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


LOTTE LA-1200 front
LOTTE LA-1200

LIFE LA-1200
LIFE LA-1200

Lenco AF 3302
Lenco AF 3302

PALLADIUM LA-1200
PALLADIUM LA-1200

PHILIPS PA-1200B
PHILIPS PA-1200B

UHER Reference 1
UHER Reference 1


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


LOTTE LA-2500
LOTTE LA-2500

Lenco system
Lenco system

UHER Royal UMA-400
UHER Royal UMA-400

More clones to come, until then visit www.1001hifi.com for more vintage audio.