The newest REFERENCE PREAMP – an addition to the Lampizator family. “We took the best Amber3 scheme of noval tube stage and married it to the Vinyl Phono MC1 power supply and layout.  And here is the REFERENCE PREAMP – a line stage that enables you to connect all known analog sources, like reel to reel players, cassette decks, tuners, TV, phonostages, CD players, DACs and many more. We put every effort to make it awesome. Every part, every operating point,m every design decision was chosen because of good sound and lifetime reliability. Hence the name REFERENCE. It is quiet, powerful, dynamic, pure and musical.”

The highlights:

  • All tube design of maximum purity
  • Ultra quiet 4-layer PCB with gold plated traces, quadruple thickness of traces, triple laminate thickness and full shielding by gold plated copper.
  • Lampizator proprietary PCB base support with 360 degree all around edge holding and mass loading (the red board)
  • Tube rectified PSU with slow start of voltage
  • Tube regulated PSU (one EL43 pentode) with 1% voltage supply accuracy and 20x overspecification of peak current
  • Superb amplification stage design with low output impedance buffer stage to drive difficult amps as well as easy ones
  • Khozmo top of the line volume control, with 64 discrete steps by ultra precise resistors selected for purest sound
  • Silver wiring in teflon – inside wherever is required
  • Power line filter built in
  • Reference level power transformer, with 10x oversize, impregnated, potted and encapsulated. The lowest noise transformer known to us
  • two CLC filtering stages with ultra fast MKP capacitors instead of electrolytes, as well as our famous custom made chokes
  • Copper metal sheet capacitors (Lampizator brand) made by order by Miflex Poland, without any oil or anything like that
  • Aluminium remote control – custom made for us by Hattor
  • Balanced as well as SE channels – any combination of 4 inputs and 2 outputs, 4 analog inputs in total
  • Real copper top cover – like in Golden Gate DAC – for gorgeous look as well as perfect EMI / RFI shielding and lifetime finish
  • LCD display with all necessary GUI user information
  • Some degree of tube rolling ability. (6X5, EL34, ECC99, ECC82) with hundreds of possible combinations and permutations
  • Max amplification ratio of 20x
  • Shelf size 43 (W) x 52 (D) x 13 (H)
  • Net weight: 17 kg, shipping weight in flight case: 30 kg.
  • Warranty 5 Years.
  • MSRP price 6600 Euro netto.