Posted Friday at 02:27 PM
I was at BA when the VR towers were done. In fact, I was in charge of the project. The VR40's impedance in the heart of the midrange was around 2.7 ohms. Two 8-ohm woofers paralleled (4 ohms) crossing over to a 4-ohm midrange unit. Add in a little resistance for the crossover and the Ω sweep was around 2.7 at 500Hz. Good luck to your average AV cheapo receiver. Not a chance in a million above the most modest of volumes. We called it "8 ohms." Everyone did that kind of thing.
But with a good amp, the VR40 was one heck of a terrific speaker. For smoothness and uncolored musical accuracy, I'd put it up against anything three times its price. The crossovers were 400 and 3300Hz.
Question: From L. Currey
I have an opportunity to pick up two VR40 and a VR12 for $600 in excellent condition. They were purchased new in 1998 (one owner). My concern is that I’ll be running these through either a Onyko RZ820 (130W per channel) OR a Denon 3600H (105W per channel).
1st Question, will my A/V receivers handle these VR40’s? 2nd Question, I am currently using Aperion Intimus tower and center speakers. Will I notice a much difference in sound quality if I swap them out with the VR40 and VR12. Thank you, I sincerely appreciate your advice.