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post #916 of 2087

There was some discussion at the following thread about a change in the Leben's design which affected how the Leben drives the LCD-2:

Ordered Leben cs300xs (Arrived with photos) on page 8, post #111.

post #917 of 2087

Leben is considering releasing a CS-300B model SET stereo amplifier. Link below.

 

http://jeffsplace.me/wordpress/?p=1729

post #918 of 2087

^ but no headphone amp?

post #919 of 2087

Yup, doesn't look like it will be an integrated. More along the lines of the 660P. If his amps are all push pull class AB and sound fantastic, I wonder what one of Mr. Hyodo's SET amps would sound like...

post #920 of 2087

Anyone knows if Leben CS-300XS is class AB or Class A?  I know it is push-pull, but Class A can be PP too.

post #921 of 2087

Anyone uses this http://aloaudio.com/miniwatt-headphone-adapter.html with Leben speaker out?

 

adapter.jpg

 

How does it compare to the headphone out itself?

post #922 of 2087
I guess the question is, does it have impedance matching, or just do wiring conversion? The Leben needs an impedance matching network.
post #923 of 2087

If it did impedance match, would it not drop the power output to about the same level as the front headphone out anyway? That seems more useful for an amp that has no headphone out in the first place.

post #924 of 2087

Has anyone compared cs300 with cs300x(s)? Is there a huge difference?

post #925 of 2087
Quote:
Originally Posted by saintpajamas View Post

Has anyone compared cs300 with cs300x(s)? Is there a huge difference?


I did, and for headphones, there is no real difference at all - the difference between tube sets was more meaningful than the two models.  I did not try the comparison with speakers, though.

 

post #926 of 2087
Since my LCD2 has been moved to office, the Leben is now solely used to drive my speakers, and it is doing a pretty amazing job. It has the highest c/p value in my chain of gears and headphones I bought in the past year.
post #927 of 2087

Thanks!biggrin.gif

post #928 of 2087

I just hit the <$100 headphones arena. I heard Deep Funk's in Amsterdam and was floored. The over-all lows have great wonderful impact. The mids are well-presented, and the highs, at this moment, are a bit grainy but that's because they are still new--only 2 hours of burn in. I got them for a portable system, which I do not yet have, so I am using them on the Leben and others. Nice nice nice.

akg k181 leben.JPG


Edited by Clayton SF - 9/3/11 at 12:17pm
post #929 of 2087

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I guess the question is, does it have impedance matching, or just do wiring conversion? The Leben needs an impedance matching network.


Good advice, I haven't been able to find more details about this 'converter', I'll found out more.

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I just hit the <$100 headphones arena. I heard Deep Funk's in Amsterdam and was floored. The over-all lows have great wonderful impact. The mids are well-presented, and the highs, at this moment, are a bit grainy but that's because they are still new--only 2 hours of burn in. I got them for a portable system, which I do not yet have, so I am using them on the Leben and others. Nice nice nice.

akg k181 leben.JPG


Interesting pairing biggrin.gif  what a lucky headphone.

 

post #930 of 2087
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Quote:
Interesting pairing biggrin.gif  what a lucky headphone.

 

A Sugar Daddy Amp for the K181 if I must say so myself. But guess what?: the K181 sounds incredible with the Woo 2. --But that's another amp, yes? Next up is the Beyerdynamic T50p if I can get ahold of one. If it doesn't sound good with a Leben, then perhaps it will never sound good--i think. Unless you pair it with a LF. --But then again, that's also another amp.
 

 

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