I have heard the Silverline Sonata.It is a nice speaker.You might want to try the Super Eclipse.I prefer it to the Sonata.Though one over the other is not setteling.
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tim..i have a pair of the vr5s. they are reference vr5s with the hovland upgrade. i have had them since 1/01 and love them.my frontend gear is aloia 13.01 inductive amps x 2 ( vertically biamped ),aloia 11.01 prteamp,scd-1,dodson 217 mkII d dac. i use a combination of xlo limited edition interconnects,audio tekne interconnects,and audio tekne speaker cables ( i will be trying valhallas next week). the vr5s are great top to bottom.i have compared them recently with the piega p10 speakers using the same frontend gear and they were the equal of the p10s,which are great speakers..( see review in this issue absolute sound.the build quality is outstanding. the bass is tight and quick.they immage superbly,transients are immediate and forceful,vocals are the equal of any monitor. i have mine on aurios pro mibs that sit on granite slabs that are 1 1/8" thick.albert is a great guy and will go the extra mile for anyone.i have yet to have a question that wasn't answered immediately. i hope this helps. if you have any questions please let me know. dave smith
I think in the price range you are talking about,the VSA VR 5s are about the best available.I use them for my rears since the arrival of my VR7s.Superb build quality,and customer support is the best.The new line of VSA speakers is definitely a"must audition" whatever your budget is as they start from 3k to 20k.
Tim: The Gershman GAP, IMHO, are one of the most underated speaker on the planet. I demoed them against Martin Logan, Von Sch. and other 10K+ speakers and the Gs were clearly superior when fed enough power.
There was used pair of GAP 520 (big brother to Gershmans you are considering) on audiogon for around 5K -- a bargin. This is the best speaker I have ever heard under $35K. -Lorne
Thanks guys. Looks like each speaker has its fans.
I've heard the VR-5 has upgrades available. Anyone know what they are, how they affect the sound, and how much they cost?
Lastly, can you recommend a good dealer in the NJ/NYC area for Gershman/VonSchweikert/Silverline where I could go for a good demo? Thanks.