Boston Acoustics Introduces New Horizon Speaker Line
Peabody, MA, August 11, 2007 -- Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers and entertainment products, is combining loudspeaker form and function in an elegant new way with the upcoming introduction of its Boston “Horizon” Series loudspeakers. Created with keen attention to aesthetic detail and design, Boston’s Horizon speakers offer consumers a way to enjoy no-compromise audio performance while complementing the décor of virtually any room in the home. The Boston Acoustics Horizon Series includes a range of ten different speaker sizes and configurations, from compact bookshelf models to full-sized floor-standing units to home theater LCR models and powered subwoofers. The line includes the following models: HS 40 4.5” 2-way bookshelf (SRP: $99.99); HS 50 5.25” 2-way bookshelf (SRP: $129.99); HS 60 6.5” 2-way bookshelf (SRP: $149.99); HS 225 Dual 5.25” 2-way LCR (SRP: $249.99); HS 450 dual 5.25” 2-way floor standing (SRP $299.95); and HS 460 dual 6.5” 2-way floor-standing (SRP: $399.95), as well an 8-inch wireless powered subwoofer, HPS 8Wi (SRP: $399.95), and three powered subwoofers, the 10” HPS10 SE (SRP: $299.99), HPS 10HO (SRP: $399.99) and 12” HPS 12HO (SRP: $499.99), with 150-, 250- and 300-watt built-in amplifiers respectively.
Horizon Speakers Look Great and “Play Smart™”
Boston Acoustics’ Horizon Series loudspeakers exemplify the company’s new Play Smart™ attitude and design philosophy, combining an element of design fun with extraordinary performance and sonic accuracy. From their soft-touch painted finish (all speakers are available in either mist with silver grilles or midnight with Onyx grilles) and integrated colorcoordinated rubber trim to their leading-edge audio technologies, Horizon speakers are designed to literally sound as good as they look. With their elegantly slim profiles and the soft smooth radiuses of their back cabinets, Boston Horizon Series speakers complement the décor of any room and offer no-compromise audio excellence.
“Make It Your Own” with Boston’s
Personal Option Plan (P.O.P.)
To make it easy for customers to express their personal taste and style and individualize the look of their Boston Horizon loudspeakers, they all feature Boston Acoustics’ new P.O.P. (Personal Option Plan) design concept. P.O.P. lets users customize the look of their product using easily removable cloth grilles that are available in a wide variety of colors, including Glacier, Rosebud, Onyx, Pearl Gray, Caramel, Chocolat, Silver, and Chili Pepper. To purchase a new grille, customers can simply visit the Boston Acoustics website www.bostonacoustics.com/POP and select the color of their choice or contact those dealers that will be stocking the grille color options.
Leading-Edge Technologies for Sonic Performance
Horizon loudspeakers are designed to excel in a wide range of listening applications, including both powerful home theater and advanced stereo and multi-channel music reproduction. Advanced technologies ensure excellence in audio reproduction. For example, a barely noticeable phase plug pole piece extension in all Horizon drivers improves performance and clarity, soft-dome tweeters in all models deliver crystalline sound, and 5-way gold-plated binding posts ensure purity of signal transfer in all speaker connections.
Total Convenience Placement Flexibility
The small footprint choices of the bookshelf and LCR models in the Horizon line are ideal for placement on bookshelves, side tables, and desktops, and the dual-woofer LCR speaker is specifically designed to complement flat-panel video displays. All feature design-integrated wall-mounting brackets and adjustable footing that affords maximum placement flexibility. In addition to their 1” soft-dome tweeters and dual woofers, they incorporate both dual passive radiators as well as rear ports for incredible bass extension and output. And for easy portability and placement, both the HS 450 and HS 460 speakers feature integrated footings and a convenient recessed carrying handle.
Boston’s Horizon Series Powered Subwoofers
The four subwoofers in Boston’s Horizon Series provide powerful deep bass response. All are front firing, rear-ported configurations that feature amplifier-mounted controls (level, phase, auto power, line level input, LFE input) for maximum flexibility and customizable sound. Boston’s Deep Channel Design (DCD) technology ensures dramatic and powerful bass performance. Boston Acoustics Horizon Series loudspeakers and the optional P.O.P. cloth grilles are scheduled for shipment to retailers in October 2007.
For over 25 years, Boston Acoustics has remained at the leading-edge of audio excellence, designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative high-performance loudspeakers for use in home audio and home theater systems, as well as aftermarket, OEM automotive systems, and custom installations. Highly regarded for creating The Boston sound, the company commits all of its resources in design, engineering and manufacturing to create superior, competitively priced products that emphasize performance, consistency, reliability and value. For more information on the company’s full range of advanced loudspeakers, as well as its tabletop radio products and more, please visit www.BostonAcoustics.com.
I guess this is what the market wants (slim speakers you can mount anywhere), but I'm not convinced those small curved plastic boxes can sound right. (Mirage omnipolars being an exception, but not a box.)
Definitive does well with their curved plastic boxes, maybe BA will too.
The market really wants HT speakers, not music speakers, so this fits with the trend.
This is a little bit interesting:
they all feature Boston Acoustics’ new P.O.P. (Personal Option Plan) design concept. P.O.P. lets users customize the look of their product using easily removable cloth grilles that are available in a wide variety of colors, including Glacier, Rosebud, Onyx, Pearl Gray, Caramel, Chocolat, Silver, and Chili Pepper.but this is just funny somehow. What color is mist? midnight?:
all speakers are available in either mist with silver grilles or midnight with Onyx grilles