Aural Acoustics Model B.
Jtinn, i listen to mostly jazz, poncho sanchez, joe sample,boney james, rick braun,etc and some funk-rock too! and also if you own the jr's, what speaker cable do you use? i need to upgrade if i buy them! i was thincking Satori shotgun by Ac Zen or oval 9's by anal plus! I currently use B&K 7250 series II 200x5, Arcam fmj27A, and Monster Z biwire. thanks!
I have the VR2's and was seriously considering an upgrade to the VR4's until I heard the Adagio's at the Home Theater Show in LA last weekend. The Adagio's better the VR's to my ear's for musicality, clarity, extension, etc. In short I am buying them. Frankly, aside from the top of the line MBL system, the Adagio's driven by Red Dragon mono's were the most enjoyable of all the systems I auditioned. I understand why the reviewer in TAS was gushing over these. Best I've heard for the price or even doulbe the price. BTW - that includes the Revel F32, the Hyperion's, Wilson Duette's, Von Schweikert's and many others I've listen to recently. Of course its always a matter of personal preference. Enjoy the hunt.
Heard all three you mentioned, including the VS and the AZ head-to-head about a month ago. It was absolutely no contest- the Adagios blew the VS away.
I had actually gone specifically to listen to the much-heralded VS, and probably would have liked them somewhat had I not been corrupted by two amazing hours with the Adagios immediately before.