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    VAC Master Preamp Review

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Like the Constellation Andromeda phonostage, I knew in the first minute of listening to the VAC Master that it was on a whole ‘nother playing field from my previous VAC preamp. I thought THAT preamp was a top-notch preamp, and it was. But the Master was better in every way. I absolutely love mine, too!

    There is one sentence in that review, however, that I would point out as also being very accurate, “...and it’s built-in phono stage was of reference level and the equal of almost any other standalone phono stage other than the most extreme luxury models I’ve heard” (emphasis added by me). Don’t buy the built-in phono stage thinking that it will be as good as it gets. It’s very good, but not nearly as good as the Andromeda, for example. Of course, the term “extreme luxury models” definitely applies to the Andromeda!
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    VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Dth31 View Post
    Like the Constellation Andromeda phonostage, I knew in the first minute of listening to the VAC Master that it was on a whole Ďnother playing field from my previous VAC preamp. I thought THAT preamp was a top-notch preamp, and it was. But the Master was better in every way. I absolutely love mine, too!

    There is one sentence in that review, however, that I would point out as also being very accurate, ď...and itís built-in phono stage was of reference level and the equal of almost any other standalone phono stage other than the most extreme luxury models Iíve heardĒ (emphasis added by me). Donít buy the built-in phono stage thinking that it will be as good as it gets. Itís very good, but not nearly as good as the Andromeda, for example. Of course, the term ďextreme luxury modelsĒ definitely applies to the Andromeda!
    True. And certainly not as good as the one I have on order for myself:




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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    I currently have the Signature Mk IIa SE. Special breed of preamps IMO.


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Haha! I would NEVER let my dealer bring the Statement Phono by my house for an audition. Ignorance IS bliss. Once you’ve heard something, it can be hard to un-hear it. And I don’t want to know what I’m missing—I can’t afford to!
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    VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Dth31 View Post
    Haha! I would NEVER let my dealer bring the Statement Phono by my house for an audition. Ignorance IS bliss. Once youíve heard something, it can be hard to un-hear it. And I donít want to know what Iím missingóI canít afford to!
    Since I ordered it in January (there was 26 ahead of mine, 26!!!!), I still wonder if Iím nuts. Well, I am, but arenít we all? My Kronos Pro and AVID Acutus DARK tables will be happy with the Statement!

    I went over to the factory last week to check on my baby. Itís coming along.




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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Congratulations! I have no doubt that it will bring you many, many, many hours of blissful enjoyment. Kevin is one of the very best designers out there. It will be KILLER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    True. And certainly not as good as the one I have on order for myself:




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    Congrats Mike! That should be an outstanding piece.


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by cmarin View Post
    Congrats Mike! That should be an outstanding piece.


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    Thanks!


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Take Mike with a grain of salt.....I believe he gets a discount on VAC!
    I love my Vac Master preamp also. There again I think even the Renaissance MkV is darn good for the money. Kevin has no slouches in his Preamp lineup.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    Take Mike with a grain of salt.....I believe he gets a discount on VAC!
    I love my Vac Master preamp also. There again I think even the Renaissance MkV is darn good for the money. Kevin has no slouches in his Preamp lineup.
    I have a good dealer. VAC Master Preamp Review


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Congratulations Mike. Can only imagine how good this will sound in combination with the rest of your set-up. Enjoy!
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    I have a good dealer. VAC Master Preamp Review


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    Amazing preamp. I have a good dealer too. Thanks Mike!

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Awesome Bruce, can’t wait to hear it.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    I auditioned a VAC Master in my system before I added the Select II DAC. If you like natural warmth and a full midrange with tremendous body and finesse than this is your preamp. As musical as it gets.

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    If anyone wants a Signature SE for a steal, let me know. I am dying to move up higher in the VAC chain.

    I auditioned a slew of preamps a couple years ago, and once I heard VAC I knew it was for me. So musical, so... right, to my ears.

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Since we are in the VAC mood- VAC/ Kharma





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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    To Dth31

    I have almost the identical system you listed in your post.

    Iím considering upgrading my VAC Signature SE to the Master or Statement.

