Summary: These Boston VR1 loudspeaker are an incredible value. I bought mine new on amazon for 119.99 each. I just happened to look at the right time. I think Boston's combination of incredible tweeters and highly efficient small woofers give Boston their trademark sound. This is the first loudspeaker that I had to turn the treble below a flat response. I was unsure when I first hooked them up thinking these Boston's had let me down.
Summary: It's August "11 and I see these speakers are on sale. I've had a set for two years and they are the best sounding speakers I have owned. I replaced a very expensive pair of Mirage speakers with these and they sound much, much better. I had Mirage in front and small Boston speakers for surround and was always amazed at how great they sounded. For $240.00 a set, these are an unbelievable deal! Buy them, you won't be sorry.
Summary: What a great deal, I went to several Audio shops and demoed allot of speakers. I have yet to hear anything comparable to these with out spending 3 times as much money! Even then its minimal difference. Also dealing with Amazon has been great there customer service is top notch!
Summary: To get better sound than these would require another 0 in the purchase price for a biamped 3 way system. These are one of the best 2 way systems I have heard. Boston got away from their traditional acoustic suspension style of cabinet and went with a rear ported design. The result was stupendous in a way only Andy Pettite could achieve. Power handling is phenomenal even on the most dynamic cds. Bass is deep, much deeper than the published consevative 3dB downpoint.
Summary: I've had my Boston floorstanding speakers for about 5 years. I have listened to most all the high-end brands of speakers and these offer the best value of any model or brand. Although technology seems to change year-end and year-out, I keep going back to these speakers which give better overall tonal quality than anything else in their price range. I spent $600 for my pair 5 yrs. ago and they are worth every penny.
Summary: I bought these in early '08 for $300/pr. I have the cherry finish which is beautiful. These are really great sounding speakers. They were slightly harsh at first but calmed down nicely. Bass response is very good and these can be used without a sub. I do use a small sub and the sound is really full and powerfull. These are quite efficient also. I am using a Harmon Kardon 3390 stereo reciever at 80/wpc and the result is excellent clarity and room-filling sound.