VMPS Mini Tower IIa Floorstanding Speakers

Mini Tower IIa

3 way w/ 2 10in woofers, 5in mid, 2 1in tweeters

User Reviews (6)

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Alexendra   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 26, 2007]
Strength:

200 watt RMS, Good Punch. High as well as low frequency.

Weakness:

I dont think any.

I have never used this type of speaker in my life, although I have used so many speaker like Pioneer HPM-150, Infinity RS-6000, Tannoy, JBL-L112, JBL-L150, Infinity SM-150. But this is Marvellous. The sound is supurb. The super tutor is very great.

Similar Products Used: JBL-L150, Infinity SM-150
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5
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5
John Brode   an Audiophile [Nov 06, 1998]

I have had a pair of vmps tower II special edition speakers for about two years now. I can't say that I have auditioned tons of speakers through the years, but I have listened to a fair number and the vmps are really amazing, especially considering the price. I purchased my speakers in kit form and saved even more money. They are not difficult to assemble, and components are already matched, so you don't need expensive test equipment to align the crossovers. If I were independantly wealthy, I might buy something else, but for anyone who works a regular job and likes to listen to quality music, vmps can't be beat.

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5
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mark stamper   an Audiophile [Dec 02, 1998]

I have the TowerII special editions and they are the best buy for quality speakers that go LOW and rock as well as play classical wonerfully. They are also very forgiving of what equipment you use. you can spend $5,000 and not get the speakers that these are.

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4
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Allan   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 29, 1999]

Have owned these speakers since 1993. I auditioned over a hundred speakers before purchasing the Mini Tower IIa's and I've never been sorry. To this day they sound better than any speaker I've ever heard for natural sound. Currently using them with a Nakamichi AV-7 Receiver that replaces an Onkyo A-807 Integrated Amplifier and tuner. Sounds great with either unit. Great bass, great highs, and the midrange voice is totally uncolored. Highly recommend them if you can still find them.

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5
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Doug   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 07, 2001]
Strength:

Excellent imaging, sound stage, Nice cabinets

Weakness:

BIG!

This review is for the VMPS Tower 2 anniversary editions. I recently purchased these speakers to replace a pair of Acoustat spectra 22's I had owned for 10 years. I had thought about replacing the acoustats several times but everytime I listened to other speakers, then came home I just could'nt part with the electrostatics. I listened to the VMPS speakers just on a whim, while I was purchasing a center channel for my home theater system, and was blown away by their sound. I first purchased one of the VMPS subwoofers the "smaller subwofer" and it was definitely the best subwoofer I have ever heard. I used a nht sa-2 to power it. But then I decided to trade the subwoofer back in, retire the acoustats and get the tower 2's. These speakers play clear, have excellent efficiency, they just plain sound great. The cabinets are coverd in real oak, are lined on the inside with a speacial spray on sound absorbant and are basically built like a tank. And, you can call the company and talk to the owner/designer directly. I would definitly suggest if you are looking in this price range you find a pair of these and listen to them, this is alot of speaker for the money.

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5
VALUE
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5
David Hou   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 18, 1997]

I am a proud owner of one of the audio industry's best kept secrets. The VMPA Mini Tower IIa speaker. This company was revealed to me from the older issue of Audio magazine, and they intrigued me from the start. The company's ads (Itone Audio is the parent company) first caught my attention, when I wondered why they were sketches of their loudspeakers. I felt lead on, as I sought to see a real picture or actual product in magazine or store. I eventually found some reviews in a 1988? Audio magazine. The review was very favorable and I began to search for more information on this company's line of products. I evenetually contacted the manufacturer and received some product information from the owner of the company; who by the way still answers the phone personally! I located a dealer in the Greenville, SC area, where I finally saw IRL a pair of gorgeous Tower IIs. They were magnificent and the sound blew me away. The store carried other speakers that I made comparisons with, and the Tower IIs bested them all. They even held their own against a pair of B&W 801s and Paradigm Studios! I was impressed, but the only drawback was their size. They wer BIG speakers and had BIG speaker sound. I asked the sales rep about something smaller, and he showed me pair of the Mini Tower IIa's. After auditioning these babies against the Paradigm 11se, Esprits, Definitive BP10, and one of the larger Klipchs, I decided for the money and performance, the VMPS speakers were the true winners!
The soundstage was wide, tall, and deep. They were accurate in the mids and clean and airy in the highs. I had to remind myself that these babies only cost a $1000 a pair. The bass really impressed me with their speed and accuracy. They also can drop real low! Very impressive range of capabilities from a 39" speaker that was only 12" wide and 15" deep. I am still amzed at what these speakers can do, and I am anxious to see whether other owners out there have had similar or different experiences.
Please feel free to respond however you like. I am open to any positive or negative reviews regarding this speaker or other VMPS products. Until then, clean out your ear wax, sit back and enjoy!

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5
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