VAC began with the desire to bring life and realism into reproduced music, making it sound as close to the actual thing as possible. VAC products are treasured because they allow each masterpiece to be heard as the musicians intended.
The distinction between just a good amplifier and a truly great amplifier lies in the details, both large and small. The primary reason VAC equipment is remarkable is because the company uses vacuum tube technology almost exclusively throughout their product line. After nearly 100 years since the triode vacuum tube was invented, it remains the true king of amplification and producing superior sonic quality and performance.
When properly designed, a tube amplifier preserves far more vigor of an original musical performance. Simply put, tubes bring music back to life. This is why the world’s leading guitarists use tube amplifiers, and why vacuum tube microphones and processors are highly coveted by the world’s leading recording studios. Tubes have a sound that is different from solid state amplifiers and produce a unique sound for the human ear.
An additional benefit is hand wiring of VAC products.By doing this, designers gain more freedom in ‘voicing’ through their ability to choose materials such as conductor material(s), size and geometry of wires and insulation used to construct equipment.
A third reason VAC products do not disappoint: The relentless search for true musical sound. Once electrical design is finished, the team spends hours in our ‘voicing’ process. During this time, the design team tests different parts configurations and how those changes affect overall sonic quality. VAC owners continue to appreciate the result. A pure, immersive listening experience.