Crisp, accurate, and worth the money! Great job Boston!
I bought a pair of used Boston Acoustics VRS Pro surround speakers kind of on a whim hoping they would enlighten me to the higher end side of speaker quality. So far despite them being used, I'd have to say I'm impressed. I have been slowly trying to step up how I listen to music by buying better quality sound equipment. Every time I'm at a party or visiting someone and they are listening to their music on junk speakers that are distorting like crazy I almost cant take it. I hooked the pair up to a 2 channel Marantz receiver as mains (not what they are meant to be used for but hey I just wanted hear their overall quality) and I was excited about what I heard. Imagine every song you've listened too before sounding like you were right there with the band. I've listened to a lot of speakers and way most impressed by the separation, crispness and accuracy of the Bostons. The VRS Pros play with your ears making it feel like the sound is all around you and moving across a spectrum. I played instrumental classics from The Lord of the Rings, the latest by country artist Eric Church, some rock out piano action by Ben Folds and even dropped in some older jams by Dr Dre and Snoop. I'll have to say the dual tweeters on the Pros bring out just about all the vocals and upper midrange you could want and nothing blurs together. You hear every click of the stick on the drums and every breath the artist takes. The low end could be better and should definitely be paired with an sub with some punch. I guess I'm describing these speakers from the wrong perspective/use. If you were using them solely for surrounds they would be more than perfect, but if you're using them by themselves they definitely need a sub for more substantial lower end performance. I bought the speakers knowing they were for surround sound use, with the intent of using them as my main speakers for a computer multimedia system. I guess I thought this way I would get some sweet speakers from Boston (in very beautiful enclosures) without going with a standard bookshelf speaker look/design. Plus you can find the Pros and the other VRS surrounds cheaper than their other VR main speaker counterparts. Overall win-win. The pair feels very solid and are build well with great gold platted post connects. If you want some good speakers from Boston without breaking the bank check the Pros out, they were industry top of the line when released and are built like a rock. As surrounds, they will dominate most other speakers in the category easily....easily. But, if you're hooking them up as a small set of mains for home desk use or something, pick up a 8" or 10" sub by Boston to compliment and you'll be set! Rock on!Read full review