Line Magnetic Audio LM-518IA Single Ended Triode : 845 Integrated Amplifier SET 22wpc


Line Magnetic Audio LM-518IA Single Ended Triode : 845 Integrated Amplifier SET 22wpc

Product no.: LM518


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Line Magnetic Audio LM-518IA Single Ended Triode : 845 Integrated Amplifier SET 22wpc
£3,195.00
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Possible delivery methods: UK Tracked with Signature, UK Express, UK Standard, Heavy Item

Line Magnetic LM-518IA integrated amplifier  Stereophile's Products of 2015 Amplification Component of the Year

2 x 845 / 2 x 12AX7 / 2 x 6L6
Tube rectified with a 5AR4
22 wpc Single Ended
4 line inputs + pre amp in
4, 8 and 16 ohm speaker terminals
Point to point wiring throughout
Remote control volume with mute button
Tube cage

Most high-end audio components can be easily divided into categories of Good, Better, and Best. But there is a difficult group of audio things that fall into a different category, somewhere between Better and Best: the Really Good. And sometimes, a Really Good component can be better than the Best—when it matches up with your tastes.

The Line Magnetic LM-518IA is that sort of product. I'd been using it almost mindlessly as my reference integrated simply because it was here and it always sounded better than whatever I was reviewing. But now, under full review-level scrutiny, I at last recognized the LM-518IA's complete array of virtues. It is musically alive and vigorous. It moves forward like a caffeinated child chasing a scared cat. It is strong. It has easily driven every speaker I have tried with it. It plays music with rare charm and sensitivity. Its beguiling light illuminates one of the most detailed soundstages I have ever heard as a reviewer. It is reliable: I have used and abused this 77-lb machine for more than a year and, more than any other amp I have reviewed, it seems indestructible. Most important, the LM-518IA plays like an amp costing many times $4450. - Stereophile Sept 2015

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CE Certified and built for UK Use  use. They have internal 240V transformers - not just a '240V' sticker on the rear.

Warranty is 2 year warranty

Twenty watts per channel, Single Ended Triode design, Pure Class A Integrated Stereo Amplifier with 845 output power tubes.
All tube Integrated with 12AX7 input tubes for voltage amplification, 6L6 driver tubes, 5AR4 rectifier tubes and 845 output tubes. Driver tubes 6L6 can also be replaced by EL34, KT88, 6550, or 6V6 and you can select which tubes you prefer judging by different sounds.

3 set of inputs, 1 pair pre-outputs and speaker terminals for 4, 8 and 16 ohm speakers are located on the back panel.

User bias control has been used for bias adjustment and one meter has been added to the front plate to allow you to monitor bias with ease.

External Hum Balance adjustment for sound adjustment.

Specially designed EI transformers for power supply and two EI output transformers with wide bandwidth are applied.

Japanese ALPS volume potentiometer, German N-cap coupling capacitors etc Audio grade components have been applied.

Standard with remote control.
Hand made construction with the finest point-to-point wiring.
Soft Start and time-delay circuit. (30 seconds).
240V UK model, CE Certification. 

Specification:
Power output: 22W+22W
Frequency response: 10Hz~15kHz(-1.5dB)
THD: 1%(1kHz)
S/N Ratio: 87dB
Input Sensitivity: 230mV (Integrated), 1000mV (Pre-In)
Input Impedance: 100kΩ
Output Impedance: 4Ω,8Ω, 16Ω
Dimension (W×D×H): (430 x 430 x 400) mm
Tube Complement: 12AX7×2, 6L6EH×2, 5AR4×1, 845×2
Net Weight: 35.2kg
Power Consumption: 400W

Today's best hi-fi inventions are made everywhere on the globe, by brave, inspired, talented people whose creations aren't me-too products, but instead are unique components designed to fulfill the earnest dreams of devoted audio connoisseurs. The Line Magnetic LM-518IA integrated amplifier is such a product. The LM-518IA has been at the heart of my reference system for more than a year.  The first time I lifted the 77-lb LM-518IA out of its box, I realized that it's a helluva lot of stereo amp for $4450. And when I removed its bottom plate, I couldn't stop staring at the expensive, German-made Neglex coupling capacitors, or counting the multitude of Japanese-made Rubycon electrolytic capacitors. Eventually, I noticed the LM's two substantial filter chokes, and the artfulness of its point-to-point wiring.  

On the rear panel, for each of the two channels are four high-quality, gold-plated, five-way speaker terminals: one each for 0 (ground), 4, 8, and 16 ohms.But until I began the more serious critical listening required for this review, I never realized how classically well balanced the LM-518IA's sound actually is. I knew it sounded elegant, colorful, and exciting, but I hadn't known how capable it was of opening doors on hitherto hidden inner spaces of my music.

The LM-Falcon combo not only played records with astonishing color and limitless inner detail, it let me peek inside the tubes and access the vital energy of the 845s: a free-flowing energy that resuscitates lines of notes and can take recordings of baroque and renaissance music—madrigals, harpsichord music, choral music—to goose-bump levels. And solo acoustic pianos had rock-solid spatial presence. I experienced an almost primal connectedness to the whole SET experience—something I hadn't felt in more than 12 years  Most high-end audio components can be easily divided into categories of Good, Better, and Best. But there is a difficult group of audio things that fall into a different category, somewhere between Better and Best: the Really Good. And sometimes, a Really Good component can be better than the Best—when it matches up with your tastes.

The Line Magnetic LM-518IA is that sort of product. I'd been using it almost mindlessly as my reference integrated simply because it was here and it always sounded better than whatever I was reviewing.

I at last recognized the LM-518IA's complete array of virtues. It is musically alive and vigorous. It moves forward like a caffeinated child chasing a scared cat. It is strong. It has easily driven every speaker I have tried with it. It plays music with rare charm and sensitivity. Its beguiling light illuminates one of the most detailed soundstages I have ever heard as a reviewer. It is reliable: I have used and abused this 77-lb machine for more than a year and, more than any other amp I have reviewed, it seems indestructible. Most important, the LM-518IA plays like an amp costing many times $4450. Stereophile 

Line Magnetic LM-518IA integrated amplifier ($4450 ) Stereophile's Products of 2015


The LM518IA is not only beautiful to behold (though I did hear of one visitor to the house asking what the hell it was), it is beautiful and magical to listen to. This amp sounds natural, sweet and inviting, remaining completely unfazed by whatever music it is subjected to – metal, jazz, bass-heavy electronica all sounded totally amazing. Sure, the price tag is hefty but it is well worth every goddamn cent and for most (sane) people it will be an amp for life. Witchdoctor Nz

he Line Magnetic 518ia is a world-class amplifier for under $5000. It has power and drive far above and beyond its rated specs. I have never turned the volume dial past 11, and usually 9 o’clock suffices to rock the house. Sometimes you can have it all—tube warmth, golden tone, 3D imaging, with PrAT and solid state drive. The Line Magnetic 518ia earns a Wall of Sound Gold Star Award. This is a keeper. - Wall of sound Review

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