Lamm Industries
FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)

The Official FAQ is HERE
1. What are some optimization techniques that can be used with Lamm products?
Vibration isolation techniques

Most tube equipment benefits from vibration isolation techniques, and Lamm is no exception. These techniques lend to a more noise-free background, tighter bass, cleaner midrange and airier highs. This is because vibrations vary the electronic properties of a component in unexpected and unpredictable ways, causing anomalies in their performance. Fair warning - once you try a vibration control that works, you will not be able to live without it.

Techniques that we have used are the following:

  1. Acoustic Dreams amp stands
    These amps stands are used by Lamm at audiophile shows under all of their amps. We also use them and like them very much. These amps stands, like the Acoustic Dreams equipment racks and the Acapella Fondata Silenzio use multiple layers of various materials to dampen vibrations in a component.
  2. Acoustic Dreams equipment racks
    These equipment racks are used by Lamm at audiophile shows under all of their front-end equipment. We also use them and like them very much. These equipment racks, like the Acoustic Dreams amp stands and the Acapella Fondata Silenzio use multiple layers of various materials to dampen vibrations in a component.
  3. Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) Isolation Platforms
    These platforms go under amps and front-end components. They work extremely well. Our experience with them under the ML1.1 amps is that they increase (or rather, permit the amp to reveal) all levels of dynamics, separation, and cleanliness.
  4. Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) Nimbus Couplers
    These feet typically go under front-end components. They also work well. Our experience with them under the L2 preamplifier (both power supply and linestage) is that they increase (or rather, permit the preamp to reveal) dynamics primarily in the lower registers, as well as contributing to separation and cleanliness.
  5. Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) Damping Plates
    These plates typically go on top of front-end components. They also work well. Our experience with them on top of the L2 preamplifier (both power supply and linestage) is that they also increase (or rather, permit the preamp to reveal) dynamics primarily in the lower registers, as well as contributing to separation and cleanliness.
  6. Acapella Fondata Silenzio Isolation Bases
    These bases go under amps and front-end components. They work wonderfully well. Our experience with them under the ML1.1 amps is that they do not work as well as the HRS. Our experience with them under the L2 is that they increase (or rather, permit the preamp to reveal) all levels of dynamics, separation, and cleanliness. We have not yet tried the HRS under the L2.
     

Audiophile Power Cords

Most equipment benefits from a good quality power cord. A good power cord usually contributes a more open, relaxed, more powerful sound. A few power cords, like the Shunyata 'filled' power cords, also clean up the sound a little because the filter out a number of power line anomalies (and in this case, without otherwise damaging the sound).

  1. Shunyata power cords
    These power cords, in particular the Anaconda Alpha and Anaconda Vx, help the Lamm sound its best. The Anaconda Vx contributes a very open, deep, enveloping sound. It has a slightly noisy background, but it does not take away from the attack or details of the music. The Anaconda Alpha has more punch and is more even top to bottom, but not quite as open and relaxed. These cords we have used extensively on the ML1.1 and L2.
  2. Nordost Valhalla power cords
    The Valhalla power cords, compared to the Shunyata Anaconda Alpha, have a little less presence and somewhat less overall mid-bass - trading these for a quieter background, quicker, more precise attack and decay, more air, and more control over the entire range of frequencies. In other words the Valhalla power cord sound very much like its Valhalla brethren - the Valhalla interconnect and speaker cable. [the previous description is based on the cords on the ML1.1].
     
2. Do Lamm amplifiers really go UP in price as their output wattage DEcreases?
Yes. The cost is based on the quality of each single watt, not the quantity.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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