LFD

LFD NCSE II Integrated Amplifier

£4,995

Overview:
Zero LE Mk4When it comes to integrated amplifiers, as a general rule we take the view that the quality of the components in a circuit is of more importance that the circuit itself when it comes to determining the overall performance of an audiophile design. Frankly our circuits are very good, but not in the true sense of the word 'special.' However the components we use are most certainly very special. In many cases we have over the years created considerable stockpiles of long discontinued special components.

We've done this not only to ensure that we'll always have spare parts but also because some of these discontinued parts have no sonic equal today. Or put differently, in some instances, nothing and we do mean nothing currently available at any price will approach, equal or exceed some of these classic components. Strange – but true.

NCSEThus although in general terms the circuits used in our two integrated amplifiers are similar, the quality of the components, right down to the solder and the multi-diameter silver wiring are progressively improved as you move up through the range.

A crucial aspect, by which we mean the time-consuming skill involved, is how to ensure that every component is working in complete harmony with not only the next component on the circuit, but with every component throughout the entire piece of equipment. To get this right takes many years of experience and in part, that’s what you pay for as you progress up through the range of my Integrated Amplifiers.

The LFD NCSE Integrated is a logical sonic progression on from the LE Mk3.1 and a few of our retailers who stock both can demonstrate the improvements. Only you can decide if the degree of improvement is worth the increase in price. To help facilitate this, some of my retailers offer generous and guaranteed trade-in values as you move up from the LE range to the NCSE. It's a good idea to ask. Also some of my retailers offer very competitive trade-ins on discontinued LFD integrated amps, especially the very highly regarded LFD Mistral Integrated against my latest ones. Again – it's a good idea to ask.

NCSE
Although the circuitry is superficially similar to the LE Mk 4.0, the power supply is much more robust and the ability to drive difficult speaker loads is enhanced. The entire unit is much heavier than the LE Mk 4.0 as I've paid particular attention to the NCSE casework to help reduce the effects of microphony. The use of superior parts and additional hand-made silver wiring reduces grain and noticeably improves transparency.

There is no option for an internal phono stage.

 

We our in the process of updating our Doug Brady Hi Fi website, which now provides you with automatic real-time stock updates. We believe in an honest approach when displaying the availability of products. When viewing a product listing page, you'll see one of the following stock indicators. 

Stock Information : We have 1 in stock. 

In Stock - Order Now - Delivered free to you on [delivery-date] 

This item is brand new and guaranteed in stock from our shop stock.
Our shop stock will be dispatched on the date displayed on the product page, delivery will be booked for the delivery date displayed. We will send you a DPD tracking number where you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery. 

 

In Stock - 2-3 day Dispatch - Delivered to you FREE by  [delivery-date] 

This item is brand new and in stock at our off site warehouse.
Stock being dispatched from our off site warehouse may take a day or two longer for you to receive. We may also dispatched directly from the manufacturer or distributor. This is often the case for particularly large or heavy items where specialized service is required. For anything which can take time to get to you, we'll contact you quickly.

Available to Order - ☎ - 01925 828009

Availably to order. Occasionally, due to stock demand, we can sell out. We either have this on order with stock due in or we do not usually have back up stock of this item in store. When you make a purchase, we will inform you quickly when the item is due in from the manufacturer and deliver as soon as it arrives with us. Usually this is only a short wait of 3 - 5 days, we will contact you with a estimated delivery time.

Sold Out

This item is currently sold out with the supplier or manufacturer please call us so we can give you an estimated time. 01925 828009 

Available*

Some manufacturers request we do not sell Items online so these items are only available to collect from our store.

In Stock - Free Next Day Delivery*

Free next working day delivery when you spend over £75. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time at 3pm. Terms apply.

Free Saturday delivery when you spend over £500. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time on Friday 3pm. Terms apply.

* Excludes CLICK & COLLECT items  Some of our manufactures request for there items not to be sold on line for these items our delivery service may not be available in curtain locations so please call to order 01925 828009

Easter Public Holiday Deliveries - (subject to stock availability)

DPD Next Working Day shipping option

DPD will not be collecting parcels from us or delivering to customers on Good Friday 15th April, Easter Sunday 17th April, and Easter Monday 18th April.

Our last order cut-off time for delivery before the Easter weekend is 4pm on Wednesday 13th April, which will be delivered on Thursday 14th April.

Orders placed after 4pm on Wednesday 13th April & before the cutoff at 4pm on Thursday will be dispatched on Thursday 14th April on a Saturday service so should be delivered on Saturday 16th April (this is not a guaranteed service)

Orders placed between 4pm on Thursday 14th April and 4pm on Tuesday 19th April will not be dispatched until Tuesday 19th April, and delivered on Wednesday 20th April.

Order Date (before the 4pm cut-off time for same day dispatch)* Expected Delivery Date
Wednesday 13th April Thursday 14th April

Thursday 14th April*

Saturday 16th April
After 4pm Thursday 14th April to Tuesday 19th April Wednesday 20th April
Normal delivery service resumes from then on.

 

Delivery Costs

Standard next day delivery is free for all orders to most UK mainland addresses. All other delivery prices are determined by the destination, the service chosen and the value and weight of your order. Addresses in the Scottish Highlands, offshore, Northern Ireland & Ireland may incur additional delivery costs, depending on the items ordered. Prices are calculated at the checkout for all services and destinations.

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