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Thinking long and hard about buying Vandy speakers but don't have the dough for 5s or 7s. Has anyone out there heard the TREO?
How much dough do you have to spend? There are some great used deals on Audiogon.What will you be using the speakers for? 2 channel, HT, or both?How big is your room?How loud do you listen?Providing more info can help us steer you towards a particular Vandersteen model or even in a different direction.George
Don't know much about the Treo. I have the 3A Sigs and got them in N.J. at Audio Connection. Go see John Rutan there. With your budget you could get 3A Sigs and a Vandy sub or 2 (used) and be cookin!!! I have mine without subs in a fairly small room and they are great. Still working on mating the right amp however and back and forth between Quicksilver V4 Monos and Bryston 3Bst. Both have their strong points. Set up is very important and only you can decide what suits you. I also have Maggie 1.6 in another set up with a Vandy sub and they too are indeed special. I listen to primarily jazz and I'm a jazz musician as well, so it has to be right for me to enjoy it.John as you know, is a Vandersteen expert and will help you find your way.
How close do the Quatro sock and wood version come?
Speakers will be used only for 2 channel audio. The room is squarish , about 15x14. I listen mostly to small combo jazz (Evans, Miles, etc.),vocal jazz and some classical (again mostly chamber music). I don't listen very loud, try to emulate the volume level at a live performance. My main audio dealer is a big Vandersteen dealer in New Jersey so I have listened to the Quattros many times and love them. Also, some of the less expensive Vandys over the years aa well as the 5s. Unfortunately I don't have $10 grand for the Quattros...more in the 5 to 6,000 range.
With a room of this size and your listening preferences a pair of Vandersteen 1C's or 2CE signatures should be more than adequate. Pair either of these with a nice tube amp/preamp like Quicksilver, ARC, etc. and you should be set. John Rutan at Audio Connections in Verona, NJ is EXTREMELY knowledgable on amp/pre pairings with Vandy's. I had Vandy 2CE signatures in a 13.5' by 15.5' room - these provided plenty of bass loading for the room volume.Just my 2 cents, I'd put most of my $ into some good electronics.NB
I maybe looking into the 5A lineup next year, from what I'm hearing, they are more uniform in top to bottom coherence without calling attention to themselves and that's exactly what I'm looking for.Wig
Just found out from Vandersteen that the gap between the Q sock and Q wood version has been closed other than wood version and they now are shipping with the new midrange. This may be my ticket...
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