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post #151 of 2089
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It most likely is yes, im glad you parted with it! ;)  This Stacker II is such a headfi whore!  I hope you used protection.... 



She was unplugged and I was "strapped"....

post #152 of 2089
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Do you know how many wallets you can kill with this statement? ! ? !


Yea, one of them is my wallet!


Edited by RedBull - 7/10/10 at 4:27am
post #153 of 2089
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It most likely is yes, im glad you parted with it! ;)  This Stacker II is such a headfi whore!  I hope you used protection.... 


Interesting description, you make me want to see how Stacker II look like 


Edited by RedBull - 7/10/10 at 4:27am
post #154 of 2089

Anybody had a listen to both the 300 and 600 headphone out?  I'm considering the 600 for a speaker/headphone combo system.  I plan on using it with the LCD-2 and denon 7000.  I've read that the 300 sounds great with both theses phones, just wondering if the 600 would have the same magic.  

post #155 of 2089
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Interesting description, you make me want to see how Stacker II look like 


http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/397869/pictures-of-your-computer-rigs-post-them-here/1950

 

My rig is at the bottom of this thread, its the orange colored amp with tubes :D

 

direct link to a shot of the amp with her newly aquainted chinese friends....


Edited by TigzStudio - 7/10/10 at 8:50pm
post #156 of 2089

Thanks TigzStudio and yeah, I agree, Leben look a little bit better :)  Hey, I love Norah Jones too.

post #157 of 2089

My leben is on its way! I found a demo for a good price that runs native 220V and has mullards. Only 150 hours on it and in perfect shape.

 

 

Thanks to Skylab for answering my questions and especially Gu Sensei whose response to my PM tipped the scales into the yes column.

 

 

Now I just have to wait for the UPS man to arrive, which in the mountains of the Langquedoc means wait and wait some more....


Edited by shabta - 7/23/10 at 11:28am
post #158 of 2089

COOL!  Let us know when it arrives!  I certainly still love mine.

post #159 of 2089

COOL! x2. I ordered mine 4 weeks ago. My North American distributor said that there is a large Leben back order at the moment with the importer. I can only wait patiently for its arrival as well before I can start to love mine! Oh, wait. I already love mine and I don't even have it yet.

post #160 of 2089

The Leben is a real treat. One day, one day, i will hear its divine signature.

 

So treat her right, you guys


Edited by David.M - 7/23/10 at 1:02pm
post #161 of 2089

Cool x3
 

I have to admit I am pretty excited. I will definitely post impressions when the amp arrives.

post #162 of 2089

Likely a large part of the price difference between the 100V Japanese model and the 120V US model is the fact that the power and output trannies have to be swapped. Those transformers are expensive and the reason why I say this is the simple fact that a cheap or flawed output transformer would compromise the overall SQ of the amp which by all accounts (here) leans toward superb, ergo terrific (and expensive) custom wound transformers are being used for both versions. You guys should have a look at the cost of vintage iron (recouped from all manner of gear)...it's an eye opener.

 

Peete.

post #163 of 2089

Since the amp was designed with 100v power in mind the sound may be compromised  by importers putting different voltage transformers inside.  Hence another plus for a decent quality step down transformer and the 100 volt model.
 


Edited by Double F - 7/23/10 at 3:59pm
post #164 of 2089

Can't speak for other territories but over here the Lebens come direct from the factory set to 220V

post #165 of 2089
If you buy from the US Distributor, you get 120v. The problem is that they charge $3,500, when you can get them from price japan for 2100 or so.

The transformers are all custom designed and wound- that's a big part of the whole Leben story.
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