Von Schweikert Research VR-8 Floorstanding Speakers

4.83/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $18500.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by illenema a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
After owning many highend systems i decided to give these a try.
The vr-8 consists of a audax 13" woofer, audax 10"woofer, 2 audax 5 1/4" mids, and 2 focal tweets 1 front 1 rear. ( the drive units on these are Not available any longer so if one goes out your SOL) I had a 13" go out Albert had no idea were to get one and wanted to cut these open and install 15" woofs.Also the veneer on these tend to crack.
Sound. These are big speakers. these need a room at least 16X20 to get good bass out of them. If you play at low volume or you want something better then other Vonschweikerts look else ware. If you like To be brought to the actual performance these can do it. With good Tube amplification and high power these are about the best ive ever heard as far as tru rock concert levels with maintaining excellent ease and imaging. these thing can chuff air with 100 watts and stand 1000.
imaging can be staggering. there are other fantastic systems out there some better but I will never forget these

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   Private Party



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I've had the 8's for just over a year now. I have the last pair built using the older style rounded cabinets that Albert started with and was having production problems with. In fact, I may have the last pair ever made as the factory flooded shortly after I took delivery.

Anyway, I have Proceed AVP/AMP5 doing all the work with Harmonic interconnects everywhere. I'm not sure that these things *still* aren't broken in because it seems they sound better every month. The bass extension problem noted earlier does not affect me. I've demoed Wilson with Levinson AMPS and No 39 processors and yes this rig is slightly more real, but for the money........

Even against the BAT demo room with the new Hales "super-speakers" at Chicago show last year, my system seems more present and clean. Though the BAT/Hales combo was up there with the best.

With proper spacing and positioning, these are one of the most transparent transducers I've heard, period. Definitely top 3.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by HDaudio a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   
The VonSchweikert VR-8 would be a very impressive speaker for those who have not heard really great sounding speakers. These speakers are quite large and so they have a big sound, but they do not image well. As with all audio equipment one must trust one's own ears. I find that younger listeners are more impress with this speaker.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Yee Fung a

Date Reviewed: October 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   
To the Duntech Dealer at 206.50.137.13 with at least 6 different names.
Enough already. Duntech's entire line is ANCIENT. Even in their heyday, they were not state of the art. They barely manage to compete with modern speakers half their price. VR 4.5's (not to mention VR8's) will outperform anything in Duntech's line.


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Adam RRiedel a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   
This speaker is not quite in the league of Wilson, Dunlavy or the Duntech line, but its getting there. For the money, you can do better. It looks like the Wilsons, but with the Wilsons utilizing a sub-wofer, you can't beat the sound, except in comparison with the Duntechs. 5 stars non the less

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