SEPTEMBER 2010 MODEL IS REFERENCE - WHAT HIFI - GB
"The IS Reference is one of the most musically compelling amplifiers we've ever heard at this price level".
"The IS Reference is amazingly fluid in its delivery, making almost all rival amplifiers sound mechanical in comparison".
"A sonic superstar with nuanced dynamics, crisp timing and impressive detail; class-leading fluidity; easy to use".
"If you want a telepathic link into what the recording artist wants you to feel, the IS Reference gets closer than any rival we've heard".
JUILLY 2005 - USA - STEREO TIMES
"The Lavardin IS Reference is a true reference that every music lover should make a top priority to audition.
A word of warning though: after experiencing the Lavardin's grace and resolution, otherwise very good electronics will sound crude and false.
The ease with which it opens the aesthetic world of music to the listener is priceless".
Model IS Reference - FRANCE - Diapason d'OR
APRIL 2005 - USA - STEREOPHILE
CLASS "A" RECOMMENDED COMPONENT
FEBRUARY 2005 - USA - STEREOPHILE :
SAM'SPACE "No frills, few features : You'll be impressed only when you sit down and listen ...."
Model IS Reference - 2004 - Germany - IMAGE HIFI
"How can so much music come out of this amplifier ??"
GOLDEN EAR AWARD 2001 WINNER
- 2001 - 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"
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2001
Model IS Reference - England - HIFI+
" Total realism and incredible pinpoint soundstage accuracy "
" If you want to "get to know the band", and meet the conductor of the orchestra, and feel the tears rolling down Otis's face, buy one! "