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Amen. While I love seeing the million dollar systems at the shows there are VERY few people who can afford a system like that, and even fewer of them posting on AC. I'd like to see Von Schweikert with a second smaller room with Vortex Acoustics or Unifield speakers and some nice mid-range electronics. And I also agree the Endeavor speakers look like they came from Revel, PSB, or any one of half-a-dozen other speaker manufacturers.MartinStill loving my VR-4 Gen III HSE
A long time ago, I had an audiophile get together BBQ and tunes. I had my main system sounding pretty good. But downstairs, in my weight room, I was stashing an old pair of Von Schweikert VR8's I was lucky enough to buy the week before. Well, you know audiophiles. They hooked them up to an old Adcom receiver , cheap cables, and an old cd player I had lying around. The sound was glorious from the start! Half the group lost interest in my main system! A bunch of audiophiles, sitting on uncomfortable benches, or worse, having a great time spinning cd's they brought, having WAY TOO MUCH FUN! Von Schweikert speakers have an emotional attachment factor that is really exciting.
..it 2007, my wife and I visited a local dealer that represented Wilson. They had a pr of WATT Puppy 8s driven by Krell Amps. Peter McGrath was there that night as I recall and we were invited to sit in the sweet spot. I can’t remember what music was playing but I was impressed initially but in a few minutes I wanted to get out of there pronto before my ears bled...ouch. Back home I googled the Puppies and ran across a post where someone had compared the 8s to some speaker from a company called Von Schweikert. Googling Von Schweikert I learned that the VR4 SRs were getting rave reviews. In a lark I called the VSA factory and spoke with the man himself. After a marathon phone conversation (anyone who’s been on the phone with Albert knows what I mean by that) I ended up ordering a pair of the VR4s. Loved them but a year later moved up to the Annies and haven’t looked back. Mine are IIs with the exception of the internal wiring being Analysis Plus. Prior to going with VSA I’d run Martin Logan Aerius i’s. They are now in our HT sporting new panels. Electrostats are good but I’ve yet to hear a planar speaker that equals the VR5..
..your reply implies i was being unfair..not at all. Of course I’m aware of the metal tweeter Wilson used on the WATT puppies and I’m also aware of its non use now. I’ve heard the Alexia 2 on multiple occasions and it’s an improvement but I’ve yet to hear a Wilson speaker that surpasses my VR5s sonically...my opinion..
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