VMPS Speakers For Sale...!

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« Reply #1040 on: 12 Jan 2019, 04:18 pm »
Jeez, these look better than the pair I bought new.

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« Reply #1041 on: 13 Jan 2019, 01:15 am »
Jeez, these look better than the pair I bought new.

I love the look and scale of this design.  It just looks right.  It's a shame Brian didn't do a Neo panel version!  That would have been sweet.   :D

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« Reply #1042 on: 14 Jan 2019, 11:13 pm »
REPOST  -  $450

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ele/d/columbia-huge-vmps-subwoofers-12-driver/6794470363.html







Pair of VMPS Large Subwoofers Earth Shaking (215) Subs (626 Speakers Sold?) -  (Columbia, MD)  $440


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-VMPS-Large-Subwoofers-Earth-Shaking-Subs/323601353638?hash=item4b5824cba6:g:~MEAAOSwAVlcDrf1



 

"These are two huge brutes!

They rock down to a low 10hz, much below human hearing but you can feel that thump!! Each one has one 12" poly woofer with rubber surround and a 15" mass loaded radiator. They are coated with a borosilicate coat to dampen internal reverb.

Dimensions: 18" x 20" x 28"

Bid with confidence. I am an Honest Ebayer and not a professional seller. I sell items that I do not need anymore at a dirt cheap price. Check my positive feedbacks! :)

Optional Shipping:


If you want to hire a shipper, and be responsible for cost, packaging/crating, insurance, etc. I can have them ready for pickup from Columbia, MD. The speakers would NOT be prepped for shipping. You or the shipper would have to do the prep work to protect/ship them

NOTE: I am selling the VMPS ribbon speakers separately. Please check my other items!"

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« Reply #1043 on: 14 Jan 2019, 11:18 pm »
Vmps RM 40  -  (Detroit, MI)  $1500

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/ele/d/algonac-vmps-rm-40/6794517552.html





"I'm looking to downsize my system. These speakers don't come up for sale in the Midwest often. The speakers are in good shape and work as they should. I'm not desperate to sell, so pretty firm at my number. Thanks for looking."


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« Reply #1044 on: 15 Jan 2019, 04:31 pm »
I love the look and scale of this design.  It just looks right.  It's a shame Brian didn't do a Neo panel version!  That would have been sweet.   :D

Hello Stimpy, I was wondering if you know where I could find the mid driver in a WCF. Like the ones your referencing.
I have both types of 12" WCF single and double stack magnets but seemed to have misplaced the mids.
I need to do an upgrade for the new amps, the old 12" drivers, just aren't up to the task, when I volume UP too much.
I don't want to tear them up either. Still sound really good with valve amps.
I'm pretty sure it took a different PR too. Would you know of any?

2 mids (gotta check ohm)
2 PRs

I'm not sure if they are 4 or 8 ohm, I'll check. I remember both models, WCF and the originals were a GOOD driver, NEVER
had a problem with either. Just the 12" WCF were difficult to drive with 40 wpc valve amps. It's the only weak point of the old
boxes "The Mids", Sure is a great comco though.

I haven't tore into the TIIse yet. Want to do it all at once, XO repair/rebuild, the ribbon tweet was blown, driver swap, add a
little bracing, and a second application of sound coat. The wiring/toggle and pots are all old. I'm sure they all need a good cleaning etc. I've been on a "replace the old wire", tangent here lately, breaking in my new Weller. I have to look at the Quasi wiring you spoke of, also.

I suppose the current mids could stay, just have to run a little hotter than I like.

Thanks OldHvyMec

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« Reply #1045 on: 15 Jan 2019, 09:15 pm »
Hello Stimpy, I was wondering if you know where I could find the mid driver in a WCF. Like the ones your referencing.
I have both types of 12" WCF single and double stack magnets but seemed to have misplaced the mids.
I need to do an upgrade for the new amps, the old 12" drivers, just aren't up to the task, when I volume UP too much.
I don't want to tear them up either. Still sound really good with valve amps.
I'm pretty sure it took a different PR too. Would you know of any?

2 mids (gotta check ohm)
2 PRs

I'm not sure if they are 4 or 8 ohm, I'll check. I remember both models, WCF and the originals were a GOOD driver, NEVER
had a problem with either. Just the 12" WCF were difficult to drive with 40 wpc valve amps. It's the only weak point of the old
boxes "The Mids", Sure is a great comco though.

I haven't tore into the TIIse yet. Want to do it all at once, XO repair/rebuild, the ribbon tweet was blown, driver swap, add a
little bracing, and a second application of sound coat. The wiring/toggle and pots are all old. I'm sure they all need a good cleaning etc. I've been on a "replace the old wire", tangent here lately, breaking in my new Weller. I have to look at the Quasi wiring you spoke of, also.

