Show report: Athens Hi End 2000

exhibit presented by MF Audio, Room 331 

LAMM M1.1 power amps,
LAMM L1 line stage preamp
VERITY AUDIO Parsifal speakers
NIRVANA cables
Metronome DAC/transport

American Dream!
In the MF Audio room we were greeted with the fantastic materializations of Vladimir Shushurin, or Mr. Lamm.  Ferocious looking yet elegant and gentle in sound, the M1.1 monoblocks were accompanied by the hybrid line-stage preamplifier L1 (utilizing tubes for voltage regulation in the power supply).  LAMM electronics drove with ease the VERITY Parsifal speakers — probably the most chic speakers of the Show.  Apart from their acoustic maturity, these speakers have unique flexibility regarding the placement of the woofer’s cabin, for either forward or backward firing.  This allows the tuning according to the room. The “secret” about the connections between the upper and lower cabinets is that the connection  holes were masked by the removable Verity logos. Wiring was NIRVANA throughout;  digital front end was represented by METRONOME.  (Extreme Audio Video, issue 23, page 37; January 2001)