I really would like a chance to hear the Vandersteen line anew. I'm moving to the opposite coast soon though, and by the end of covid there will probably be something else.
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Eric - did you settle on where ? There is super excellent Vandy dealers in Atlanta and Verona NJ. Best ever sound I have heard out of the MBL in a sleepy University town in SC...
IF you want to improve your DIY consider cabinet wothin a cabinet w constrained layer damping between the cabinets.
ignore the Troll, he cant , Kant get no satisfaction....well i guess Trolls plural....maybe they are brothers ?
If you wish to hear super-expensive speakers in "the right room," which I assume means set-up properly for demo, it will not be at a hotel room show, as you discovered.
Call the manufacturer, ask them which of their dealers has the best showroom set-up for their speakers, and go there and listen. Unless you live in NYC or SF or some other giant city where they sell enough of the product to warrant a dealer who has the right set-up, you will probably have to travel to a specific city.
I assume you traveled to hear the hotel-room demos. Next time, go to the city where the dealers are big enough to showcase the specific manufacturer's stuff. OR, most manufacturers have their own demo rooms. If you are serious about spending that kind of money, they will be pleased to host you at their facility, I am sure. You will, most likely, hear the item at its best at the factory showroom, right?
Enjoy the music, and remember, the sound in the "perfect" room will NOT be the sound in YOUR room unless you make the appropriate modifications to it.