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Model ISx Reference INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
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ONE STEP AHEAD

The Model ISx Reference is a direct evolution of the Model ISx, and thanks to its additional features, it "gives more than an idea" of what our legendary Model IT, is capable of.

Its exacting circuits and power supply receive special upgrades in order to further allow the fantastic potential of our low memory technology to come to fruition.

The power output remains the same as for the Model ISx, but micro-dynamics and resolution are increased to allow greater expression of the feeling and intention of the music.

Thus also the sound stage is wider, detail is sharper and the presentation is more mature, even if the sound balance remains respectfully neutral as with the Model ISx.

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.

Never has an amplifier done so much at such an affordable price, for music and for the pleasure of the listener.

OPTIONAL FEATURES

ZERO SIDE EFFECT VOLUME CONTROL
Today's digital sources musical drama is the use of their digital volume control, remote controled or not. It simply destroys the musicality what ever 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 thant any external devices.

BYPASS INPUT
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.

TECHNICAL DATA


TESTS REVIEWS



See what the best specialists around the world says about the Model ISx Reference















Model IS Reference (2001 - 2016)
HIFI+ award

TECHNICAL DATA
OPTIONAL PHONO INPUT: to get the full magic of vinyl reproduction, Model IS reference 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 Reference 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.

  • SEPTEMBRE 2016
    Model IS Reference
    AVGUIDE.CH SWITZERLAND
    The IS Reference is the best transistor amplifier I have ever heard. Not the best of his "class": The best



  • FEBRUARY 2015

    ISRAEL MODEL IS REF (Hebrew)
    The bottom line:
    "Spartanic amplifier... Highly musical amplifier with detailed and rich sound without being bright or exaggerated in any frequency. I loved the soundstage, musicality, level of details, exposue layers of sound and thick body objects, not thin and skinny - in the end the amp delivered music "big time" and enables long listening hours".


    " "Even the lowly IS makes just about every other amp youŽll compare it to sound smeared, muddled, confused"
    (The Absolute Sound)


  • 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
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    "Amazing grace"
    "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".


  • NOVEMBER 2005
    Model IS Reference - FRANCE - Diapason d'OR



  • Stereophile april 2005 APRIL 2005 - USA - STEREOPHILE
    CLASS "A" RECOMMENDED COMPONENT



  • Stereophile april 2005 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 ??"


  • HIFI+ award 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 youŽll 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! "



Because Lavardin Technologies is constantly analyzing new design improvements,
we reserve the right to change or modify product specifications without notice or obligation.


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Lavardin Technologies
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37230 Fondettes France
Tel +33 247.49.70.92
Email lavardin@cevl.com
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