Lavardin Model ISx Reference Integrated Amplifier
The Model ISx Reference is a direct evolution of the Model ISx, and thanks to its additional features, it "gives more than an idea" of what our legendary Model IT, is capable of. Its exacting circuits and power supply receive special upgrades in order to further allow the fantastic potential of our low memory technology to come to fruition.
The power output remains the same as for the Model ISx, but micro-dynamics and resolution are increased to allow greater expression of the feeling and intention of the music. Thus also the sound stage is wider, detail is sharper and the presentation is more mature, even if the sound balance remains respectfully neutral as with the Model ISx.
Its extreme transparency, over the full bandwidth is in contrast with midband focused transparency of the best tube amplifiers. Its micro dynamics, never aggressive, clumsy or confused is in contrast with almost all transistor and digital amplifiers. Never has an amplifier done so much at such an affordable price, for music and for the pleasure of the listener.
The new Model ISx is a full width design with unrivaled Lavardin Technology, build quality and design philosophy, in particular the circuits and components which virtually eliminate the effects of memory distortion.
The new X circuits brings a major improvement on transparency and micro dynamics over its predecessor the Model IS.
The Model ISx will definitely bring you closer to the music and give you a purity and clarity that no other amplifier, even those far outside its price range, can achieve. Its extreme transparency, over the full bandwidth is in contrast with midband focused transparency of the best tube amplifiers. Its micro dynamics, never aggressive, clumsy or confused is in contrast with almost all transistor and digital amplifiers. By design, Lavardin Technologies amplifiers are the less load sensitive amplifiers ever made. Consequently, virtually all speakers will be driven at their best what ever their size and technology. This fantastic power handling allows to measure over 104W per channel on 2 ohm loads out of the Model ISx and 50w on 8ohm.
During shows we have experienced gourgeous musical results with speakers such as Avalon, Sonus Faber Guarnery hommage, Quad electrostatics, Rogers LS3/5A, Living Voice, Harbeth, Focal Utopia, Lecontoure Airline and many others...
Zero-effect remote control (included at no charge)
Today's digital sources musical drama is the use of their digital volume control, remote controled or not. It simply destroys the musicality what ever the price of the DAC, server or computer. Now, for a much better sound, simply set both DAC and computer at full level and set the volume thanks to the Lavardin amplifier remote handset, .
MM Phono input ($850 option)
To get the full magic of vinyl reproduction, Model ISx can be fitted with our exceptional internal phono moving magnet input module. The direct connection to the heart of the amplifier guaranties better sonic results thant any external devices.
Home-Theatre Bypass (HT Bypass)
For smooth integration of a Surround Processor into High End Audio System, Model ISx can have an optional BYPASS input (input 1) with fixed amplification fitted. For ultimate quality, both AV and stereo signals are routed directly without any additional bypass switch.
|Output:||50w RMS at 8 ohms, max 104w at 2 ohms|
|Harmonic Distortion:||0.005% @ max output|
|Technology:||High speed and low memory distortion solid state circuit design|
|Dimensions:||80 x 430 x 340mm (HxWxD)|
|Power Consumption:||32w idle, 180w max|