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The Leak Audio Stereo 230, featuring a 32-bit ES9038Q2M DAC, Bluetooth aptX connectivity, and a robust 115W per channel output, combines cutting-edge technology with classic design to deliver an exceptional audio performance across various sources and formats.
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NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
115 Watts Per Channel
DIGITAL INPUTS
HDMI ARC, USB (B-type), (2) Optical, RCA Coax
ANALOG INPUTS
RCA Phono MM, (2) RCA AUX
BLUETOOTH
aptX and AAC codecs for CD-quality audio
NUMBER OF CHANNELS
2
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
115 Watts Per Channel
DIGITAL INPUTS
HDMI ARC, USB (B-type), (2) Optical, RCA Coax
ANALOG INPUTS
RCA Phono MM, (2) RCA AUX
BLUETOOTH
aptX and AAC codecs for CD-quality audio

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The amplifier delivers an outstanding performance, characterized by a powerful 115W per channel output, a minimal total harmonic distortion of <0.003%, and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of ≥109dB, ensuring an immersive and high-fidelity audio experience.

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Michael Chapman
Over 30 years with ListenUp!

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Leak Audio Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier

Leak Audio presents the Stereo 230, a high-end integrated amplifier that seamlessly blends superior sound performance with modern style. Boasting an impressive 115 watts per channel, this amplifier is a perfect choice for audio and movie enthusiasts in the contemporary era.

At a glance, the Stereo 230 features HDMI ARC connectivity, ensuring top-notch audio quality in AV applications. Its versatility extends to a variety of inputs, accommodating both analog and digital sources. Notably, it includes a built-in phono pre-amplifier for turntables, providing a dedicated space for vinyl enthusiasts. The amplifier also supports Bluetooth connectivity with aptX and AAC codecs, delivering CD-quality audio for a wireless listening experience.

Delving into the details, the Stereo 230's digital circuitry ensures exceptional sound quality, rivaling that of standalone D/A converters. Crafted with Leak's classic styling, the amplifier is not only reliable but also aesthetically pleasing, making it a standout piece in any audio setup.

For vinyl aficionados, the Stereo 230 is turntable-ready, offering a high-quality, low-noise turntable input optimized for moving magnet cartridges. The JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalization meets industry standards, guaranteeing an exceptional vinyl playback experience.

For headphone users, the dedicated amplifier circuit and current-feedback technology provide performance comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers at a more affordable price point. The high slew rate ensures dynamic, detailed, and engaging audio performance with various headphone types.

The Stereo 230 doesn't compromise on digital audio either. Featuring the acclaimed ES9038Q2M Reference chip and ESS Technology's 32-bit HyperStream architecture with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, it delivers ultra-low noise and a high dynamic range for digital audio files. With a sampling rate reaching an impressive 768kHz (PCM) and DSD512, the amplifier ensures a premium audio experience.

The HDMI ARC input further enhances the Stereo 230's versatility, making it ideal for home AV applications. The Audio Return Channel connection brings the LEAK Hi-Fi pedigree to your screen, combining advanced audio technology with a classic design.

Leak Audio Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier Specs

D/A Converter: ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC

Input Sampling Rates:

  • Optical/Coaxial: 44.1kHz~192kHz
  • PC USB: 44.1kHz-768kHz (PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
  • Rated Output Power:

  • 2 x 75W (8ohm) / 2 x 115W (4ohm) Class AB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion:

  • <0.003% (1kHz @30W/8ohm)
  • Frequency Response:

  • 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
  • Input Sensitivity:

  • 480mV (RCA AUX IN); 4.1mV (phono MM)
  • Input Impedance:

  • 10Kohm (AUX) ; 47Kohm //100pF (phono MM)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:

  • ≥109dB (A-weighted, ref.45W)
  • Bluetooth:

  • A2DP, 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 (W x H x D):

  • 12.83" x 5.74" x 16.2"
  • Weight:

  • 28 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D):

  • 20.2" x 8.2" x 16.8"
  • Shipping Weight:

  • 33.5 lbs
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    Product Description

