LFD AUDIO: Can their NCSE sort out the Harbeth 40.1 “bass bump”?

I have been seeking for my audio nirvana and came across your name and company. I want to finally settle down with my hifi system and start to listen to the music. My system is based around Harbeth Monitor 40.1 (powered by Karan KAI 180) and I am experiencing exactly the same problem as you Read More →

LFD AUDIO: NCSE driving Sonus Faber Guarneri speakers

I have a pair of original sf Guarneri. do you think the ncse has the current output to control them properly ? I am loathe to go down the conventional route of buying a large WS amp Looking at the specification of the Sonus Fabers in conjunction with those of the NCSE on paper it Read More →

LFD AUDIO: NCSE 1 to 2.1 upgrade in general and if using B&W 802Di speakers

This is an extract from a lengthy response I’ve given to a long-standing customer with B&W 802Di speakers. He wanted to know what he might expect when trading in his NCSE Mk1 The quick answer Said one who made the move: “In retrospect, my Mk1 now seems like a small man shouting to be heard Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Input impedance and sensitivity

Hello Dr. Bews. I am looking for LFD integrated amps specs, in particular, input impedance and sensitivity. Minimum input impedance is 8k2 ohms (typically over 10k) With volume control at maximum, input sensitivity is 0.4V for maximum output, i.e about as sensitive as a typical pre/power combination from europe. Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Harbeth Compact 7. T+A PA 2000 R or LFD Audio NCSE II?

Hi Howard. I listen most of the time pop/rock, but also Classic, Jazz, Punk rock, Heavy Metal. The system is: Harbeth Compact 7, iron speaker stands, Audiolab M-Dac, T+A PA 2000 R (to be replaced), speaker cable van damme 2 x 4.0mm² blue, cinch cable Cordial CFY 1.5 WCC. There are many acoustic treatments behind Read More →

LFD AUDIO: NCSE Chrome knobs

Hi Howard. I have an NCSE Mk2 which unfortunately (because I would have received the 2.1 for the same money – dammit!) I did not buy from you. It came with black knobs although I wanted chrome ones which I now understand are pretty much exclusive to you. Are you able to sell me a Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Can there be / will there be an NCSE Mk1 reissue?

Does Dr. Bews have parts to build one of more NCSE Mk1 models? The difference in build cost between a NCSE mark 1 and mark (II) is negligible. The NCSE price rises over the years are down to increase in the input costs, the improved sound quality is effectively given away for free. The latest Read More →