There must be some Beveridge enthusiasts out there!
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Both of these systems have the older elements which are very great in articulating classical music, jazz and all music or sound that is not loud or a demand in "pressure" like rock or hip hop!!
I had the new elements panels (plays much louder) replaced back in 1986 and Mr Harold Beveridge reworked my amp and redo the equalization to accommodate the new panels and the replacement of the original subwoofers.
There are other things, you can do to make these speakers internally to help the sound to be better. On the overall there is nothing like the "2" or "2Ws" as electrostatics speakers and with a correctly tune in subwoofer! It is heaven although it has it's quirks, but far less then all the other combinations out there!!!
Everyone complains of the price, but they all forget that there are the dedicated OTL "tube" amps supplied as the system!!! That along to alleviate the search and to match a power amp to properly play the elements that is very cheap when thinking about it!!!
what do you want? I have a set of 2's and have heard the 2sw's. So better? the sw's have more bass, I don't care, mine are tighter with a more liquid mid, which is what i want. Could be that I have rebuilt the amps once or twice. The differences are that the sw's have a wider mouth on the lens than the 2's. And of course the 2's are full range the sw has an internal crossover (active or passive, I have seen both) the lens material on my 2's is slightly better quality than any of the sw's i have seen.
If you want to make them sound a LOT better there is a 10uf coupling cap on the small signal board, find a Black Gate non pol 10mike and change them (2). And of course your input coupling cap can be played with. Try an Audio Note copper and oil for that sweet syrupy sound.
IMHO take the crossover out completely use the input direct with a good coupling cap and get an active Xover for your subs. I use a modified Dalquest Xover. Of course you need to match the subs to the Bevs but thats half the fun.