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Vladimir Lamm updates his products infrequently and releases new products deliberately. He completed the design work for his LP1 Signature phono stage ($32,790) years ago, but only now is it a commercial reality, perhaps because of its ambitious arrangement. Its three chassis comprise a pair of tube-rectified power supplies -- one for each channel -- feeding a dual-mono phono stage.
The mirrored dual-mono layout of the LP1 Signature is easy to see. There are three inputs: two for moving-coil cartridges and one for moving-magnet. The two moving-coil inputs are slightly different: one is meant for very low-output cartridges, providing 71dB of gain along with a low 30-ohm input impedance, and the other uses the same step-up transformer as Lamm's LP2 Deluxe phono stage and provides 59.7dB of gain.
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