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New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:44:31 AM »
Back in 2005 I went to a Michael Millers house to pregame before a Springsteen solo show and he had the most mind blowing setup I had ever heard.  Conrad Johnson separates bi-amped to 4Jrs.  Fast forward to 2007 I bought a pair of VR-2s from VS directly and have had them happily in my system since then.  The past couple of years, I have been looking for 4Jrs in the used market, but either the timing didn't work out or the pair had issues.  Happy to say I found a pair yesterday that look flawless based on pics.  Cannot wait to get them in my system.  Going to be a long couple of weeks as they make it to NC from California...

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 12:09:41 PM »
selling anything of interest to help fund this?
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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 12:39:47 PM »
selling anything of interest to help fund this?

only thing I will part with is my VR2s, but I currently have a local friend who has expressed interest...if that falls through will be making available for sale...

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 12:49:20 PM »
selling anything of interest to help fund this?

only thing I will part with is my VR2s, but I currently have a local friend who has expressed interest...if that falls through will be making available for sale...

they're already circling :)

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 08:23:41 PM »
Where's the shot from the sweet spot. Let's see those beauties.

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 08:40:12 PM »
Where's the shot from the sweet spot. Let's see those beauties.

As soon as they get here from Cali pics will be posted!

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 09:09:49 PM »
 :drool:  At this point, the 4JRs are the only speaker I'd consider as replacements for my 2s.  Looking forward to the pics!
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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 08:31:01 AM »
:drool:  At this point, the 4JRs are the only speaker I'd consider as replacements for my 2s.  Looking forward to the pics!

that is pretty much where I was at as well.  A buddy in SC has a set that he recently got the newest upgrade on them from VS, where they basically bring the entire speaker up to current standards...cost is ~$5K from what I hear, but them it is in line with their $20k offering...I wont be making that plunge anytime soon (if at all) but it is nice to have that option!

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016, 05:58:46 PM »
Congrats man.  Those are some seriously bad-ass speakers.  I've always liked that approach to speaker design.

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2016, 08:58:44 PM »
yep, spent many hours in front of Carls when he had them.  Great speakers.  Esp. in smaller rooms.  Holy Compression !!!

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2016, 08:06:03 AM »
and they are in.  I was nervous with them shipping across the country but these wood crates did a great job protecting them.  Arrived without a scratch.  Simply perfect condition and sound phenomenal.  Admittedly I am a little sad letting the VR-2s go, but these are a huge step up.  Looking forward to really growing old with these as I don't see a need to change my speakers at any point now....

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 09:26:54 AM »
and they are in.  I was nervous with them shipping across the country but these wood crates did a great job protecting them.  Arrived without a scratch.  Simply perfect condition and sound phenomenal.  Admittedly I am a little sad letting the VR-2s go, but these are a huge step up.  Looking forward to really growing old with these as I don't see a need to change my speakers at any point now....

I'll bring over some Keller tapes and we'll jam out...   :P

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2016, 09:32:00 AM »
and they are in.  I was nervous with them shipping across the country but these wood crates did a great job protecting them.  Arrived without a scratch.  Simply perfect condition and sound phenomenal.  Admittedly I am a little sad letting the VR-2s go, but these are a huge step up.  Looking forward to really growing old with these as I don't see a need to change my speakers at any point now....

I'll bring over some Keller tapes and we'll jam out...   :P

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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2016, 10:12:03 AM »
same finish ? cool. very pretty

my vr2s get the house shaking, can't imagine what the big boys would do.
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Re: New Proud Owner of VR-4JRs
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2016, 10:22:27 AM »
same finish ? cool. very pretty

my vr2s get the house shaking, can't imagine what the big boys would do.

yeah I got real lucky on the finish.  My VR2s were African hazelwood and I loved it....these just happened to be my favorite finish as well.

 

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