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Leak HiFi System - Sandwich 250 /Stereo 230

Leak HiFi System - Sandwich 250 /Stereo 230

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Leak Stereo 230 Stereo Integrated Amplifier (Finish)
Leak Sandwich 250 Loudspeaker (With Stands?)

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Indulge in supreme sound quality with the Leak HiFi System featuring the sophisticated Leak 230 amplifier and the elegant Leak Sandwich loudspeaker system in luxurious walnut. Experience the perfect blend of art and technology with this premium system. Elevate your listening experience to new heights.

Throughout the history of broadcasting and recording, certain exceptional developments have become milstones in the progress of sound reproduction.

One such milestone was the world’s very first low distortion amplifier – the famous original Leak Point One, in 1945.

Another was the pioneering major breakthrough with the invention of the fantastically rigid Leak sandwich cone diaphragm – which was demonstrably of great strength and many times stiffer than all conventional forms of cone, of its time.

To understand the impact of this innovation, one must remember that to obtain low distortion, the movement of a loudspeaker diaphragm, or cone, should follow as accurately as possible the waveform of the signals applied to its voice coil.

The ability of the current to follow these impulses accurately depends upon the lightness and stiffness of the cone assembly.

Many conventional cones: paper, impregnated fabric, plastics, aluminium etc all generally suffer from low stiffness.

This results in significantly larger areas of the cone vibrating in motion, uncontrolled by the voice coil.

These uncontrolled emotions produce transit “hangover”, amplitude distortion (peaks and troughs in the frequency response) and intermodulation distortion (lack of clarity of spurious tones).

Those shortcomings are inherent in almost all direct radiator loudspeaker systems using conventional cones, irrespective of cost.

All of these shortcomings are overcome by the Leak Sandwich construction.

Originally presented in 1961, the Sandwich used engineering and design principles applied to airframe construction.

Now, reintroduced and re-engineered with modern-day learnings, the new Leak Sandwich cone comprises of a stiff aluminium skin for the outer surfaces (where the stresses are greatest) bonded to a thick core of a polymethacrylimide (PMI) based structural foam, often used aerospace and the automotive industries.

This applied, precision-engineered use of the most suitable materials in optimum proportions and dispositions gives immense rigidity.

This means the Leak Sandwich cone reproduces the signal applied to the voice coil, totally free from mechanical break-up and its associated distortions.

The result is a remarkably smooth frequency response, free from violent peaks or troughs over a very broad frequency range, indicative of an excellent, transient response.

It is not often sufficiently realised how profound the influence of the loudspeaker housing (the cabinet) is on the overall acoustic performance.

Its design requires a great degree of electroacoustic knowledge as a design of the motor units themselves.

The new Leak Sandwich cabinet benefits from 60 years of technological development since the original.

The structure consists of a composition of MDF and composite board, thus creating a second ‘sandwich’ reference, with the boards layered for optimum cabinet strength.

While the new cabinet fuses intelligent bracing with this ‘sandwich’ of materials, it also maintains a specific front-rear bracing, with the distinct, visible countersunk screw on the rear – a famous trait of the original.

The technology found within Leak audio devices presents science and innovation in abundance, yet the industrial design often draws favourable attention.

Just like the warmly received Leak Stereo 130 and 230 integrated amplifier models, the new Leak Sandwich 150 and 250 loudspeaker models maintain the understated, classic Leak styling.

Finished in a sumptuous walnut, real-wood veneer, the cabinet is decorated with an aluminium trim insert matched and finished to the same exemplary standards of the driver trims and cone materials.

The decorative grille cloth is purpose chosen to match the classic Leak styling with a specification for maximum acoustic transparency.

A keen eye will also notice that the new Leak Sandwich 150 and 250 are supplied in perfectly matched pairs with a ‘handed’ array presentation.

Much more than continued industrial design traits, the meticulous placement of each driver is considered to the nth degree, thus enabling a projection of a truly precise stereo soundstage.

With the Leak Sandwich 150 and 250, the high-frequency driver has been developed, incorporating a rear chamber damped to absorb the output from the back of the dome.

This innovation not only isolates the HF unit from the rest of the loudspeaker, it has the added benefit of reducing the resonant frequency of the treble unit.

Taking the resonant frequency below the crossover region means the audible spectrum of the bass, mid and high frequencies can be sewn together with an added dimension of detail and harmonics, eliminating the requirement to harshly adjust the definition of the high-frequencies.

And that very sewing is conducted by a crossover of the highest order, developed over thousands of hours of listening, not just simulation as is the tendency in modern loudspeaker design.

Such is the format of the Leak Sandwich 250, many traditional stands would not allow for sufficient presentation of this loudspeaker.

To address this consideration, the Sandwich 250 is complemented by a precision-measured plinth that positions the loudspeaker’s driver array at the optimum level and position.

The result is a finely finished loudspeaker and matching stand combination of furniture-grade quality, that eliminates any compromise of the listening experience for the proud owner.

Firmly re-established as a Hi-Fi mainstay, the LEAK product portfolio is expanding with the new LEAK STEREO 230 – a high-performance, high fidelity integrated amplifier designed for the modern-day audio and movie enthusiast.

Building upon the class and style that made the STEREO 130 a rip-roaring success, the LEAK STEREO 230 adds more power, more functionality and more substance for the discerning audiophile.

Designed to be the perfect match for a wide variety of sources and provide higher levels of amplification, the LEAK STEREO 230 offers a 115w per channel output.

It also offers a newly developed HDMI ARC connectivity function to realise the highest quality audio in AV applications, for a fully equipped integrated amplifier to meet the demands of modern audiophiles and cinephiles.

The LEAK STEREO 230 can be connected to a host of analogue and digital sources, thanks to its diversity of inputs. A built-in Moving Magnet (MM) phono pre-amplifier allows for direct connection to turntable record players.

To fully accommodate the modern-day music enthusiast, much effort has been made to ensure the LEAK STEREO 230’s digital circuitry delivers the level of quality one might expect of a high-performance standalone D/A converter, let alone an integrated amplifier solution.

You can also stream music to the LEAK STEREO 230 from any Bluetooth device, such as portable music players, tablet PCs or smartphones, via the built-in aptX and AAC Bluetooth codec. One can therefore enjoy CD quality audio over the Bluetooth wireless connection.

Carefully designed in line with the LEAK ethos of performance, reliability and craftsmanship, the LEAK STEREO 230 matches contemporary performance with stand-out, classic LEAK styling.

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