll be curious if anyone actually has these, or has ever heard them. Just can't find the speakers ANYWHERE for an audition.
post #2691 of 2952
Is that the system you own, or are you in the process of buying that speaker package? What gauge wire's are those that are coming out of the wall?
post #2692 of 2952
I Own it now ! Wire 12/2 cl2
post #2693 of 2952
Hi guys,I just bought a set of A360's and I now want to upgrade my centre channel to match the Bostons. There is a VR10 available close to home but I'm concerned that a speaker that old won't match my newer models.Would it match well,or would I be wiser to get an A225 that matches the A360's?
post #2694 of 2952
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Originally Posted by lardio View Post

Hi im looking for my first home theater speaker kit. 5.1

av receiver i have the Denon 3312ci

4x Boston acoustic A26 ( FR,FL,RR,RL) ( all satellite because all my wires comes out the wall )
1x Boston acoustic C225 ( center )
1x ASW650GB ( subwoofer )

what you think ?

Depending on what you are paying for the sub you might be better off with one of the popular ID brands in the same price range.
post #2695 of 2952
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Originally Posted by spdracer View Post

.Would it match well,or would I be wiser to get an A225 that matches the A360's?

Get the A225C
post #2696 of 2952
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

Get the A225C

That kind of the direction I was leaning I haven't been able to hear one,just wish the reviews were better
post #2697 of 2952
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Originally Posted by spdracer View Post

That kind of the direction I was leaning I haven't been able to hear one,just wish the reviews were better

If you have the height - I would lean towards the A26 bookshelf speaker, to use as a center channel.
post #2698 of 2952
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

If you have the height - I would lean towards the A26 bookshelf speaker, to use as a center channel.

I have the room,can you buy just one speaker?
post #2699 of 2952
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Originally Posted by spdracer View Post

I have the room,can you buy just one speaker?

Yes, they are sold by the each.
post #2700 of 2952
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

Yes, they are sold by the each.

I've been checking on acc4less,where I bought the 360's but they don't carry them. Is there any particular reason why you would recommend it over the A225C?
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