Phi 170 Phi 170
Signature 200 with VAC iQ System
Monoblock Power Amplifier

This 100 watt per channel stereo, 200 watt monoblock powerhousefeatures the exclusive patented *VAC iQ Continuous Automatic Bias System,the only system able to hold each power tube's true underlying idle current perfectly steady at all times.

Product Brochure
Signature 200
  • The results? More detail, increased subjective power, greater stability, lower noise, less distortion, and no more runaway tubes.

    It will even tell you when it's time to replace weak tubes.

    The iQ System. Superior sound. Only from VAC.

    * US Patent 8.749.310. International patents pending.

     
  • Type

    Vacuum tube power amplifier with transformer coupled output

    Features

    • VAC iQ Continuous Automatic  Bias System ™
    • Class A1 triode input & driver stages
    • Direct coupled input & driver stages
    • Low feedback design (6 dB)
    • 12 volt trigger
    • Detachable power cord
    • IEC power receptacle

    Switch Settings

    Fully balanced or single-ended input
    Stereo or mono operation

    Power Output

    100 watts/channel stereo continuous
    200 watts mono continuous

    Speaker Matching Taps

    1-2 ohms, 2-4 ohms, 4-8 ohms

    Frequency Response

    4 Hz to 85 kHz, +0/-3 dB

    Full Power Bandwidth

    13 Hz to 70 kHz, +0/-3 dB

    Residual Noise

    Typically > 95 dB below rated output

    Input Impedance

    • 200k Ohms, Stereo, Balanced
    • 100k Ohms, Stereo, Single Ended
    • 100k Ohms, mono, Balanced
    • 50k Ohms, mono, Single Ended

    Gain

    • 30 dB, Stereo, Balanced
    • 33 dB, Stereo, Single Ended
    • 31 dB, Mono, Balanced
    • 34 dB, Mono, Single Ended

    Output Polarity

    Non-inverting. 
    Balanced input is Pin 2 positive.

    Tube Complement

    • 4 x type 6SN7
    • 4 x type KT88
    • Compatible with KT120
    • Electrically compatible with KT150 (may be too tall to fit under the cage)

    Operating Voltages

    Available factory set for 100, 120, 220, or 230/240 volt operation

    Connectors

    • Cardas rhodium RCA jacks
    • Neutrik XLR jacks
    • Cardas rhodium binding posts

    Dimensions

    • 18" W x 17.25" D x 8.75" H
    • 457 mm x 438 mm x 222 mm
    • Excluding knobs & connectors

    Weight

    100 lbs. 
    45.5 kg

    Origin

    Designed & manufactured exclusively in the United States of America by VAC

     

    *Specifications subject to change without notice.