Thanks Johnny and Carlos (Audio Connections) and Richard. My Audi Havana Black Quatro's are installed. I will get pics up when I have some time. Out of the box I'm blown away. I have to break in the internal crossover on my Ayre as well as the speakers, but these are sick.
I just got back from two long trips and lot's of audio stops, lmao. Heard a ton of nice speakers and many for the first time again. New impressions and some cemented. The Quatro's are by far the best buy in the Vandersteen line and to my ears all of audio speakers. I now feel I have a high end system. I"m hearing tympani drums in various cuts that I have NevER HEARD. I think my server and DAC are blowing me away. I feel my Ayre QX5/20 went from a conservative 140watt (or whatever they are measured at) to a 200watter. Just by freeing up using an active bass speaker has allowed the Ayre to do things I've not heard it do. Must more detail and all of it with such ease.
I'll let it keep breaking in and keep posting as I go. Again, pics as soon as I can, but honestly, to me it's much prettier than the Magico S3 or the new Wilson's or B&W's. My wife LOVES the look and she hates speakers in the room, lol. Now onto some small room treatment tweaks and the electrician is coming over to install a dedicated set of lines and drop two small LED floods above each speaker on a separate switch so I can turn the lights off and have them lightly illuminate the speakers so I can see that metallic goldish black. So cool. Glad I upgraded.