Leak Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier
|D/A Converter:||ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC|
|Input Sampling Rates:||Optical, Coaxial: 192kHz, PC USB: PCM768kHz, DSD512|
|Rated Output Power:||2 x 75W (8 ohms) / 2 x 115W (4 ohms) Class AB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion:||<0.001% (1kHz @2V, TONE=On)|
|Frequency Response:||20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)|
|Input Sensitivity:||550mV (Line, Volume =MAX) 4.8mV (Phone MM, Volume=MAX)|
|Input Impedance:||10K (Line) 47K // 100pF (Phono MM)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N):||>110dB (Line, A-weighted); >75dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)|
|Inputs:||2 x Analogue, 1 x Phono (MM), 1 x SPDIF (Coax), 1 x SPDIF (Optical), 1 x HDMI ARC, 1 x PC USB (USB B), 1 x Bluetooth (aptX/aptX LL), 1 x 12V Trigger|
|Outputs:||1 x PRE Amplifier, 1 x Stereo Speaker, 1 x Headphone, 1 x 12V Trigger|
|Accessories in box:||Power Cord, Remote Control, User Manual, Antennas|
|Power Requirement (Depends on your area):||220-240V ~ 50/60Hz 100-120V ~ 50/60Hz|
|Dimensions W x H x D (mm):||328*147*414 (Walnut)|
|Carton Size W x H x D (mm):||514*428*210 (Walnut / Silver)|
|Net Weight:||12.7kg (Walnut)|
|Gross Weight:||15.2kg (Walnut)|
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Leak Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier
With the successful re-release of LEAK's original STEREO 130 comes an all-new integrated amplifier to increase both its performance and connectivity. With a whopping 30 Watt per channel increase in performance power (2 x 75W [8Ω] ; 2 x 115W [4Ω]), HDMI Arc connectivity, upgraded ESS Sabre32 DAC chip, and full MQA decoding capability, STEREO 230 is a complete home entertainment system for the serious music/movie enthusiast.
The Leak Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier is the perfect companion to the LEAK CDT CD Player and matches the audio and aesthetics of both the Wharfedale Denton 85 and Wharfedale LINTON 85 speakers like a vintage glove.
I love the genuinely vintage look of this amplifier. A retro-looking system like this is what my styling dreams are made of.
Designed to be the perfect match for a wide variety of sources and providing higher levels of amplification, the LEAK STEREO 230 offers a 115W per channel output.
It also offers a newly developed HDMI ARC connectivity function to realise the highest quality audio in AV applications, for a fully equipped integrated amplifier to meet the demands of modern audiophiles and cinephiles.
Engineered With Care:
The LEAK STEREO 230 can be connected to a host of analogue and digital sources, thanks to its diversity of inputs. A built-in Moving Magnet (MM) phono pre-amplifier allows for direct connection to turntable record players.
To fully accommodate the modern-day music enthusiast, much effort has been made to ensure the LEAK STEREO 230’s digital circuitry delivers the level of quality one might expect of a high-performance standalone D/A converter, let alone an integrated amplifier solution.
You can also stream music to the LEAK STEREO 230 from any Bluetooth device, such as portable music players, tablet PCs or smartphones, via the built-in aptX and AAC Bluetooth codec. One can therefore enjoy CD quality audio over the Bluetooth wireless connection.
Carefully designed in line with the LEAK ethos of performance, reliability and craftsmanship, the LEAK STEREO 230 matches contemporary performance with stand-out, classic LEAK styling.
MOVIE & MUSIC ENTHUSIAST AT ITS HEART
The LEAK STEREO 230’s all-round performance is engaging, detailed and refined. Detail, timing and dynamics excel, regardless of source or medium. Designed for the modern-day movie and music enthusiast with a nod to our heritage, the LEAK STEREO 230 does not discriminate when it comes to expression and enjoyment of your music and movie reproduction.
Traditional audiophiles will recognise the assured quality in the high-quality, low-noise turntable input of the LEAK STEREO 230. Optimised for moving magnet cartridges, the JFET-based circuit offers precise RIAA equalisation in accordance with de facto industry standards for vinyl record playback.
The LEAK STEREO 230 uses a dedicated amplifier circuit with current-feedback technology for the headphone output. Equal in performance to standalone headphone amplifiers, beyond the price class of this complete system, the design offers high-speed output signal transition thanks to a high slew rate. The result is a dynamic, detailed and engaging performance with all manner of headphone types.
CONVERSION WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Utilising the acclaimed ES9038 Sabre32 Reference chip with ESS Technology’s 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the LEAK STEREO 230 offers ultra-low noise, high dynamic range of digital audio files with a sampling rate of up to 384kHz (PCM) and DSD256. ARC DE TRIOMPHE Equipped with an Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection, the LEAK STEREO 230 integrates perfectly for home AV applications, bringing the LEAK Hi-Fi pedigree to your screen, too.
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