Boston Acoustics P460

On-wall home theater speaker

  • Boston Acoustics P460

    Silver grille

  • Boston Acoustics P460

    Black grille

  • Boston Acoustics P460

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Our take on the Boston Acoustics P460

by Tom Mathew
Boston Acoustics

If you're serious about home theater, the P460 from Boston Acoustics, sold individually, is the speaker for you. It features a 1" dome tweeter, a 4-1/2" midrange, and four 4-1/2" woofers for incredibly rich, vibrant sound. Plus, there's a tuned port for clean, deep bass response. Just like the rest of Boston's P4 series speakers, the top-of-the-line P460 sports a sleek, wall-mountable design that looks great next to today's popular flat-panel TVs. It's ideal for screens 60" and up. And you'll marvel at the performance — get ready for astounding home theater sound.

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Take home up to seven P460s and team them up with a Boston Acoustics powered subwoofer. Or use the P460s as your front and center speakers, and the Bravo IIs as compact, voice-matched surrounds. No matter how you configure your Boston Acoustics speaker system, you'll enjoy absolutely top-notch home theater performance. You can mount the P460 vertically or horizontally on your wall using the included bracket, or place it on a shelf or table with the P4TS table stand (sold separately). It comes with both silver and black grilles, so you can get just the right look.

The Boston Sound™
All Boston Acoustics speakers have a consistent tonal quality that has come to be known as the Boston Sound. Boston designs all of its speakers to work together seamlessly, delivering natural, balanced sound from one end of the sonic spectrum to the other. Whether you're listening to music or movies, you'll hear a faithful reproduction of what the original artists intended.


  • sold individually
  • bass-reflex
  • video-shielded design
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • frequency response 80-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 92 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • 1" dome tweeter
  • 4-1/2" midrange
  • four 4-1/2" woofers
  • included bracket for easy wall-mounting
  • extruded aluminum cabinet
  • 5-way binding posts
  • silver and black grilles included
  • ideal for use with TVs 60" and up
  • 34-1/16"W x 5-5/8"H x 4-15/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Number of Speakers 1
Bipole or Dipole No
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) 4-1/2
Woofer size (inches) 4-1/2
Connector Type 5-way post
Power Range 15-200
Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Height (inches) 34-1/16
Width (inches) 5-5/8
Depth (inches) 4-15/16
Weight (pounds) 14.8
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • One P460 Speaker
  • 2 Metal grilles (one silver/one black)
  • Wall mounting bracket (can be vertical or horizontal)
  • 2 Mounting bolts (speaker to bracket)
  • 2 Flat washers
  • 4 Toggle bolts
  • 2 TV set top mounting brackets
  • 2 Adhesive backed rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Grille installation note
  • TV bracket installation note
  • Warranty information
  • Wall mounting bracket template
  • Product registration card
  • Note about optional stands
  • Boston Acoustics brochure

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Dimension Note


Overview: The Boston Acoustics P460 is sold as a single speaker, this allows you to use one as a center speaker, two as a pair of main or surround speakers, or a package of 3, 5, 6, or 7 in a multi-channel home theater system. The P460 is voice-matched to the other Boston Acoustics P4 series speakers. The P460 is sized to fit well along side TVs in the 60 inch range.

Enclosure: The cabinet is extruded aluminum resulting in a superb structural integrity that eliminates the spurious resonances and vibration that degrade the sound of typical speakers.

Grilles: The package includes 2 aluminum grilles, one silver and one black, to match a variety of decors.

Tweeter: The P460 speaker uses Boston's 1" VRH.O. aluminum dome tweeter with AMD (Amplitude Modification Device). This high output tweeter uses a specially anodized aluminum dome. Compared to a soft dome, aluminum is equally light, yet more rigid. Compared to other hard dome materials, an aluminum dome is unrivaled in its ability to accurately track the input signal, in other words, when the voice coil says "jump," the aluminum dome does so, without changing shape. AMD is used to further optimize the aluminum dome's output, without taking anything away. AMD is a patented acoustical tuning device that uses precisely sized hollow tubes positioned in front of the tweeter to refocus short wavelength energy and create an extremely smooth, flat response. This is done without using elaborate electronic components that can degrade the sound's purity.

Midrange/Woofers: The P460 has a 4 1/2" midrange and four 4 1/2" woofers. The mid has a large 1 1/2" voice coil for superb driver control and extremely high power handling. The benefit of four 4 1/2" woofers is authoritative bass response, low distortion, and smooth uniform upper bass/lower midrange frequency response. Each woofer and the midrange is built from the ground up for the P4 series speakers and uses a rubber surround for added durability.

Video Shielded: This speaker includes MagnaGuard, Boston Acoustics' proprietary magnetic shielding technology. By reducing and containing the magnetic field naturally generated by a loudspeaker's magnet, MagnaGuard allows you to place the speaker near a TV or monitor without distorting the picture.

5-way Binding Posts: The wire terminals are 5-way binding posts, allowing you to connect the speaker wire using dual banana plugs, single banana plugs, spade connectors, pin connectors, or bare wire. Bare wire up to 10 gauge fits through the posts. Because of the way the speaker terminal is recessed into the cabinet, if spade connectors are used, they need to be angled.

Wall Mounting Brackets: The P460 is equipped with a metal wall-mounting bracket which can be positioned vertically or horizontally. Using the wall bracket adds about an inch to the depth of the speaker. The bracket has three mounting options to allow varied angles. When mounted vertically, the speaker can face perpendicular to the wall or it can be angled 15° left or right. When mounted horizontally the speaker can face perpendicular to the wall or it can be angled 15° up or down. Mounting hardware is included.

Bass Management: When setting bass management parameters on your home theater receiver, the outputs for this speaker should be set to Small.

Optional Stands: The P460 speaker can be placed on one of two optional stands, the table top stand (item number 065P4TS), or the floor stand (item number 065P4FL).

Dimension Note

Depth: The measured depth of the P460 is 3.916". The included bracket is necessary for wall mounting so the effective depth becomes 4.889".

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