Vandersteen vs. JBL rock music etc.

I am considering a used pair of Vandersteen 2CE Signature and currently have JBL L166s and a pair of Infinity Crescendo 3008. Associated equip - Adcom GFA 555 II and Adcom GFP 555 II. The JBLs don't have the bottom of the Infinitys so the thought to "move up." How do the Vandys sound with rock music (classic) and blues? Are my electronics up to the Vandys? You can tame the mid and highs on the JBLs with the speaker controls which does eliminate the in your face sound and results in a nicer balance, but still bass shy. What type of SPLs are the Vandys capable of??

Any thoughts anyone??

I think a lot of people whose first love is rock music (sorry to use such a general term) have listened through exaggerated, harsh speakers for years. Heaven knows I did.

When Zeppelin, Kiss, Queen, etc. are played through Vandersteens, it can throw someone's ear off, because they're not used to that smoothness and accuracy.

And that gets interpreted by some people as not rockin' enough, which is a shame. To my ears, Vandys are a cleaner, more truthful way to hear any music.
Well stated Theunderlyingtheme.I have a friend who has 4 Peavey DJS5 speakers hooked up to his "mass market" stereo reciever and he thinks my tube driven Tyler Acoustic speakers are lame.Oh well,everybody hears things differently!!!!
Hey Hooch, how is the search going? Probably the only place to hear Vandersteens in our neck of the woods is Quintessence Audio on Dempster. Nobody else carries them AFAIK.