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post #106 of 2112

The Leben CS300X is astounding with the Audez'e LCD-2 - I know that is at least one of Alan's combinations.

post #107 of 2112

I'm on the pre-order list.  Audeze's sent an email yesterday, looks like they may ship late July.

post #108 of 2112



Within Japan only have CS300 and CS600 version. Lowest so far I checked is 143800Yen.

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Originally Posted by arnesto View Post

The price of the Leben CS300XS from the US importer is $3500.

 

I saw it on PriceJapan for $2400(being this version would need to use a convertor). Just wondering, if I bought it in Japan, how much would I pay for a new CS300XS.

 

What kind of mark up would I be paying to have it sent to me from Japan.

 

A question to MikeLA, which US store has these on display?

 

post #109 of 2112

143800 Yen works out to about $1588 US dollars. The US importer wanted $3000 for the CS300. That's a 95% markup. Ouch!

 

I would like to get one of these but I just don't like the idea of paying a middle man that much to get one.

post #110 of 2112

I think I am going to pick up a cs300xs just to see what all the fuss is about, and compare it to my balanced ref5/roc setup.  Going to use it with the LCD-2s when I get em.  May the best amp win.

post #111 of 2112



 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The Leben CS300X is astounding with the Audez'e LCD-2 - I know that is at least one of Alan's combinations.



Yup-Yup!!

post #112 of 2112



 

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achristilaw,

 

When you are listening to your Leben which headphones are you mostly using? 

 

Since the Leben walked in, I've blown the dust off the HD650's.


 I love the control, and extension of that control running balanced, from using the Gilmore's...but the inner-dimensional separation and utter natural layering of the Leben...my Lord!

 

 I have had more "out-of-head" and the resulting "out-of-body" experiences using the Leben..it has a wonderful intermediary synergy between the PS Audio PWT/PWD and the LCD-2.

 

  I have a pair of 600's and they have had the dust blown off em' by the Leben!

 

 It's stance, look and feel and most important...sound quality are a breed apart. I love the lil' darling!

 

 I didn't buy it for headphones...I wanted to use them with my baby Harbeth's in a near-field area (for reading) and I haven't got that far yet....still setting next to the phones. SEE....I need the 600 for the Harbeth's!
 


Edited by achristilaw - 6/22/10 at 8:47pm
post #113 of 2112

Right!  Get the CS600 for the Harbeths!  Now you're talking, Alan

post #114 of 2112

achristilaw,

 

 

Which Harbeth's ?  What can 15w drive?

 

We don't have a speaker setup in the house (well not a real one) and the boss is on the verge of giving me the ok to replace one of the old TV's with a 2.0 setup - CS600 came to mind 

post #115 of 2112



 

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achristilaw,

 

 

Which Harbeth's ?  What can 15w drive?

 

We don't have a speaker setup in the house (well not a real one) and the boss is on the verge of giving me the ok to replace one of the old TV's with a 2.0 setup - CS600 came to mind 


I have a couple different Harbeths, C7's and the HL-P3ES-2's. The 300 will be used on the HLP3's in the near-field...don't need watts in bunches for near-field listening. Background levels for reading mostly, I like reading with Headphones but it isn't comfortable long term wearing glasses. I have the LFD integrated doing that duty now and it does quite well, but having the Leben in hand, I understand what all the fuss from the Audio Press has been about.

 

It still hasn't made it to the reading area...having way too much fun using as a Headphone amp! It's extraordinary in that regard! I constantly swap amps and jostle for one, two, three days at a time...but even when the Leben isn't in circuit...I need it close so my eye's can caress it (must be love)!    

 

I have several Home Brew Horn's and Ed's Horn Shoppe Horn's, Klipsch LaScala etc...a whole bunch that an excellent 15 Watts can Muscle actually. They have a whole class of very sensitive Speakers out there that 15 Watts would feast on! Yeah, I have been a gear-head a long time. 
 

post #116 of 2112

I'm still a rookie... looks like I have some research to do. 

 

gotta love this addiction....

post #117 of 2112
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Move over Megan Fox..'cause that is sexy!

 


Sexy is as sexy does and from what I've seen of the Leben, it is one SEXY integrated amp. I think my wallet just kicked me. I can't wait to hear the CS300SX. There is a showroom with a Leben down the street from where I live. Well, actually, it's 10 blocks down the hill.

post #118 of 2112
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Sexy is as sexy does and from what I've seen of the Leben, it is one SEXY integrated amp. I think my wallet just kicked me. I can't wait to hear the CS300SX. There is a showroom with a Leben down the street from where I live. Well, actually, it's 10 blocks down the hill.

Yeah! Be there with roller-skates on! "While I was passing by...." Take your phones and some of your own Music!!

 

post #119 of 2112
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Yeah! Be there with roller-skates on! "While I was passing by...." Take your phones and some of your own Music!!

 

Thanks! Excellent idea. XC Lent. I shall scoot down that hill with phones in hand, head, and arms with ears at the ready and a blast of Music to spin!
 

post #120 of 2112
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Thanks! Excellent idea. XC Lent. I shall scoot down that hill with phones in hand, head, and arms with ears at the ready and a blast of Music to spin!
 


 

Just so you know...if the Leben isn't running, allow one hour fifteen to one hour twenty minutes warm-up. You can hammer after ten minutes, most tube amps need at least an hour to sync...the Leben needs a wee bit more!

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