Sergei Taranov (Editor of the Russian “Audio” magazine) reports his impressions to Stereotimes.com.
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.
Jacque Mahul of JMLab at a press conference
Vladimir Lamm of Lamm Industries at a press conference