It will take time to unbox them and get them set up initially.
After that, take your time to dial them in just right.
The results are well worth it, and enjoy every minute along the way.
There’s nothing more fun than new speakers!
awesome…you’re in for lots of fun and great listening…
I’m looking for that extra little push to get the FR20, so is there anybody here who has FR20 (or FR30) that replaced Vandersteen speakers? I have Vandersteen 5 (original) right now and I’m trying to convince myself the FR20 will be a big improvement. The sale makes it a good time to buy. I heard the FR30 at PS Audio and thought they were significantly better, but … it is a much better room and I was going on my aural memory and I don’t trust it. I heard the FR20 and FR30 at AXPONA, they sounded good, but that is a far from ideal environment for such comparisons. So, if anyone has actual experience let me know, thanks!
I cannot compare to Vandersteen speakers, but can let you know that the FR20’s sound a million times better at home than at Axpona. The FR30’s, on the 2 times I have heard them away from Axpona, also sound a million times better in a house environment than Axpona
Additional info … While I was typing it occurred to me, I recalled someone mentioning Vandersteens with respect to FR series. Of course as soon as I posted my foggy brain cleared, it was Jeffrey Behr. He had FR20 but wanted something a little more neutral. He went up, way up, to Vandersteen 7 Mk II. He was very clear the FR20 were nice, but a bit on the warm side. That certainly works for me, bright and/or thin are not to my liking. What he said was convincing, but if there are any others with words of encouragement please post!
Break-in begins! It did not take much to unbox them in the garage thanks to its high ceiling. But I discovered that an 800-lb capacity hand truck can still fall victim to a low tire. fortunately I had an inflator handy. Also had some ramps on hand from my wife’s wheel chair recovery period. For now the system is confined to the front room until she gives me the family room back. The FR20s will do very well in that 14.5’x22.5’x9’ space. For now I am enjoying a Sam Adams Octoberfest while Zull Bailey performs the Bach Cello suites.
This was clearly the right move especially at the sale price!
Mine sounded great but a little rough right out of the box, then I found about 80-100 hours for initial break-in, more refinement over the second hundred hours, and then still some improvement after a few hundred more…I’m extremely happy with mine…
Here is an new aspen FR20 review from Lite magazine in Germany. Please note the button at the top righthand side of the article to google translate it into English.
Very nice! Have not read the Google version auf Englisch, but this sounds great auf Deutsch: Es ist beeindruckend, wie leichtfüßig ein Lautsprecher dieser Größe klingen kann!
Congratulations!! PS Audio is fortunate to have such talent.
Didn’t realize how good the Strata could sound until I hooked-up a pair of FR20s to it.
Replaced a pair of Ohm wT2000s with the FR20s last week thinking I might want to rotate between speakers. After about a hundred hours of break-in, I don’t hear any reason to bring back the Ohms. But this isn’t too surprising since the FR20s are twice the size and four times the cost of the Ohms.
The spooky sale caused my money to disappear - but the ear candy is worth it!
and they will only get better the next hundred hours !!! congrats …
Here is another review of the aspen FR20, this time from Poland.