I suppose the current mids could stay, just have to run a little hotter than I like.

Thanks OldHvyMec


The only one I know, that might have any mid woofers, would be Pat Malaga.  Pat bought out the VMPS warehouse, after Brian passed.  He advertises on Craigslist.  He usually has various drivers and cabinets for sale.  Pat is in CA, around San Francisco.

Woofers

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/vmps-new-subwoofers/6783246316.html

Cabinets

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/pinole-brand-new-vmps-speaker-cabinets/6795123927.html

If Pat doesn't have anything, you could try Misco.  They made Brian's WCF woofers.  Misco wouldn't have the exact drivers, but they probably would have something close.

Misco

http://www.miscospeakers.com/speakers?utf8=✓&search=&button=

One other possibility is Parts Express.  Brian used them for certain woofers.  Usually, Goldwood Heavy Duty woofers, in his subs.  But, Goldwood makes different sizes, in 4 and 8 Ohm.  As a last resort, I'd measure the impedance of your woofer, and match it to a Goldwood.

Goldwood

https://www.parts-express.com/brand/goldwood/294?N=4294966138+4294967118+4294965003&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bendeca%3Amatches%28.%2C"P_PortalID"%2C"1"%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C"P_Searchable"%2C"1"%29%5D&PortalID=1&brandSelected=t&showMoreIds=10025

Good luck!


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« Reply #1047 on: 20 Jan 2019, 03:01 am »
HIGHEND SPEAKERS  -  (Navarre, OH)  $800

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/ele/d/navarre-highend-speakers/6800267253.html





"VMPS RM1 towers - sound excellent."

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« Reply #1048 on: 22 Jan 2019, 12:28 am »
VMPS minimum phase responce Speakers model qso 808 -  (Winsted, Connecticut)  $175 BIN

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VMPS-minimum-phase-responce-Speakers-model-qso-808/163496179581?hash=item261121b77d:g:RWMAAOSwwPRcRAhK&redirect=mobile







"VMPS minimum phase responce Speakers model qso 808. Speakers are used and not tested. I am selling both speakers but pricing sale for just one speaker should one of the speakers not work. Both speakers have cosmetic ware shown in photos."




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« Reply #1049 on: 22 Jan 2019, 12:31 am »
PRICE DROP  -  $4500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VMPS-Super-Tower-III-Special-Ribbon-Edition-Prototype/123537818283?hash=item1cc36d82ab:g:1oMAAOSwEVtcDtmi&redirect=mobile

VMPS Super Tower III Special Ribbon Edition -  (Roswell, GA)  $5500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VMPS-Super-Tower-III-Special-Ribbon-Edition/123537818283?hash=item1cc36d82ab:g:1oMAAOSwEVtcDtmi&redirect=mobile





"This is an improved (with the help of the late Brian Cheney) version of the $19,900 VMPS Super Tower III SRE (Special Ribbon Edition) speakers. The problem of limited vertical dispersion of the ribbon tweeters in the original version was addressed, per Mr. Cheney's suggestion, by adding a second tweeter. Later top of the line VMPS models addressed this problem by making the ribbon tweeter aimable. These speakers require three stereo amps and a three way electronic crossover. The amps are not included but a preconfigured Behringer DCX2496 crossover/DSP unit is, as well as a passive blocking unit using Auricap blocking caps to protect and properly load the ribbon tweeters. If you bring your amplifiers I can use my PC based measurement system and measuring microphone to dial in the DCX2496 for your equipment.

I have been in the high end audio business for over forty years and these truly unique speakers compare favorably to speakers costing ten to twenty times more. I know that is an outlandish statement, but serious buyers are welcome to audition and decide for themselves. Local pickup only with your crew. Each speaker weighs approximately 325 pounds."

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« Reply #1050 on: 23 Jan 2019, 12:09 am »
REPOST

VMPS FF3 Special Ribbon Edition - (West Valenica)  $1800

https://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/d/vmps-ff3-special-ribbon-edition/6801148996.html




"These speakers have amazing audiophile sound. Theses speakers won over the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show with 3 audio magazines writing articles declaring them the best of show in 1999. Speaker array consists of 2 woven carbon woofers with a passive down firing passive radiator, 6 emit ribbons per speaker for the midrange 2 spiral tweeters and a super tweeter.This set has the biamp format with external crossover and power supply, a 800 dollar upgrade, there are also finished in a piano black finish, a additional 500 dollar cost added to the base price of 8400 dollars for a total cost of 9700. This set was originally set up by Brian Cheney owner of VMPS. He signed and dated both speakers. Please research these speakers, or call me with questions or to audition these speakers."



