Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there

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Kevin_X

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Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« on: 11 Dec 2020, 04:48 pm »
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jmc207

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #1 on: 12 Dec 2020, 01:27 am »
Interesting info. Thanks for the post. Reminds me I've got some VR-3's that I need to listen to again.

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec 2020, 06:35 am »
Hi,

Thank you for the post as I found it really interesting. I just want to clarify that you did't have to do any modifications to the crossover? So I presume that Madisound found a drop in replacement (apart from a couple of modifications to the wood work) that requires no modifications?

I've heard a lot about the VR4's but I haven't heard them personally.

Cheers Rod

Avinash

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #3 on: 5 Feb 2021, 05:16 pm »
I have original VR-4's, would love to learn about upgrades. Why is OP's thread deleted  :?

Charles Calkins

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #4 on: 5 Feb 2021, 09:27 pm »
I have original VR-4's, would love to learn about upgrades. Why is OP's thread deleted  :?

      I have a the VR-4's and about 6 or so years ago I sent them to VSA for upgrades. Cost was about $3,00.00
      Whatever they did to them made a HUGE!!! and better sound. I'm not sure but I think that the upgrades to
      VR-4's are no longer available.
      I bought my VR-4's in 2006.
      One more thing. When I got them back after the upgrades one of the base plates was broken. VSA said a
      new one would cost $800.00 WHAT???? Hell I made a new one for $25.00. Still can't figure out why a new
      one would cost $800.00 from VSA. It is a PUZZELEMENT!!!

                                                                   Cheers
                                                                  Charlie


WGH

Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #5 on: 5 Feb 2021, 10:07 pm »
Would they look like this without the sock?

I found this description of Von Schweikert VR-4 upgrades
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa68c2-von-schweikert-audio-full-range



fittebd

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #6 on: 5 Feb 2021, 11:37 pm »
So are they any mods still available for VR4 line owners?

Charles Calkins

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #7 on: 6 Feb 2021, 12:52 am »
Would they look like this without the sock?

I found this description of Von Schweikert VR-4 upgrades
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa68c2-von-schweikert-audio-full-range



     No. The VR-4's don't look anything like the one in the picture.

                                                     Charlie

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #8 on: 6 Feb 2021, 02:55 am »
     No. The VR-4's don't look anything like the one in the picture.

                                                     Charlie

Thanks Charles, damn internet mislabeling photos.
I dug a little deeper, how is your Swedish?
https://sm5b.se/von-schweikert-vr4/

Translated to English
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&u=https://sm5b.se/von-schweikert-vr4/

Lots of good photos including the crossover



I was curious what they looked like under the sock. I owned the Von Schweikert VR-2 and did a lot of low cost mods that greatly improved the sound but they all involved taming cabinet resonances. The VR-4 is very different and better built. After hearing other speakers I got tired of the warm and forgiving sound of the VR-2 and decided to go in another direction.

I would bet the VR-33's in the Trading Post would be an upgrade at an affordable price.
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=174662.0

Charles Calkins

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Re: Original VR-4's: the best low-cost mod out there
« Reply #9 on: 6 Feb 2021, 05:42 am »
Thanks Charles, damn internet mislabeling photos.
I dug a little deeper, how is your Swedish?
https://sm5b.se/von-schweikert-vr4/

Translated to English
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&u=https://sm5b.se/von-schweikert-vr4/

Lots of good photos including the crossover



I was curious what they looked like under the sock. I owned the Von Schweikert VR-2 and did a lot of low cost mods that greatly improved the sound but they all involved taming cabinet resonances. The VR-4 is very different and better built. After hearing other speakers I got tired of the warm and forgiving sound of the VR-2 and decided to go in another direction.

I would bet the VR-33's in the Trading Post would be an upgrade at an affordable price.
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=174662.0

          Log on to google.com. Enter Von schweikert VR4 generation III special edition. That will show you a picture of the speakers I have.
           You will find several posts about the speakers. Good luck!!

                                                           Charlie