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    VAC Signature iQ200

    VAC hits a home run with these amps. My VAC Signature iQ200 monos were picked up today. VAC is local to me and I consider Brent and Kevin friends. Both are great guys. The recent interview with Kevin in TAS showed his brilliance.

    Guys, these amps are a HOME RUN. At $14,000 for the stereo amp or $28,000 for the monos, these are as good as ANYTHING on the market for the same price or more. The stereo amp has a switch on the back to change to mono.

    The amps employ the iQ auto biasing circuitry from the big Statement mono 450iQ's.

    You can use almost ANY KT tube, including the new KT150's. VAC recommends the KT88, but admit other KT tubes can be used to suit user taste.

    I have the new VAC sub-$10k preamp and sub-$10k phonostage on order. VAC is delivering what we've all been wanting - world class VAC performance at a price more can afford.

    Experiencing a tube amp which always in perfect bias is something very special. Smooth, sweet and coherent.

    These amps are a HOME RUN!!!








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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Wow! Looks awesome!

    So 100 wpc stereo and 200 wpc mono?







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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Correct Joe. Conservatively I would say. These amps are ballsy! VAC sold out of their first production run. Wow!


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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Look away Joe!
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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post



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    Is that a VAC pre on the rack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Is that a VAC pre on the rack?
    Yes. I have an old Renaissance. Had it for a long time. Still sounds great, but I'm excited to get the new one.
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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Nice set up Mike! Love that the amps are flexible with tubes. Please share your tube rolling experiences as you play with various sets.

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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    Beautiful Mike. They really look outstanding. A word to the wise (as an IQ amp owner) - the circuit can be a little finicky on sharp transients which cause the IQ circuit to kick in & essentially lock-out the input signal. For example, using a very highly modulated LP at a high gain setting on your phono stage can cause the circuit to kick out if you lift the cantilever too abruptly at track end . Only sometimes and with high current phono stages , so not a biggie. The circuit also only operates on the KT power tubes, not on the 6SN7GTB's . Congrats!

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    Re: VAC Signature iQ200

    So gorgeous mike!! Would love to hear that setup when it's all together and been broken in. Bet that would sound amazing on a pair of Sopra's too!!


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