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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    What is the price and power output for the VAC? It may be something for me to consider when I decide to downsize, maybe sooner than later.
    85 Watts/channel, but sounds more powerful to me. Drove the big Harbethís with ease.


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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Quote Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
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    What power tubes does it support? KT150's, perhaps?
    Hi, yes, KT88/77/90/120/150


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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Be still my beating heart.

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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    What is the MSRP on the 170i?

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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    What is the MSRP on the 170i?
    $9990


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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    I love my Vac 160iSE - and I'm sure this 170iQ is better in every way. Here is an old photo of the 160iSE at lower left in the family room setup.
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    McIntosh MVP901 Media Player > McIntosh C2300 Pre > McIntosh MC302 Amp or VAC Sigma 160iSE Integrated Amp > Harbeth M30.1 Speakers

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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    It probably depends on the amp, but I prefer the KT-150s to 120s or 88s on my Quicksilver Mono 120s.

    Sheesh - the price is not too far above my Wyrd4Sound Pre/Quicksilver Mono 120s combo...
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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    It probably depends on the amp, but I prefer the KT-150s to 120s or 88s on my Quicksilver Mono 120s.

    Sheesh - the price is not too far above my Wyrd4Sound Pre/Quicksilver Mono 120s combo...
    Did you remember to include the cost of the extra power cords and interconnects? My power cords cost more than my amps.

 

 
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