Boston Acoustics RS 230 User Manual

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REFLECTION SERIES

by Boston Acoustics

Modern elegance. Legendary performance.

Modern elegance.

Legendary performance.

In an elegant fusion of technology, performance,

and stylish good looks, our new Reflection Series speakers deliver clean, balanced sound worthy of our thirty year heritage. While performance is the monarch of this line’s feature set, its cutting-edgedrivers andwell-designedcrossovers are enclosed in an ultrascratch-resistanthigh gloss finish that will endure years of play. That means these speakers will make themselves at home in any environment from living room to home theater. And after three decades of perfecting the Boston Sound, you can be sure these speakers will sound every bit as good as they look.

Attention to detail

Meticulously designed and solidly crafted, the most discriminating enthusiasts will revel in the small details. Each Reflection Series speaker comes cleverly appointed with magnetic grilles and stylish contours for an uncluttered modern appeal—butdon’t be fooled, the 1,000 watt powered subwoofer is both beauty and beast,

delivering wave after wave of heart-poundingbass under its elegant exterior.

Smart tweeter technology

While looks do impress, one of Reflection Series’ unique features is actually “under the hood.” Our new EWB (Extended Wide Bandwidth) tweeter borrows the same performance attributes found in our flagship VS line—stabilizedlinear motion, lower distortion, improved

dispersion, power handling, and clarity. This was accomplished by special central diaphragm termination (creating a dimple) and rear chamber venting.

design

its center.

Multi-compositewoofer cones

All Reflection models incorporate our new Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) Woofer cones made from a composite of fiber and ceramic materials and impregnated in a proprietary copolymer. By combining these

multi-compositecones with Boston’s Deep Channel® Design, these woofers produce a smooth response over the entire operating range. That means you get all the thunder ofhigh-outputbass and all the subtleties and detail of

the midrange—withminimal distortion.

Advanced cabinet design and driver configuration

While each speaker baffle features a smooth surface and invisible hardware, the real secret behind Reflection’s Super Linear Plane (SLP) Baffles is their unique ability to nearly eliminate acoustic diffraction. Super-shallowgrilles using an invisible magnetic attachment create an almost entirely seamless alignment with the

baffle plane to significantly reduce sonic barriers. The resulting sound is equally pristine with the grilles on or off. Coupled with Reflection’s tightly spaced driver placement, each speaker delivers near-point-sourcesonic coherence, wide dispersion, and astonishing imaging.

REFLECTION SERIES

by Boston Acoustics

RS 334

Quadruple 4” Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Video-shieldedfor safe placement next to aTV • freq. response43Hz-26kHz(±3dB)

•handlesupto250watts•sensitivity89dB•1”EWBtweeter•four4” FCCMwoofers• scratch-resistanthigh gloss black finish •five-waygold-platedbinding posts

RS 244C

Quadruple 4” Center Channel

Perfectly acoustically matched to the RS 344 •Video-shieldedfor safe placement next to aTV • freq. response50Hz-26kHz(±3dB) • handles up to 200 watts

• sensitivity 89 dB • 1”EWB tweeter • four 4”FCCM woofers • scratch-resistanthigh gloss black finish •five-waygold-platedbinding posts

RS 223

Dual 31/2” LCR Loudspeaker

Video-shieldedfor safe placement next to aTV • freq. response78Hz-26kHz(±3dB) • handles up to 150 watts • sensitivity 88 dB • 1”EWB tweeter • dual 31/2”FCCM woofers

scratch-resistanthigh gloss black finish •five-waygold-platedbinding posts

Shown with included base

RS 260 and 230

RS 260 61/2” Bookshelf Loudspeaker

RS 230 31/2” Compact Satellite Loudspeaker

Video-shieldedfor safe placement next to aTV •scratch-resistanthigh gloss black finish •five-waygold-platedbinding posts • 1”EWB tweeter • freq. response50Hz-26kHz(78Hz-26kHz)±3dB • handles up to 200 (150) watts • sensitivity 89 (87) dB • 61/2(31/2)”FCCM woofer

Watt Peak Powered Subwoofer

Freq. response 23-150Hz(±3dB) • variable40-180Hzcrossover

line-levelandspeaker-levelinputs •front-firing10”FCCM woofer, dual 8”radiators •scratch-resistanthigh gloss black finish

five-waygold-platedbinding posts

REFLECTION SERIES

by Boston Acoustics

Specifications

RS 244C

Frequency Range (±3dB)

 

50Hz – 26kHz

26kHz

50Hz – 26kHz

78Hz – 26kHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Amplifier

10 – 250 Watts

10 – 200 Watts

10 – 150 Watts

10 – 200 Watts

10 – 150 Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitivity

89 dB SPL/2.8V/m

89 dB SPL/2.8V/m

88 dB SPL/2.8V/m

89 dB SPL/2.8V/m

87 dB SPL/2.8V/m

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal Impedance

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossover Frequency

2,000 Hz

2,000 Hz

2,000 Hz

2,000 Hz

2,000 Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass Driver

Quadruple 4” (102mm)

Quadruple 4” (102mm)

Dual 31/2” (89mm)

61/2” (165mm)

31/2” (89mm)

 

Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material

Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material

Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material

Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material

Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-FrequencyDriver

1” (25mm)

1” (25mm)

1” (25mm)

1” (25mm)

1” (25mm)

 

Extended Wide Bandwidth

Extended Wide Bandwidth

Extended Wide Bandwidth

Extended Wide Bandwidth

Extended Wide Bandwidth

Dimensions (H xW x D)

427/16 x 81/2 x 95/16”

 

(1076.5 x 215 x 235mm)

57/8 x 233/8 x 611/16” (148 x 720 x 169mm)

233/8 x 515/16 x 515/16” (593 x 150 x 150mm) with base

125/8 x 77/8 x 911/16”

711/16 x 415/16 x51/4”

(320 x 200 x 245mm)

(195 x 125 x 132.5mm)

Weight: 32.2 lbs (14.6kg) 25.4 lbs (11.5kg) 7.8 lbs (3.5kg) 14 lbs (6.4 kg) 4.6 lbs (2 kg)

Specifications

RPS 1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Range

23 Hz – 150 Hz, ±3dB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amplifier Power

500 watts RMS (1,000 watts peak)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass Driver

10” (254mm) FCCM woofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passive Radiator

Dual 8” (203mm) FCCM passive radiators

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensions (H x W x D)

135/8 x 131/4 x 1613/16”

 

 

 

(345 x 335 x 427mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight:

48.4 lbs (22kg)

 

 

Boston Acoustics continually strives to update and improve its products.

The specifications and construction details are subject to change without notice.

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