Beautiful! That must sound incredible! Are you using the Trinnov as your preamp for two channel as well? Have you tried a VAC preamp instead?
Boy, at some point, I’ll have to get a 200iQ for my system.
Thank you for your compliment. Currently the system is, in my opinion, playing at a level of combined musicality and accuracy that I consider to be very rare in view of all the systems that I experienced in the last 30 years. Nevertheless, it is still music reproduction and not the real thing (and it will never be).
I use the Trinnov indeed also as pre-amplifier for 2-channel. There was a long time that I was thinking about two different set-ups: one for stereo and one for multichannel. After evaluating the Trinnov I considered it being so good, that I decided to proceed with only one set-up (that was more than 4 years ago).
I experienced VAC last year at the high-end in Munich (VS VR11 + VAC 450 IQ’s) after already evaluating many other power amplifiers in my own system. Eventually the Signature 200 IQ’s appeared to be the best match in my system in view of all my preferences.
Although a VAC pre-amplifiers seems to be tempting, I will not proceed that path as I do not use any analogue source and will not proceed in that direction and furthermore the Von Schweikert system is a 4 tower system (2 x main tower and 2 x bass tower; so four mono amplifiers), which is nearly impossible to properly drive without using all the features within the Trinnov, like active crossover sections, delays, cross over filters, et cetera. After four months I am still tweaking the Trinnov to get the most music out of my system.
If you have the possibility the get a (pair of) 200 IQ(’s), go for it! I can not imagine that you will ever regret such a decision.
Best regards, Jan