Renaissance Mk V Preamplifier in – “For serious music lovers living at the cutting edge of what is possible.”

“If you are serious about and love music this preamplifier will provide many years of totally immersed enjoyment. Go find a dealer, audition the VAC Renaissance Mk V Preamplifier, most certainly you will like what you hear.”

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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.)

Editors’ Choice Award: VAC Signature IIa

Editors' Choice Award: VAC Signature IIa

Editors’ Choice Award: VAC Signature IIa

“Kevin Hayes has outdone himself with the new Signature IIa preamp. Transformer-coupled, completely balanced, hand-wired with no coupling capacitors or negative feedback, the full-function model has four line inputs and a tubed photostage with mm / mc inputs, a completely separate power transformer, dedicated filter circuitry, and variable impedance loading. And the sound is gorgeous.” The Absolute Sound, March 2013, page 72