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Old 06-29-2009, 11:07 AM
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Serge,

Could you elaborate why there are separate left and right volume buttons in place of only one?

I ask you this because I would like this feature on my C1000: I don't know why (room shape, speaker place, my own ear perhaps...) but I have to play with the balance +3 (it means I guess +0.3db) to have right in the center the voices, on any input, and on C1000T and C1000P.
Jean Marc, the Lamm preamp features a "dual mono" because the preamp is designed to be of a "purist" approach with as little in the way of the signal as possible while using highest quality parts possible for a transparent sonic signature that infuses the system with the ambiance and harmonic richness that exists on the recording without veiling or coloring the music.

Here is a brief description from their website:

The LL2.1 features a topology that brings out the most natural sound performance in the audio path, as well as graceful and sophisticated design. It employs a pure class A operation from input to output; all stages are single-ended. The preamplifier's audibly neutral power supply features a full-wave vacuum rectifier. This rectifier, together with a choke-containing filter, allows to practically get rid of the hum and buzz and, in the end, to ensure the verity of dynamic range without coloration.

Each preamplifier is carefully hand-crafted with matched components of the highest quality, some of which include military graded low noise DALE metal film resistors; NOBLE potentiometers; ELECTROCUBE and ROEDERSTEIN film capacitors; high frequency switching grade CORNELL DUBILIER electrolytic capacitors; and specially selected long life vacuum tubes. The LL2.1 features a custom-designed power transformer.

Of course any description can be colorful and make a product "sound good" on the pages of the magazine or website but I can vouch for this Lamm preamp, it is a KILLER preamp for the money. The fact that I can switch from the awesome Ayre KX-R at many times the price to the Lamm and enjoy both almost equally says a lot about the Lamm. The reviews from others confirm the same thing, it is an excellent preamp.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:45 AM
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Thanks Serge. You are always helpful.

One thing is however sure to me : only one volume button and playing with the (remotable on C1000) balance is easier to set.

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Old 06-29-2009, 01:06 PM
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Thanks Serge. You are always helpful.

One thing is however sure to me : only one volume button and playing with the (remotable on C1000) balance is easier to set.

Jean-Marc.
I enjoy the remote of the Ayre KX-R but I also don't mind the lack of it with the Lamm too much either.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:35 PM
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Hello Serge.

You might recall me bugging you time and again at another forum about your adventures with the MC275, sub and Bryston x/o, MDA, etc, etc. Congrats on your very significant system upgrades!

Here's another one: Have you ever heard the LL2 with the MC275? I'm considering the LL2 but cannot audition prior to purchasing...everything I read about the LL2 is sooo appealing to me, though...

Thanks!
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To look at them is one thing but to listen.... I love my LL2D.

I can't wait to sample the Lamm L2 in my system. I just can't
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Lamm preamps always seem to remind me of the Battlestar Galactica. Sort of military, retro-future styling. Or something.
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Lamm preamps always seem to remind me of the Battlestar Galactica. Sort of military, retro-future styling. Or something.
I think you are right. Oh, but the sound...
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Probably the most beautiful pre I have ever laid my eyes on...

But, I AM NOT buying a pre with remote...

Just like the 71 911T is the most beautiful car, but I am not having a car with crank windows...
I agree. A line stage without remote control for at least volume makes zero sense to me.

I use my remote all the time, as there is always a track on a LP that needs to be turned up
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I agree. A line stage without remote control for at least volume makes zero sense to me.

I use my remote all the time, as there is always a track on a LP that needs to be turned up
Since my catalog of music is all digital, I wouldn't necessarily need a remote to operate the preamp. I can control 99% of the system via my laptop, iPhone or iPad. I most certainly understand why you'd need a remote.
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