VAS Upgrades

VAS Upgrades

Postby Dizastical » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:21 pm

Sent out my tonearm and junction box to Steve at VAS for some upgrades. I had him do the Dual Wire upgrade and had him hardwire my Audio Sensibility interconnect to the Lemo connector in the junction box. I’m very pleased with the results!
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Junction Box
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Double Wire Loop
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Double Wire Rear
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Double Wire Side
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Inside Junction Box
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Dizastical » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:22 pm

Sorry guys. I’m not sure how to rotate the pics.

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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Lewisranchmike » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:20 pm

WOW and Impressive!
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Dizastical » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:13 am

Last night was the first listening session. I’m sure there is some break in that’s needed. So far the music seems way faster and precise. Huge dynamics. The music is just more involving is the best way I can explain it. Soundstage width, height, and depth is out of this world! I’m very happy with the results. Highly recommended mods!

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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby tony22 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:59 am

Another wow! Steve does great work.
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Fishflood » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:45 am

I bought one of Steve's ready made hard wired junction boxes and have been very impressed with the sound. Definite improvement over the modest cable that I had been plugging in and very reasonably priced. Thinking of upgrading the cable now, if I can find something that I know will be another improvement.
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Drew769 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:39 pm

I have Steve’s hard wired junction box as well, using his “special” wire that he sources from Europe. It’s amazing how taking one Connection out of the chain cleans things up a bit. I love Steve’s tinkering!
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Brf » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:21 am

Drew769 wrote:I have Steve’s hard wired junction box as well, using his “special” wire that he sources from Europe. It’s amazing how taking one Connection out of the chain cleans things up a bit. I love Steve’s tinkering!


Could you please elaborate? I assume that the mod consist of eliminating the junction box rca connections I.e. straight connection from the junction box lemo connector to the phono stage, correct?
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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby Dizastical » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:12 am

You are correct sir. The last pic shows exactly what’s going on inside the junction box after Steve’s mod. I can’t however comment on the sound quality of just the junction box mod, since I have the double wire mod done at the same time. The two miss together definitely give the music a much cleaner and full presentation. The boundaries of the room seem to disappear.

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Re: VAS Upgrades

Postby MOON » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:46 pm

Dave,
What is the ball park cost of the tone arm wire upgrade and supplying your own wire for hard wiring to the junction box? Also what is Steve's email address.
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