THE TOUR DE FORCE
The Model ISx is a full-width design with unrivalled Lavardin Technology, build quality and design philosophy, in particular, the circuits and components which virtually eliminate the effects of memory distortion.
The new X circuits bring a major improvement on transparency and microdynamics over its predecessor the Model IS.
The Model ISx will definitely bring you closer to the music and give you purity and clarity that no other amplifier, even those far outside its price range, can achieve.
Its extreme transparency, over the full bandwidth, is in contrast with midband focused transparency of the best tube amplifiers. Its micro dynamics, never aggressive, clumsy or confused is in contrast with almost all transistor and digital amplifiers.
By design, Lavardin Technologies amplifiers are the less load sensitive amplifiers ever made. Consequently, virtually all speakers will be driven at their best whatever their size and technology. This fantastic power handling allows measuring over 104W per channel on 2-ohm loads out of the Model ISx and 50w on 8ohm.
During shows, we have experienced gorgeous musical results with speakers such as Avalon, Sonus Faber Guarneri hommage, Quad electrostatics, Rogers LS3/5A, Living Voice, Harbeth, Focal Utopia, Lecontoure Airline and many others...OPTIONAL FEATURES
ZERO SIDE EFFECT VOLUME CONTROL
Today's digital sources musical drama is the use of their digital volume control, remote-controlled or not. It simply destroys the musicality whatever the price of the DAC, server or computer. Now, for a much better sound, simply set both DAC and computer at full level and set the volume thanks to the Lavardin amplifier remote handset
MM PHONO INPUT
To get the full magic of vinyl reproduction, Model ISx can be fitted with our exceptional internal phono moving magnet input module.
The direct connection to the heart of the amplifier guaranties better sonic results that any external devices.
For smooth integration of a Surround Processor into High-End Audio System, Model ISx 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 additional bypass switch.
|Inputs||4 on gold plated high quality hand mounted cinch connector|
|Input sensibility||330 millivolts|
|Bypass input||factory option on input 1|
|MM phono input||factory option on input 4|
|Remote Volume control||factory option|
|Input selection||sealed relays|
|Relay contact||gold, silver, palladium alloy|
|Output power||2x50 W RMS on 8 Ohms / maximum 2x104 W on 2 Ohms|
|Output impedance||nominal 8 Ohms|
|Harmonic distortion||0,005% @ max output|
|Technology||High Speed and low Memory Distortion Solid State Circuits Lavardin Technologies Design|
|Size (mm)||H 80 L 430 P 340|
|Case material||non magnetic aluminium 3mm chassis 6mm front face|
|Finish||Black anodised and painted high-grade aluminium, option Red|