Grimm Audio LS1be Active Loudspeaker, White Lacquer



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The LS1 is a fully integrated music playback system that offers supreme transparency in an elegant design.  It comes in three flavors: the original (updated) LS1v2, the more affordable LS1a, and the flagship LS1be. All LS1’s share the same vision that ultimate transparency can only be achieved by integrating all components of the playback chain into one system. Only then do designers have full control over the interaction of electronics, loudspeaker units, and the acoustic behavior of the cabinet. The result is very low distortion and an extremely linear amplitude and phase response. 

As DSP control, DA converters, amplifiers, and loudspeakers are fully integrated, one only has to add a source to start enjoying music. Both analog and digital sources like a Phono stage, a CD transport, a media player, or a computer are accepted by the LS1. The LS1r controller allows convenient control of volume and source selection. The LS1i USB interface allows for computer audio playback and setup of the system via the LS1 PC remote app. Grimm Audio believes that once the whole audio chain becomes transparent, the work of the artists can be enjoyed in full, with its original intention. This total clarity inspires both the artists and the listeners.

  • unique wide dispersion Beryllium tweeter
  • unidirectional down to 250 Hz
  • DSP controlled frequency curve
  • well-behaved off-axis response
  • digital and analog audio inputs
  • 64/128 fs DSD and DXD playback via USB interface 
  • filtered analog subwoofer output for SB1
  • remote control of volume and source
  • super low distortion NCore class D power amps
  • 5 year limited warranty

Note: Legs available in black or brown and standard “couch” height or “high” studio chair listening height. 4 weeks lead time

Our flagship product LS1be takes the LS1 performance to the next level. Grimm Audio’s aim was to improve transparency even further by focusing on “authority, control, and flow”. To achieve this, Grimm Audio worked on lowering distortion and extending the linear audio band. Grimm Audio added a new Beryllium tweeter, which was co-developed with Seas. It extends the frequency range and has 9 dB less distortion than Grimm Audio’s original tweeter. In addition, Grimm Audio lowered jitter, improved the power supplies, employed some exclusive component selection and decided on silver power supply wiring for the finishing touch.

“Grimm Audio improved transparency even further by focusing on “authority, control and flow”.”

At the low end of the frequency spectrum, Grimm Audio obtained an even bigger improvement. Grimm Audio’s newly developed Digital Motional Feedback (SB1) subwoofer has an impressive 30 dB lower distortion, which means the bass area is now just as transparent as the mid and treble.

Of course, just like with Grimm Audio’s other LS1’s, the LS1be frequency response is linearized through smart use of DSP via a Computer Aided Calibration process during production.

The LS1be can be controlled by the MU1 music player, or by the LS1r controller and the LS1i USB interface, well known from the LS1. The cabinet can be ordered in a stylish ‘Hi-Macs’ artificial stone finish or in Grimm Audio’s traditional bamboo veneer look.

LS1 – Technical Specifications

Audio inputs: 1 x stereo analog line level 3 x AES/EBU 44.1 – 192 kHz 1 x USB: PCM up to 384kHz/24bit (DXD), DSD64 & DSD128 Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/-3dB (unsmoothed!) 30 Hz – 20 kHz +/-0.5dB (unsmoothed!) Deviation from minimum phase

Weight & Box Dimensions; 120 Kg (156 Kg with subs) / 134x93x50 cm

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