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Old 11-09-2018, 08:20 PM
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Looking great Rob! I can’t wait to hear the new set-up!
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:55 AM
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Congrats on the new preamp. I'm curious as to how much better the Statement would be over the Master. Or do I dare ask that question for the sake of everyone's wallet?...lol.
Unless I win the lottery, I dare not even entertain that thought.
However, I would like to put the ARC Ref 10 to a head, to head comparison.
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Parasound JC-1s (3), A-21
Sonus Faber Stradivari, Cremona M (center) Grand Pianos (rears)
JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
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Oppo-205
PS Audio P-10(2) AC-3, AC-5 PCs.
(6) dedicated 20 amp circuits, (6)Furutech outlets.
(1) GDX-DR-NCF, (2) GDX-D Gold, (3) GDX-D Rhodium
AZ Absolute Copper, and Clear Day Audio solid silver Bal ICs.
WW Gold Eclipse 7 speaker cables.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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Excellent Rob, awesome system. The VAC really shines in your rack.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:24 AM
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Excellent Rob, awesome system. The VAC really shines in your rack.
Thanks Tony! it sounds even better than it looks!
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VAC Master Line stage on Stillpoint Ultra Minis.
McIntosh, MC2301s (2) on Stillpoint Ultra SS, MX-150
Parasound JC-1s (3), A-21
Sonus Faber Stradivari, Cremona M (center) Grand Pianos (rears)
JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
VPI Classic, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze
Lumin S1
Oppo-205
PS Audio P-10(2) AC-3, AC-5 PCs.
(6) dedicated 20 amp circuits, (6)Furutech outlets.
(1) GDX-DR-NCF, (2) GDX-D Gold, (3) GDX-D Rhodium
AZ Absolute Copper, and Clear Day Audio solid silver Bal ICs.
WW Gold Eclipse 7 speaker cables.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:34 AM
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Nice upgrade Rob!
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:38 PM
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Nice upgrade Rob!
Thank you, Tom. It's quite a bit more extended on the top. Works well to compensate for my high frequency hearing damage!
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VAC Master Line stage on Stillpoint Ultra Minis.
McIntosh, MC2301s (2) on Stillpoint Ultra SS, MX-150
Parasound JC-1s (3), A-21
Sonus Faber Stradivari, Cremona M (center) Grand Pianos (rears)
JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
VPI Classic, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze
Lumin S1
Oppo-205
PS Audio P-10(2) AC-3, AC-5 PCs.
(6) dedicated 20 amp circuits, (6)Furutech outlets.
(1) GDX-DR-NCF, (2) GDX-D Gold, (3) GDX-D Rhodium
AZ Absolute Copper, and Clear Day Audio solid silver Bal ICs.
WW Gold Eclipse 7 speaker cables.
Rob
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:32 PM
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I just got home after spending an hour at Rob’s house. The addition of the VAC pre-amp has taken his system to a much higher level. All I can say is WOW!

Thanks for having me over a Rob, it was quite an experience! Congrats on the new arrival.
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Living Room: (aka Maria's system): Primaluna DiaLogue Premium Integrated, Audio Physic Tempo Special Ed., Cambridge Audio 840C, Bluesound Node 2, Accusound and Nordost interconnects and cables

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Old 11-11-2018, 08:26 PM
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I just got home after spending an hour at Rob’s house. The addition of the VAC pre-amp has taken his system to a much higher level. All I can say is WOW!

Thanks for having me over a Rob, it was quite an experience! Congrats on the new arrival.
Thank you Greg. I appreciate the kind words, and you are welcome anytime.
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VAC Master Line stage on Stillpoint Ultra Minis.
McIntosh, MC2301s (2) on Stillpoint Ultra SS, MX-150
Parasound JC-1s (3), A-21
Sonus Faber Stradivari, Cremona M (center) Grand Pianos (rears)
JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
VPI Classic, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze
Lumin S1
Oppo-205
PS Audio P-10(2) AC-3, AC-5 PCs.
(6) dedicated 20 amp circuits, (6)Furutech outlets.
(1) GDX-DR-NCF, (2) GDX-D Gold, (3) GDX-D Rhodium
AZ Absolute Copper, and Clear Day Audio solid silver Bal ICs.
WW Gold Eclipse 7 speaker cables.
Rob
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