OPTIONAL PHONO INPUT: to get the full magic of vinyl reproduction, Model IS can be fitted with our exceptional phono moving magnet input circuits.
The direct connection to the heart of the amplifier guaranties better sonic results thant any external devices. OPTIONAL BYPASS INPUT: For smooth integration of a Surround Processor into High End Audio System, Model IS 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 bypass switch.
Model IS - TAS - HIFI+ 100th
FULL REVIEW HERE
The Lavardin IS amplifier has been reviewed in 100th edition of hi fi + it seems to have come out rather well
"The Model IS has an uncommon degree of clarity, agility, and ability to follow a line of music, no matter how fast or complex."
MODEL IS - Hifi & Musik - Sweden
superlative in many respects: resolution, spatial delineation, micro-dynamics and timing. Its ability to pick up small details was simply incredible and something not available with the other amps.
What Lavardin IS brings to the sound is "inner meaning"; ability to follow music's rhytmical nuances, including silent moments, as well as to highlight other significant details.
NOVEMBRE 2008 - Model IS - France - GOLD DIAPASON 2008
2001 GOLDEN EAR AWARD WINNER
Model IS et Model IS Reference THE ABSOLUTE SOUND - USA
"Even the lowly IS makes just about every other amp you´ll compare it to sound smeared, muddled, confused. But the best bit is that all that clarity and organization are musically natural in presentation. Stable and open with fabulous micro-dynamics, the Lavardin is the antithesis of clinical, breathing life and energy into the performance"
2001 - Model IS - England - HIFI+ - par Roy Gregory
2000 - Sweden - test of the Model IS - HIFI & MUSIK -
Rena Snuren ! (It's completely crazy...)
"My god, what realism ! Pure magic and clearly evident to anybody listenin"
Mai 1998 - Model IS - France - PRESTIGE Audio
"With no possible contest, Model IS rivals some of the best tube amplifiers"
"Music is reproduced with the fluidity of a runing river"