To Jeff Fritz,

First, let me thank you for your contribution to the Rockport speaker knowledgebase that is so valuable to us audiophiles. I would like to buy a pair of Rockport Technologies Cygnus speakers to combine with Lamm components: LL2.1 Deluxe preamplifier, and class-A M1.2 Reference monoblocks. I would like to know if you have ever had the opportunity to audition these components with the Cygnus speakers. I am a big fan of classical music (symphonic, chamber music, early music), but I also listen to jazz. My listening room is 7m long, 5m wide, and 2.5m high. Thank you for taking your time to answer.

Manrico Strappolin

My experience with Lamm Electronics products goes back to April of 2004, when I reviewed the M1.2 Reference monoblocks that you are considering. I concluded that review by stating, “If the ultimate test of a great audio component is its ability to get the gestalt of music correct, the Lamm M1.2 Reference is great in every sense.” One thing I love about high-end audio is that if a component is fantastic, it will continue to be so for many years. I have no doubt the Lamm products are still top shelf and hold up today as some of the best. You’ve obviously read my writing on various Rockport Technologies speakers, and specifically my review of the mighty Cygnus. I concluded that review with a simple statement: “You can buy these and never look back.”

I think pairing the Lamm components with those Rockport speakers will result in surefire excellence. I know of nothing that would prevent these products from making a synergistic match that will thrill you in every way. Although I have not heard this pairing in person, I certainly think you are on the right track. Good luck with your system, and please do report back once you’ve made your purchase and have the speakers in your listening room (and send a photo!). . . . Jeff Fritz