redwoodzz Posted January 26, 2022 Share Posted January 26, 2022 Hello all, I purchased my 1B's during my freshman year in college back in 1990 at a shop in Fresno, CA called Musical Images. It was my first speaker purchase after having a few sets of hand me down speakers from family members. At the time I would go to either Circuit City, Boots Camera or Good Guys to look at equipment and thought I would buy either Infinity, Polks or dare I say Bose speakers. Until I came across Musical Images and the owner Greg. I was a young kid with no real budget but he took the time to educate me about Hi-Fi and let me sit and listen to the systems he had in his shop. Greg carried Rotel, Proceed, Proton TV's , Mirage and Vandersteen. After many listening and education sessions with Greg I finally decided to buy the 1B's. At the time I had a JVC receiver and Greg informed me that I would not hear what the 1B's could really do but that I would be happy with them and they could grow with my system. I paid $695 for them which was outside my budget but I made it work. I couldn't afford the sound anchors but I did buy them a year later. Over the years I have expanded into home theater and added the matching center and rears after trying many other brands but never could get the results I wanted until I had all Vandersteen speakers. I have never felt the need to upgrade my speakers but heard the difference with each component upgrade I have made over the years. I did re-sock my 1B's in 2019 so they look brand new. My cats did love to use them as scratching posts. Below is my current set up. Marantz AV7005 Harmon Kardon Signature 2.1 1B's VCC-1 VSM-1 Velodyne VA-1012 (Pair) Pro-ject Debut Carbon EVO Apple TV 4 gen OPPO BDP-95 Panasonic TC-PZT60 Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1505F Audioquest Slate 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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