The endearing fascination of analogue & vinyl replay...
Part 1

Showing no signs of abating anytime soon, the venerable turntable is still at the heart of many high end systems. Indeed it is enjoying something of a surge of interest.

For the Newsletter for October and also next month, we are highlighting threads discussing all things vinyl! We would like to invite members to post new TT threads on the forum to also have those included in Part 2.

Durand Tosca Tonearm...Initial thoughts
WBF list of Turntable Manufacturers
Saskia Model Two @Mike Lavigne's
VYGER now available in the US at www.rhapsody.audio
Tima's DIY RCM

The Colibri “Master Signature” (revisited)

Derenville: Three friends and the creation of a high-end manufactory
  Other interesting threads on WBF  
  New Wilson Audio model: Chronosonic XVX  
  KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search  
  The Tres Amigos ride again - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
and Conquering the Mountain
  Press Release: VAC introduces Statement 452 Musicblock Power Amplifier at CAF 2019  

Sarasota, FL - October 30, 2019 - VAC / Valve Amplification Company
will introduce the finest amplifier in its 29 year history
at the 2019 Capital Audio Fest in Rockville, MD, November 1-3, 2019
in the Potomac Room of the Hilton Rockville.

Compared to the older award-winning Statement 450, the new Statement 452 has greater headroom for unfettered musical impact. VAC Founder/Designer Kevin Hayes stated, “You hear much more deeply into the recording space, catch delicate nuances in a singer's phrasing you've not heard before; the music explodes with more detail and energy. In short, the Statement 452 presents an absolute breakthrough in realism.”

The Statement 452's unconventional vertical architecture and lateral tube mounting play a large part in achieving this new sonic freedom, making possible extremely short, direct handwired signal, power, and ground runs. The circuitry exploits VAC's high speed parallel design principle, with smaller parts that are willing to ‘jump' electrically and magnetically with the music. There are a total of nine VAC design transformers in the Statement 452, in aggregate weighing 120 pounds, for perfect coupling combined with lightning fast speed.

The Statement 452 circuitry is fully balanced, with provision for single-ended inputs. VAC's Musicbloc™ design allows the amplifier to be switched between 450 watt single-channel mono operation and 225 watt/channel dual mono amplifier, without compromise in either mode. For reliability and optimal sound, the Statement 452 is equipped with VAC's patented iQ Continuous Automatic Bias System.

Hayes advises, “If you love music, you owe it to yourself to hear what is possible with the VAC Statement 452. There is much more music in your recordings than you know!”

The Statement 452 iQ goes on sale on November 1. MSRP has been established at $75,000.

VAC is an internationally known manufacturer of the high-end audio components, with offices and manufacturing facilities in Sarasota, Florida USA.

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