01 December 2016

Master and the Clones

This was not the first time in the history of High-Fidelity when a component was rebadged under several other brand names. This pre-amplifier / power amplifier combo from 1989 is perhaps the one that saw the most versions, most notably in Germany. The original was made by LOTTE of Korea and you can see below the "clones". Most of them had the same lettering and some even kept the model number as well. There were two versions made, one was 200 W/ch while the other one was 150 W/ch.

LOTTE LA-1200 (150 W/ch) and the clones

power amplifier
LOTTE LA-1200

power amplifier
LIFE LA-1200

power amplifier
LENCO AF 3302

power amplifier
PALLADIUM LA-1200

power amplifier
PHILIPS PA-1200B

power amplifier
UHER Reference 1

LOTTE LA-2500 (200 W/ch) and the clones

power amplifier
LOTTE LA-2500

LENCO set
LENCO set

power amplifier
UHER Royal UMA-400

power amplifier
HANTOR LA-1500M

power amplifier
TENSAI PTM 3000