I own the VR-35s with the upgrades. Have not heard the VR-33s, except for once in a hotel room at a show.
VR-35s --- GOOD! They like high current power.
There have been a few threads on this subject here on AC. Just do a search
I did do a search. I could find plenty of posts comparing the two speakers but the discussions always came down to cabinet construction, drivers and components but nowhere did I find a post that discussed the difference in sound between the two. I could find posts where individuals opined the VR-35 would be more "transparent" given the "improvements" made to the design but nothing from someone who had made a comparison. The other posts would describe the sound of the VR-33 or the VR-35 but comment only upon one of the two.
My next step was to go through 27 pages of posts in this circle going back to late 2009 and found the same things. I'm looking for input from someone who has listened
to both speakers and can comment on how they sounded
, what was different and what was the same.
I wouldn't have posted my question if I had found the answer in a search or in scanning 7 years of posts in this circle. If I have overlooked a post somewhere I offer my apologies to everyone here and would be extremely grateful for a link sending me to the correct info.
Regarding amplifier power, I was using a Spectron Musician III with the cap upgrades on my VR-4 Gen II's and I am enjoying its sound with my current VR-33's.