Jump to content
The Classic Speaker Pages Discussion Forums
Pete B

Boston Acoustics Wiki Page Needed

Recommended Posts

I'm not too familiar with the BA product lines over the years and a much better Wiki

page or any history page would be helpful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Acoustics

Anyone know of a better one?

Very little about the different product lines here:

http://www.bostonacoustics.com/US/Pages/AboutUs.aspx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Pete B said:

Anyone know of a better one?

Same problem I ran into early 2017.  The CSP has more info than any other site I found.  

Adams 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking for more info, too.  I enjoy hifi history, especially American speaker companies.  I used to own some Boston A40's and recently picked up a used pair of CR85s, which are fantastic speakers.  I know the VR series are the deluxe models, but I found a third hand quote from Andy Kotsatos that the CR95, which are the same as mine, but in a floorstander, were the best speaker BA produced.  Apparently they were only sold only one year because they sniped sales from the more expensive VRs.

Anyway, the bookshelf series seems to go from the As to the HDxs to the CRxs, the CRx5s, CRx7s, the CSs, and finally the A series again.  I would like to know the years all these were produced.  Things get a bit muddy after the company was sold in 2005.  I believe my CR85s are from about 2002-2003.  The new A series was out about 2011 and there are many good reviews of them.  They seem to use much of the technology that debuted with the CRx5 series.  Sadly, speaker manufacturing ended completely for BA in June of 2018.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, I ran into their new 'mentality' about a year ago trying to get some tech notes on my T1030 pair. They're 'legacy' is a marketing reference that they now seem to have little real interest in. Typical of corporate management having successfully displaced engineering's control of product line that seems to be today's norm. Seems BA is focused on boom boxes seeing how current woofer line of 'loosey goosey' buckets. I downloaded a few of their current woofer 'full spec sheets' .......Not even a mention of any Theil-Small parameters , thus no basis in std audio engineering.    Says alot .

The pinnacle of this evil is Harman International. At least BA wasn't forsaken to that bunch.......best stop there. Lookup HarmanIntl

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been a BA fan myself for a decades and have noticed the absolute dearth of information available relative to other manufacturers of the day. I've started a Facebook group in hopes of turning it into a central landing place and am trying to pull info from various places and consolidate it for a thorough/proper wiki which Boston Acoustics deserves. I realize many have issues with Facebook for various reasons, but it seems to be where most are gathered, and their group format offers a good medium for something like this. The forum/message board format would be a nightmare unless it was kept extremely basic, and that defeats the purpose.

I'm going to upload what I have on the A200 tonight, with more to be added later. I'm only able to do it in my downtime, so i've no idea how long it will actually to take to run chronologically through all of the series and models as it requires research/organization time. Some lines I have more knowledge on than others. I own sets from the A, VR-9xx, and VR-x lines, so I have personal knowledge of those, with a fair amount of general knowledge on the VR-Mxx, T, and HD series also. The newest, most recent lines released before they folded I have no knowledge of, and to be honest, little interest, but a completist's approach is the idea here.

If anyone has any interest in joining, contributing, or even moderating (should there ever be enough participation), the group name is "Boston Acoustics Fans And Collectors". Typing that phrase into the search bar at the top of each page should direct you there, there are no others. I've no experience creating or working with groups, so any input is welcomed. I only decided to do this because no one else has, which seems perplexing. There are proper groups for just about every manufacturer (active and defunct) in existence, but alas, Boston gets nothing. I see them for sale often, and people are clearly still interested. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×