It is not a home theatre speaker.
With the lowest frequency response of 150Hz on main channels, I would say this Boston Soundware XS speaker is ideal for a home TV equipment, not a home theatre.
Boston XS's Subwoofer although set to 180Hz maximum still incapable to cover the loss frequency range between high and low. I thought this could replace my existing standmount speakers but I was wrong. I just learn that it is essential for a home theatre setup to be equipped with main speakers and center speakers covering frequency response around 80Hz.
This is a good speakers for home TV equipment or computer AV setup. Just want to advice to home theatre enthusiasts, do not over estimate this product.
Okay, i have taken some effort to get this right. The sound is much better now after the crossover frequency on AVR set to 80Hz, and the LFE set to 150Hz. Crossover control on subwoofer unit is turned to maximum at 180Hz as recommended. That's not all, I have also reposition the subwoofer unit to make it fire backward against the wall behind TV. Then I agree that this Boston Soundware XS deserve a five star. Subwoofer works great. But it still doesn't solve the loss frequency between high and low as i mentioned in my first review. Overall quality makes me happy. Thank you
What an extraordinary package! I’ve just replaced 60kg+ of equipment with under 10kg and am amazed at the result.
Sure, it doesn’t beat my floor standing Mordurant Shorts for music in stereo mode but running 2.1 in music mode delivers an excellent result with a great sound stage and wonderful clarity for the money, and size. Yes, the mid range suffers from muddiness as the small satellites cross-over with a wide sub range but very tolerable while listening in the correct position or zone.
As for home cinema use, I stopped thinking about their size a short way in to the movie and then surprised myself a few times thereafter when I realised what I was listening too. Haven’t watched or listened to any action or shoot-em-up stuff yet but I’m confident they’ll perform with maybe a little tweaking of the sub x-over and volume.
Again, amazing for the money, paid A$580 due to run out sale clearing for new model and at that price a real bargain. One thing, warning to prospective buyers... apart from get them while you can at this price... there are some ring-in packages with faulty sub transformers and amps resulting in a rhythmic clicking sounds straight out of the box powered up. Disappointing when you’re all excited and ready to have a listen but the local agent fixed it on the spot by replacing with a revised amp and tranny unit. Make sure you ask if the kit you’re buying has the revised sub circuit.
Well done What Hi Fi on the review. As for me, the saying goes "Happy wife, happy life" and the slight compromise in music fidelity is well worth the major visual clean-up of equipment in the living room.
I picked these up about 2 months ago after nearly 1 year of research into a 5.1 system for my newly refurbished living room.
The build quality of all the speakers seems to be of a very high standard. In terms of loudness and sound quality the satellites are simply brilliant for their size. I am always surprised how clean the centre speaker sounds and how it holds it own alongside my MS Avaiano fronts. At loud volumes there is no sign of distortion and the sound is very clear.
The real star of this system is the subwoofer. The bass is very clean with no distortion at high volumes. At low volumes it adds subtle depth to movie sound tracks. On music it adds that extra weight and punch. I find myself turning the volume down as it really does kick out that deep thundering sound.
Overall I am very pleased with the system. My only negative point would be that the supplied wall brackets place the satellites about an inch from the wall.
I have paired the system with the Denon 2310 AV receiver.
Funnily enough we have a Group Test of style speakers in our June issue (on sale May 7) in which we put the Bostons up against the Jamos � all will be revealed!
I certainly wouldn't put them higher than the TV.
How do they compare to the Jamo a102hcs5?
I have had these for several months and from day one have found them to be excellent. I had the Jamo's before hand and these are on an entirely different level.
How sensitive to placement are these little darlings. We have TV above fire, would the best place be in line with the TV or could they be positioned higher. Have been told by sales person that mirage omni's would be more forgiving but they are twice the price.
I bought the BA package for the following reasons: price, compact size, they came in white (my wife's contribution relating to wall camouflage), they were wall mountable and they offered good performance. I must say that overall they are fantastic value, great sound quality with minimal high-level distortion.
When deciding where to locate the satellite speakers in my living room, my main consideration was the destructive capabilities of a 13-month-old toddler. So no question the speakers had to be located as far away from ground zero as possible.
When setting up the speakers with my Onkyo TX-SR608, I didn't notice hardly any drop in performance or sound quality by wall mounting all four corner speakers close to the ceiling. I realise I have committed a grievous crime in the eyes of many, but I�m more than satisfied with the overall results!
i bought boston xs 5.1 speaker, am planning to buy onkyo tx-sr608...
i wanna to knw the abt the combination? hope tis is a gud combination?
And also i bought n exrra boston subwoofer n 2 speakers. can i b able to get 7.1 effect? but then how abt the second subwoofer? is it possible to connect 2 subwoofer in the same same room itself? if then can u tell me abt the placement of 2 subwoofer..?
And also i wanna knw abt the cables, especially to the speakers n subwoofer...?
plz help me replying to this thread at the earliest..!
but are they far better and worth that extra as prices for jamo is now 169 with these at near 300!! or the tannoys at £200
Login or register to post comments
With a nicely balanced sound, good looks and an attractive price, this powerful-sounding Loewe speaker is an appealing wireless option
A decent enough performer but not particularly engaging
A fine 4K TV that’s full of pros and with only a few cons. A real contender
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing