Leben CS 300X (S) - Audiophile Integrated Amplifier
The Leben CS-300 XS is an integrated amplifier which would be a natural choice for those looking for an amplifier which performs beautifully and seamlessly offering superb sound at a realistic price. It has a great retro classic style which will fit seamlessly into the home environment forming and integral part of an audio system, and for many audio enthusiasts it is a must have! Leben has been widely reviewed and it survives some of the harshest critics to come out glowing, that is not just because it is a valve amplifier.
CS-300XS is equipped with Sovtek EL-84 valves which are well-known by audiophiles for their high sound quality against their small size. The high input sensitivity of the EL84 does not require an overly-complicated circuit and accordingly it can create a low distortion output signal. The CS-300X(S) features five line inputs with tape monitor, headphone output, speaker / headphone selector, variable output impedance (4 / 6 / 8 ohms), all of which make the CS-300XS a fully featured integrated amplifier of the highest standard with a truly classic appearance.
Resistors: Precision Industrial Grade ±1%
First-stage bypass capacitors: OS Type Condensor developed by Sanyo
Last-stage bypass capacitors: Fine-Gold by Nichicon
Metallised Polypropylene Capacitor with Mesh-Shielding.
NF overshoot prevention capacitor: Ceramic Condenser.
Cathode resistor: 4W type. (Instead of 3W type)
Output transformer: with wide range for high frequency.
WBT type binding post.
Bass-Boost switch (0dB, +3dB, +5dB)
Speaker / headphone selector
Gold plated control knobs
Operation lamp indicator
On-switch power indicator LED
Variable Output Impedance: 4 / 6 / 8 Ohms
Power Valves: Quad-set Sovtek EL84
Driver Valves: Pair Sovtek 12AX7
Output Power: 2x 15W RMS
Frequency Response: 15Hz - 100kHz (-2dB)
Distortion: 0.7% (10W)
Input Sensitivity: 600mV
Input Impedance: 100kOhms
Output Impedance: 4 / 6 / 8 Ohms (Selectable)
Power Supply: 240V / 50Hz / 82W
Weight: 10.5 kg (approx.)
Dimensions: 36cm x 27cm x 14cm / 14" x 9" x 5.5" (W x D x H - approx. including knobs and terminals)
No matter how you look at it the Leben integrated amplifiers are certainly going to tick all the boxes, subliminal style, retro feel, great home audio amplifier, ideal for headphone listening and can be specified by architects, interior designers as well as high end audio system designers - with confidence! If you feel you need more power then look at the Leben CS600 integrated amplifier.