Here is one brand that you will find in almost every audio show and typically, forming the backbone in one of the best sounding system of the show. The 830S, like the rest of the range is an incredible component. Extremely well engineered (fully balanced) and incredible sounding. Music was smooth, dynamic and transparent. It was like a breadth of fresh air in one of our system. When paired with a pair of Pass Labs XA200 class A monoblocks, Focal La Scala speakers and the Esoteric P-03/D-03 front end, the whole sonic signature took on a whole different texture as compared to when the Esoteric C-03 was the preamp in that system. If you want the finest of finesse and a precision cut presentation, the Esoteric C-03 should be your choice. But if you want a preamp that delivers a silky smooth sound, the Lindemann is our choice. The Lindemann is impressively built. It may not be “overbuilt” like the Esoteric but it has all the hallmark of German engineering behind it. We could use the same tag line you hear on every BMW commercial but that would be too tacky. But you probably get the gist of it.
Condition of the preamp is very good. Some minor scuff marks that are typical from use but nothing major. We have the original box, manual and remote.