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is an old LAMPIZATOR web site by Lukasz Fikus (made between 2003-2010)
private site LAMPIZATOR is dedicated
to tube DIY, music,
and practical ways to best sound reproduction. this site hasn't been
updated since 2010 and it is considered archive only
My search for the
from 50 dollar ebay equipment like old Philips CD players and cheap
Chinese amps is ocumented in these pages - over 7 years of every day
writing and countless experiments. My goal was to own "the best stereo
system in the
and to do it on
a reasonable budget. The second aim is to share with others what I have
found out in the process, i.e the Lampizator, The Saba speakers, the
gem DAC's and Russian supertubes.
Since I can't afford a dream system, I
decided to learn what makes this
technology "tick" and to build the system myself. Soon the pursuit of
hi-fi truth became my passion and I relentlessly look inside the boxes,
in vain hope to find honestly made and good sounding products. If we
can buy it -
thats fine. If we can't - we must do it with our own hands. It is a
combination of buying used gear on ebay, modifying, mixing and
matching, and having open ears to new gems from China. In fact -
it is easy. I think I have found all elements I need: best
source - CD player with Lampizator, best amplifiers (tubed of course) ,
and best speakers (alnico). In my
subjective opinion my current system can easily be called one of the
systems in the World. This page is about sharing with others my
experience acquired in the process.
I am trying to condemn marketing and
engineering B/S which I find
inside gear. I am a self proclaimed Prometheus. I steal the industry
secrets and give them back to the people. I
ridicule the ridiculous. I also easily offend the easily offendable.
My approach is to achieve best sound
regardless of the cost, but
fortunately my discovery is that it is not the money that make the
sound, but intelligent choices. This page is not a "poor man's
it is about best hi-fi period.
me: lukasz.fikus (a.t) wp.pl
Finally, I talk a lot about the tube output stage - the Lampizator. I
think it is great. After 5 years of research on over 200 CD players I
arrived at a conclusion that NOTHING beats properly made Lampizator
stage, and I described a couple of Lampizator variants
with more than 20 different tubes.
I published a short summary of this experience in my DOC called
LAMPIZATOR 2.0 which was
released in july 2008.
Finally - in 2010 I decided to take this hobby as my job and I opened a
boutique factory making DAC converters, amplifiers, preamps and kits. I
run an e-Store with parts and kits job. The company now is 10 people of
5 are employees and 5 contractors.