Boston Acoustics t830 Review-Quick Guide

If you have renovated your house, it is good to re-examine some of the accessories, especially the audio and video systems. Although everything eventually becomes old or obsolete, home electronics are likely to be the first to succumb to obsolescence due to the field’s rapid advancement. If your gear is older than five years, it’s time to give it the same thorough examination you’ve given your living area.

Your optimal purchasing plan is determined by the age, quality, and condition of your current equipment, as well as the state of your financial account, which may be less than robust following a redesign. Three options for budgets ranging from moderate to extravagant are presented here. All will boost your electronic delight, whether it’s through the inexpensive replacement of a single crucial component or the outright purchase of a new system.

Choose from the larger, floor-standing models for your new set, of which many combine a high level of musicality with a reasonable price. For example, the Boston Acoustics T830 ($500) is musically and physically appealing. The instruments will appear to stand out in three-dimensional space as soon as you connect them, and the musical textures will get greater.

Specifications Of Boston Acoustics t830

Boston Acoustics t830

The Boston acoustics t830 woofer has a frequency response of 37 hertz to 4 000 hertz and resistance of four ohms. The sensitivity rate is one watt that produces 87.2 decibels at a meter. Its low frequency is 0.278mm long, and it has a focused magnet gap that is an assembly for low distortion.  Its high frequency has a 3.25 millimeters doom tweeter.

It has a crossover frequency of 2000 hertz. The recommended amplifier power for the Boston acoustics a70 loudspeakers is 15 watts to 75 watts for each channel. Its power rating is approximately 80 W and a maximum of 150 W, and an internal volume of 48.663 L. The Boston acoustics T830 woofer has a dimension of 8.94 inches’ external diameter and 7 inches’ internal diameter. It has a magnet weight of 321 grams.


The construction is sturdy. (Except the woofer surrounds). Threaded holes in the base allow you to add feet to tilt the speaker. (This is something I used to do.) The banana jack hidden beneath is clever since it keeps the cord at ground level. It has a small footprint and is easy to fit into a room.

Extremely smooth midrange-to-tweeter transition. I’m a violinist, and I can’t bear the hole in the upper midrange crossover point that so many speakers have.

The sound is generally well-balanced. The midrange sounded slightly recessed on the first listen, but I quickly discovered that the sound was quite genuine and that nothing was lacking.


The grille was broken into little pieces. The woofers’ foam surrounds had degraded (after 15 years).

In the tweeter, there is a resonance. This was described as a minor peak in the tweeter range in 1989 reviews of the speaker. A peak is caused by resonance; resonances, in my opinion, always add a touch of dirt to the sound. However, this one never bothered me enough to make me want to remove the speakers. It isn’t a problem in and of itself. The actual issue arises when listening to a tape that has its high-frequency focus. (For example, many vocalists in pop recordings.)

In the bass, there’s a tubby sound. Male vocals are made to sound fat. Bass can sound less vibrant and more thumpy.


Boston Acoustics’ original T830 woofer has been out of production for years. A polypropylene cone with a polyether foam surround is used in this woofer. To ensure a matching sound and physically fit, all of the specifications and criteria are replicated. You won’t need to change the cabinet’s impedance (4 ohms), basket size, or screw holes. The back of the Boston T830 speaker indicates 8 ohms; however, the Direct Current Resistance of the Boston t830 woofer is around 4 ohms.

An intriguing installation

An intriguing installation

The speaker’s flat bass response, free of peaks and low distortion were praised in 1989 reviews. My remark that the bass can sound tubby implies that the bass is resonant and distorted. Who is correct? I’m not sure. However, I occasionally utilize this speaker in a setup that produces some of the best-sounding basses I’ve ever heard.

A big transmission-line subwoofer is employed in that system, which is amplified. The active crossover point is at 45Hz (the Boston T830 specs state they roll off on their own at this frequency, but I’ve found that they create enough sound below that to interfere with the subwoofer).

The tubby sound of the Boston speakers vanishes entirely in this placement. In pop music, the bass guitar line is always more tuneful and identifiable. The thumps of different bass drums sound distinct. Male vocals are appropriate. I believe the greater clarity is due to the Boston woofers not having to cope with the lowest frequencies, which causes them to distort less. However, the sound may be more accurate with a subwoofer providing the missing octave and thus sounds better.

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The overall tone is laid back and pleasant. The soft dome tweeter is far more pleasant to listen to than the VR series’ dreadful aluminum tweeter. The midrange is a little too laid back, and vocals are occasionally muffled.

The bass is clear and smooth; however, it fades out at a very high frequency, resulting in a lack of presence. It doesn’t fill out the lower octaves of the classical music I listen to, and it doesn’t have the impact that jazz and rock/country music do. However, you can use a subwoofer, of course, to solve the problem, but that’s another tale.

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