Boston Acoustics VR 12 Center Channels

4.86/5 (42 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

Center Channel Speaker - (2) 6.5" Woofers, 4.5" Mid and 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by elipogi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2008

Bottom Line:   
The best center channel that i ever heard!!!!!!crystal clear and mids are amazin!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   high end audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by filcro a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Using this Center with 4 Canton CT 1000's and I'm very happy with the VR12 all around.

The Bass, Mid and High reproduction of music and movies are outstanding. Best roll off at 40.

At times you've got to kick it down as it picks up everything. 7 of these in surround sound with a good sub would something I'd like to hear.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Stero City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I'll be brief here. Powerful, detailed, big. This is for large TV's only, a monster 30-pound center that's 25" long.

Bottom line - probably the biggest "oops" concerning pricing in the history of center channels. Boston now makes the VR-MC two-way center, which is very nice and a good deal at $600. Boston began producing the VR10 and VR12 a couple years before the 5.1 receivers came onto the market, so the need for a center was a mere fraction of what it is today. The VR12 (and the much smaller VR10 as well) incorporates a dual-crossover network, with the fantastic VR tweeter, dual active/passive bass drivers, and a dedicated 4.5" midrange driver. A midrange driver in a center speaker? HELLO??! Where do most of the voices come from in DVDs? OF COURSE! Why make a center any other way? I beleive the detail and imaging that makes this center so great is due to that dedicated midrange driver. I now consider this a must for a center.

The point is, the VR12 (and VR10) is simply a better-sounding speaker compared to the VR-MC. It's more powerful, and it sounds better. Given that $600 is a very fair price in today's Dolby-Digital market for the VR-MC, the VR12 was beyond a bargain at only $400. That's why it was so easy for me to realize why a handful of these centers sold on eBay Nov.-Dec. 2003 for over $400 even though they were SEVERAL YEARS OLD. Yes, a five-year-old speaker that listed brand new for $400 sold used for $465 PLUS shipping charges, $435, $430, $419, etc. Seems as though I'm not the only one out there that knows what a treasure the VR12 and VR10 truely are for the price. I bought my VR10 (50% smaller but 92% the sound of the VR12), brand new in 1999 at 15% off ($255+tax), and sold it a couple months ago to a guy who happily sent me $369.00 for it, letting me know later he was absolutely thrilled with the purchase. Kudos. And Boston, shame on you for going backwards on your centers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Albert a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought this speaker as I was assembling my HT system. After reading positive reviews, I got it off Ebay (it has been discontinued for over a year) and I was not disappointed. This speaker simply produces accurate sound. Voices in particular are much more realistic than with anything I have heard, but the speaker works well with music, sound effects, or anything else. Having spent lots of time listening to different speakers, I agree with those who say this is one of the best center channels ever made.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2002

Bottom Line:   
serious contender for the best center channel speaker available for under $1,000.i amcurrently using a denon 5800 reciever with a sony es 9000 dvd player and an onkyo integra 606 cd changer,for speakers im using boston acoustic vrm 90's a vr 12 center and a vr 200 subwoofer and a pair of vrm 60'for surrounds,its an awesome set up that works equally well with music and movies

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $318.00

Purchased At:   audio store




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