Been thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair, but haven't heard them/ can't get by the looks. Congrats, though..
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Can't go wrong with the Two series. Doesn't matter what model two series you have, pretty much amplifiers friendly, I've use amp from 50wpc to 300wpc and the Vandersteen just keeps performing its best.
I've owned Vandys from 2CI, to 2CE Sig. II, which I'm using now and driving them with my two vintage (1970) McIntosh MC2100 that is set to use as mono block at 210watts per amp.
My only issue with these is their size...and that fact that with most Vandys (except 5's and up) you can't take the covers off to look at things...I know that sounds lame but I like to poke around speakers, tighten the speaker bolts, take the drivers out and look at 'em. I do think Vandys are brilliant...at least the ones I've heard, including the 1Bs I used to own and all the 2s I've ever heard. Small baffles for the higher frequency drivers...subs or transmission lines...GREAT speakers.
I'm with Wolf_garcia--I too like to do those things and even replace low- to medium-quality parts with better ones. I have 5As and have replaced a few parts in their x-overs, but physically the boards are jammed with parts. Here's a pic with original parts.
Here's a pic with the 3 bypass caps replaced.
I've upgraded parts in my new VCC-1 centerchannel speaker; that required removing the bottom plate, removing staples, and pulling the sock up to remove the driver and x-over.
It can be done, but it requires patience and a bit of work.
Hey, what kind of speaker cable terminations can connect to the 2ce Sig II? I have cables with bananas, and don't really want to have to purchase new cables. I checked on the Vandersteen site, but I could not find any pic of the terminals.
Also, can they be ordered on line? I don't have a dealer within 90 miles.