Does anyone have experience with the Boston Accoustics CR series bookshelves? What in the Polk range would you compare it to?
I have not seen much information about these before, but I had a chance to audition a pair of Boston CR57 bookshelves at home - the smallest in the CR series.
CR57 has a 4½" woofer and a ¾" Kortec® soft dome tweeter. The speaker looks very handsome and seems to be built well. A very nice touch is the rotating "Boston" logo on the metal grill, which I think means you can safely position these on the side, too. From the back port you can see a massive heatsink attached to the back of the tweeter (I think).
I played with them for about half a day on and off with a coupe of CDs running off of Onkyo receiver and cd changer. They sound is very pleasing – the Kortec tweeter is very much detailed and not fatiguing. Nice midrange and upper bass rolling off very quickly though, probably well within the 80Hz-20kHz (+/- 3dB) specs.
In my mind I positioned them right next to Polk’s new Monitor line. Monitor 30 undoubtfully has deeper bass, than the CR57, but it’s also a smaller speaker than Monitor 30. I cannot imagine how nice these can sound with a good sub – I may try that on the weekend I have time.
Please, anyone that have heard these, share your thoughts.