Integrated Amplifiers

Lindemann 882 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Introduction

I have always been a fan of integrated amplifiers, and they were the heart of all my audio systems up until recently. They offer the best value in terms of getting the most performance per dollar, but they take away one thing many audiophiles love: fooling around with their system. Several ultra-high end companies have recently introduced very serious integrated amps, for the audiophile who is done with fooling around. These super high-end integrateds offer pretty much all the performance of their separates-based cousins for less money.

Specifications

  • Design: Stereo Integrated Amplifier
  • Power Output: 160 Watts x 2 into 8 Ohms
  • Inputs: Two Sets Unbalanced, Three Sets Balanced
  • MFR: 1 Hz - 250 kHz, - 3 dB
  • THD+N: <0.01%
  • S/N: >106 dB, A-Weighted
  • Input Sensitivity: 750 mV balanced for 30 V Output
  • Input Impedance: 10 kOhms Unbalanced, 20 kOhms Balanced
  • Volume Control Range: 80 dB in 0.5 dB Steps
  • Balance Control Range: -5 dB to +5 dB
  • Minimum Speaker Impedance: 2 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 5.3" H x 17.3" W x 14.2" D
  • Weight: 45 Pounds
  • MSRP: $15,000 USA
  • Lindemann

They are for the well-healed audiophile who doesn't want to be on the component merry go round, and also doesn't want to show off how much money they spent to their friends. With this type of amp, you can buy once and be happy for at least a decade, maybe longer. The question is, do they deliver the goods, or would you be better off spending the same cash on less expensive (per component) separates? The Lindemann 882 certainly does deliver the goods, and would keep me happy for a very long time.