Avalon is on the cooler, more resolving side.
VA is more musical sounding but is rolled off.
You really need to listen to them yourself.
Unfortunately I don't have oportunity to listen Avalons. Complicated situation...I have VA Beethoven Baby Grand and I want to upgrade the sound of my system. I heard the VA Beethoven Concert Grand and the sound is similar, very musical, but the VA BCG have bigger sound/stage. I didn't listen them with my amp but I think they are better than Baby grand. Did you have the oportunity to compare VA BBG and BCG?
I've listened extensively to the Baby Grand, the Concert Grand, and the Liszt, as I was seriously considering getting some VA's at one point.
Mikey is right--the Baby Grand is the sweet spot. It has a kind of magic that the Concert doesn't have. Yes, the Concert goes lower, but it's not as involving, not as--sorry--musical. That quality comes back when you move up to the Liszt, at a significantly higher price.
Never heard the Musics.
itzhak1969 wrote - The question is if you have proper system to drive such a demand speakers. The answer is that I am not sure. I guess that the most important is the amplifier and I have a pretty good amp that has a lot of power-Bladelius Thor Mk3 Novitas with 2 x 175w at 8 ohms(and 2 x 340w at 4 ohms).
-I don't know is it good enough to drive properly Avalons?
-Also I don't know much about positioning of Avalons (how much space they need)?
-I am also thinking about keeping Viennas and invest in better CD player(because I have large CD collection) and better cables. My cd player is Primare CD31 and Cables are Kimber KCAG? On that matter I have good combination for new Primare CD 35 and old(but good) Electrocompaniet emc-1up...
Any good suggestions and thoughs are wellcome
I decided to sell my beethovens to upgrade to some ’big boy speakers 5-6 years ago... I went thru several full range floor standing speakers even a couple class a and first chance I got to buy back a pair I did. I would put the beethovens up against any speaker up to 3 times the price.in fact I prefer the way they sound to the bigger strauss and mahler.