Valve Amplification Company (VAC) And Nola Brio Speakers
Valve Amplification Company (VAC) and NOLA teamed up at T.H.E. Show Newport 2016. VAC's Renaissance Phono Stage ($9900) is derived from the Statement Phonostage and it featured a dual mono power supply, three inputs, variable loading for both MM and MC, and has six 12AX7 dual triode tubes. It has the same input transformers as VAC's Statement too. The lower unit is the Renaissance MK V preamplifier ($12,400) is also derived from the Statement series.
Nola's Brio trio ($2700) is a satellite and subwoofer system featuring Noal's hallmark open baffle design and a novel 1.5-way enclosure for the main speakers. It's ideal for use as a desktop monitor system or a top quality 2.1 channel system in smaller rooms or where space is limited yet uncompromising sound is desired. Measuring just 5.5" x 5.5 x 12" for the mains, there are a pair of 3.5" midrange drivers with the upper driver operating in an open baffle as a dipole and the lower driver mounted in a ported chamber. A matching subwoofer utilizes an 8" long-throw bass driver mounted within a sealed enclosure. It is powered, too, so you get 250 Watts of Class A/B. Nola's subwoofer provides continuously variable level and crossover frequency controls from 40 to 180 Hz with a 24dB/octave slop, phase switch plus line-level and speaker-level inputs.