Totally different sounds. The LAMM preamps are more to the neutral side and the CJ on the very lush and tubey side.
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Jtinn, I have enjoyed your contributions to these forums. In this case, your shorthand comment struck me as directionally correct but overstated, and, as a result, meriting some clarification. CJ's equipment stopped being "very lush" (in any sense that I can understand that statement) well before the LS16. That the CJ LS16 continues to be "warmer," as you say above, is without question when contrasted to the Lamm; to call it "very lush" has the potential to mislead. It is like calling the Lamm "etched and analytical" (which it is not) in place of your much more balanced description of it as being "more to the neutral side" (which I find quite true). Thanks.