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This is LAMPIZATOR web site by Lukasz Fikus

This private site LAMPIZATOR is dedicated to tube DIY, music, and practical ways to best sound reproduction. this site hasn't been updated since 2010 and it is considered archive only


My search for the best sound from 50 dollar ebay equipment like old Philips CD players and cheap Chinese amps is ocumented in these pages - over 7 years of every day writing and countless experiments. My goal was to own "the best stereo system in the World" and to do it on a reasonable budget. The second aim is to share with others what I have found out in the process, i.e the Lampizator, The Saba speakers, the gem DAC's and Russian supertubes.
Since I can't afford a dream system, I decided to learn what makes this technology "tick" and to build the system myself. Soon the pursuit of hi-fi truth became my passion and I relentlessly look inside the boxes, in vain hope to find honestly made and good sounding products. When I discover something worth noticing, I publish it here. I am sure there are ways of owning an absolutely fabulous hi-fi system which everybody can afford. To put things into perspective, I build for myself systems costing circa 3500 Euro, which beat sonically everything I heard before at cost-no-object demo's in Frankfurt HighEnd show. If we can buy it - thats fine. If we can't - we must do it with our own hands. It is a combination of buying used gear on ebay, modifying, mixing and matching, and having open ears to new gems from China.  In fact - it is easy. I think I have found all elements I need: best source - CD player with Lampizator, best amplifiers (tubed of course) , and best speakers (alnico). In my subjective opinion my current system can easily be called one of the best stereo systems in the World. This page is about sharing with others my experience acquired in the process.
I am trying to condemn marketing and engineering B/S which I find inside gear. I am a self proclaimed Prometheus. I steal the industry secrets and give them back to the people. I ridicule the ridiculous. I also easily offend the easily offendable.
Of course you can go out and buy yourself such quality in the shop, in this case the price tag may reach approx. 20 000 -40 000 Euro, so anyone not needing such money is more than welcome to go and spend it. And after you buy it, I challenge you to meet me and compare. I will bring gear costing 1000 Euro and I will win.
My approach is to achieve best sound regardless of the cost, but fortunately my discovery is that it is not the money that make the sound, but intelligent choices.  This page is not a "poor man's Hi-Fi", it is about best hi-fi period.

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Lampizator By-Fikus

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THE TEACHINGS OF LAMPIZATOR


A shortcut to the list of most popular articles with highest clock

LINK TO MUNICH HIGH END REPORT

Transport DIY project

My own speakers P24 finished after 4 years of work in progress

Shortcut: The First Battle of Six Transports

WORLD'S FIRST FETISHIZATOR

WORLD'S FIRST DIGILAMPIZATOR !!!

Alphabetical CD player list - Lampized models

Chronological list of Lampized players

| Lampizator - The reason You are here: CD/DVD LAMPIZATOR 1.0 - (over 60 projects) |

| SHORTCUT : The worlds cheapest high-end DAC :  LAMPUCERA 1.0  |

MEGA- LAMPIZATOR  MONSTER - The Godzilla of Cd lampizators |
| SHORTCUT: the best CD playback known to me at the moment.|
| TUBE AMPLIFIERS26 LOUDSPEAKER PROJECTS | MY MUSICMYTHS ETC. | ABOUT ME |

| AC MAINS FILTERCABLES | LINKS ETC. |LISTENING ROOM | GARAGE SALE | LASER Maintenance |

| F.A.Q | FRIEND'S SYSTEMS | VINYL | CREDITS | NEW: SMALL HEADPHONE PREAMP |


Fetishist's CORNERS:

SQUEEZEBOX Fetishist's corner

HDD music system

CD transport tweakers corner

| TDA1541A corner for lovers of the legendary Philips DAC chip. Lots of pictures|

| ALNICO speaker corner with emphasis on SABA |

| NEW>> The good, the bad and the ugly : the Hifi manufacturers hall of fame  |

| SUMMARY OF IT ALL  WHICH IS HOW TO REACH AUDIO NIRVANA IN OUR HOME  |

| A shortcut to the best easy speaker design for everybody : Endorfin P17 |

Donation to the cause by PAYPAL is possible via my email as described here.

mail me: lukasz.fikus (a.t) wp.pl


Finally, I talk a lot about the tube output stage - the Lampizator. I think it is great. After 5 years of research on over 200 CD players I arrived at a conclusion that NOTHING beats properly made Lampizator stage, and  I described a couple of Lampizator variants with more than 20 different tubes.
I published a short summary of this experience in my DOC called LAMPIZATOR 2.0 which was released in july 2008.
Finally - in 2010 I decided to take this hobby as my job and I opened a small boutique factory making DAC converters, preamps and kits. I also run a small e-Store as side job. The company now is 10 people of which 5 are employees and 5 contractors.
Enjoy ...