In 1979, LEAK disappeared from the production lines. The brand was pushed into obscurity to become a mere memory and ‘cherished’ brand of yesteryear.
After over 40 years LEAK returns with a fresh take on traditional British stereo design with 2 unique pieces, the Stereo 130 amplifier & CDT transport.
Traditional audiophiles will recognise the assured quality in the high-quality, low-noise turntable input of the LEAK STEREO 130. 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 130 uses a dedicated amplifier circuit with current-feedback technology for the headphones 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.
Utilising the acclaimed ES9018 Sabre32 Reference chip with ESS Technology’s 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the LEAK STEREO 130 offers ultra-low noise, high dynamic range of digital audio files with a sampling rate of up to 284kHz (PCM) and DSD256.
The LEAK STEREO 130 incorporates LEAK’s signature DIRECT switch to bypass steps in the analogue circuitry, for the purest signal path. In addition, the signature BASS and TREBLE tone controls allow for customization of the amplifier output signal to suit your music medium and matched electronics or loudspeakers.
D/A Converter: ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
Input Sampling Rates: Optical, Coaxial: 44.1kHz~192kHz; USB: 44.1kHz~384kHz (PCM)/DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Rated Output Power: 2 x 45W (8ohm)/2x65W (4ohm)
Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.005% (30W, 8ohm)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
Input Sensitivity: 480mV (RCA AUX IN); 4.1mV (phono MM)
Input Impedance: 10Kohm (AUX) ; 47Kohm //100pF (phono MM)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N): ≥108dB (A-weighted, ref.45W)
Pre Output Level: 4
Pre Output Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.003%
Pre Output Signal to Noise (S/N): >110dB (A-weighted)
Codec: aptX (priority), SBC
USB Input: 1 x USB (B-type)
Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x Optical TOSlink, 1 x RCA COAX
Digital Audio Outputs: 1 x Optical TOSlink, 1 x RCA COAX
Analog Inputs: 2 x RCA (AUX1, AUX2), 1 x RCA (phono MM)
Analog Output: 1 x RCA (PRE OUT)
Power Requirement: 100-120V ~ 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WHD): 12.8" x 5.7" x 10.9"
Weight: 18.3 lbs.