    I also have the Andromeda, the VAC Phi 200 Monoblocks (soon to be upgraded to 450ís) and Magico M3ís, plus nearly every one of SR Tedís toys.

    Is the Master way better?

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Hi Tube Guy. Just to be clear, I haven't heard the Signature SE preamp. I owned the Signature MkIIa preamp, and that is what I can compare the Master to. And "yes", the Master is WAY better than the Signature MkIIa.

    I was very happy with the Signature MkIIa but accepted the offer from my dealer to hear the Master. Going from the Signature MkIIa to the Master was a HUGE improvement in virtually every way. Absolutely not subtle. Within literally seconds of listening to the Master, it was perfectly clear that the Master played on an entirely different field. As it should for the price difference. Given the resolving ability of your system, I would be very surprised if you disagreed after listening to it.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    My Preamp was the MKIIa but I sent to to VAC and Kevin upgraded it to the SE.

    Interesting how similar our systems are. Maybe we bought them from the same Audio deal?

    I have the Aurender W20 Server and the Berkeley R3 DAC. You?

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Yes, very similar!

    I purchased all my digital equipment directly from totaldac and currently have the d1-player, d1-streamer, d1-reclocker and d1-twelve mk II dac.

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    I had a VAC SigMKIIa from new, felt long on tooth and ship to SE upgrade before replacing it. Figure Kevin offers upgrade every decade so had to be significant. SE is a HUGE HUGE improvement. A totally different preamp.

    Recently sold it to buyer with all VAC except preamp. He called several days after delivery and express how awesome it sounds. 2nd day after settling, it totally transform his system. Never owned a component with this much impact.

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Same here. Sent MKIIa to Kevin , got back the SE upgrade.

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Dth31 View Post
    Yes, very similar!

    I purchased all my digital equipment directly from totaldac and currently have the d1-player, d1-streamer, d1-reclocker and d1-twelve mk II dac.

    PM sent.
    Totaldac D1 streamer owner here
    Iím very happy with it


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Hello all! I having home trial a VAC signature preamp (non SE) with accuphase A-75 power amp. The preamp is something special and great revelation of my system.

    Just want to get any opinion about the new signature Mk2a SE vs the master preamp. Is it a very significant improvement of master vs signature SE and worth the price premium?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Hello all! I having home trial a VAC signature preamp (non SE) with accuphase A-75 power amp. The preamp is something special and great revelation of my system.

    Just want to get any opinion about the new signature Mk2a SE vs the master preamp. Is it a very significant improvement of master vs signature SE and worth the price premium?

    Thanks!
    Worth every penny. The Master is almost identical to the $75,000 Statement. The Master is the sweet spot in the lineup.


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Thanks Mike.
    What are the improvements compared to sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Thanks Mike.
    What are the improvements compared to sig?
    Everything is improved. Transparency, soundstaging, bass, detail. Everything.
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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Thanks everyone who chime in and PM me.

    For the past weeks, I have auditioned VAC sig, soulution 725, CH L1 and vitus SL-103. Finally I have placed order on VAC master preamp.

    Hopefully will be shipped to Singapore soon. VAC Master Preamp Review

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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Thanks everyone who chime in and PM me.

    For the past weeks, I have auditioned VAC sig, soulution 725, CH L1 and vitus SL-103. Finally I have placed order on VAC master preamp.

    Hopefully will be shipped to Singapore soon. VAC Master Preamp Review
    I have the VAC Signature II SE. Awesome preamp. Donít have much words apart from gobsmacked. Master preamp upgrade will have to come after speakers and power amp.


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Thanks everyone who chime in and PM me.

    For the past weeks, I have auditioned VAC sig, soulution 725, CH L1 and vitus SL-103. Finally I have placed order on VAC master preamp.

    Hopefully will be shipped to Singapore soon. VAC Master Preamp Review
    Congratulations! Awesome preamp. Enjoy in good health.


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    Re: VAC Master Preamp Review

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Thanks everyone who chime in and PM me.

    For the past weeks, I have auditioned VAC sig, soulution 725, CH L1 and vitus SL-103. Finally I have placed order on VAC master preamp.

    Hopefully will be shipped to Singapore soon. VAC Master Preamp Review
    Congrats! You can't go wrong with VAC.

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