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Boston Acoustics RS 244C

Center channel speaker (Reflection Series)

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Our take on the Boston Acoustics RS 244C

by Kristen Schaub
Boston Acoustics

Your home theater's most important speaker

The center channel speaker is the workhorse in a home theater system. It has to reproduce clear dialogue and special effects that keep your eyes and ears glued to the movie action. A high-quality center speaker is a great investment for any surround sound setup. Try to choose one that's as closely matched as possible to your front right and left speakers, so that as sound moves across the front stage, it stays seamlessly realistic.

Multichannel movie soundtracks ask a great deal of a home theater system's center channel speaker. Boston's RS 244C center channel is engineered to handle the workload effortlessly, from engaging special effects to crystal-clear dialogue. This speaker features a smooth, elegant cabinet with rounded corners, along with new speaker technologies from Boston Acoustics for impressive center channel performance.

Smart tweeter technology for accurate high-frequency detail
Boston's new 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth tweeter lets this speaker really sing with silky, clear highs. Its unusual, dimpled design stabilizes the linear motion of the tweeter for significantly lower distortion, while improving dispersion, power handling, and clarity.

Multi-composite woofers, plus advanced cabinet design
The RS 244C also delivers dynamic mids and bass thanks to four 4" woofers and an acoustically tuned port. These high-tech multi-composite woofers produces smooth, detailed midrange and high-output bass with minimal distortion. The smooth front baffle sports a shallow grille with magnetic attachments, a design that virtually eliminates diffraction, for a spacious soundstage and accurate imaging.

Build a complete Reflection Series speaker system for thrilling home theater sound by combining the RS 244C with floor-standing front speakers, bookshelf speakers, or compact bookshelf speakers, plus a powered subwoofer.

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Highlights:

  • video-shielded for safe placement next to a tube TV
  • frequency response 50-26,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth (EWB) tweeter
  • four 4" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) woofers
  • Deep Channel® Design for more bass from less amplifier power
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts
  • scratch-resistant high gloss black finish
  • 28-3/8"W x 5-13/16"H x 6-7/8"D
  • weight: 25.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Tweeter
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Dome
Midrange size (inches)
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Woofer size (inches)
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4
Connector Type
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Binding post
Power Range
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10-200
Sensitivity
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89 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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50-26k Hz
Height (inches)
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5-13/16
Width (inches)
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28-3/8
Depth (inches)
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6-7/8
Weight
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25.4 lbs
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille (attached)

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Tightly Spaced Driver Placement: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C center-channel loudspeaker utilizes tightly spaced driver placement, to allow the speaker to deliver near-point-source sonic coherence, wide dispersion, and accurate imaging.

Smart Tweeter Technology: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C center-channel loudspeaker's 1.0" EWB (Extended Wide Bandwidth) tweeter features special central diaphragm termination (creating a dimple) and a rear-venting chamber to provide stabilized linear motion, lower distortion, improved dispersion, higher power handling, and increased clarity.

Multi-Composite Woofer Cone: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C center-channel loudspeaker incorporates quadruple 4.0" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) Woofer cones made from a composite of fiber and ceramic materials impregnated in a proprietary copolymer. By combining these multi-composite cones with Boston's Deep Channel Design (DCD), the woofers produce a smooth response over the entire operating range. Deep Channel Design (DCD) provides more bass from less amplifier power.

Video Shielded: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C offers MagnaGuard video shielding so you can safely place the speaker next to your television without distortion or interference.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C center-channel loudspeaker features a bass-reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port for added efficiency and bass response. The enclosure features an elegant, scratch resistant high-gloss black lacquer finish.

Super Linear Plane (SLP) Baffle: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C center-channel speaker features a Super Linear Plane (SLP) Baffle which offers a smooth surface baffle with invisible hardware. The Super Linear Plane Baffle has the ability to nearly eliminate acoustic diffraction.

Magnetic Grille: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C uses a super-shallow grille with an invisible magnetic attachment to create an almost entirely seamless alignment with the baffle plane to significantly reduce sonic barriers. The magnetic super-shallow grille minimizes acoustical interference for an improved soundstage.

Connections

Binding Posts: The Boston Acoustic center-channel loudspeaker has two sets of gold-plated binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual  binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding posts will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and single banana-connectors.

Mounting Options

Mounting: The Boston Acoustic RS 244C can sit comfortably on a shelf, stand, or tabletop above or below your television.

 
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