Vienna Acoustics

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by mark mann, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. mark mann

    mark mann Auditioning

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    Just recently picked up a pair of Bach floorstanders and they are sounding really nice,however they sounded very dull until i filled the bottoms with sand.I had klipsch rf-3ii before them and they were real loud,but the horns were too much for my ears so i upgraded to the viennas and im impressed.....
     
  2. Christian Speights

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    I am running a pair of Mozarts but I haven't filled them yet. Everytthing I have read suggests that there is a noticeable benefit when you do fill them.

    I just don't want to add 30+ pounds to something that I will have to pack up and move from time to time (I live in an apartment). Also, I am a little hesitant about the whole process...seems like it could get real messy real fast.

    Anyway, nice to see that there are other Vienna owners on the forum. Don't hear a lot about them from the folks here.
     
  3. Dave Johnson

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    i just got some va bach's for father's day. [​IMG]
    i have them filled w/sand. in a review i read once the writer recommended the mozarts be filled 3/4 with sand. different for the bach's, i have them full (yeah, they're heavy).
     
  4. Henry Gale

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    Yesterday I ordered a pair of BEETHOVEN Baby Grands.

    Like mark, (who by the way started this earliest of the threads on this subject), I'm moving from Klipsch to Vienna Acoustic.
     
  5. Lewis Besze

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    Nice speakers guys, I had a pleasure to audition the whole line[except the Mahler], they sounded absolutelly phenominal.[​IMG]
    Too bad I couldn't afford them.[​IMG]
     
  6. Henry Gale

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    BTW...they don't do the sand thing anymore.
     
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    The speakers are very nice for the money with furniture quality cabinets. When my friend worked at the high end shop over a 5-6 yr. period, I delivered and set up a couple of dozen pairs with him. The Waltzes work real nice as surrounds for on-wall speakers as well. Sand does make a difference. My brother got the Mozarts a few yrs. back and I set them up. They are also fairly easy to drive.
     
  9. Kenneth Harden

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    I will warn anyone that they are awesome speakers (jazz/classical sounds wonderful!), but not the best if you want to rock out [​IMG]
    They may be easy to drive, but they are not very efficent (I know from experence with their old and new stuff)
     
  10. Daniel Mai

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    What about for pop or easy listening type music?
     
  11. Kenneth Harden

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    They will still be OK. They lack the 'bite' that many speakers have, as in, the Veinna's are not aggressive.

    They do sound very good on movies to me.

    Reguardless, they are awesome speakers and you should check them out. Remember a lot of your $$$ is going to a hi-end box.
     
  12. Henry Gale

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    Cranked up the BEETHOVEN Baby Grands today. First thing I played was Muddy Water's Feel Like Going Home from the Folksinger album. Then I put on Joshua Bell's West Side Story Suite.
    I was hard to breath.
    Can't wait to get these positioned correctly in the room.
     
  13. ChrisWiggles

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    VA are pretty nice, but i think you can do better for those kinds of prices. Certainly nothing wrong with them though.
     
  14. Henry Gale

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    Have lived with these for about 6 weeks now and I could not be any happier when I'm in that room.
    If you're speaker shopping anywhere near this price range, check 'em out. [​IMG]
    They look real good too.
     
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    I've had my Vienna Beethovens for around 3 weeks now and couldn't be happier. My CD listening has increased 100% since getting these speakers. And I also went from Klipsch to Vienna. What's up with that?![​IMG]
     
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    I’ve had my Beethoven’s for a while now. Decided I was keeping them after playing a few tracks like
    George Winstons’s “Night divides the Day” Track 9 “My Wild Love” in which Winston plucks the strings directly inside the piano. VERY nice on the VA's, - (can’t stand some of the tracks on this CD which make "The Doors" sound (on piano) like a bad SNL skit about a lonely hearts bars, - but a few of the tracks (like #9) are excellent.

    Have a decision to make right now about packing my mains away, while the new puppy grows up!…So far he has not noticed them while exploring household objects to chew up. But I fear!

    Would like to change my surrounds over to VA’s someday, but size of the surround cabinets is an issue for me.
     
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    I've had my Mozarts for a couple of years now. I have some decent B&W center/rears because my wallet needed a break. Now, I'm ready to upgrade the center to a Theatro....... but I really want to upgrade to Beethovens. What am I to do? [​IMG]
    Karl
     
  18. Kevin Keiper

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    Thanks for your post - just bought a pair yesterday, after taking a stack of records down to demo on a good turntable and Mcintosh amp... I expect to power my Baby Grands with a McIntosh 2105 amp - vinyl only here :) what are you other opinions?
     

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