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Vladimir Lamm reprised his room from last year spotlighting how his low-powered SET amplification could drive the Wilson Audio Maxx3 loudspeakers to thoroughly realistic sound levels. The Lamm complement included the LL1 Signature line level preamplifier (($42,790) and ML3 Signature monobloccks ($139,490/pair).
Vladimir introduced his brand-new LP1 Signature phono stage ($32,790), a three-box affair comprised of separate mono power supplies and a single box holding the dual-mono gain stages. It was demonstrated with a Kronos turntable ($32,000)
Also introduced was the French company Neodio's new Origine CD player ($27,000).
In the next room, Vladimir again bi-amped a pair of Verity Lohengrin IIS loudspeakers ($120,000) with two pairs of ML2.2 monoblocks ($37,290/pair). The front end was an L2 Reference preamplifier ($15,790).
There was quite a bit of interest in the new TechDAS AirForce One turntable ($79,500) outfitted with a Graham Phantom Elite 12-inch tonearm ($8500) and ZYX Omega cartridge ($4995). The Lamm LP2 phono preamplifier was used.
TechDAS also showed off its digital prowess with its D-7i 192/24 DAC ($7600).