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Boston Acoustics showcases new flagship Vista speakers

Posted in Speakers by Nino Marchetti on August 10th, 2008

Boston Acoustics VS 325C

Boston Acoustics recently unveiled its new Vista flagship line of loudspeakers. Four models make up the mix, ranging in price from around $400 upwards to $1,700.

Introduced in this new line up are a floorstanding loudspeaker, center channel, bookshelf and subwoofer. All look to be well made, feature laden products which should be fully available by the end of the summer. You can get full details after the jump.

Boston Acoustics Introduces Vista… Where Performance and Beauty Are One!

– Four New Flagship Speaker Models Exquisitely Merge Art and Science for the Ultimate in Listening, Enjoyment and Sophisticated Design –

Peabody, MA, August 5th, 2008 — Boston Acoustics, Inc., world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, today announced the introduction of its new flagship line of loudspeakers, Vista. The four Vista models: VS 336 3-Way Triple 6-1/2” Floorstanding Loudspeaker (MAP: $1,699.99), VS 325C 3-Way Dual 5-1/4” Center Channel (MAP: $899.99), VS 240 2-Way 4-1/4” Bookshelf (MAP: $399.99), and VPS 210 10″ Class-D 500-watt High-Powered Subwoofer (MAP: $1,699.99), bring together superior sonic reproduction capabilities with exciting new dimensions in loudspeaker elegance and aesthetics. Several Vista Series models are currently available at selected independent stores across the country, with the initial four models in the Series all scheduled for rollout availability by the end of summer. In addition to the initial four models, two additional Vista loudspeakers, the VS 224 2-Way Dual 4 ½” LCR and VS 260 2-Way 6 ½” Bookshelf, are scheduled for market introduction this fall, both with MAPs of $699.99 each.

Superior Sound, Sophisticated Design

Boston Acoustics brought all of its expertise, engineering, and design skill to bear in creating its new Vista loudspeakers, which feature the highest quality build materials, innovative acoustic & transducer technologies, and meticulous craftsmanship. Listeners enjoy a stunningly realistic, richly detailed audio performance that is complemented in every way by visually striking, furniture-grade cabinetry and beautiful design.

Dispelling all notions of the typical loudspeaker “rectangular box,” Vista features elegant black piano lacquer finish cabinets and high-gloss furniture-grade end panels, in a choice of high-gloss layered cherry or matching black lacquer. And further reflecting the seamless merging of art and science that defines Vista, the structural elements of the cabinets are made of high-frequency-molded MDF with “wave like” curved surfaces that reduce internal standing waves and significantly reduce any panel or cabinet resonances. To further the goal of inertness, the cabinets also incorporate substantial internal bracing, providing an ideal environment for high performance, resonant free sound reproduction. Of course, all Vista speakers are voiced to allow for the use of various models in any configuration or combination.

Boston Acoustics Sr. Vice President & General Manager Eli Harary, noted: “In creating our flagship Vista range, we literally went back to the drawing board to re-imagine the potential of a true premium-quality loudspeaker, both in terms of extraordinary audio performance and visual elegance. Without question, the resulting products are our best performing and best looking ever. These four models offer our discriminating customers an opportunity to enjoy the very best in audio quality, whether for music or home theater, while adding sophistication and style to the décor of any room in their home.”

Key Audio Innovations…

In the Vista Series, a variety of sophisticated and innovative sonic technologies work together to ensure outstanding audio reproduction”.

Key audio innovations include:

· Exclusive New Super Wide Bandwidth (SWB) Tweeters featuring a Coupled Dual Concentric Diaphragm (CDCD) – At high frequencies (i.e. above 10-12 kHz) the center of a traditional dome-shaped diaphragm gradually decouples, moving out of phase with the remaining structure and causing cancellation of higher frequencies and a loss of radiating surface area. By terminating the center of the diaphragm to a brass plug, the CDCD continues to work more like a piston –significantly lowering the ”noise floor.” The result is greater transparency and micro dynamics with a low frequency resonance point that allows for lower crossover points resulting in a more full-bodied sound character at high output levels.

· New Organic Composite Cone Material (OCCM) for Mid-Range & Woofers – The OCCM cones featured in all Vista woofers and midrange drivers, were developed for the purpose of maintaining rigidity with minimal sacrifice to sensitivity. This new composite cone uses a mix of select natural fibers to reduce resonance and improve sonic accuracy.

Rear-firing acoustically tuned ports in Vista Loudspeaker models provide improved bass extension and output with virtually no distortion. The OCCM Passive Radiator used on the VPS-210 Subwoofer further enhances low frequency extension in a compact enclosure and eliminates port turbulence. And to ensure purity of signal transfer in all speaker connections, all models feature five-way gold-plated binding posts.

These new acoustical innovations, in conjunction with Vista’s “resonant free” enclosures, provide incredibly pure sonic performance.

Boston Acoustics