Firmly re-established as a Hi-Fi mainstay, the LEAK product portfolio is expanding with the new LEAK STEREO 230 – a high-performance, high fidelity integrated amplifier designed for the modern-day audio and movie enthusiast.
Building upon the class and style that made the STEREO 130 a rip-roaring success, the LEAK STEREO 230 adds more power, more functionality and more substance for the discerning audiophile.
Designed to be the perfect match for a wide variety of sources and provide 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.
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.
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.
LEAK 230 Specifications
|General Description||Integrated Amplifier|
|Design Philosophy and Core Technology||· 2 x 75W (8ohm) / 2 x 115W (4ohm) Class AB|
· ST MOSFET TDA7293 Dual Parallel Amplifier
· ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC
· Built-in Certified Hardware MQA Full Decoder (PC USB, Coax, Optical)
· Support Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX / aptX LL) streaming
· Low Noise Moving Magnet Phono stage
· Dedicated Current-Feedback Headphone AMP
· Support USB Upgrade
|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|
|Sampling Frequency||Optical/Coaxial: 44.1kHz ---192kHz|
PC USB: 44.1kHz-768kHz (PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
|Gain||+41dB (Phono MM)|
|Input Sensitivity||550mV (Line, Volume =MAX)|
4.8mV (Phone MM, Volume=MAX)
|Input Impedance||10K (Line)|
47K // 100pF (Phono MM)
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.001% (1kHz @2V, TONE=On)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)|
|Output Voltage||2.3V max. (Volume = MAX)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||>110dB (Line, A-weighted); >75dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)|
|D to A Converter||ES9038Q2M|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.002% (1kHz @ 0dBFS)|
|Output level (0dBFS, 1KHz)||2.3Vrms|
Max. Sampling FrequencyOptical, Coaxial: 192kHz, PC USB: PCM768kHz, DSD512Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)>115dB (A-weighted)Power Amplifier SectionGain+32dBRated Power Output2 x 75W (8ohm, THD<1%); 2 x 115W (4ohm, THD<1%)Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.003% (1kHz @30W/8ohm)Input Sensitivity550mVSignal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)>109dB (A-weightedHeadphone AmplifierTotal Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.01% (1kHz, 50mW)Output Impedance4.7ohmLoad Impedance16-600ohmGeneralStandby Power Consumption<0.5WNet Weight12.7kg (Walnut) / 11.1kg (Silver)Gross Weight15.2kg (Walnut) / 12.7kg (Silver)Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D)328*147*414 (Walnut) / 300*115*414 (Silver)Carton Size (mm) (W x H x D)514*428*210 (Walnut / Silver)FinishWalnut / SilverPower Requirements (depending on region)220-240V ~ 50/ 60Hz
100-120V ~ 50/ 60HzStandard AccessoriesPower Cord, Remote Control, User Manual, Antennas, etc.