Leak Stereo 130 (Walnut)

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Leak Stereo 130 (Walnut)

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”Warm yet detailed sound from vinyl and digital sources with vintage style and modern features. Superb.” ’Hi-Fi World’ – 5 Globe review ‘Outstanding’.

The legend that is Leak

During the mid-twentieth century, Leak audio were a leading UK hi-fi company. From their legendary valve amps, tuners and Sandwich speakers, to the mould-breaking Stereo 30 transistor amp, Leak were a first division player.

Return to form
Sadly closed in 1979, Leak is now back with a range of hi-fi products that celebrates the best of the brand but with a modern twist. The Stereo 130 features the compact dimensions and classic art-deco style of the original Stereo 30 but with modern electronics that boost both sound quality and features.

Twenty-first century benefits
Just like the original, the Stereo 130 has analogue inputs, including a phono input for your turntable. When it comes to digital music, however, half a century of continuous development puts the Stereo 130 in a different league. The built-in DAC facilitates not just digital connectivity but also wireless Bluetooth playback.

Fit for Hi-Res music files
Unlike the original, the Stereo 130 has a Hi-Res DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) at its heart. Featuring an ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC and USB digital input, the Stereo 130 decodes right up to studio quality 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256. With the optical and coaxial inputs, the hi-res music capacity is a still impressive 24-bit/192kHz – the standard for most hi-res music files.

Full digital connectivity
Helping you make the most of your hi-res and digital components, the Stereo 130 features a class-leading array of digital socketry. Choose between USB, coaxial and two opticals for your inputs – ideal for your computer, TV, Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, network streamer and many other devices with a digital output. There are also optical and coaxial digital outputs, making this amp perfect for digital recorders or multi-room feeds.

Wireless sound via Bluetooth aptX
For wireless streaming, the Stereo 130 comes with built-in Bluetooth. Compatible with aptX and AAC, this Leak amp offers the potential for high quality Bluetooth streaming. Simply pair with your smartphone, tablet or other device and stream your stored music and favourite music services, such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.

Analogue inputs
The Stereo 130 hasn’t forgotten about your analogue sources. Twin RCA inputs are perfect for plugging in sources such as a tuner, cassette player or any other source with an analogue output. With its pre-amp outputs, you can also connect a more powerful, larger power amp, should you choose.

Spin your vinyl
Just like the original Leak amps, the Stereo 130 comes fitted with a phono input; letting you connect Moving Magnet cartridge-equipped turntables. This isn’t just any old phono input, either. The low-noise, JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalisation gets the very best from your turntable’s sound. Low distortion and a wide frequency response mean you get to hear the most subtle details with crystalline clarity.

Premium headphone output
Like the phono pre-amp, the headphone output is carefully and skilfully developed in its own right, rather than being an afterthought. The Stereo 130 features a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry and wide bandwidth. This gives you a sound that’s much more powerful and three-dimensional than you’d usually get with most standard headphone outputs. It also drives a wide range of headphones with ease – even if they’re current-hungry designs.

Timeless design
With its compact case, walnut wood sleeve and art-deco design details, the Stereo 130 has a strong, heritage appeal. Modern manufacturing techniques make the finish better than ever, giving you the best of both worlds.

Hear just how much hi-fi has come on, with the rejuvenated Leak Stereo 130.
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Inputs
1
Coaxial Outputs
1
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
2
Phono Input
Yes - MM
Pre Output
Yes
Speaker Sets
1
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 1
USB Input
1 x USB Type B (Type A for updates only)
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
36.0000
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 20,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Power Output
45 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
30 - 59
Tone Controls
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
326 x 146 x 276
Weight
Weight (KG)
8.3
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute beaut! Looks the part, sounds incredible Head this about a month now after my old Cambridge finally gave up the ghost. A friend sent me the link and I fell in love immediately. But it's not only a good-looker, sounds fantastic too. Can't believe the difference hearing my old jazz and soul records through this!
Date published: 2022-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delighted. Bought this amp a couple of months ago, and now that it's bedded in, I'm delighted with it. Lovely rich warm sound which is right up my personal alley and running a pair of Q Acoustic 3020i's with it & it all sounds fantastic. The solid walnut design also looks really great in our living room (having never been a fan of stacks of black & silver boxes) & my grandfather had the original Stereo 30 in his music room, so it's a lovely reminder of him too! As ever, exceptional service from Rosie & the crew at the Brighton branch!
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sound Lovely sound - maybe a bit unconvincing in bluetooth - but rich beyond rich on all other inputs
Date published: 2022-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Finally sorted my set up playing vinyl(+ added Bluetooth) It’s a gorgeous sound in my opinion. Has made playing my records(again) really exciting and haven’t watched tv or stared at my phone since I got it. Just want to listen to music. The Bluetooth for Spotify etc is just as impressive It also looks very stylish and fits in with any home decor as opposed to jarring I’m glad I spent a bit more than I intended as it’s totally worth it. And on reflection it’s a great price because it actually delivers what I was aiming for.
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for everyone Just had the Leak Stereo 130 amp from Richer Sounds, cut to the chase it’s being returned for an exchange. Excellent customer service from Richer Sounds as usual. A quick warning for anyone purchasing this. If you find the remote not doing anything apart from going to stand by or mute. Look at the two buttons at the bottom of the remote labelled device. I thought they were there to switch source or device. No they control what device the remote is controlling! See the small print in the manual. Playing Beethoven's piano sonatas I noticed an extra note appearing from time to time. I traced that to the ventilation top plate ringing like a bell on certain notes. I wasn’t listening at very loud volumes either. On choral music there was a wonderful sense of air around the performers almost holographic, just ‘more’ as my wife said. But if you’re looking for some lovely fruity bass guitar sounds on Dark side of the moon forget it. Strangely you could feel the presence of studio air con on some recordings. Real sub bass and barely audible that I’ve never heard before. Blue tooth. Superb quality from Tidal on my old Moto G6 smart phone. Never used Bluetooth and didn’t realise it could sound so good. A nice feature was that the remote could pause and jump tracks from the phone. Tried the phono stage on an old Trio KD1033 and AT95E cartridge. A fantastic sense of space and detail but not at the expense of added surface noise. Probably the best I’ve every heard from vinyl. I use a Rega phono stage or direct into my amp’s internal phono amp usually. The same was true for the headphone output. Using my old beat up pair of £20 Sennheiser closed back phones. It was like I wasn’t wearing them. I’ve used head phones for years at work and at home and I’ve never heard anything like it. The amp runs quite warm, surprisingly so on my efficient 90dB/W Monitor Audio Bronze 5’s. Under the same conditions my Onkyo A9010 runs stone cold. Mind you it has a heat sink that is so big that I’d doubt it would fit in the Leak Amp’s case! I fed the amp either from the co ax digital output from a Cambridge Streamagic 6 or directly from the audio output from the Cambridge. Couldn’t hear a difference. I tried Rock, Classical, Choral, Radio , Broadcast TV and yes lovely detailed sound but where’s that bass? For the pedantic, yes I did double check speaker polarity (phase).
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking, great sound It took quite a long time to run in before it’s full potential could be heard, but now very good
Date published: 2022-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect match Needed a new amp and speakers,sales personnel pointed me in the right direction for my needs,absolutely over the moon with my purchase ,and a generous discount as well,many thanks guys ,will be returning ,
Date published: 2022-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leak 130 purchase I fancied treating myself to a leak 130 and cd player. Richer Sounds price matched and included a free cable and a pair of headphones. Delivery was spot on. A perfect service! Will use again for sure.
Date published: 2022-01-07
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