Cerwin Vega Re-25 Floorstanding Speakers

4.63/5 (16 Reviews) MSRP : $620.00


Product Description

10" Woofer and 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2012

Bottom Line:   
These speakers BANG. The sound quality sounds great and also the bass is excellent! You will NOT be dissapointed !

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by harpsm a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2010

Bottom Line:   
As others have said, these speakers feature excellent, tight bass, but somewhat muddy mids and somewhat shrill highs. As such, they are excellent for percussion, electronic, and hard rock, but some weaknesses show for more organic and delicate sounds (vocal music, piano), though classic jazz and orchestral music still sound pretty darn good. The bass is deep enough that a subwoofer is not necessary, but a good powered sub will still make a real improvement with bass-heavy music or as part of a home theater. Being Cerwin Vegas, these things will happily play loud. Even powered by my 65 watt-per-channel receiver, neither the speakers nor the receiver strain to fill a 500+ square foot room.

My only comparisons for these speakers are large vintage bookshelf models from Infinity, Boston Acoustics, and Spendor. The CVs are in the same ballpark of sound quality, but with much fuller bass and a much greater capacity for high volume.

Bottom line: these speakers do a great job of making you feel the music, and even though they're not audiophile grade, only the most discerning ears could find significant flaws in their sound. At the going used rate of around $150, they're a great deal for music and/or as fronts in a surround sound system.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bluedenmant a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I'm a bit baffled at most of these reviews for one reason only. No matter what you paid (hi/low) for these speakers, what really stands out to my listening ears is the disparity between the excellent quality of the 10" woofers and the mid/highs. I'm still pleasantly surprised at how well the bass performs. But the mid/hi's are exceedingly shrill; and that's the best word I can use to describe what I'm hearing - shrill; painfully so. You have to adjust the treble down to nothing to withstand the piercing sound of the mid-range/tweeter speakers. I don't understand how CV got one so right and the others so wrong. Luckily you can adjust (like Reviewer #5 mentioned) the dynamics w/equalizer, but you really should not have to.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   2nd Hand Store



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by saldfsdkja a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
At first glance you quickly notice the sleek wood grains, quality construction, and beautiful finesse of Cherrie wood. Cosmetically superior to other tower speaker they provide a compliment to virtually any home décor.

When first listening to the Re's you quickly realize the pleasing sound at all ranges of volume, most notably at low or even extremely low decibels. This makes it perfect for late nights, apartments, or just great sounding everyday easy listening. As you increase the volume you notice the extreme clear non-boomy sound of the bass, not so spectacular midrange, and decent highs. Nevertheless the strengths of this speaker are quickly noticeable, the weaknesses however are a little more subtle but faintly apparent. Only holding the highest degree of skepticism can I even make a legitimate claim? My problem is apparent for me due to the fact of my wide range of listening genres’. I see no problem unless I listen to classical music. There is where I realize the areas of improvement.

Current setup:
Paradigm monitor 40’s L&R
Paradigm cc-450 center
Vega Re-25 L&R rear
Svs sub
Kenwood KC-X1 receiver
(2) Carver cube Amps
Kenwood M-3d amp

I still have not had the courage to part with my Re’s they provide great sound and exceptional longevity, they will however have to move to my room, because they do not contend with high end big boys. If you can find a pair for fewer than 200 and have space, I believe them to be a great addition.

Please feel free to share your views with me, and give me feedback as to whether this article assisted you.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Goodwill



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kfilly a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Good audio speakers! They play bass even at low sound levels. They handle a decent amount of power. They do not distort even at high volume. They do a decent job at high and mid tones. The speakers produce a low frequency range considering there is only a single 10" in each speaker.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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