Vandy quatro vs Vandy 5’s

I have a question, right now on a’gon are a used pair of quatros for $4700 and a used pair of vandy 5’s for $5400. Would you say the extra $700 for the 5’s would be worth it? How would you describe the difference in sound between the two? Thanks.

Joe in Mobile
As some have pointed out exactly what Quattro and I assume the reqular 5 and not the 5A.

But I think the following can be said: The built in "subs" of the 5s are better than the Quattros. I think the 5s 7 inch bass/low mid driver is better than whats used in the basic quattro. Does even the best Quattro use that driver at this point? I also think the cabinet of the 5 performs better than that of the Quattro.

700 bucks matters, but I think it does get you more if you can swing it. Also as pointed out, size of room could be a significant factor. Another thing, find out how old the 5s are, they have been in production for a quite a while. I believe they have had various small improvements over the years with no model change.


To get a pair of Model 5's for $5400 is certainly a great deal.

But if anything goes wrong with them at some point in time, I can only imagine what a tremendous hassle it would be to get those things serviced.
Like the Quattros are way easier to service or they are way more reliable vs the 5s...what is the point?

The Quattro is plenty big and heavy and since several drivers and the bass amps are variations of same are down the same road for the most part.

Samhar I know you had 3 a sigs and 2 Wqs
but you mentioned you were never able to run your Aesthetix pre amp in balanced mode
which is at its best in balanced dif XLR and also never had Quicksilver v4s in a balanced differential version.
This combination makes for a huge difference with any speaker let alone a high passed bi amped pair You were going thru 2 phase inverters or a more complected circuit. sorry you had no guidance at the time with this.
Best Johnnyr

Well then, I'm making the same point if the Quattro ever had to be serviced. It IS something to think about for the future if either were purchased.

Happy now?