For Sale: Lamm M1.2 Reference hybrid mono amplifiers

We have a trade in pair of Lamm’s M1.2 Reference hybrid monobloc amplifiers for sale. Our customer has enjoyed these thoroughly but is now ready for a change. Beautiful condition, cosmetically and sonically, 7 years old. With original crates, manuals and packaging. These amps have not left our customer’s dedicated listening room since he received them brand new.

The Lamm sound is pure, rich and sophisticated. The M1.2 Reference are highly capable amplifiers suitable for driving a wide range of loudspeakers. MSRP $32,490. Asking $15,500 plus shipping.

From the factory — and recommended reading:

Lamm Industries builds a comparatively small line of carefully curated, meticulously designed electronics. Each piece is really a treasure, designed by Vladimir Lamm and hand built in Lamm’s Brooklyn, NY factory. Lamm’s hybrid amplifiers combine the ease of use associated with a purely solid-state design, with the verisimilitude to the original performance and emotion for which Lamm is known. We are honored to have been dealers for Lamm since 2003; if you have questions about how these M1.2 Reference might suit your system, please send us an email ( or give Neli a call or text: 303.546.6503.

M1.2 Reference, packed up and ready to ship


Yes, of course we have more pics. Send a note if you’re interested, and we are happy to provide all the details.

Lamm Industries, Kharma, TechDAS: CES 2018

Lamm Industries ML3 amps, LL1.1 preamp, LP1 and LP2.1 phono preamplifiers, Kharma Exquisite Midi Grand speakers, TechDAS Air Force One turntable (SME tonearms), Aqua Acoustic digital, TchernovCable at CES 2018

More photos by Neli…

Open chassis photos of new L2.1 two-box preamplifier below




LAMM L2.1 Reference preamplifier available in mid-October’2016

[Wow. An upgrade of the venerable L2 preamp (been with us for… 15 years? A long time anyway). The press release follows.]


[This is a photo of the previous model, the 2-box L2 Reference]


We are happy to announce that a modified version of our long-running L2 Reference preamp — the L2.1 Reference – will be commercially available in October’2016.


The L2.1 Reference employs a pure class A operation from input to output, with no overall feedback at any stage; all stages, including high current output buffers, are single-ended. Also featured are specially selected high voltage super linear MOS-FETs in the signal path and TKD stepped potentiometers for volume control – the best available on today’s market.


The preamplifier’s audibly neutral power supply features a choke contained filter, a full-wave vacuum tube rectifier and vacuum tube voltage regulator which allow to virtually eliminate the hum and buzz and, ultimately, to ensure the authenticity of the essence of sound throughout the entire dynamic range without any coloration.  Other features include 3 inputs; one tape/home theater processor loop; output signal phase switch; balanced and single-ended outputs; protection circuitry designed to enable manual muting of the output signal; and built-in remote on/off for Lamm power amplifiers.


The main distinction of the L2.1 Reference from any other comparable type of preamplifiers is its almost inaudible sonic signature.  When connected to an appropriate type of power amplifiers, especially LAMM power amplifiers, it assures the extraordinary transparency of perceived sound and recreation of a three-dimensional soundstage in the home, recording studio, etc. without boundaries and limitations.


  In a nutshell, the L2.1 Reference includes the following upgrades and modifications as compared to the L2 Reference:

  • increased immunity to unwanted radio frequency interferences propagated via both radiation and conduction over signal lines & AC power systems
  • certain modifications in protection and time delay circuitries
  • improved signal/noise ratio
  • replacement of a number of critical components with newly available types of better quality [in particular, replacement of electrolytic capacitors in the tube voltage regulation section with newly developed high density polypropylene capacitors of comparable size and value(!)]
  • utilization of a technologically new type of pc-boards of superior quality, with gold-plated traces and thru-holes.


Each preamplifier is carefully crafted with the finest materials and top quality parts like military-grade DALE/VISHAY metal-film resistors, RCD wire-wound resistors, TKD 41-step volume control potentiometers of the highest quality available on today’s market, BOURNS multi-turn potentiometers, VISHAY electrolytic capacitors, ELECTROCUBE, EPCOS and RIFA/KEMET film capacitors; HAMMOND chokes, god-plated NEUTRIC connectors, and military-grade low-noise long-life vacuum tubes.


The L2.1 Reference features a custom-designed super-low noise power transformer.


The U.S. retail is $22,790.