RIP Boston Acoustics

Danny TseDanny Tse Posts: 5,224
I have fond memories of my beloved CR-8 bookshelf speakers; still don't know why I sold them. Boston also made some fine sounding component car speakers too.

"As of June 2018, Sound United had discontinued Boston shipments to its dealers without notice, effectively bringing an end to the brand."

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



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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,916
    Saw this coming for a while now....
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,093
    I've been looking for some vintage A150's. Does this mean a spike in prices ala Oppo?
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,919
    edited August 2018
    in other rumor mill news...

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/fan-of-polk-for-life.833022/page-2#post-11860658
    Just read on a recent thread that Polk has gone outta business and stopped sending out to their dealers.
    ...

    News to me.
    Thoughts?

    ;)
  • ^^Like it is said, fake news travels 60% faster than the truth. This should soon be all over the net.
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    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,919
    ^^Like it is said, fake news travels 60% faster than the truth. This should soon be all over the net.

    ... and to think, I did my part to help insure that B)

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,205
    Their old car audio speakers from the "ProSeries" were highly regarded back in the day:


    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,118
    SO their website is still up. Not that I really care about Boston acoustics anymore but I do have many fond memories installing their products. They did however have a high failure rate. Many times speakers right out of the box would have magnets that just came off a driver or 2.
    Their outdoor voyager series was fantastic with little issues there. It was more about their book shelf models.
    Micro 90 and all the small sat sub systems where very nice. Awesome sounding for the money. Nice subs and excellent towers back in the day. Can' speak for the more modern stuff they make now which looks like they don't do anything worth looking at anymore.
    Dan
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,093
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Their old car audio speakers from the "ProSeries" were highly regarded back in the day:


    I still have this same model in the garage somewhere. Man these speakers where my favorite all time car speakers. sdiduspettlc.jpg
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    I was just cruising AK and the same thread appeared. What struck me was that Polk Audio was owned by D and M Holdings among many other audio makers. Polk in my limited knowledge of sales has to blow BA out of the water and I can't see them ditching it and for what. They used to own McIntosh but I think they regained market share so what or who would be competition. Plenty of expensive boutique brands but they don't compete I don't think. Ken might shed some light to this...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,919
    McIntosh has a rather tortuous (recent) history of ownership.
    Clarion -> D & M Holdings -> Fine Sounds SpA -> McIntosh Group (management buyout)

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