Have you seen the VR9SE Review?

There is a new review that has been posted on Positive Feedback Online (http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue26/lavigne_vr9.htm) about the Von Schweikert VR9SE speakers. It is very different than any review I have read in the way it chronicles the experience of Mike Lavigne over the past year and a half's experiences with these speakers.

a review of a 75k loudspeaker that took a year to write, is like writing a review of a $200m movie that 20 people are gonna see.
Nice review !
Question: Will the VR-4Sr. or VR-5 give you the same substantial slice of audio quality ?
( On a lesser scale, I have a smaller room)
Right on Jaybo. You hit the nail right on the head. I have a 20 year old pair of Duntech Sovereigns designed by John Dunlavy while he was in Australia and there's not a heck of a lot of speakers out there that are as musical and dynamic. The big Dynaudio speakers are basically the same type of speaker as the Duntechs. You would have to spend $30,000 and up to possibly get a few improvements. Just my 2 cents worth from a lifetime audiophile.
"...a year to write, is like writing a review of a $200m movie that 20 people are gonna see."
Jaybo, good point. You may be right and here's how I see that: A year's worth of time and $200m reflects the value one places on those 20 people. What a world it would be if everyone was valued like that. A Heart felt Thank You to folks like Mike, Jtinn and Von Schweikert for caring enough to invest huge amounts of time and resource even if it makes a positive difference for only 20 people. I Think that's quite a thing.

While I thought it was a fascinating story about an audiophile's pursuit for high quality sound, it really wasn't a very good review. The was much writing about swapping equipment and tweaking settings, but very little about how the loudspeaker sounds. Sure there was talk about bass linearity, detail, air and depth, but was there a single mention of how a specific piece of music sounded? Although he mentions at several times that he has a custom designed room I wish he would have gone into more detail about the design goals of the room and its effect on the speaker's performance. I suspect one of the reasons he had so much trouble coming to grip with the speaker's sound was due his unfamiliarity with new room and the near total turnover of the rest of his system. Finally, I would have liked a comparison with other statement oriented speakers.

It's not really a review, but a story.