I recently listened to the VA Beethovan Concert Grands via a Sims integrated amp (I am not too familiar with this intergrated amp). It was at a dealers in Ann Arbor Michigan. I did not listen long and I did not have my own music (it was just a stop in since I was in the area).
My impression: speakers seem quite forgiving, quite laid back, not super dynamic, better bass than I had expected. It was a speaker that was very easy to enjoy during the listen. My concern for ME, would be how long until I miss the dynamic impact that seems subdued on these speakers.
Since it was not my music or music that I was overly familiar with, I cannot say too much emphatically. The sound stage and imaging seemed neither overly expansive, deep or precise - but that very could have been the music.
In the end, they impressed me enough that I would consider buying a used pair at a decent price. I just picked up a pair of speakers last week from a guy (Coincident Super Eclipse II) that he was selling as he bought the VA-BCGs.
He said he like them a lot but wasn't sure if he liked them better than the Coincidents. His one note was that they were less dynamic. I haven't listened to the Coincidents in the last few days to comment on that.
If anybody has any comments on the VA Beethovan Concert Grands vs. the Beethovan Baby Grands vs. the previous Beethovans, I would like to hear about it.