is LAMPIZATOR web site by Lukasz Fikus
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 best sound
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. When I
discover something worth noticing, I publish it here. I am sure there
are ways of owning an absolutely fabulous hi-fi system which everybody
can afford. To put things into
perspective, I build for myself systems costing circa 3500 Euro, which
beat sonically everything I heard before at cost-no-object demo's in
Frankfurt HighEnd show. 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.
Of course you can go out and buy yourself such
quality in the shop, in this case the price tag may reach approx. 20
000 -40 000 Euro, so anyone not needing such money is more than welcome
to go and spend it. And after you buy it, I challenge you to meet me
and compare. I will bring gear costing 1000 Euro and I will win.
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.
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my email as described here.
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
small boutique factory making DAC converters, preamps and kits. I also
run a small e-Store as side job. The company now is 10 people of which
5 are employees and 5 contractors.