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    Default Just picked up - Boston Acoustic VR12

    Hey all,

    I wanted to share my enthusiasm for my latest pickup - a Boston Acoustic VR12 center channel!

    I found it in great shape in the local CL- It came packed in its original box, plastic, and packaging. The only damage is some small water coloring on the grille - the grille was left off the speaker and in the box in the original owner's basement and some water dripped in. Otherwise everything is in great shape.

    It's a big guy - 25" wide and easily 40lb. It sits under my projection screen on top of two other speaker cabs for now.

    it's got 2 6.5" woofers, a 4" midrange in the center, right under a dome tweeter. It's about 90db efficient so it matches well with the Boston Acoustic A200s I have as my L and R in the system now.

    I've only watched a couple of shows on it - 1 5.1 Blu-ray and some Netflix streaming. I need some more time to compare but I have to say I'm feeling some fuller bass in the front, and I don't think the bass is from my PSW10, which is boomier with movies. Voices are clear and out of the box. I used to have a Polk Monitor 5Jr+ (not the ported one, but with the PR) as my center. After I recapped it I really liked it - when demoing for music it was amazing - full midrange and great highs from the SL2500. I'll be interested to keep trying this VR12 and seeing if I can feel the difference. The general consensus on the forums is that this is one of the best center speakers Boston Acoustics ever produced.

    I'm not getting rid of the Polk Monitor 5Jr+ yet - after I mod my Monitor 7Bs maybe I'll hold on to it for another 5.1 system!
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Descending toward the moon in the CLEM (Chinese Lunar Excursion Module), looking for Chang'e


    Looks like a nice center. I know that the VR series of towers from B.A. were a pretty good line. I think I may have preferred them over the Polk M and Rti series of the same time period! I'm assuming that is the BIG center match for those towers of which the VR3 was the best, I believe. But I suppose this center could be even earlier?


    Onkyo TX-SR 805 System #1 HT AVR
    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

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    I had a VR10 and very good center speaker so VR12 should be even better.
    I did feet it was brighter than I wanted for music but helped movie dialogues.

    Boston A400,VR950, DefTech BP10,, Klipsch Forte,KSP-400,KSF-C5,RF3,RC3.
    JBL L20t,L80t3, EPI 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,5A,7C, KEF Coda III, Yamaha NS-690, Genesis 3+.
    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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    I have the VR920. It weighs in at 32lbs, and 27 1/8 inches wide. It's got two 5 1/4 inch drivers with a 3 1/2 inch midrange. It has handled everything I have thrown at it with ease.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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