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Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
CTiF I move to a crappy thin wall condo you  can juice yourself into mine....all this talk talk has me thinking the Apogees need to go and put a set of Quattro Wood in the gun room...You can imagine the VERY long pause when I told RV about hauling... 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
To be fair Treo  are like 3x the best model 2but the basic Vandersteen design tenets are alive and consistent thru the line:first order filters for time / phase accuracyminimum baffleeasy load - no bizarre phase angle or impedence drivers are high... 
Vandersteen help needed
great dealer working hard to help a customer as it should be :-)to the OP ..happy with the snare ?CT - while I also buy gear from different dealers (5) over two systems, the common denominator is all display and are intimately familiar with the 7'... 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
talking about staying up late..... listening to music.....and enjoying fatigue free tunes !!!! 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
Patrickhe is like that...the new 2 sig are pretty special... i have heard them properly setup in San Diego and well driven by VTL stereo amp and the sound stage was amazing.... 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
He does answer the phone... but he expects you to have looked at the website first - he takes and answers hundreds of recurring questions there...ugrades are not just driver and crossover swaps...IMO kind of amazing he does it at all.  The crowd h... 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
Eagle Eye from Server to DACNiagara balanced DAC to Pre and pre to power ampfilters have sky pigtails speaker wire is LFD ( internal) biwire - will do for now - waiting to get the wire with RV's amp 
Vandersteen help needed
No shade thrown at your choice at all Bondmanmy point was and is you could not have picked two more divergent speakers from a design and sound perspective.sure the i version is better than the older 1C but I expect Ohm also work hard to improve th... 
Vandersteen help needed
I think the key thought to center on and repeat going forward is IF the speakers ( or any other component ) is capable of getting it right in dealers room with similar equipment you should be looking harder at what they are doing and changing towa... 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
Yepi am pretty sure he never sleepshe works harder than me that is for sure !!! 
Initial impressions of my new Vandersteen Quatro's in Audi Havana Black
CT aka Carbon Tweeter Pete !!!congrats..I wonder when we will get an easy FB style Audiogon interface so we can easy share photos - oh wellthe run in is going to be what it will but With the 7 was never a strain.. glad to hear they are working in ... 
what to do with 1000+ CD's, many imports and live concerts
Sorry for your lossyou have got some great adviceyou could also do a quick catalog of the rare high value stuff as advised and include the rest as 800 ish other CDlist whole collection on Audiogonrun it as auction with a reasonable reserve...Say $... 
Vandersteen help needed
Tune to room first with Johnnyyou can switch or try something new laterdid that snare sound spot on at AC ?there is your clue - they are capable of what you want 
Speaker phase observation and question?
Vandersteen also uses first order filters which don't honk up phase...and his crossovers are incredible feats of engineering without a big baffle to smooth frequency response - a big baffle is a nice flat hornwiring a driver out of phase to attemp... 
Amp recommendations with a budget of $675 to mate with...
IMO the 2 needs an amp that control ! The wooferso the stuff listed above with good damping factors, stout power supplies and ability to deliver current are all good.i would add VanAlstine, Hafler, APT, PSE to list( the guy that did PSE helped RV ...