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Selling my second pair of VMPS (big) bookshelf speakers, as I don't have the room that I used to have. I was using them as surround sound speakers in a home theater setup, but they could be for 2-channel, or they could be front channel speakers. They are that good. Any of you who know the VMPS company, and the VMPS sound know what I'm talking about. These things will handle all kinds of music, from soft classical to heavy metal. The midrange panel is the star of the show, and the vocals are killer, but really, it's pretty balanced throughout. And you can tailor the sound with the tweeter and midrange adjustments on the back to suit your particular system.
Now a word about aesthetics. The fit and finish on these speakers is substandard - which is why they are being priced as they are, and rates as they are. It doesn't affect the sound, and it doesn't really show from a few feet away (like in the pictures), but if you get up close, you will see that the cabinetwork is nothing special. I knew that when I bought them (used) 5 years ago or so, but I really didn't care. I just wanted the VMPS sound. So if you have a place/system where the speakers don't need to be a showcase, these will fit the bill.
Please - No Lowballers, this is a great price for speakers of this caliber. Also, I'm selling b/c I have too much audio gear, so No Trades. Buyer pays shipping, I pay PayPal.
From the VMPS website:
April 2001 saw the introduction of the QSO 626 Ribbon, a rear-ported three-driver design of the highest available sonic quality. Indeed the 626R is perhaps the best-sounding small system you can buy, despite its low price (for which we apologize – compare the 626R against those $10,000 minimonitors and hear what we mean). The 626R fetures our exclusive Neo midrange panel, with new FST ribbon tweeter with flat response out to 25 kHz.
Cabinets are 61 cm tall, slender (25 cm wide), and feature round vertical edges, flush mounted drivers, and slotted antidiffraction masking of the tweeter for optimum dispersion in either the horizontal or (with masks rotated 90 degrees) vertical planes. The ported woofer design delivers high power handling and bass extension heretofore unheard in this price range (-3dB at 42 Hz / 1 W drive, no more than 5% THD, with port output clean to 35Hz).
Bass: – 16 cm (6″) WCF Megawoofer bass, rear reflex loaded
Mid: – rectangular 10 x 20 cm (4 x 8″) Neo ribbon, 280 Hz – 6.9 kHz
Treble: – FST, 6.9 kHz – 30 kHz
Impedance & Sensitivity: – 8 Ohm (5.6 min.) 90 dB/1W/1m
Power handling: – 150 W rms /4 Ohms, 20 W min.
Frequency response: – 42 Hz-25 kHz +0/-3 dB
Dimensions & Weight: – 61H x 25W x 33D cm, 18 kg (24″H x 10″W x 13″D, 40 lbs)
Output levels and distortion: – max. 1% THD fullrange / 1 W, max. 110+ dB SPL / 1 m
Finishes: – standard lite oak, dark oak. Optional MLS rosewood, african ebony, maple, piano black
How to get the most out of the 62R’s
1. Break in for 100 hours. We do 24h at the factory.
2. Use a solid or baffled stand that puts the upper part of the mid panel at ear height.
3. Once 1 and 2 are taken care of make microadjustments of the level controls for maximum clarity. Factory settings are about 1:30, but on your equipment may be that 1:15 for the mid and 1:45 for the tweet are ideal. You’ll soon find out.
Your CD’s, both bad and good, will sound a lot better when you’re done.