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 →

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: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Anniversary Integrated versus NCSE Mk2

Dr. Bews – what’s the official view re the ultra rare (can’t find any info anywhere) Anniversary Integrated and against the NCSE Mk2 The Anniversary integrated is two mono amplifiers inside, bit like the old Mi100, from which it was derived. It sounds no better than NCSE II, despite the higher cost. It might be Read More →