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Re: Tell me what you don't like about Vandersteen speakers

I owned the 2CE Signatures for a few months. While I found them to be an exceptional tower for their asking price, they are far from perfect and without fault.

Unlike others, I found the high end to be a tad brittle and a bit less composed than I am used to.

The bass, while having good texture and reasonable 'heft', certainly was not the last word in speed or dynamic handeling.

The sound-staging was more two dimensional than three dimensional. For me, this is not very significant but for others, it can be a deal breaker.

It does take a bit of current to get them to sing, although I do not see this as a vice. It's just part of the beast.

The 2CE Signature is not the most versatile speaker on the planet. There were some genres of music it just flat out could not do well. (modern rock, electronica, r&b).

The 2CE Signature is not voiced like your traditional hi-fi transducer. In fact, you could almost call it anti-hi fi. At the end of the day however, the 2CE Signature makes great music..giving you very good, almost full-range performance for less than the cost of a decent pair of monitors! Whether you love them or hate them - Vandersteen has made his mark in audio history..

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  • Re: Tell me what you don't like about Vandersteen speakers - Shiden Kai 10:04:46 04/04/07 (0)

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