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Old 11-08-2018, 09:55 PM
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Yep, I don't think you'll have any regrets! Current VAC gear sounds absolutely amazing. I had their entry-level Renaissance V line stage in my system a few months ago, and its lifelike midrange made my jaw drop. But in the end I stuck with my (also lovely) REF 6 because I listen to a lot of hard rock & metal. That said, wish I could have tried an "SE" version or a higher model (Master may be a bit too rich for my remaining blood).

I run the VAC Renaissance SE phono stage, which I think is beyond stellar. I also heard the SE vs. non-SE phono; those Jupiter caps and naked resistors really make a difference!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:22 PM
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Only a few this far in advance????
Yup!
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JL Audio Gotham G213 V1(1) F-112V1(1) F-112V2(1)
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:16 PM
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Big congrats Rob! Just what the Dr ordered!
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:48 AM
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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 11-09-2018, 07:51 AM
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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 11-09-2018, 11:59 AM
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Rob, your new VAC preamp looks fantastic in your rack. Enjoy.
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Those VAC look great. Am sure they are good.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:24 PM
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Outstanding system, Rob! The VAC gear is stunning.
Curious - what is the complex looking piece of kit located on the top center?
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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Outstanding system, Rob! The VAC gear is stunning.
Curious - what is the complex looking piece of kit located on the top center?
Thank you very much! That is a Manley Massive Passive EQ, which I just sold. The VAC leaves me not wanting to tweak anything about it!
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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 11-09-2018, 07:18 PM
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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.
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