Tyler Acc Linnbrook Sigs Upgrade 2 Vandersteen 3's

I'm thinking/reading that these TA LB Sigs would be an upgrade to my Vandy 3's...but I'm wondering what kind of upgrade would they be do you think ?

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Wow...69 views, not a response...let me guess...I think the reason is the Vandys are not in the same league as the Tyler, from what I read. :)
Why not the Decade line from Tyler? I've owned Vandersteen 3's in the distant past. The D1's I now have are in a completely different league. Much cleaner, faster and certainly much better bottom end.
I think the new TA stuff is beyond me right now in price...
Are you saying the D1's are -that- much 'better' than the V3's or the D1's ? Not that it matters as the TA Lin-Sig is what I could afford...
I owned Vandersteen 2C's (not 3's) and Linbrook Sigs and they are very different sounding speakers. In my opinion the Sigs have a very forward sound as opposed to the laid-back sound of the Vandersteen. The Sigs were also very directional with a very small sweet spot. If you moved your listening position at all (vertically or horizonatally), the sound changed significantly. the Sigs were also a very difficult load for an amp, and they were very sensitive to all upstream equipment. To me the Sigs had great resolution, transparency and detail, but it came at the expense of sounding forward with alot of emphasis on the midrange. The Sigs are beautiful speakers and Tyler Acoustics is a great company, so you can't go wrong, but only you will be able to decide if they are an upgrade.
Why don't you call Ty and discuss with him and see what kind of price you can get. He also gets trades alot. Worth a shot!!!
((I have a pair of D1's for sale on Audiogon...they are much better than the Vandy 3's))

The Vandersteen 3 was a 20 year old speaker design
and you probably didn't have a real amp with them to say the least.
The current Vandy 3A sig in my opinion is in a performance level above both.
Best Johnnyr
Well, I think that the amp could be improved, the CDP, the TT, the lists goes on...Sound Anchors...so...I'm learning fast too, so that's a good thing...
Just to recap our discussion earlier
Install the true Bi wire speaker cables you have, keep the cables at least 4 to 6 inches apart if possible off the floor on cable lifters.
Install Sound anchors,read the manual with proper tilt back,if you have uneven floors you should ad thin spacers until even side to side.
Then do tilt back with supplied spacers then listen to just one speaker when you feel it is seamless from mid to treble that speaker is perfect adjust the other to the same using a laser for exact matching.

Please keep us posted with progress
Cheers Johnnyr
Well, at least I learned about the Tyler series and have a lot of new respect for their stuff....maybe someday, or a different room ? For the near future maybe some Vandy 3a-sigs ?