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LFD Zero Mk III integrated

Okay. So has anyone heard the LFD Zero integrated amp that Sam Tellig calls the best integrated amp he's ever heard? Being a skeptic, I tend not to buy into such talk, but ST was pretty on the money, I thought, when he last lavished such hyperboles and "evil laughs" on an integrated: Pathos Classic... I'm especially keen to hear the LFD, as it seems like it has a fantastic phono stage, & also, ST's review implies that the LFD sounds great with Harbeth speakers.

So, anyone? (echo... echo... echo...)

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Re: LFD Zero Mk III integrated

I haven't heard it, but while Sam was working on his review, he actually called me up -- he never does this -- and told me about how wonderful it sounded. It was as though he was trying to force me to buy it. But I think he had my best interests in mind.

He was like, "Stephen, buy this amp."

I was like, "Sam, I can't afford it."

He was like, "BUY IT."

I was like, "Sam..."

He was like, "BUY IT! BUY IT! BUY IT!!!"

And then he laughed.

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I think Sam is Dr. Evil. How much is that integrated, Sam? One MILLION dollars (pinky to mouth)

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And then he laughed.


Not the evil laugh, I hope. <shudder>

Just contemplating this is frightening.

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Re: LFD Zero Mk III integrated

It was the evil laugh. Check out the blog.

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Re: LFD Zero Mk III integrated

Just read your blog post, Stephen. Hilarious (& scary!)... I wish there was a way to listen to the LFD; it's strange to think that an NYC dealer hasn't thought to carry these amps. Hopefully soon.

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They don't carry it because they can't bear the evil laugh. It resonates in their heads even after they go home. There's just no escaping it.

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Stephen, buying that amp will save you money in the long run. No need to upgrade.

Set it, and forget it!

(I'm being somewhat serious.)

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Re: LFD Zero Mk III integrated

Buddha - you've heard the LFD? If so, can you comment a bit?

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Haven't heard it, I just think Stephen should buy it!

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Haven't heard it, I just think Stephen should buy it!

Too funny, Buddha!

btw: I think I figured out one of the common denominators in ST's preference for some integrated amps: single MOSFETS per channel. He mentions that there's often "magic" in single MOSFETS (the phrase appears not only in his review of LFD, but in the Pathos Classic review also, I think). Not being the technical type, I have no idea what he's talking about. Elucidations?

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