Renaissance Mk V Preamplifier in Boston Concert Reviews

“The VAC Renaissance’s [Mk V] crowning achievement in my particular system and listening room … an ease with recorded music’s ebb and flow that projects music effortlessly and illuminates how it fills its natural acoustic environment (with the highest fidelity to leading edges and the natural decays of instrumental notes and voices). Also … the Renaissance provides an exploration of the inner hues and changing shades of the inner dynamics of music making, letting us explore a composer’s intentions (and the musician’s interpretation of that composer’s vision) in vital emotional form.” – Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews

(Note: Photo shows the old Mk III model, not the Mk V reviewed.)

VAC at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show / T.H.E. Show

A bit of history…

At T.H.E.Expo, VAC featured the new VAC Auricle Musicbloc mono amplifiers, which SoundStage! has designated a “Show Stopper”, and which EnjoyTheMusic called “rock solid”. They’re fabulous amps, superb sound, elegant and compact, at $4,990 the pair. Also demonstrated were the VAC Phi Beta and Phi Kappa integrated amplifiers. The VAC Standard Preamplifier was also seen making good sounds at the Alexis Park.

Room 1204 is a Stand Out Room according to SoundStage!


Here is are some snapshots of the VAC Phi Beta with the new Scientific Fidelity loudspeakers.


Here we see the VAC Phi Beta with Von Schweikert‘s new VR4-SR speakers – quite fabulous sound!


Here is the VAC Phi Kappa with the interesting Duvel onmidiectional horn speakers.


A tired duo after a long show: Albert Von Schweikert & Kevin Hayes take a break from packing to pose.

VR11_&_VR9 VAC technician Brent Meyer with a quarter million dollars worth of Von Schweikert’s best! Dealer Jonathon Tinn (Chamber’s Audio) is in the foreground.