Vandy 2Ce Signature Vs. Vandy 2Ce

Has anyone done comparisons between Vandersteen 2Ce speakers (which I have) and the Vandersteen 2Ce Signature speakers which are Stereophile B rated ?
the cabinets has nothing to do with efficiency,like the alon II no frame helps sound correctness except that the alon actually needs a little more power because of the sealed boxed woofer,regular 3's have the same design except bigger woofer enclosure.
stereophile reviewer preferred the 2ce sigs over the basic 3,apparently the 3's had more bass presence but the overall presentation was found better for the 2 sigs.
used to run them with a 50watts high current audioprism tube amp and it performed really great especially at the price range.
do a search for the stereophile review don't know the issue number.
aloha! to both.
I am wondering about folks claiming that the 2c's are so darn hard to drive? I must have just the right size room but a single old Dyna st70 can run mine to fair levels. I also have an old Naim Nait, thing must be all of 12 watts a channel and that even does ok, not great for BIG music but not bad. My amp for the system is a 50 watt tube amp and it's fine by its self, but I do use the Vandy 2wq and that combo will play quite loud. Do you all live in houses with huge rooms?
My take on it, was the 2Ce was the most musical and best balanced. The Signiture version just did,nt do it for me. I did like the heavy screw terminal barrier strips that the Signiture offered, though. The same hookup was offered in the Great and Scarce Vandersteen model 4 of 1987 vintage.
I agree completly with maxgain. I owned 2ce's for many years and they are very easy to drive, anything reasonable over 35watts/ch should do it. I've used a dynaco stereo 70(35 watts/ch), conrad-johnson mv-50(45 watts/ch) and audio research classic 60(60 watts/ch) all with excellent results.
The 2CE Signatures are worth the extra money. If you can swing it, a pair of 3A Signatures are unbelievable and a huge step up in every way. I own the 3A Signatures and have heard my friends 2CE Sigs connected to my system. The difference is enormous and enough to make you want them immediately upon hearing them. As a former musician, I know what sounds genuine and the Vandersteen Signatures get you closer for the money than anything out there I've heard. Having been to CES numerous times and having heard tons of systems, my view has yet to change. Not to mention that the model 3's and above are guaranteed to be upgradable as technology moves forward.