LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. MCT phono stage and the very rare MCT ‘transformer coupled’ version – clarified by Dr. Richard Bews

What is the difference between the MCT phono stage and the very rare MCT ‘transformer coupled’ version? All MCT are transformer coupled (“T” in MCT). There is a (SE) version where the MAINS transformer is much larger (it retails for about £4k), also there is a slight change to a passive component. This gives more Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. How important are passive components in amplifier design?

So Dr. Bews – how important are passive components in amplifier design? The selection of passive components is a very important factor in the design of an amplifier. Subjective evaluation is essential in this selection, together with reliability. It has been found that the most optimum component for a particular circuit location may differ from Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Audiophile fuses

Howard, could you ask Dr. Bews please about his thoughts re so-called audiophile fuses in UK mains plugs when powering his equipment? Different types of mains fuse will alter the sound to some extent, so they can be tried to see if the customer prefers a particular type. Remember that slow type fuses (often have Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Why few if any published specifications?

Why few if any published specifications? Very unlikely we’ll ever see this. Dr Bews’ view is that there are far too many audiophile units that measure very well and yet lack musical credibility. He is of the opinion, as indeed are many, that as yet the appropriate parameters that define musical credibility have yet to be Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Internal fuses

Hi, I do not see an email address for Dr. Richard Bews at the LFD website, so I was hoping you could ask him or someone at the manufacture site a question for me. I recently blew a fuse on my LFD LE IV integrated amp and my USA dealer told me to move up Read More →