VR-1 Packaging and Build Quality
The following review is for Von Schweikert Audio's VR-1 Reference Studio Monitors. Two pairs of VR-1 speakers were thoroughly listened to and evaluated in bookshelf, and surround applications for approximately four months on a variety of different reference systems, each with unique room acoustics. Some of the technical information was provided by the manufacturer and additional information can be found on their site at www.VonSchweikert.com . Performance measurements were conducted by Audioholics using Sencore and LMS test equipment.
Albert Von Schweikert followed his passion for music and instruments by founding Von Schweikert Audio. His dissatisfaction in the lack of realism found in many contemporary speaker designs led him on a long quest to create a great speaker, at a reasonable price. From the packaging, to the build quality, it's clear to see that Albert Von Schweikert takes pride in his product, and rightfully so.
All speakers were doubled boxed and packaged very well. Once inside the second box, we found a plastic wrap around a black velvet wrap which encased each speaker. The black velvet wrapper was embroidered with Von Schweikert Audio USA logo and knotted on top with a tight rope. At first, I questioned such elaborate packaging, but after pondering on it, I recognized that it's all part of the attention to detail that we've found throughout Von Schweikert's speaker line. To me it also showed that Albert Von Schweikert really cared about how he presented his name while recognizing the importance of a first impression. The velvet bagging also came in handy when we traveled to different locations and implemented the speakers on different reference systems as it made them easier to carry around while also protecting the beautiful finish.