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post #1411 of 2101

Harbeth HL5s. Instantly hooked when I heard them. Kicked the snot out of the DeVores and Zus I heard. 

 

Harbeth sais that they want a 25wpc+ to sound their best, but the 300XS has no issues powering them (and even has a proper 6ohm setting for them). I don't doubt the 600 is even better though (at over double the power). 

 

My dealer said that out of all the stuff he sold if he had to close shop and be done he'd keep HL5s and the Leben 600. That's a pretty bold statement.

 

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

What speakerss? The 15 Watts of the CS300 are more powerful than any other watts I have heard :D

post #1412 of 2101
The US Leben importer is difficult to deal with, to put it bluntly. I almost didn't buy a CS300 as a result. Fortunately I was able to find a nice used one.
post #1413 of 2101

I guess as long as you have a good dealer to deal with all of that crap it really changes things...

 

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The US Leben importer is difficult to deal with, to put it bluntly. I almost didn't buy a CS300 as a result. Fortunately I was able to find a nice used one.
post #1414 of 2101
Unfortunately at least as of a year or so ago there was no dealer in Chicago...
post #1415 of 2101

^ I trust my importer and dealer and I've owned both the CS300XS and the CS600. I still have the 600.

 

I must say that as a speaker amp, the CS600 is worth the price jump from the CS300. (It was a rewarding experience to go from the 300 to the 600.) And yet if I only had the 300, I'd still be very satisfied.


Edited by Clayton SF - 1/8/13 at 9:10pm
post #1416 of 2101

Good news (since we were talking about it). My dealer said he'd do a trade in towards the 600 when the time comes. Kinda feel bad for planning to upgrade before I even have the one I'd trade in though. lol

 

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I trust my importer and dealer and I've owned both the CS300XS and the CS600. I still have the 600.

 

I must say that as a speaker amp, the CS600 is worth the price jump from the CS300. (It was a rewarding experience to go from the 300 to the 600.) And yet if I only had the 300, I'd still be very satisfied.

post #1417 of 2101
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Good news (since we were talking about it). My dealer said he'd do a trade in towards the 600 when the time comes. Kinda feel bad for planning to upgrade before I even have the one I'd trade in though. lol

 


Now I'd say that is good business. It gives you a chance to check out the Big Guns and when you're ready to go for the Gusto then you can go for the Mucho Gusto. One step at a time if you can't make the big leap at first. It gives you time on your time. (It took me about a year and a half to make that leap.) My dealer gave me full trade-up value toward the 600. And if I want the Leben CS600P... Oh gosh. The 600P.


Edited by Clayton SF - 1/8/13 at 9:18pm
post #1418 of 2101

Think I'll be sticking with integrateds for the near future. ;)

 

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Now I'd say that is good business. It gives you a chance to check out the Big Guns and when you're ready to go for the Gusto then you can go for the Mucho Gusto. One step at a time if you can't make the big leap at first. It gives you time on your time. (It took me about a year and a half to make that leap.) My dealer gave me full trade-up value toward the 600. And if I want the Leben CS600P... Oh gosh. The 600P.

post #1419 of 2101
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Think I'll be sticking with integrateds for the near future. ;)

 

 

Me too. I just a little too enthusiastic. ;)

post #1420 of 2101

Some information I discovered with respect to hum (speaker and headphone) on the CS300XS:

 

Check that all six screws on the metal top plate of your amp are fastened down securely.

 

Wb

post #1421 of 2101
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Harbeth HL5s. Instantly hooked when I heard them. Kicked the snot out of the DeVores and Zus I heard. 

 

Harbeth sais that they want a 25wpc+ to sound their best, but the 300XS has no issues powering them (and even has a proper 6ohm setting for them). I don't doubt the 600 is even better though (at over double the power). 

 

My dealer said that out of all the stuff he sold if he had to close shop and be done he'd keep HL5s and the Leben 600. That's a pretty bold statement.

 

 

Can that speaker give you more "eargasm" than say a LCD-3?

post #1422 of 2101
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Can that speaker give you more "eargasm" than say a LCD-3?

Considering I traded my 009 rig for this speaker rig I'd say so. biggrin.gif

Though they're totally different sounds.
post #1423 of 2101
I have been REALLY enjoying the combination of my CS300 and the Audio Technica W3000ANV recently. I get absolutely no noticeable hum or noise at all with this combo, FWIW, and the two make some seriously beautiful music together. There is, for me, simply no need for anything beyond this, for headphone listening.
post #1424 of 2101

I'm hoping to hear these soon with the 300XS...and the TH900.

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I have been REALLY enjoying the combination of my CS300 and the Audio Technica W3000ANV recently. I get absolutely no noticeable hum or noise at all with this combo, FWIW, and the two make some seriously beautiful music together. There is, for me, simply no need for anything beyond this, for headphone listening.
post #1425 of 2101
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I have been REALLY enjoying the combination of my CS300 and the Audio Technica W3000ANV recently. I get absolutely no noticeable hum or noise at all with this combo, FWIW, and the two make some seriously beautiful music together. There is, for me, simply no need for anything beyond this, for headphone listening.

 

How was the Sony R10 out of the Leben?

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