About time there was a Vienna thread. They don't seem too get much love on this board.
I have owned a VA setup for almost 2 years now. I have Beethoven mains, Maestro center and a pair of Waltz for surrounds all in the beech finish. I am currently using a Marantz SR8500 as a pre/pro with a Sunfire Grand Cinema amp and Marantz DV-7600 player. Probably the main thing I love about these speakers is how transparent and revealing their sound is. Some say they are too laid back but unlike every other speaker I have owned, I never get listening fatique with the viennas. It really does take high-quality (expensive) equipment to be able to fully appreciate their capabilites. They are also VERY sensitive to setup. I have heard them at a few dealers where they sounded rather poor due to improper setup. They need alot of space to really come alive.
Interestingly enough though, I recently moved to a new house where the listening area does not accomodate a large setup like this. So I am leaning towards downsizing to a 2.1 system. My listening habits are becoming more and more frequent with 2-channel and can't even remember the last time I watched a DVD in 5.1. Also, I have recently discovered the potential magic of vinyl. Can't decide to keep the beethovens or sell them and get something new. Its between the Vienna Baby Grands or Sonus Grand Pianos at the moment.
Either way I love my viennas!
My 5.2.4 System: Martin Logan ESL-X Mains, Martin Logan ESL-C Center, Martin Logan Motion 4i Surrounds, Klipsch DS-180CDT Atmos, Dayton UM15 Subs, Marantz AV7702 Pre/Pro, Parasound A21 Amp, Sunfire TGA-7201 Amp, Behringer 6000DSP Amp, Nvidia Shield, Xbox One X, Pioneer BD