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    Default Any other Boston Acoustics fans here?

    I never thought much of BA before a Polkie selling a bunch of gear near me (JerryMB) told me I should buy his CR77 instead of the Inifinty Primus 150 he was selling (both $50/pair). I'm definitely not in search of the holy grail, but my Boston's reminded me a lot of the LSis I'd considered - laid back, detailed, uncolored. Now I have a whole Boston Acoustics 5.1 set up and I really love it.

    I had an RTi setup and I know it had more OOMPH so to speak, but I keep coming back to the detail and clarity of the BA line. Polk Audio got me into my ears, but Boston has me happy now. Any other owners here?
    Currently listening to:

    Marantz SR5004
    Sony BDP-S370
    Apple TV V2
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Mirage CMD-5 x 5
    Bic H-100

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersFTW View Post
    I never thought much of BA before a Polkie selling a bunch of gear near me (JerryMB) told me I should buy his CR77 instead of the Inifinty Primus 150 he was selling (both $50/pair). I'm definitely not in search of the holy grail, but my Boston's reminded me a lot of the LSis I'd considered - laid back, detailed, uncolored. Now I have a whole Boston Acoustics 5.1 set up and I really love it.

    I had an RTi setup and I know it had more OOMPH so to speak, but I keep coming back to the detail and clarity of the BA line. Polk Audio got me into my ears, but Boston has me happy now. Any other owners here?
    Nice, how do you like the Boston sub, I have 2 of the 12 in subs HPS12HO.

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    I have a HPS 10SE and it rocks my world. I used a Polk PSW10 and a PSW303 in the past and I'd say the 303 comes close but can't quite touch the Boston. In all fairness, it has a 150W RMS amp and a 10" woofer, though. Ridiculous levels of bass on tap. Two of the 12" model must be awesome. I considered the 12 but my dealer had the 10" on sale and I'm always frugal (plus I live in an apartment) so I'm more than happy.

    I can't believe the quality and value offered by BA these days (also Polk). Glad to see someone else on the bandwagon. Have you considered some fashionable grilles for your sub? :)
    Currently listening to:

    Marantz SR5004
    Sony BDP-S370
    Apple TV V2
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Mirage CMD-5 x 5
    Bic H-100

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    No. I stopped being a fan when they stopped making great loudspeakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    No. I stopped being a fan when they stopped making great loudspeakers.
    Ouch.

    EDIT: Subjective hobby etc etc.
    Currently listening to:

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    Sony BDP-S370
    Apple TV V2
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Mirage CMD-5 x 5
    Bic H-100

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersFTW View Post
    I have a HPS 10SE and it rocks my world. I used a Polk PSW10 and a PSW303 in the past and I'd say the 303 comes close but can't quite touch the Boston. In all fairness, it has a 150W RMS amp and a 10" woofer, though. Ridiculous levels of bass on tap. Two of the 12" model must be awesome. I considered the 12 but my dealer had the 10" on sale and I'm always frugal (plus I live in an apartment) so I'm more than happy.

    I can't believe the quality and value offered by BA these days (also Polk). Glad to see someone else on the bandwagon. Have you considered some fashionable grilles for your sub? :)

    It is great, they are very fast, accurate and musical, whats crazy is that I am about to sell both of them. I like them alot but I want to move up a little bit. May I ask how much did you get your 10 inch for. Check them out on the showcase.

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    $140 new. I'm happy, don't tell me I paid too much. :)

    EDIT: What are you hoping to get? You can see I'm downmarket these days, but I still love to hear what the better half is listening to.
    Currently listening to:

    Marantz SR5004
    Sony BDP-S370
    Apple TV V2
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Mirage CMD-5 x 5
    Bic H-100

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersFTW View Post
    $140 new. I'm happy, don't tell me I paid too much. :)
    Not at all being that it retails for more than twice that.

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    Electronics-Expo in NJ for anyone else looking for a solid sub for cheap. It sounds much more powerful and controlled to me than the 10" Dayton I had been using for around the same cash.
    Currently listening to:

    Marantz SR5004
    Sony BDP-S370
    Apple TV V2
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Mirage CMD-5 x 5
    Bic H-100

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    No. I stopped being a fan when they stopped making great loudspeakers.
    Ouch! I actually like their stuff, certainly better than Bose IMO, but I think Polk can take you much further ... YMMV!

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    I've never really done much listening on their bigger speakers, but I can say their computer speakers definitely kick ass. The ones I have for my computer each have two 3" mid/woofers and a 3/4 inch tweeter, and theres a 50 watt 6.5 inch sub down by my feet. I love em. It was a huge upgrade from the speakers that came with my computer. I'd rather be listening to my HT system, but my computers in a different room...So the BA's I've got fill the bill very nicely.
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    I have one of their center channels & sub.

    The CC does just fine, but their sub will never be anything to write home about. For music it does fine, but it will never shake the apt.
    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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    There's a $7.99 pair of Boston A-70's that need foam over at my local Goodwill. An 8" two-way from way back.

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