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post #2011 of 2112

Hi All,

 

I'm considering one of these amps in the near future, and I have some questions for owners out there.  I read a review on 6moons that said something to the effect that the HP get the same signal as speakers do.  I don't think this can be right, but maybe I'm mistaken.  Anyone out there comment on the signal that's output to the headphone jack?

 

Thanks!

 

Mark

post #2012 of 2112

Hi Mark,

 

The Leben CS300-series do use transformer (outputs) to drive the headphones same as with the speakers. But ofcourse with different impedance. Sound- and performance with headphones is amazing. But i think THAT you already know :-)!!!


Edited by PAM005 - 10/28/13 at 10:48pm
post #2013 of 2112

Ah, right!  That makes sense!  Thanks so much for the quick reply.

:beerchug:

 

So, does changing the impedance switch on the rear of the amp affect the HP signal?

post #2014 of 2112

Hi Mark,

 

No, this switch only works with speakers (4-6-8ohm). You can use different impedances of headphones! But best designed for low-impedances. But my HD800 sounds even great!

post #2015 of 2112

Maybe this image (already posted) can help:

 

post #2016 of 2112

Thanks, victorcc!

post #2017 of 2112
As much as I love my Leben ss300xs with nos tubes I have been enjoying my bakoon HD 5210 mk3 more with TH900 stellar combo - my Leben is used as an amp to drive my Zu Soul Superflys more than as a h/p amp these days. As an amp only draw back is slight low level hum.
post #2018 of 2112

I have bought a 300xs today, and will collect it tomorrow. Will be using this amp with the HD800 primarily. 

 

post #2019 of 2112
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I have bought a 300xs today, and will collect it tomorrow. Will be using this amp with the HD800 primarily. 



 

 



Nice, post your impressions when you have some.
post #2020 of 2112

Received the Leben 300sx today.

 

Have it on my bedside table, sourced by the RWAK120-S and am using a SPC Power cord.

 

Slight disappointment was the low level hum with the HD800, however, with the bass on +3db the combination is very pleasant indeed. The HD800 filling out nicely sounding quite rich. 

 

BUT more of a revelation is using the Leben with the TH900. NO hum!!! 

 

I was in two minds previously on the TH900. Never listening for more than 15 mins before storing them. Today once plugged in, I have been listening for 6 hours with breaks. The synergy between the two, for me, is very alluring sounding vivid and lively.

 

It is still early days and I need to get a grip of the sonic character of the Leben....but so far so good! 

 

 

 

post #2021 of 2112

Congratulations!  Hope you enjoy it!  Wonder about the hum with the Senns though, no hum with the other low impedance cans you have (the HE-500 for instance)?  

post #2022 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Congratulations!  Hope you enjoy it!  Wonder about the hum with the Senns though, no hum with the other low impedance cans you have (the HE-500 for instance)?  

 

Thanks!

 

I have not tried any other cans yet, the TH900 is sounding so good on it...well besides the Abyss for 5 mins, no hiss there either...

 

When I went through this thread, if my memories serves me well, the hum is predominantly with high impedance cans?

post #2023 of 2112
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

 

Thanks!

 

I have not tried any other cans yet, the TH900 is sounding so good on it...well besides the Abyss for 5 mins, no hiss there either...

 

When I went through this thread, if my memories serves me well, the hum is predominantly with high impedance cans?

Yes, that seems to be the case, at least when listening via the headphone out and using efficient headphones if memory serves.  

post #2024 of 2112
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

 

It is still early days and I need to get a grip of the sonic character of the Leben....but so far so good! 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy.

 

The top of the Leben can get pretty warm, or hot, so be careful about leaving anything on there.

post #2025 of 2112

Quick update.

 

I have integrated the Leben 300xs into my system, and the sonics emanating is truly outstanding with the TH900. My favorite amp by a big margin that I have heard with the TH900. The vividness and colourful nature of the TH900 is fully realized without the sharpness or the somewhat bloated bass...........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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