If the VAC Phi 170 sounds anything like the VAC Phi 200, you can find better sound for less money in my experience.
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We are a zasto dealer and the Eros mono blocks are extraordinary amplifiers
George corneas the lead designer of zesto worked for the BBC his designs are incredibly well built with each part of the circuit is maximized to create a low noise very reliable product
The Eros replaced a 40k pair of cj amplifiers in our reference system
The Eros could easily hang with may more expensive amps
The Eros are very well balanced and are just a touch of warmth the bass control is excellent
Quite frankly we can't think of another set of amps for that pricepoint which would sound better for your magics
Dave and troy
Audio intellect nj
Had VAC, ARC ... checkout CAT. JL5 can easily drive A3. If budget allows go for JL7. Nothing beats high triode power driving real life speakers to MY ears.
Google "Magico and CAT" and checkout the videos and reviews. They teamed up several years ago at shows. I believe CAT is the only tube company ever teamed with Magico.
Only experienced Zesto at shows. Bit too warm for my taste.
@joecasey I've heard that CAT have wonderful amplifiers, but unfortunately the JL7 is over my budget and there is another problem , main problem, that there isn't a CAT dealer at my country, so its a bit of problem. I can only buy second hand of CAT, but i didn't see JL7 for sale only JL2....
Thanks a lot for you response and suggestion !