VAC Statement 450, the #1 “Work of Art” tube amplifier on the Robb Report!

by Alexander Lamascus

“VAC, or Valve Amplification Company, is a legendary name in audio engineering. Their glowing logo is emblazoned on every tube amplifier it produces, including its signature amplifier, the VAC Statement 450. Priced at $46,000, it includes a variety of custom-built internal electronics and a unique structural design that allows for fast delivery of sonic perfection. The two-part chassis is built and lacquered in-house. The lower portion contains the power supply, which uses three massive, custom-built transformers that are uniquely isolated to ensure very little vibration transmission. The top portion contains the amplifier circuitry, which uses a variety of tubes with hand-wired components. VAC amplifiers take a measured approach to the bass frequencies and are known for exceptional mid- and high-range frequency response. Both elements weigh in at 200 pounds total, and since they are a mono-block design, a buyer should expect to purchase at least two, one for each speaker channel.”

2 thoughts on “VAC Statement 450, the #1 “Work of Art” tube amplifier on the Robb Report!

  1. Kevin, sorry to put this here but I couldn’t find another way to reach you directly. I was wondering if you had and Marantz Model 9 parts from the reissues. Specifically the upper face screws and back meter cover. I have come across a Sid Smith prototype #9-6 and looking to bring it back to its glory.

    Info can be seen here with pictures. It’s the only known 8 tube Model 9. I would appreciate any help you can provide. 845-535-7982


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