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Boston Acoustics CR 8

Boston Acoustics CR 8
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5 reviews

May, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 5 user reviews from international sources. The average review date is Jan 22, 2003. We have compared these reviews to 1175929 reviews from other Speakers. Last update: May 27, 2018.

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Boston Acoustics CR 8


these replaced some old bose 301s. now i know what i was missing all these years!the bose 301s have i limited range. the CR8s go much higher with much more detail. they have a crisp and clean, yet mellow sound. maybe a tad shy in the lower freqs. i...

sonic detail, great seperation, quality build, average looks. great all around bookself/standmount speaker for music or home theater

bass could be deeper,(but most of us have a sub to handle the lows anyway). metal grills

Feb, 2004

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Boston Acoustics CR 8


This is a straight-forward, sonically neutral speaker with tendencies more toward rock than jazz or classical. The bass is somewhat hollow though, but placement can manipulate the results quite a bit. Good value for those who like hard-hitting, clean...

RockSOlid Build

Not as good for classical or vocal performance

Feb, 2003

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Boston Acoustics CR 8


I purchased the CR8s around 5 years ago, and they've been a great little set of speakers. I used them as my mains for several years while in college, and they were definitely up to the task. They're a bit light on bass if used in that capacity, but...

Very clear, accurate, detailed sound. Great for music. Capable of filling a small room if used as mains. Price was good compared to competing speakers of equal quality. Nice look in black

Well, they're discontinued, for one.They're a bit large (15" tall) when used as rear speakers. Bass is tight but not a lot of 'oomph' (keep in mind that they are intended as bookshelf speakers)

Jan, 2003

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Boston Acoustics CR 8


My first set of speakers but after listening to every speaker in Victoria in this price range the Boston Acoustics CR 85 did the best job of both music and movie.

Very clear concise sound

Lacks a little in the bottom end of the frequency range but accompanied by a Boston PV 600 subwoofer there is much bigger sound than speaker

Aug, 2002

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Boston Acoustics CR 8


These are wonderful little speakers. I have owned a $1400 PSB stratus Silvers before but they sounded "muddy" compared to these, or maybe my room was too small for PSBs. Anyway, the difference between PSBs and Bostons is as if you "clean up the windows...

Clarity, detail, precision, good soundstage

May need subwoofer in large rooms. May sound a bit "edgy" or "harsh" in high frequencies with "agressive" amplifiers

May, 2002

Product Specifications

The CR8 delivers true audiophile performance. It uses 25mm tweeter with a Kortec soft dome and neodymium magnet. The low-frequency driver is a powerful 180mm DCD bass unit. This system effortlessly reproduces even the most demanding program material.