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LA4 - "Class A Recommended Preamplifier" - Stereophile 2020

by Benchmark Media Systems September 30, 2020 1 min read

LA4 - "Class A Recommended Preamplifier" - Stereophile 2020

"Benchmark's LA4 is the widest-bandwidth, widest-dynamic-range, lowest-noise, lowest-distortion preamplifier I have encountered."

- John Atkinson, Stereophile

"The LA4 is probably the most transparent and revealing audio component I've ever used. It does not seem to leave any fingerprints on the sound."

- Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile

"Benchmark's usual approach to design is to out-spec the competition, and so it is here. Like other Benchmark equipment he has tested, the affordable LA4 challenged the resolution of JA's test instruments, with "superb" channel separation, "extremely low noise, and virtually no power-supply-related spuriae."

"In his listening room, KR compared the LA4 to a cable—and couldn't hear any difference."

Read more from Kalman Rubinson's review of the LA4 →

Read more from John Atkinson's test report on the LA4 →

Benchmark LA4 - "Class A Recommended Preamplifier" - Stereophile 2020



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