VAC started with a passion about breathing realism and life into reproduced music, to making it sound as much like the real thing as possible. VAC products are masterpieces because they allow each recorded performance to be the masterpiece the musicians intended.
The difference between a good amplifier and a great amplifier resides in the details, and in the passion of the designer. One of the reasons for superiority of VAC equipment is that VAC uses vacuum tube technology almost exclusively. After almost 100 years since its invention, the triode vacuum tube remains the most linear (accurate) amplifying element known producing superior sonic performance. A tube amplifier, properly designed, preserves far more of the vitality of the original performance. Tubes simply bring the music back alive. This is why the world’s foremost guitarists use tube amplifiers, and why vacuum tube microphones and processors are highly prized by the world’s best recording studios. Tubes do have a sound that is different from solid state amplifiers, and one that happens to make amplified music sound better to the human ears and brain.
Another reason: The potential benefit of hand wiring is that the designer gains infinitely more freedom in “voicing” through the ability to select the brand, conductor material(s), insulation, size, and geometry of wires used to build the amplifier. This has been exploited in many previous VAC designs.
A third reason: Relentless search for musical accuracy. Once the basic electrical design is completed, countless hours are spent in the process we call “voicing.” During this time, small changes in the physical arrangement of the parts are tested, different types of capacitors and wires are auditioned, and even various chassis materials tried. The differences often elude the linear test bench instrumentation but are plainly audible to the human ear. The human ear and brain do not work in the manner of our test instruments, and the ear values different aspects of performance than can be measured readily. The passion for this work and attention to detail is required to bring a design to its peak of performance. Great care is evident in every note sounded by a VAC. Listen and let the sound be your guide!
One listen and you will appreciate that VAC is the world leader in audio entertainment, an appreciation that can only grow over a lifetime of listening.
In addition to this careful design and implementation, we carefully monitor the audio quality of our production to protect your investment and ensure your listening enjoyment.