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Boston Acoustics M250

Floor-standing speaker

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Item # 065M250

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Overview

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The M250 from Boston Acoustics has what it takes to bring your music and movies to life. This slim, graceful tower employs the latest advancements in Boston's speaker technology to give you exceptionally accurate and natural sound. It's equally well suited for use in a stereo pair or as front left and right speakers in a multichannel home theater system. Plus, the M250 looks every bit as good as it sounds. Sporting a glossy black piano lacquer finish with luxurious leather-feel trim, it makes a stunning addition to just about any space.

A "wicked-good speakah" from Boston

The M250 from Boston Acoustics has what it takes to bring your music and movies to life. This slim, graceful tower employs the latest advancements in Boston's speaker technology to give you exceptionally accurate and natural sound. It's equally well suited for use in a stereo pair or as front left and right speakers in a multichannel home theater system. Plus, the M250 looks every bit as good as it sounds. Sporting a glossy black piano lacquer finish with luxurious leather-feel trim, it makes a stunning addition to just about any space.

Advanced drivers for detailed, dynamic sound

Boston's Extended Wide Bandwidth dome tweeter lets the M250 really sing with silky, transparent highs. Unlike most tweeters, this one has a dimple in the middle that stabilizes the linear motion of the tweeter for significantly lower distortion, improved dispersion for a deep, expansive soundstage, and greater clarity over a broad range of frequencies. The M250 also delivers dynamic mids and bass thanks to a 5-1/4" polypropylene midrange and a 5-1/4" woofer with an acoustically tuned port.

Better cabinet construction improves performance

Cabinet vibration, or resonance, is the enemy of clear sound. It distorts and colors the sound of instruments and vocals. Boston's M Series speakers fight vibration with LoQ™ cabinet construction. By using two sheets of MDF (medium density fiberboard) with a special damping adhesive layer between them, Boston created an enclosure that provides the acoustic deadening of much thicker materials without the drawbacks of added weight and increased size. The result is a relatively compact, lightweight speaker that has a very low resonance — or in speaker-speak, a low “Q.”

In addition to the Lo-Q cabinet material, Boston also used a scanning laser vibrometer to critically position the M Series cabinets' internal braces where they provide the most benefit. Then they added heavy-duty absorptive cabinet fill to eliminate internal standing waves. These advanced cabinet building techniques and materials result in speakers with impressive transparency and a large, detailed soundstage.

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Smaller size and high quality sound is leaps and bounds better than the speakers they were replacing. Can only improve once they are broken in over time.

Neil, Malaga , Wa

What's in the Box:

  • Floor-standing loudspeaker
  • Detachable grille (installed)
  • 4 Rubber feet (pre-installed)
  • 4 Spiked feet
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)

Product Highlights:

  • 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth soft dome tweeter for excellent clarity and low distortion
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene cone midrange driver
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene cone woofer
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • Boston Lo-Q™ cabinet construction reduces vibration and eliminates unwanted resonance
  • high-gloss black piano lacquer finish with leatherette covered baffle
  • frequency response: 60-30,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • impedance: compatible with 8-ohm outputs
  • recommended amplifier power: 50-250 watts
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • 9-11/16"W x 38-3/8"H x 9-13/16"D
  • weight: 35.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Leatherette/Lacquer
Color Black
Tweeter Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 50-250
Frequency Response 60-30,000 Hz
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Amplifier Power ---
Height (inches) 38-3/8
Width (inches) 9-11/16
Depth (inches) 9-13/16
Weight 35.3 lbs

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Features

2.5-Way Speaker Design: This 2.5-way speaker combines a 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth dome tweeter with a 5.25" mid/woofer and a 5.25" woofer for smooth, natural sound, and dynamic bass. Experience rich sound while enjoying music, movies, and more with the M250 floor-standing loudspeaker from Boston Acoustics.

  • 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth Dome Tweeter: The M250 floor-standing loudspeaker is equipped with Boston's signature 1" Extended Wide Bandwidth (EWB) dome tweeter, which is designed to cover a broad range of frequencies, reduce distortion, and improve clarity in the high registers. Unlike most tweeters, the EWB has a small dimple in the middle and a large radiating surface that extends from the center to the outside perimeter of the diaphragm. This design enables the tweeter to track subtle treble details and reproduce the highest frequencies with ease.
  • Dual 5.25" Cone Woofers: The speaker also contains a 5.25"polypropylene mid/woofer driver and a 5.25" polypropylene cone woofer for extended bass response. Aluminum shorting rings help produce clearer sound.

High Quality Crossover Networks: Very high quality crossover networks featuring low loss film capacitors and low distortion laminated silicon steel core inductors are utilized for greater clarity and minimal coloration.

Lo-Q Cabinet Construction: The M250's Lo-Q cabinet is built to reduce vibrations and eliminate unwanted resonances. The M250 has a cabinet made of Lo-Q, a material consisting of two pieces of medium-density fiberboard joined together with a thick layer of damping adhesive in the middle. This material significantly reduces cabinet vibrations to virtually eliminate unwanted resonances allowing the M250 to create a larger, more vivid soundstage. The cabinet also contains heavy-duty absorptive fill and internal braces which have been strategically positioned to maximize the speaker's strength and optimize sound.

Gloss Black Finish w/ Leatherette Wrap: The M250's gloss black finish and curved side panels with faux leather wrap can complement almost any decor.

Rear-Firing Port: The Boston Acoustics M250 employs a rear-firing port for higher efficiency and greater bass response. Because of the rear-firing port, the speaker should be placed at least 3" from the wall.

Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Boston Acoustics M250 floor-standing loudspeaker is fitted with a set of binding post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs (single only), spade-connectors, and pin-connectors.

Rubber & Spike Feet: The M250 floor-standing loudspeaker comes with pre-installed rubber feet which are ideal for hardwood floors. Spike feet are also included for placement on a carpeted surface.

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1 question already asked

Yes. They can. In fact mine are close to the wall. I have my record player hooked up to these and they sound wonderful!! Hope that helps. [ Sankalp  Apr 13, 2015 ]
I'm using a powered sub with my system and have my Boston placed about 6 inches away from the wall slightly angled in. The sound is full and great. If I didn't have a sub I would pull them further away from the wall. I hope that helps [ Justin  Apr 13, 2015 ]
Yes, they can. May pair reside close to the wall in my living room. BTW - I love these speakers! Great value for the price... [ Greg  Apr 13, 2015 ]
I think they could be placed "close" to a wall since the port is only 2" and shouldn't need too much gap, but I'm not sure how close you can get without impacting sound. The port is flush with the back of the speaker and the back of the speaker is flat so the port will be blocked/muffled if the speaker is placed directly against or too close to the wall, but it shouldn't take much spacing to eliminate the concern. I hope this helps!!! [ Bob  Apr 13, 2015 ]
Joe, I have mine out about 4 feet from the wall with a subwoofer directly behind one. I suppose you can place them near the wall without a problem. These are beautiful sounding speakers ...although they may sound ok out of the box, give it a few weeks and the sound really come alive as they break in [ Steven  Apr 13, 2015 ]
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