I started looking for a used Hales Revelation Center channel which others reported as a great sonic match with Vandersteen 2ci's or 3A main speakers. However, I anticipate that at this point there are not that many Hales centers out there.
As an alternative, what else would match up well with Vandersteens besides their own CC1/CC5? My impression is that CC1 has some problems, and CC5 is excellent but really expensive at almost 2K.
Call David at Ascend Acoustics and talk to him about a possible match. I'm taking this from his questions to Ascend owners that have owned Vandy 2s indicate to me that is the 2c is speaker he used for his reference in developing the Ascends.