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Old 07-20-2014, 07:13 AM
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This is imho the best reward of our time and energy in this hobby. To get to the point or at least to get the deep feeling, that we do not need anything more. With such a preamp, clearly you can forget the word preamplifier. You will probably never need it to think about an other one.
Agreed! And thankfully I can say the same for the Lamm M1.2 monos & the Transparent Ref Cabling.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:47 AM
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congratulations and enjoy!!!
are the volume controls stepped like the old ones, or continuous movement?
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:57 PM
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As far as I know, the piece still has a stepped control, but perhaps Lamm changed his supplier for it over the years; I do know that he upgraded the switches at one point because I had mine brought up to current spec a couple years ago (since sold it). I don't think you'd know unless you asked Vlad or compared units. Lamm does have a pretty detailed website for each product, but usually only notes changes that are indicated by a "." version, not running upgrades. FWIW, his description currently on the site says: "unique TKD stepped potentiometers (41 detents)...".
Saint- if you are basing your judgement on a quick listen after unpacking, give it a few days to warm up. I found that it opens up considerably once it has been on for a while. (I only shut mine down during electrical storms and when changing the PS tubes).
Enjoy~
PS: in my earlier post i referred to 'direct' outputs; those are actually inputs, as you can see from the back panel and bypass some of the circuitry. Made a big difference in sound.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:28 PM
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As far as I know, the piece still has a stepped control, but perhaps Lamm changed his supplier for it over the years; I do know that he upgraded the switches at one point because I had mine brought up to current spec a couple years ago (since sold it). I don't think you'd know unless you asked Vlad or compared units. Lamm does have a pretty detailed website for each product, but usually only notes changes that are indicated by a "." version, not running upgrades. FWIW, his description currently on the site says: "unique TKD stepped potentiometers (41 detents)...".
Saint- if you are basing your judgement on a quick listen after unpacking, give it a few days to warm up. I found that it opens up considerably once it has been on for a while. (I only shut mine down during electrical storms and when changing the PS tubes).
Enjoy~
PS: in my earlier post i referred to 'direct' outputs; those are actually inputs, as you can see from the back panel and bypass some of the circuitry. Made a big difference in sound.
I'll reach out to Vlad. I did intend to get it over to him for a complete check up. Thanks for all the GREAT info.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:54 PM
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I'll reach out to Vlad. I did intend to get it over to him for a complete check up. Thanks for all the GREAT info.
You are welcome. At a minimum, get new tubes into the PS, if you aren't planning on dragging the unit to Brooklyn in the near future, unless you know for a certainty that they have been changed out very recently. They normally have to be replaced every year. You can order them directly from Lamm; I don't bother trying to source tubes for any of his gear from third party sources, apart from the 12ax7 in my amps- there i use NOS ribbed Teles, but that's another issue.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:07 AM
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NOS telefunken any good?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:48 PM
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Spent the evening in a mind blowing menage a trios. Me, the Lamm M1.2s and the Lamm L2. It'll be a night I won't soon forget. Whew!!
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Nice reading about the L2 thesaint519. I have a LL2.1 deluxe and aspire to own the L2, hopefully sometime in the near future.
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Nice reading about the L2 thesaint519. I have a LL2.1 deluxe and aspire to own the L2, hopefully sometime in the near future. Cheers, Sid
Sidvee, I've never owned the LL2.1, but have only heard exemplary things about it. The L2 in my system is EPIC! You never know what you're missing until it hits you in the face. And I was completely missing out - on musical emotion, information, and missing out on what my system could really do. Now I know.
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sounds awesome!
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