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« Reply #1051 on: 27 Jan 2019, 03:53 pm »
VMPS RM30  -  (Van Nuys, CA)  $2800

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9b6ei-vmps-rm30-full-range?refsource=hifishark







"Here is a pair of VMPS RM30's in Macassar Ebony. Excellent condition and about 6 years old. There are the latest with two 6" forward firing woofers and a 10" side mounted passive radiator. The midrange drivers are Neopanels and the tweeter is a ribbon. All the drivers are still in production so replacement is not a problem, should the need arise. Great thing about these is that they can be placed close the the wall behind and not cause any issues. There are no obvious cosmetic flaws anywhere and they do sound great with solid state or tube amplification."





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« Reply #1052 on: 27 Jan 2019, 03:58 pm »
VMPS Larger Subwoofer Piano Black  -  (Columbia, MD)  $450

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9ag29-vmps-larger-subwoofer-piano-black-subwoofers?refsource=hifishark





"Original owner - purchased in 2002/2003 timeframe.  This sub functions perfectly and looks fantastic, as shown in the pictures. It has one scratch on the left side of the cabinet face, that is mostly covered by the grille.  I think it would be very easy to fix this with a small amount of wood putty and a bit of black paint or a black Sharpie and would then not be noticeable.   
It was used in a dedicated home theater environment.  It comes from a climate-controlled, smoke-free and pet-free home and was never physically handled outside of setup and removal from the home theater.
The original grille is included and it is in excellent condition, too.

Local pickup only; box not included.
Note: I recognize I have not sold or purchased much on Audiogon; however, I am on eBay as Scott_C7 with a 100% positive feedback. I’m interested in honest transactions where both buyer and seller walk away highly satisfied.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have; I’ll be happy to provide you with any information I can."



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« Reply #1053 on: 29 Jan 2019, 11:54 pm »
VMPS Tower II, Special Edition Speakers  -  (Dublin / Pleasanton / Livermore, CA)  $975

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/pleasanton-vmps-tower-ii-special/6804881998.html





"These VMPS speakers sound absolutely fantastic! Bring your favorite record and listen for yourself!

No surprise with this set-up:
1" Ribbon super-tweeter,
1" Focal dome tweeter,
5" Carbon fiber midrange,
12" Mid-woofer
12" Woofer
12" Passive Radiator

45"x15"16", 105lbs each

Price when new was $1875 for the pair
Excellent condition

Of course it depends on the equipment you connect: I was lucky to try them with an assortment of solid-state amps (Pioneer Spec-2, Aragon 8008 and Burson Audio TK-100) and also a few vintage tube amps (Eico ST70, Sherwood 5000 II, and Dynaco Mark III) The solid states unfold with crispness and clearity and tube amps seem to harmonize well with the analytic capabilities of these VMPS towers.

I compared them to Klipsch La Scala, KEF 104.2, Fried R/4, Yamaha and IMF transmission line speakers. They clearly describe a richer soundstage and open up more bass. Brian Cheney, the gentleman who designed them, was a true genius. These speakers turned me into a VMPS fan for life!"



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« Reply #1054 on: 1 Feb 2019, 07:34 pm »
Always so far away....

oldhvymec

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« Reply #1055 on: 3 Feb 2019, 04:32 am »

The only one I know, that might have any mid woofers, would be Pat Malaga.  Pat bought out the VMPS warehouse, after Brian passed.  He advertises on Craigslist.  He usually has various drivers and cabinets for sale.  Pat is in CA, around San Francisco.

Woofers

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/vmps-new-subwoofers/6783246316.html

Cabinets

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/pinole-brand-new-vmps-speaker-cabinets/6795123927.html

If Pat doesn't have anything, you could try Misco.  They made Brian's WCF woofers.  Misco wouldn't have the exact drivers, but they probably would have something close.

Misco

http://www.miscospeakers.com/speakers?utf8=✓&search=&button=

One other possibility is Parts Express.  Brian used them for certain woofers.  Usually, Goldwood Heavy Duty woofers, in his subs.  But, Goldwood makes different sizes, in 4 and 8 Ohm.  As a last resort, I'd measure the impedance of your woofer, and match it to a Goldwood.

Goldwood

https://www.parts-express.com/brand/goldwood/294?N=4294966138+4294967118+4294965003&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bendeca%3Amatches%28.%2C"P_PortalID"%2C"1"%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C"P_Searchable"%2C"1"%29%5D&PortalID=1&brandSelected=t&showMoreIds=10025

Good luck!

