VR-4 Gen III HSE --> ???

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mhconley

VR-4 Gen III HSE --> ???
« on: 7 Feb 2020, 01:11 pm »
I own a pair of VR-4 Gen III HSE speakers that I absolutely love. I am happy every time I listen to them. They are in excellent condition and will likely outlive me. Is there any reason to swap them for another newer Von Schweikert speaker? Unfortunately, I cannot afford anything Von Schweikert currently sells. I am, however, considering the following used speakers that are within my reach:
  • VR-35 Export Deluxe @ $3500
  • VR-4 SR Mk II @ $4000
  • VR-5 SE @ $5000

Should I / would you stick with the VR-4 Gen III HSE or purchase one of the options above and what is your reasoning for doing so?

Thanks,
Martin
« Last Edit: 7 Feb 2020, 03:36 pm by mhconley »

Charles Calkins

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Re: VR-4 Gen III HSE --> ???
« Reply #1 on: 8 Feb 2020, 01:58 am »
I own a pair of VR-4 Gen III HSE speakers that I absolutely love. I am happy every time I listen to them. They are in excellent condition and will likely outlive me. Is there any reason to swap them for another newer Von Schweikert speaker? Unfortunately, I cannot afford anything Von Schweikert currently sells. I am, however, considering the following used speakers that are within my reach:
  • VR-35 Export Deluxe @ $3500
  • VR-4 SR Mk II @ $4000
  • VR-5 SE @ $5000

Should I / would you stick with the VR-4 Gen III HSE or purchase one of the options above and what is your reasoning for doing so?

Thanks,
Martin
            I had my VR- 4 Gen III HSE speakers upgraded to the VR-4 SR Mk 4 in 2011
             The upgrades cost me $3067.30 you can't go wrong. Albert told me that mine border
            on the sound of the VR-5 Anniversary speaker system.
            The upgrade comes with new socks plus all the electronics.
            These speakers will be my main speakers forever.
             I'm not sure if Albert can upgrade your speakers. Give him a call
 
                                                     Cheers
                                                    Charlie

mhconley

Re: VR-4 Gen III HSE --> ???
« Reply #2 on: 8 Feb 2020, 02:28 am »
            I had my VR- 4 Gen III HSE speakers upgraded to the VR-4 SR Mk 4 in 2011
             The upgrades cost me $3067.30 you can't go wrong. Albert told me that mine border
            on the sound of the VR-5 Anniversary speaker system.
            The upgrade comes with new socks plus all the electronics.
            These speakers will be my main speakers forever.
             I'm not sure if Albert can upgrade your speakers. Give him a call
 
                                                     Cheers
                                                    Charlie

Perhaps I’ll ask Damon at the Florida Audio Expo tomorrow.  :)

Martin