1. Ron Resnick

    Munich High-End 2018 Ron Report: Conclusion and Favorite Systems

    CONCLUSION I feel like the visitor attendance this year was below what I remember seeing in 2016. (Interestingly, Michael Fremer reported on Analog Planet that he feels this show had more visitors and was busier than prior shows, so he may have objective numerical information I do not have.)...
  2. Ron Resnick

    Munich High-End 2018 Ron Report: Von Schweikert Audio / VAC

    Damon Von Schweikert and Leif Swanson, on behalf of Von Schweikert Audio, and Kevin Hayes, on behalf of VAC, partnered to put together another of my favorite systems at this show. The combination of the Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeakers and the VAC 450 Statement iQ amplifiers have been...
  3. Ron Resnick

    Baldur 300

    Who owns or who has auditioned the Baldur 300, a 240 watt, Class A, tube amplifier? Who has compared this to VAC 450? VTL Siegfried II? ARC Reference 250SE?
  4. Ron Resnick

    Von Schweikert Audio/VAC/MasterBuilt -- Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 -- Best of Show

    I visited the Von Schweikert Audio/VAC/MasterBuilt room twice: once during the day, and a second time for a private, after-hours demo Leif Swanson, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Designer at Von Schweikert Audio, generously arranged for us so I could play a couple of my own LPs. I...
  5. Ron Resnick

    Magico Loudspeakers -- Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

    I have a confession to make at the outset: I have never cared much for the original versions of Magico loudspeakers. I found them dynamic and transparent and neutral and extended in the low frequencies and the high frequencies and very well-made --but I never felt that they sounded like live...
  6. S

    VAC Renaissance 140 Monoblocks, VAC Signature Mk II

    Hi everyone, I am going to try the Devialet with my system and want to make money on top of that to put a down payment on a house. I think being somewhat newly wed, a house is a responsible decision.. That said, the best equipment I have ever heard is up for grabs! I would rate the...
  7. S

    Devialet options and questions

    Hi Everyone, I am considering making a jump in a direction I never expected. I have a VAC Signature Mk. II Preamplifier, a pair of VAC 140 monoblock subs on my Pipedream 18 towers, and a Crown XLS2000 amplifier on my subs. I am considering, in an effort to make some money and not take a...
  8. S

    Shuguang CV181-Z Treasures vs. NOS

    Hi everyone, I am looking to make my VAC Renaissance 140 amplifiers sing to their highest capability. Right now I am using the 6SN7 tubes provided by VAC. I think the amps sound good and have honestly not thrown in any other tubes. I know tube rolling can be addictive. I am considering the...

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