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post #166 of 2101

UK dealer is charging £2.7k for it. Even with pricejapan, I am guessing with import tax & duty probably ends up aruond £2.1 - 2.2k. Add a big transformer probably ends up around £2.3k...

post #167 of 2101
Yeah, a step-down transformer to drop from 220 to 100 would be bigger and costlier, I would expect.
post #168 of 2101
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

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.


Can you get the 120V version from Japan for 2.1K though ? The custom iron says a lot about this amp and the company IMO...thanks Sky.

 

Peete.

post #169 of 2101
Unfortunately, no, you cannot get the 120V version from price japan- wish you could!
post #170 of 2101

I looked into Transformers for the UK. They are around £46 for a standard and £163 with a built-in conditioning balanced power supply. I never did get a reply to the email I sent Leben in June.


Edited by MrQ - 7/23/10 at 5:24pm
post #171 of 2101

MrQ - I seen that too but I am thinking more in line of 1kw or above just in case! I used one (to step up) on an integrated amp many years ago and seems ok.

 

 

Skylab - Do you think xhadow RCA plug will fit into leben's RCA hole?

 

xhadow rca.jpg


Edited by SleepyOne - 7/23/10 at 5:47pm
post #172 of 2101
Hmmmm...not sure. The RCA jacks on the Leben might be too closely spaced.
post #173 of 2101

That's what I am afraid, it does look rather closely spaced for my interconnect lol....

post #174 of 2101

My Leben came today. I am a bit shocked by how great it sounds with my HD800s. Yahoo!

 

post #175 of 2101

 

You may be shocked, but we who already own them are not surprised at all

 

Congrats!

post #176 of 2101

Ok Rob, stopped it! I have no more money after just ordering a full decked out Isabella from Vinnie.

post #177 of 2101

Well the Isabella is a world class piece of kit, so I don't feel to bad for you, buddy   Congrats on that.

post #178 of 2101

The nature of this hobby seems to be no matter how good a system we have there is always one more piece of gear that tempts...
 

post #179 of 2101
Thread Starter 
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The nature of this hobby seems to be no matter how good a system we have there is always one more piece of gear that tempts...
 


The Leben CS300X has been a very effective inoculation to upgraditis for me. I occasionally have thoughts of going balanced (again), but I then remember that I already sold off one balanced rig in favor of a CS300. I have sold off a small army of amps as they just got no use with the Leben present.  I am keeping a Luxman P-1 as a solid state representative, and I do like it a lot, butI could get rid of it and not really notice. On the other hand, there is the CS600...

post #180 of 2101
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shabta View Post

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.

 


Glad I could help, but it seems you did find an excellent deal. A no-brainer of a decision to me!

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