The Stereo 230 is an Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC by LEAK that delivers 75 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 115 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the Stereo 230 compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. LEAK Stereo 230 lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. LEAK Stereo 230 has an MSRP of 1695$.
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LEAK Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The LEAK Stereo 230 is rated at 75 watts RMS into 8-ohms. LEAK provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.003% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 75 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.003%
- 115 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 109dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the LEAK Stereo 230 with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the LEAK Stereo 230 Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the LEAK Stereo 230 amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Poor|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the LEAK Stereo 230, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
LEAK Stereo 230 has total of 2 Analog inputs including 1 Phono Input (MM).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 2
- Phono Input
- 1 Optical Digital Input
- 1 Coaxial Digital Input
- USB Input:
- USB-B (Connects to your Windows or Mac PC)
- USB-A (Update only)
- Stereo RCA Preamp Outputs
- 1/4 Headphone Output
LEAK Stereo 230 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
LEAK Stereo 230 supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
LEAK Stereo 230 features one Phono Input which is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage.
LEAK Stereo 230 has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with LEAK Stereo 230 amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The LEAK Stereo 230's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC. The DAC chip that is used in the Stereo 230 is the ES9038Q2M 32-bit
, and supports resolutions up to 32-bit, 768KHZ
LEAK Stereo 230 External Dimensions and Weight
LEAK Stereo 230 has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 5-3/4inch x 12-15/16inch x 17-3/8inch (147.0mm x 329.0mm x 442.0mm ). The unit weighs 12.73kg / 28lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the LEAK Stereo 230 is approximately 1454.2cm2 / 225.4inch2.
- Width: 329.0mm (12-15/16")
- Height: 147.0mm (5-3/4")
- Depth: 442.0mm (17-3/8")
- Weight: 12.73 kg (28.00lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1454.2cm2 / 225.4inch2
- Volume: ~21.4 liter / 5.6 gallon
LEAK Stereo 230 is available in Walnut / Silver color options.
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the LEAK Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier:
Official Brochure for LEAK Stereo 230
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the LEAK Stereo 230 Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for LEAK Stereo 230
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the LEAK Stereo 230 by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
||LEAK Stereo 230
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
||USB-B (Connects to your Windows or Mac PC),USB-A (Update only)
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||12.73 kg (28.00lbs)
||Walnut / Silver