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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Another way to look at this is what would you expect from a $70,000 car? Look at the engineering in a $70,000 vehicle vs $70,000 speakers.


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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Another way to look at this is what would you expect from a $70,000 car? Look at the engineering in a $70,000 vehicle vs $70,000 speakers.


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    That's a great point! Interesting though when I make the same comparison between very expensive cars and an equivalently priced house with regards to materials, labor, and overall complexity. Think about all of the parts that go into making a $70k car of your choice.
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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Mark, when i say 10k i'm thinking of the many popular panel speakers on the market like Maggies, ML, Quad etc. imo, you can't have your cake and eat it too under 10 grand w/ panel speakers - something is always missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    Mark, when i say 10k i'm thinking of the many popular panel speakers on the market like Maggies, ML, Quad etc. imo, you can't have your cake and eat it too under 10 grand w/ panel speakers - something is always missing.
    Gotcha and I agree.
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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    I like the V7s. Indeed, have never heard them played loud.

    As for price, everything in high end audio continues to go up. Some more reasonable than others.
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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Quote Originally Posted by rbbert View Post
    You probably mean the 5C, unless that is now the only Model 5 sold?
    The current Model 5 speaker in the lineup is the : Model 5A Carbon (not 5C)

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    I'm not a fan of any high-end speaker that can't be played loudly because the drivers start farting and the sound literally falls apart.
    Agreed, but this depends on the intent of the system. Some are not built to play at "realistic" levels.

    I do admit to uncorking the system from time to time (probably more than I should!). As such, I expect it to keep its composure when doing so whether it's Pink Floyd's The Wall or Tchaikovsky! And, yes I’ve heard some Vandersteen speakers do incredibly dynamic things that defy many unfounded "won't play loud" rumors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Myles B. Astor View Post
    That's funny. I've heard the Vandy's in many different environments but just never put 1+1 together. Always was disappointed with the sound in big rooms but somehow always blamed the issues on the setup.
    You still can do that, Myles. You may just have to trust me on this one for now.

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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    It's nice to see you again Dre
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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    It's nice to see you again Dre
    Thanks Mark.


    I will listen to the new Vandersteen Model Seven MK II sometime this week.

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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Where Vandersteen screwed up was not charging $70k+ for his top speaker 15 years ago. He could be easily asking over $100k now.
    Duh!

    His speakers don't look like 100k speakers imo. I will say I have always admired Richard for allowing upgrades to prior version owners- if you already own the 7s, you likely are paying 10k for the upgrade.
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    Re: New Vandersteen Model 7 Mk. 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Another way to look at this is what would you expect from a $70,000 car? Look at the engineering in a $70,000 vehicle vs $70,000 speakers.


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