Return of a Legend ... Leak Stereo 130
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.
Conversion without Compromise
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.
Direct & Tone Control
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.
Fresh Take on an old Classic
Carefully designed in line with the LEAK ethos of performance, reliability and craftsmanship, the LEAK STEREO 130 & CDT match contemporary performance with stand-out, classic LEAK styling.