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Veloce Audio LS-1 Lithio preamp
Excellent condition, remote and original packaging. True reference quality preamp, stunning sound.
The LS1 is a two box design with charger and supply separated from the all important main unit by a detachable umbilical cord. The main unit houses all tube circuits and the batteries. All panels on the unit save the top and bottom clamshell are made from stress relieved 6061 aircraft aluminum. The front panel is two piece affair comprised of a chrome front bar and handles mounted to a grained and anodized back plate. Manual switches and a remote control (volume/mute/input select/on-off) make up the user interface. The back panel includes an array or single ended and XLR inputs and outputs.
The late great Harry Pearson said about the LS-1 :
"This is, just maybe, the most nearly flawless piece of audio equipment in our present-day reference systems.
It is a battery operated unit, free from any outside interference from the AC line; that ubiquitous hiss, sizzle, and high frequency white noise. The batteries recharge themselves after 60 hours of use. More than that, the Veloce is tube driven (four of them) and thus without the usual colorations and character of solid-state devices.
Moreover, to these ears, it is devoid of the sonic signatures and colorations of all the other line stage devices I have ever tested. It is, essentially, the least colored, or, read that as, the most transparent piece of electronic gear in our present-day chain of reference gear. The Veloce is indispensable for the evaluation of the components further down the audio line.
Unlike other battery operated electronics, the Veloce is capable of quite wide dynamics, and a frequency response that is equally capable of touching the bottom octaves (organ pedal points) and silky smooth at the utmost reaches of stratospheric highs.