They are gorgeous, huh? Each one of those VS Ultra 11 speakers weighs nearly 900 pounds and stands some 7.5-feet tall. I believe they run about $300K for the pair. This is not gear made for the standard home
I have to say, walking from VAC/VS over to GT Audio Works, which was playing gear that's still very expensive but comparatively a total bargain, the experience was just as fun.
GT AW said they might try to make AXPONA this year. I don't think they have plans to make the trip all the way to RMAF.
No plans for RMAF..too much of a hassle shipping big speakers. Working on Axpona in April, nothing definite yet.
Regarding our room at CAF and the cost of the system, sure we brought out the big guns....Hey its a show, thats what shows are for.
Do you need all that horsepower ? No. Was it fun...oh yeah !!
Most customers opt for 2,3 or 4 subs per side depending on their room size.
I have a few customers who use the speakers for HT duty and have conventional boxed subs and they perform very well.
For a total of $23k....$6k for 2x12" subs and $17k for speakers the system will compete with just about anything out there.
Di rect comparison of number of subs can be demonstrated in Steve's showroom very easily.
If subs aren't your thing the speakers will give you a big slice of the music with very articulate bass to 50hz on their own.
Pass Labs generously supplied us with their top tier gear.
Would anyone use a $38k line stage and a $38k phono stage with $17k speakers ? Doubtful.
Pass makes a very competitively priced 30 wpc stereo amp and a very nice integrated unit that would drive the speakers nicely.
I have heard my speakers in an all Bryston system and they sounded great as well.
Me personally..I like a tubed preamp and a good current capable amp.
I have another customer who uses Carver Cherry 180 tubed monos he picked up used for around $4k and they sound awesome.
Since the speaker has no crossover from 50hz to 6khz they will work well with a variety of amps, though they will show the amps for what they are, good or bad.
Nice to see you again, hope the kids are feeling better.
Enjoy every minute with them, mine are in their 20's and I am lucky to catch a glimpse of them coming and going with their busy lives.