Von Schweikert VR2 thoughts

I've seen the glowing reviews from Halo. Anyone else with any experience with these? There's a pair local to me that I'm tempted to pick up. I love my SRS 2's, but toying with trying something new....and the increased WAF certainly doesn't hurt.
Chris

Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
Amp: B&K 200.5
SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
MIT AVT2 Cables

Comments

  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    Haha, she WILL NOT win that argument!
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,646
    Those Von Schweikert VR2's sure look beautiful!

    I think she'd be very happy.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    The increase in WAF is obvious, but i have some room to negotiate there.....any thoughts on the sound? I'm probably 70% HT, but definitely grt enjoyment from two channel music
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,646
    I've never heard their speaker lines. There's got to be tons of reviews and comments and videos too.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,944
    dagame27 wrote: »
    Haha, she WILL NOT win that argument!

    Hahaha, notice the new sound bar there??? I did not think she would win this one either. But I still have my game room.

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  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    It's good to have choices! I'll picked them up today and will out them through the paces. I figure I'll keep whatever I prefer.....or both :)
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
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    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,944
    dagame27 wrote: »
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    Nice man. Everything in my living room is going bye bye. She only wants the t. And a sou d bar on the wall. So...... well...... walks away with head down

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,886
    dagame27 wrote: »
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    So...how do they sound? Surely they can compete with the SDA soundstage, but what about other aspects?
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Marantz SA 14S1; Sony UBP-x1000es
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology SM450; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor350; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology promonitor 800; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    I am still working on proper positioning, but have done some basic A/B. Yes, SDA soundstage is quite a bit larger. I've noticed more depth with the vr2. The vr2 seems to be more laid back on the top end. Bass is fast, but not as deep as the SDA. So far, not better or worse, just different. However....the wife says they look REALLY nice :) I'll put upsome more thoughts up once I have everything positioned the way I like.
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,886
    dagame27 wrote: »
    I am still working on proper positioning, but have done some basic A/B. Yes, SDA soundstage is quite a bit larger. I've noticed more depth with the vr2. The vr2 seems to be more laid back on the top end. Bass is fast, but not as deep as the SDA. So far, not better or worse, just different. However....the wife says they look REALLY nice :) I'll put upsome more thoughts up once I have everything positioned the way I like.

    Sounds like your fate is sealed my friend. Enjoy!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Marantz SA 14S1; Sony UBP-x1000es
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology SM450; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor350; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology promonitor 800; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,831
    I heard VR2 at Victor's place in the past, it's a good solid speaker.

    @halo
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • halohalo Posts: 5,609
    edited August 2020
    One of my all time favorites. Yes, the bass is fast and deep. Transmission line enclosure. The rear ambiance driver will help to open up the soundstage a bit if you can pull them farther away from the front wall. Enjoy the VR-2’s! They did sell a matching center channel and surround speakers to match if you want the full HT experience ;)

    You can experiment with the amount of poly fill in the transmission line enclosure, fill the speakers with lead shot, and tweak the level of rear firing ambiance driver. Very friendly to adjustments.
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    Thanks all. I'm in the process of buying a matching center. I'll probably add a sub, not sure of surrounds. This room layout makes it difficult to add.
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    I haven't found a center yet, but I did add an svs sb13 ultra I found local. That should add some bass for HT. I've never owned a subwoofer before!
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,646
    dagame27 wrote: »
    I haven't found a center yet, but I did add an svs sb13 ultra I found local. That should add some bass for HT. I've never owned a subwoofer before!

    You're about to hear bass that will blow your mind!

    You'll be mad you didn't own one before now. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,831
    That's another great find, the SB13U, what a way to jump into subs.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,886
    dagame27 wrote: »
    I haven't found a center yet, but I did add an svs sb13 ultra I found local. That should add some bass for HT. I've never owned a subwoofer before!

    Yea buddy! The only SVS I’ve ever owned (or heard) was an entry level PB10 and that thing blows anything Polk ever made out or anything in my local Best Buy our of the water!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Marantz SA 14S1; Sony UBP-x1000es
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology SM450; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor350; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology promonitor 800; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 513
    I'm pretty impressed, and all I've watched was Frozen II with my daughter lol. I have it hooked up to my processor, so only for HT. I figured the vr2 goes low enough for 2 channel music.
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • halohalo Posts: 5,609
    A lot of the Pixar movies have insanely low bass. Finding Nemo - Darla scene where she taps on the fish tank. :smiley:
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,949
    ^^^^^Yep! That was the first test I played when I picked up my SVS PB12plus/2. Unfortunately, I did it late after my wife when to bed. She came running downstairs asking if there was an earthquake!
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