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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Cool! Looks great.
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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

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    Nice Mike , are those KT88's ...?

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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    looks great - especially the phono adjustability on the right.

    what is the price point now?
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    Re: New VAC 170iQ







    Driving the Magico A3’s with EASE! Loving this new piece.


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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Awesome ..... Good to see it made the long trek from the factory to your store!!
    I have a feeling the sonic performance was worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Awesome ..... Good to see it made the long trek from the factory to your store!!
    I have a feeling the sonic performance was worth the wait.
    It so was. 10 whole minute drive. Biggest surprise? Power. Man, this thing is ballsy as heck. Meat on the bones, tonally rich. Love it.


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    Would LOVE to compare that to my PrimaLuna Dialogue HP integrated...

    ...or maybe I wouldn't. I can foresee my wallet getting a lot lighter if I did!
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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Mike,

    What power tubes does it support? KT150's, perhaps?
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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    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.
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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 Harbeth’s with ease.


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    Re: New VAC 170iQ

    Quote Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
    Mike,

    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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    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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