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post #1 of 12 Old 08-27-2012, 06:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Gentlemen I need your help. I currently have a set of Vandersteen 3A sigs for the front L&R plus a VCC-1 for the center. I just picked up a new Onkyo 818 to use as a preamp for my Parasound amp. I am looking for a set of surround speakers. At first I was thinking of going to audiogon and pickup a used pair of 2CE from Vandersteen for the rears and they could double for 4 channel stereo. But then I keep reading how some nice dipole rear surrounds really make the 5.1 system rock better. The Vandersteen 3A's really do rock for my music, so I am asking all of you what to do. I don't mind buying used and really would like to keep it under 1k for the rear set. What should I get?
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I had a complete Vandy system and I had the VSM-1 rears. Seamless matchup. Easy to hang too. The bracket is already attached to the back of the speaker. If your looking for a center either the VCC-2 or 5. Vandys make a great HT setup.smile.gif
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I have a VCC-1 for a center already, it actually does very well. The VSM-1 need to be hung? I would rather not hang anything on the wall. I have some stands I can use.
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By the way a pair of VSM-1's run at $995 new, right in your budget.smile.gif
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Anyone have any recomendation for some surrounds that are not Vandersteen?
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I suggest that you consider the KEF iQ70 or iQ30 speakers.

I also have Vandersteen 3A speakers, and have quite a bit of experience with the KEF iQ line. I think they will be good for your application, and the prices are quite reasonable at the KEF Direct website.
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The floor standing Vandersteen 1C's are also at the same price as the VSM's brand new.smile.gif
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I have a VCC-1 for a center already, it actually does very well. The VSM-1 need to be hung? I would rather not hang anything on the wall. I have some stands I can use.
They don't have to be hung, but they are designed to be in proximity with the wall. I used mine on stands for years.
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Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Anyone else??
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Anybody suggest any dipole surrounds?
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+1 on the VSM for sourounds. One of the best sounding soround speaker I have ever herd, disappears onto the room. Not sure why you would want dipoles there is not any benifet except for sounding muddyer. Once a speaker is imaging correct you should not be able to tell the speaker is there. I do not know of any other speaker voiced to match the 3a especally in a soround speaker, most sourounds are not near the quality of the VSM driver.
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I'm going to have to visit my local Vandersteen retailer to see what they have for me to borrow and audition. For the price of some new VSM, I can get a set of used 2CE instead. Thanks for all the replies, I need to so my speaker guy!! smile.gif
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