LFD AUDIO: NCSE II versus Zero LE IV and why the Anniversary suddenly ceased production!

I want to do some research on the NCSE Mk2 as a possible replacement for the LFD integrated Mk4 that I have. I have been very happy with my amp and would want to improve upon it if possible. Here are some questions that I hope you will indulge me with: I recognize and appreciate Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews – balanced inputs and outputs

Dr. Bews – you’re known to have firm views on balanced inputs and outputs. What’s led you to those conclusions? LFD believe in simplicity, so over-complication should be avoided. Balanced operation has advantages in environments of high noise or where cables have to be very long. Studios are a good example. The domestic environment normally Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Dr. Bews, simple circuits, fanatical component matching, human mortality, brand immortality, Tantalum capacitors and … Antonio Stradivari

Howard; Dr. Bews’s clear reply prompts me to voice another concern: given the fact that LFD products stand out, not so much by design, but by careful and intensely personal component matching by Dr. Bews, what are LFD customers to do if -God forbid- something should happen to Dr. Bews? I fully intend to be Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews – interconnects and capacitance

Are lfd interconnect cables all “low capacitance” and what is the significance (sonic benefits) of this please? Dr Bews replies …… Almost all of our interconnects are low to medium capacitance designs, but this has no correlation to sound quality, The twisted pair designs (except Spirolink which is coaxial), produce reasonably low capacitance, but have Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr Bews. Here he describes his Zero LE III (now discontinued) amplifier

Dr Bews describes his Zero LE III (now discontinued) Integrated amplifier The LFD Integrated Zero and its limited Edition version, are simple to use 50W and 60W per channel MOSFET amplifiers, offering 5 inputs and a separate tape facility. In standard form the amplifiers omit the phono stage (record player equalizer), however this particular facility Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Anniversary stereo amp vs 2 x mono amps

Four questions if I may Dr. Bews. Is the 2 x mono configuration more easily able to drive difficult loads than the stereo? What other sonic advantages does the 2 x mono have over the stereo? Sonically, is there an advantage to using each of the Anniversary models with short speaker cables and long interconnects 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. 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 →