Dear Fellow VSA-enthusiasts,
After a period of almost two years of experiencing the impact of various amplifier types and brands in my system, I recently became the proud owner of a pair of brand-new power amplifiers to drive the maintowers of my Von Schweikert VR10 MK2 system.
After evaluating (including rigorous testing in my own set-up) types like: Soulution 501’s, Nagra HD’s, Mod-Wright KWA 150 SE’s, TAD m600’s, Goldmund 1000+’s, CH-precision A1’s and the Alieno vacuum tube amplifier, eventually the VAC Signature 200 IQ mono’s appeared to be the best match with my system
Last year at the High-End München I spoke with Damian von Schweikert and learnt that he is also owning a pair of Signature 200 IQ’s to drive his VR9’s, so in the end it is not a total surprise that the VAC amplifiers would eventually stay.
Currently the tubes of the VAC’s are still running in until they reach the recommended 200 hours and after that I will use all the features of my Trinnov Altitude32 to optimize the performance of my system even further. My previous power amplifiers (Parasound JC-1’s) are now driving the subtowers, already resulting in an even more controlled and faster (low)bass response.
Still a lot to experiment, measure, listen and enjoy, but I’m already very happy with these new amplifiers.
Herewith some first quick snapshots. When I have new/better pictures I will upload these in this topic.
Best regards, Jan