LEAK STEREO 230 (Silver)
Integrated Amplifier

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LEAK STEREO 230 (Silver) Integrated Amplifier

Dive deeper into legendary sound.

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.

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.

TURNTABLE READY:

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.

HEADPHONE USERS:

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 ES9038Q2M 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 768kHz (PCM) and DSD512.

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.

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
Inputs2 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
Outputs1 x PRE Amplifier, 1 x Stereo Speaker, 1 x Headphone, 1 x 12V Trigger
Sampling FrequencyOptical/Coaxial: 44.1kHz ---192kHz
PC USB: 44.1kHz-768kHz (PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512

Preamplifier Section

Gain+41dB (Phono MM)
Input Sensitivity550mV (Line, Volume =MAX)
4.8mV (Phone MM, Volume=MAX)
Input Impedance10K (Line)
47K // 100pF (Phono MM)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.001% (1kHz @2V, TONE=On)
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)
Output Voltage2.3V max. (Volume = MAX)
Output Impedance100ohm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio>110dB (Line, A-weighted); >75dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)

DAC

D to A ConverterES9038Q2M
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.002% (1kHz @ 0dBFS)
Output level (0dBFS, 1KHz)2.3Vrms
Max. Sampling FrequencyOptical, Coaxial: 192kHz, PC USB: PCM768kHz, DSD512
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)>115dB (A-weighted)

Power Amplifier Section

Gain+32dB
Rated 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 Sensitivity550mV
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)>109dB (A-weighted)

Headphone Amplifier

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.01% (1kHz, 50mW)
Output Impedance4.7ohm
Load Impedance16-600ohm

General

Standby Power Consumption<0.5W
Net 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 / Silver
Power Requirements (depending on region)220-240V ~ 50/ 60Hz
100-120V ~ 50/ 60Hz
Standard AccessoriesPower Cord, Remote Control, User Manual, Antennas, etc.

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