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  Moscow                                                 The Show was held at "Sofitel-Iris" Hotel
March 1-4                                  

           Sergei Taranov (Editor of the Russian "Audio" magazine) reports his impressions to

Each year our Russian-bred Americans, Vladimir Shushurin (LAMM) and Victor Khomenko (Balanced Audio), travel to the capital. As the Iris Hotel is pretty far from Moscow’s high life, the brave duo has to suffer the noise of the Show and the abysmal food of the hotel’s restaurants.

Mr. Shushurin has been very busy this year, helping to set up two systems for his distributor. One featured a tubed, single-ended ML2 in a regular hotel room, the other literally occupying center stage in a huge conference hall. This latter featured four M1.1 monoblocks powering JM Lab Grand Utopia speakers, new Lamm L2 Reference preamplifier and a stellar front end with MicroSeiki/Dynavector analog and Metronome digital. The LAMM/Grand Utopia sound had an unbelievable scale, both in terms of soundstage and effortless dynamics.


LAMM equipment was used in the following set-ups

Room on the 7th Floor:

LAMM ML2 power amps,
LAMM LL2 line stage preamp
JM LAB Mezzo Utopia speakers
PS-Audio Lambda 2 transport
Ultra Link d/a converter
analogue front end: Kuzma Stabi S turntable and Stogi S tonearm+cartridge.
Tara Labs RSC The One interconnect & speaker cables
Hand-made speaker cables by TchernovAudio
Tara Labs vanishing points (cones)
Light Speed Audio CLS-9900 AMP line filters


"Moscow" Conference Hall:

Two pairs of LAMM M1.1 power amps
LAMM L2 Reference line stage preamp
JM LAB Grand Utopia speakers in a bi-amp mode
Metronome d/a converter and transport
MicroSeiki SX 5000 II and Dynavector
Tara Labs RSC The One interconnect & speaker cables
Light Speed Audio Reference DMP line filters
ASC tube traps

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