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    The Leak Audio Stereo 230, featuring a 32-bit ES9038Q2M DAC, Bluetooth aptX connectivity, and a robust 115W per channel output, combines cutting-edge technology with classic design to deliver an exceptional audio performance across various sources and formats.
    Get the Details
    Features & Specsdown arrow

    Features & Specs Line Circle

    NUMBER OF CHANNELS
    2
    CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
    115 Watts Per Channel
    DIGITAL INPUTS
    HDMI ARC, USB (B-type), (2) Optical, RCA Coax
    ANALOG INPUTS
    RCA Phono MM, (2) RCA AUX
    BLUETOOTH
    aptX and AAC codecs for CD-quality audio
    NUMBER OF CHANNELS
    2
    CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
    115 Watts Per Channel
    DIGITAL INPUTS
    HDMI ARC, USB (B-type), (2) Optical, RCA Coax
    ANALOG INPUTS
    RCA Phono MM, (2) RCA AUX
    BLUETOOTH
    aptX and AAC codecs for CD-quality audio
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    Expert Insight

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    The amplifier delivers an outstanding performance, characterized by a powerful 115W per channel output, a minimal total harmonic distortion of <0.003%, and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of ≥109dB, ensuring an immersive and high-fidelity audio experience.

    Expert Img
    Michael Chapman
    Over 30 years with ListenUp!
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    Details

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    Leak Audio Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier

    Leak Audio presents the Stereo 230, a high-end integrated amplifier that seamlessly blends superior sound performance with modern style. Boasting an impressive 115 watts per channel, this amplifier is a perfect choice for audio and movie enthusiasts in the contemporary era.

    At a glance, the Stereo 230 features HDMI ARC connectivity, ensuring top-notch audio quality in AV applications. Its versatility extends to a variety of inputs, accommodating both analog and digital sources. Notably, it includes a built-in phono pre-amplifier for turntables, providing a dedicated space for vinyl enthusiasts. The amplifier also supports Bluetooth connectivity with aptX and AAC codecs, delivering CD-quality audio for a wireless listening experience.

    Delving into the details, the Stereo 230's digital circuitry ensures exceptional sound quality, rivaling that of standalone D/A converters. Crafted with Leak's classic styling, the amplifier is not only reliable but also aesthetically pleasing, making it a standout piece in any audio setup.

    For vinyl aficionados, the Stereo 230 is turntable-ready, offering a high-quality, low-noise turntable input optimized for moving magnet cartridges. The JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalization meets industry standards, guaranteeing an exceptional vinyl playback experience.

    For headphone users, the dedicated amplifier circuit and current-feedback technology provide performance comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers at a more affordable price point. The high slew rate ensures dynamic, detailed, and engaging audio performance with various headphone types.

    The Stereo 230 doesn't compromise on digital audio either. Featuring the acclaimed ES9038Q2M Reference chip and ESS Technology's 32-bit HyperStream architecture with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, it delivers ultra-low noise and a high dynamic range for digital audio files. With a sampling rate reaching an impressive 768kHz (PCM) and DSD512, the amplifier ensures a premium audio experience.

    The HDMI ARC input further enhances the Stereo 230's versatility, making it ideal for home AV applications. The Audio Return Channel connection brings the LEAK Hi-Fi pedigree to your screen, combining advanced audio technology with a classic design.

    Leak Audio Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier Specs

    D/A Converter: ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC

    Input Sampling Rates:

  • Optical/Coaxial: 44.1kHz~192kHz
  • PC USB: 44.1kHz-768kHz (PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
  • Rated Output Power:

  • 2 x 75W (8ohm) / 2 x 115W (4ohm) Class AB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion:

  • <0.003% (1kHz @30W/8ohm)
  • Frequency Response:

  • 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
  • Input Sensitivity:

  • 480mV (RCA AUX IN); 4.1mV (phono MM)
  • Input Impedance:

  • 10Kohm (AUX) ; 47Kohm //100pF (phono MM)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:

  • ≥109dB (A-weighted, ref.45W)
  • Bluetooth:

  • A2DP, 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 (W x H x D):

  • 12.83" x 5.74" x 16.2"
  • Weight:

  • 28 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D):

  • 20.2" x 8.2" x 16.8"
  • Shipping Weight:

  • 33.5 lbs
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