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Was for sure one of the highlights at the show for both the sound experience and what they represent

Srajan Ebaen, 6moons, High End Munich 2015

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Belonged to the best that the show had to offer

Mono&Stereo, High End Munich 2015

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First impressions place Monica’s sound firmly in the same lucid, unobstructed and communicative category that makes the Lars 2 amps so enjoyable

Hifistatement, High End Munich 2015

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Bless the folks at Engstrom & Engstrom amplification

The Audio Beat, High End Munich 2015

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The Lars 2, a superb-sounding tube amp the Swedish company Engström & Engström. With the special tube inserted here 300B XLS Company Emission Labs can thus achieve an output power of 36 watts. Overall very dynamic sound with a lot of sounds and very high resolution

Stereophile, High End Munich 2014

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The system produced a beautiful soundstage with an analog-like sound from a digital source

Hifistatement, High End Munich 2014

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The show system was set up in conjunction with Engström & Engström who brought their latest version of the Lars (type 2) amplifier, created around a pair of 300B-XLS tubes (a more powerful version of the classic 300B)

Stereotimes, High End Munich 2014

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For hifi sound perfected which here means better than life on many aspects yet enmeshed with just the right degree of musicality to be very attractive without crossing into warm dark tube turf

Parttimeaudiophile, High End Munich 2014

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I was very impressed with the sound of Tune Audio’s Anima ($32k), three way fully horn loaded loudspeakers from Greece; they produced an open, dynamic and uncompressed sound that was naturally presented much like live music The system included The Lars Type II($55k) mono amplifiers from Sweden; thesource was theTotaldacD1 tube DAC ($6,960) from France. It is a tube DAC with a single ended tube output stage with high quality Vishay foil resistors in the conversion and analog section and a D1 music server ($4,990); and all cablings were by Bibacord from Sweden

highfidelity.pl, High End Munich 2014

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Best of Show: This choice turned out to be harder to make than I would’ve guessed on Day One, in fact, I’m still pondering it, Here are the contenders, in the order in which I heard them: the Crystal Cable Absolute Dream/Siltech SAGA System; the Raidho D2/Rowland/dCS system (and the Raidho D1, as well, on Saturday); the Focal Stella Utopia/Soulution 700 Series system; the Magico S5/Spectral system; the Voxativ Ampeggio/Voxativ electronics system; the MBL X-Treme/MBL electronics system; the Vandersteen Model 7/Brinkmann system; the horn-loaded, subwoofed Tune Audio Anima/Lars II system; and the Tidal Agoria SE/Tidal electronics system (on Day Three)

Stereotimes, High End Munich 2013

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Since any DAC, or any other component for that matter, is only as good as the rest of the system you hear it in, the rest of this system was equally compelling and consisted of the totaldac d1-server music server (€4,990), The Lars Type 2 monoblock amplifiers (€55,000/pair) from Engström & Engström, the Anima horn speakers (€32,000/pair), the Anima Pulse subwoofer (€15,000) from TuneAudio, and cabling from bibacord

The Absolute Sound, High End Munich 2013

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I was very impressed with the sound… open, dynamic and uncompressed sound that was naturally presented much like live music

Audiostream (Stereophile), High End Munich 2013

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One of the most interesting alliances of the show

StereoTimes, High End Munich 2013

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One of the standout rooms for me. The sound in the room was very impressive indeed being deep, controlled and insightful and “sweet” with solo instruments – my notes say beautiful! Definitely a sound I could live with

Joël Chevassus, 6moons, High End Munich 2013

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Definitely one of the best sets of the High End 2013

HifiPig, High End Munich 2013

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French manufacturer Musique Concrete’s Grand Castine horn loudspeakers driven by a pair of The Lars (Swedish) tube amps easily took my breath away and sonically speaking, had the most impressive sound I heard at this year’s High End show

Audioreview.nl, High End Munich 2013

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The demo system consisted of a dCS Paganini disc player, BAT Rex preamp, two Lars Type 2 amps, and Marten’s new Coltrane 2 speakers, all of which combined to create a sublime sound

Clement Perry, “Stereo Times”, High End Munich 2011

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At last year’s CES, I found myself completely incapable of taking my eyes off of Engström & Engström’s THE LARS ampifier

www.ultimateavmag.com, CES Las Vegas 2011

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I was immediately impressed by the compelling sense of acoustic space the system conveyed

http://www.hometechtell.com, CES Las Vegas 2011

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I can state unequivocally however, this was my personal favorite

Stereophile, CES Las Vegas 2011

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Equally luscious and certainly valuable contributor to the spectacular sound of this room was the Engstrom “The Lars” amplifiers

enjoythemusic.com, CES Las Vegas 2011

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I was greatly impressed by the sound of The LARS TYPE 2 mono amps ($60k) from Sweden

dagogo.com, CES Las Vegas 2011

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The most Sublime sound

Stereotimes, CES Las Vegas 2011

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There are beautiful amplifiers, and then there’s the new Lars Type 2

audiogon.com, CES Las Vegas 2011