Hi there! I'll be relocating next year, and sadly I'm breaking up the home theater, selling these beautiful speakers, a pair of Vandersteen 2ce signatures, HSU subwoofer and Von Schweikert 1x LCR-15 center channel.
All are in excellent mechanical condition from a smoke-free, pet-free, child-free home, with no scuffs, scratches or grill cloth damage whatsoever on the 2ce's or center channel. One of the VSM's has a small chip on the top cover, but those caps are replaceable. And there's a surface scratch on the front of the subwoofer. In fact, there's no sunlight fading either since everything has been in the basement home theater.
While the 2ce's were purchased from the original owner on audiogon along with their metal support stands, these VSM-1's, the center channel speaker and subwoofer were all purchased brand new. "Mahogany Walnut" is the color for all four Vandersteens.
Original boxes are included, along with a center channel stand and velvet bag for the Von Schweikert. I'll also be including a nice subwoofer cable and other wiring at no additional charge.
Local pickup in the DC/Northern VA area is totally fine. Or everything will be carefully packaged/shipped. If buying multiple items, discounts may also be available. Feel free to call or text: 703/851-3332 with any questions.
*** The Vandersteen VSM-1 is an advanced surface-mount loudspeaker that works equally well as a wall-mounted stereo speaker and/or the rear channel positions in a multi-channel audio/video system. Mated with the appropriate subwoofer, it is a superb full-range main speaker for domestic situations where larger speakers are not practical. In any situation, the VSM-1's moderate size and versatile placement options allow it to be successfully integrated into the decor of your home.
With stereo, imaging became part of home music reproduction. Modern multi-channel systems can add the third dimension and create an expansive, realistic soundfield. Most homes however, do not have the room to place the rear speakers where their drivers can fully converge and properly align at the listening positions. Without this critical alignment, the rear speakers will not match the time, phase or amplitude of the front speakers.(i.e. timbre and voicing).
The VSM-1 is the optimal rear-channel speaker for these situations. Its coaxial woofer and tweeter share the same acoustical center so they are always perfectly aligned and converge within inches. When wall mounted in a typical living room, VSM-1s provide a superb timbre and voice match to Vandersteen’s center-channel and floorstanding speakers. They maintain this essential match regardless of their placement or proximity to the listeners. Their immunity to multi-driver interference insures consistent performance through the listening environment.
The VSM-1’s innovative crossover circuitry insures that it can safely handle the high-power, low-frequency information that modern uncompressed/lossless surround soundtracks send to the rear speakers. Its front-firing, single driver configuration provides a high dynamic range without the multi-driver interference and distortions of bipolar designs. With its combination of convenience and performance, the VSM-1 can also be used as a high-quality remote speaker in multi-room installations.
The VSM-1 combines classic strength and durability with innovative design and materials. Its coaxial driver uses a rigid, acoustically inert cast-metal basket to improve cone movement accuracy and reduce sympathetic resonances. The 6 ½ inch woofer's mineral-filled polycone insures high internal stiffness while the 1-inch alloy dome tweeter is ferrofluid cooled to increase power handling and critically damped for smooth response. The transient-perfect, first-order crossover's components, including high-quality film capacitors in the signal path, are hand soldered on a double-sided, plated-through circuit board for superior consistency and reliability. The input block is directly soldered onto the circuit board and the driver elements are connected with custom high-purity wire for maximum signal transfer.
6.5” Mineral-Filled Polycone with Die-Cast Basket with 1” Critically-Damped Alloy-Dome Tweeter
30-100 Watts Into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 60Hz – 21kHz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity 86 dB, 1 meter with 2.83 volt input
Impedance 8 ohms nominal 5 ohms minimum
Crossovers First order/6dB per octave, 3.5kHz
Input Terminals Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
Dimensions (WHD) 12 1/8” x 23 5/8” x 5”
Weight 31 lbs. Ea. Net
Country of Manufacture Made in the USA