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    VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    Has anyone been able to compare these two versions of the 170 IQ who can comment on the differences in SQ? Thanks.

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    Re: VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    SE has a little more detail/definition. Both superb and super musical. I would go SE for sure. At Suncoast Audio, we are close to the factory and lucky to hear all this great VAC gear.


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    Re: VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    Thanks Mike. What’s the price difference between the two?

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    Re: VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    Mike,

    How long has the SE been available? I only see it in the small print at the bottom of the spec page.
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    Re: VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    Mike,

    How long has the SE been available? I only see it in the small print at the bottom of the spec page.
    For a while. Guessing a year.


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    Re: VAC 170 IQ vs 170 IQ SE

    Quote Originally Posted by Walnut Horns View Post
    What’s the price difference between the two?
    The standard 170iQ MSRP is $10,900.00 without options. The SE version is $14,500.00 MSRP without options.
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