Audio Note AN-E Lexus Signature loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Linn LP12 turntable, Naim Armageddon power supply, Naim Aro tonearm; Rega Planar 3 turntable, Rega RB300 tonearm; Miyabi 47, Linn Akiva, Incognito Shibui cartridges; Tamura TKS-83 moving-coil step-up transformer.
Digital Sources: Naim CD5x, Ayre CX-7e CD players; Sony SCD-777ES SACD player.
Preamplification: Linn Linto phono preamplifier; Audio Note M3 Phono, Naim NAC 32.5 preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: Lamm ML2.1 monoblocks; Fi 2A3 Stereo, Yamamoto A-08, Naim NAP 110.
Loudspeakers: Quad ESL-989, Lowther PMM6a drivers in modified Medallion horns.
Cables: Interconnect: Audio Note AN-Vx & Sogon, Nordost Valhalla. Speaker: Audio Note AN-SPe & LX, Nordost Valhalla. AC: JPS Labs The Digital (CD players), Cardas Golden Reference (some other components).
Accessories: Mana Reference Table, Reference Wall Shelf (under turntables); Ayre Myrtle Blocks (under various other components).—Art Dudley

Audio Note
US distributor: Audio Federation
Boulder, CO 80308
(303) 546-6503

Jack L's picture

...... Peter Qvortrup builds this model's crossovers into individual outboard enclosures." quoted Art Dudley.

Outboard x-over is not new at all. Back over 2 decade or so, B&W produced a DM serie 2-way small floor loudspeaker with a metal-cased outboard x-over.

Well prior to this B&W, I already upgraded my KEF 2-way stand loudspeakers at home by taking out the lousy tiny factory X-over board & rebuilt it to by-wiring, replacing all the cheapie electrolytic capacitors with high power non-polar metal-film polypropylene capacitors. I placed this outboard x-over housed in an non-metellic box right behind my tube power amp so that the speaker cable wiring between the x-over box & the power amp are shortened to minimum.

It works like a chime since day one of the bi-wiring outboard upgrade.
Nite & day improvement in the sound.

Jack L