Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

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High Points
• Elegant, albeit unique styling, at an affordable price sums up the VS 336's looks.
• The VS 336 sound is lively and fun, a great speaker to rock out to or enjoy the latest Blu-ray or multi-channel music disc with.
• The VS 336 bass will go plenty deep for most people with small to medium sized rooms, which may negate the need for a separate subwoofer.

Low Points
• There's something about Boston Acoustics' choice of finishes that I feel traps this otherwise elegant and fun sounding loudspeaker in the Miami Vice era.
• The VS 336 needs to be positioned carefully to avoid boominess in the bass that can somewhat overpower the smaller midrange and tweeter drivers.
• At extreme volumes the VS 336 will begin to compress and show signs of strain, so keep it below Movie Theater-like volume levels and you should be just fine.

Conclusion
For around $3,400 a pair the VS 336 floor standing speakers from Boston Acoustics have some stiff competition. But I can say this with absolute certainty, you're not about to mistake the VS 336 for one of its competitors, for it has a look and a sound all its own. Is it a perfect speaker? No, but it's a fun speaker that does its own thing. Personally, I kind of liked its fun, upbeat, punchy sound, especially when it came to pop/rock music and large Hollywood action films. However the VS 336 does lack a bit of finesse and ultimate refinement that I felt it needed when listening to more sophisticated two channel source material. No speaker is perfect, but for what it is the VS 336 is, it's definitely worth a listen.
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HTR Product Rating for Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Criteria Rating

Performance

3.5

Value

4

Overall

4

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