Tools - not Toys
That’s the slogan of Lake People, a company based in the Southern German town of Konstanz. It reflects the company’s aspiration to develop serious, respectable reference-class technology. In the professional market, the company provides its solutions under the Lake People brand, while serving the hi-fi market with products under its Violectric banner.
The firm’s deep roots in the beautiful Lake Constance region are evinced not only in its company name, Lake People, but also mirrored in its operations. All aspects of development and production are accomplished in Konstanz, with most of its components sourced from German companies. As a result, its range of superb AD/DA converters and preamps for microphones, headphones and record players rightly carries the acclaimed seal of quality, “Made in Germany”.
Lake People: Professional Studio Gear
Since 1986, Lake People has been developing solutions for recording studios demanding the highest standards in sound quality and reliability. Over the years, its product architecture and circuits have been constantly refined, making the company’s current palette the result of over 30 years of development. This covers offerings as diverse as the F355 microphone preamp, the balancing and summing amplifiers of the Ana series, AD/DA converters such as the F446 and the signal splitters and sample rate converters of the Digi tool series. Lake People offers first-class solutions for almost any professional use case. Its crowning achievement is the Reference Series, a brand new, reference-class range that crystallises many years of development work.
The chief strategist at Lake People is Fried Reim.
“We develop, produce and distribute Lake People products for the professional market, including broadcasters, airports, conference centres, theatres, other major installations as well as private studios. We’ve been offering these products to private consumers for a while now, and it’s gratifying to see that their excellent quality has fed a growing popularity.
Our Violectric brand and product lines address the specific needs of the hi-fi/high-end home audio market. Our target customer is a pragmatist interested in experiencing genuinely effective, technologically advanced solutions implemented in a way that’s guided by the highest quality standards. This approach is also reflected in the simple yet elegant external design of our Violectric product range.”