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VAC Statement 450i iQ Integrated Amplifier

The Statement 450i iQ Integrated Amplifier is an ultimate performance, cost-no-object instrument that establishes a new benchmark for sound quality in integrated amplifiers. Part of the secret of its performance is in the unusual vertical form factor, which allows the optimal placement of circuit elements and purest, most direct routing of signals, for a total result that exceeds the sum of its parts.

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The Statement 450i iQ builds upon the prior art of the Statement separate components. Conceptually the 450i includes a Statement 450S iQ power amplifier, a Statement Line Stage, and phono stage with multiple inputs, variable gain, and adjustable loading. Power supply arrangements are dual mono throughout, with six main power transformers for left and right power amplifier, left and right line stage, and left and rght phono stage. The internal topology is fully balanced. VAC’s patented iQ Continuous Stable Automatic Bias System* keeps the KT88 output tubes set at the intended operating point at all times for better sound, protection, and automatic indication of when tubes should be replaced. When you listen to the VAC Statement 450i iQ you quickly will understand why others describe the experience using words like amazed, transfixed, flawless, and stunning. To protect your investment, your Statement 450i iQ will come to you in a custom flight case. The case is on wheels for easy placement, and is made in three sections which allow it to be unpacked without ever having to lift the full weight of the amplifier. The amplifier tower is supported by four integral captive roller balls that allow the unit to be moved, yet supply good mechanical grounding and support.


Wattage 225 watt/channel
Outputs  Power amplifier, 2, 4, and 8 ohms; Line stage, XLR balanced line outs
Inputs 3 single ended phono inputs (MM or MC, 3 gain modes, variable loading); 3 line inputs (XLR balanced or RCA single-ended); 1 XLR balanced Cinema (power amplifier direct) input
Tubes 4 x KT88 4 x 6SN7GTB 2 x 6DJ8/6922/7308 4 x 12AX7
Controls Power (Off, Preamp On, All On), Mute, Line Selector, Logo Illumination Level, Phono Selector, Phono Gain, Phono MC loading, Volume, Cinema Bypass
Displays VAC logo (blue in operation, red in mute), eight iQ status LEDs
Voltage Factory set for 100, 120, 220, or 230/240 volts, 50-60 Hz.
Power Cord Detachable IEC 15A power receptacle
Remote control Volume & Mute, included
Warranty Two years parts and labor, excluding tubes (USA, see manual for full details)
Dimensions  48" high. Base is 24" deep x 18.4" wide. Tower is 18.25 deep x 10.4 wide, plus knobs & connectors.