Originally Posted by Reginald Trent
Just curious, how much would a 5 channel HT Vandersteen speaker set cost?
It ain't cheap - unless you happen to be a lucky fellow who supposedly finds used Vandersteens at the local Salvation Army or Goodwill.
I bought mine used, in stages (all prices are used, 2nd maybe 3rd hand)
Front mains (3A Signature) for about $2000 a pair
Center (VCC-1) for about $300
Rears (VSM-1) for about $650 a pair
Subwoofer (2W) got lucky - normally around 500-600, I think
I think this approach was good because it forced me to plan ahead and be patient. Nearly all of the used speakers were found on audiogon, and the sub off eBay. Depending on your room size and listening preferences, you might consider a similar approach. Many folks are very happy with the 2CE/2CE Signature as front mains, saving $$$ in the process.
In hindsight, I would have not bought a VCC-1, and instead gotten a VCC-5, but those don't show up used very often.
Ideally, I would have saved up for a LONG time and just gotten the 5As and been done with it for good.
- Steve O.