You know Stimpy, I looked, the only thing close was at Parts Express. They did have one called "Epique" a
5 1/4 WCF with all the the goodies. 299.00 and discontinued. WOW.  I'm gonna try a 2 1/8 SD mid from Dayton.
It has something I could never find in a dome, 8 ohm. I've always liked the way a single mid dome style
speakers worked. I just have to try it and see. The cut off via spec sheet is good from 300hz with only a -2 db.
I think the TIIses are 350htz, VERY high cut off for the midbass. If it works, like other dome speaker systems,
I've heard. It should be a nice upgrade, and not just a sound change. It should add greater mid
dispersion (convex) and GREATER clarity, (less moving mass), via soft dome. The bass, well it's the Boom
Boom Brian special, ay.

The TIIse in the Livermore add,  have a driver combo, that I've never heard either, phase plugs but non WCF,
12s and WCF mid, interesting.I bet they are VERY fast and LESS distortion than my older NON phase plug
design (first series of drivers pre WCF era)

I have both 12" drivers, The mid/bass coupler, and sub/bass in WCF. I'm looking for a high excursion
passive radiators, but, with as light a moving mass (including spider asy) as I can find. So far they
are all TOO HD. I can see why Brian had to have stuff made. UHHHH!!
Makes it hard to FINE tune with "putty pinching".  We'll see.

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« Reply #1056 on: 3 Feb 2019, 08:28 pm »
You know Stimpy, I looked, the only thing close was at Parts Express. They did have one called "Epique" a
5 1/4 WCF with all the the goodies. 299.00 and discontinued. WOW.  I'm gonna try a 2 1/8 SD mid from Dayton.
It has something I could never find in a dome, 8 ohm. I've always liked the way a single mid dome style
speakers worked. I just have to try it and see. The cut off via spec sheet is good from 300hz with only a -2 db.
I think the TIIses are 350htz, VERY high cut off for the midbass. If it works, like other dome speaker systems,
I've heard. It should be a nice upgrade, and not just a sound change. It should add greater mid
dispersion (convex) and GREATER clarity, (less moving mass), via soft dome. The bass, well it's the Boom
Boom Brian special, ay.

The TIIse in the Livermore add,  have a driver combo, that I've never heard either, phase plugs but non WCF,
12s and WCF mid, interesting.I bet they are VERY fast and LESS distortion than my older NON phase plug
design (first series of drivers pre WCF era)

I have both 12" drivers, The mid/bass coupler, and sub/bass in WCF. I'm looking for a high excursion
passive radiators, but, with as light a moving mass (including spider asy) as I can find. So far they
are all TOO HD. I can see why Brian had to have stuff made. UHHHH!!
Makes it hard to FINE tune with "putty pinching".  We'll see.

It's not easy trying to keep vintage speakers up and running.  Especially when the speakers were fairly rare, even new.  I'll keep looking too, to see if I can find any other possibilities?

Now, maybe this will help with the passive radiators.  Creative Sound Solutions is making their 10 and 12" passives again.  They were being used as upgrades for VMPS.  Give 'em a look.   

https://www.css-audio.com/online-store/CSS-APR12-12-Passive-Radiator-p110031732

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« Reply #1057 on: 3 Feb 2019, 09:04 pm »
It's not easy trying to keep vintage speakers up and running.  Especially when the speakers were fairly rare, even new.  I'll keep looking too, to see if I can find any other possibilities?

Now, maybe this will help with the passive radiators.  Creative Sound Solutions is making their 10 and 12" passives again.  They were being used as upgrades for VMPS.  Give 'em a look.   

https://www.css-audio.com/online-store/CSS-APR12-12-Passive-Radiator-p110031732

I checked them out after I saw your reply. Sure are reasonable. I need the ones that are in the Elixirs. Very light spring,
not even sure on the surrounds if is's rubber or foam. It's paper if I remember. Not to fancy at ALL. lol.

Thanks for the look, see Stimpy.

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« Reply #1058 on: 4 Feb 2019, 05:49 pm »
VMPS FF3's in Tucson area:  $1,800 which is not bad for just the 12 mid-range units.    No affiliation with seller.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/d/vmps-ff3-special-ribbon-edition/6801148996.html


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« Reply #1059 on: 8 Feb 2019, 12:00 am »
VMPS RM 30 -  (San Francisco, CA)  $1300

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/el-sobrante-vmps-rm-30/6810928238.html








"One complete rm30 -Beautiful, Aurum Cantus FST Tweeter, Mega woofers,Aura caps, Silver wire . One Cabinet to build out the pair included. This ad is for one complete speaker and one cabinet with most drivers to complete including another Aurum Cantus G2Si super tweeter, 2 -6 inch midranges , ect)"