Review: CH Precision L1 Dual Monaural Line Preamplifier, and M1 Reference Power Amplifier

Complaints. I had many complaints with this system. Not from me, from my neighbours. You see, this was one of those systems that just begged to be played ridiculously loud. It was the sense of scale, it was the musicality, it was the tone, the timbre… the bass. The CH Precision L1 Dual Monaural Line Preamplifier, ($32,975 USD/$40,870 CAN) and M1 Reference Power Amplifier ( $51,000 USD/$63,960 CAN) being fed Redbook Tidal, and high-resolution local files (a mix of 24/192, and DSD) via a totaldac d-1 integral preamp/server/DAC paired with CH balanced interconnects, and speaker cables (Balanced-Link – $2,500 USD/$3,050 CAN – per meter pair, Speaker-Link – $2,500 USD/$3,050 CAN – per meter pair, additional length at $550 USD/$675 CAN per meter pair) running into a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C4 Signature loudspeakers ($22,000 USD/$27, 585 CAN) was a potent mix to have in a concrete high-rise apartment.  David Chan, and Lawrence Lock from DVL Audio had very kindly arranged through Edward Ku at Element Acoustics in Vancouver to have the Swiss gear hand-delivered to me. Ku also wisely supplied me with the C4 Signatures to take on the CH kit, which proved to be an excellent match. CH Precision was not a company I was familiar with … Continue reading Review: CH Precision L1 Dual Monaural Line Preamplifier, and M1 Reference Power Amplifier