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Overview: The Boston Acoustics HS 50 is sold as a single speaker, allowing you to use two in a stereo
configuration, or up to seven in a multi-channel surround system. They can be mixed and matched with other
Horizon Series speakers, such as
the HS 40, HS 60, HS 225, or the floor-standing HS 450 or HS 460. A matching HPS
powered subwoofer is recommended with the HS 50 to provide a full range sound.
Design: The speaker cabinet is
made of molded ABS plastic with a "Soft Touch" finish. They are internally
braced with MDF to eliminate resonance.
Reduced Baffle Diffraction Design (RBDD): The front baffle is gently
curved both vertically to give you a wider, smoother
Grilles: The HS 50 speaker is
equipped with a removable Onyx cloth grille.
Boston P.O.P.: The Boston Personal Option Plan (P.O.P.) allows you to
match your environment with optional grilles in multiple colors for the Horizon
series speakers. In addition to the Onyx grille that comes with the
speaker, you can purchase grilles in Glacier, Chocolat, Rose Bud, Chili Pepper,
Silver, Caramel, or Pearl Gray. These optional grilles are available directly
from the manufacturer.
Placement Options: The HS 50 can be placed on a tabletop or
wall-mounted. The speaker comes configured for tabletop placement with a rear
foot to keep the speaker upright. The foot has two screw holes, allowing you to
place the speaker vertically or slightly tilted forward for high shelf
placement. For wall mounting, the foot can be removed and the speaker hung on a
#8 screw using the built-in keyhole slot. You can also use an optional
wall-mount bracket that accepts a 1/4"-20 screw to fit the threaded screw hole
that remains when the rear foot is removed.
Tweeter: The HS 50 uses
a 1" Kortec soft dome tweeter for crystal clear high frequencies.
Woofer: The HS 50 has a 5-1/4"
copolymer woofer with a phase plug. The speaker features Boston's Deep Channel
Design technology to
give you more bass with less amplifier power. Rubber surrounds
are used for
MagnaGuard: The speaker features MagnaGuard magnetic shielding which
ensures the speaker's magnetic field does not interfere with the television's
Gold-plated Binding Posts: The wire
terminals are gold-plated, 5-way binding posts, allowing you to connect the speaker wire
using dual banana plugs, single banana plugs, pin connectors,
spade terminals, or bare wire. Bare wire up to 12
gauge fits through the binding posts.
Bass Management Recommendation:
When setting bass management parameters on your home theater receiver, the
outputs for this speaker can be set to Small or Normal.