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Default Leben Hi-Fi ?

Was watching a Norah Jones interview that was shot in her home a while back. I noticed her stereo system consisted of several Leben components.

Curious if anyone has experience with this brand. Impressions?
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:03 PM
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Leben is Japanese. If you're after delicious sound, you can't go wrong with Leben.
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Agreed.

Leben is delicious as Norah's voice...
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Thanks guys.

Do you know of any quality or functional issues to be aware of? How are their products serviced if any problems?
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Thanks guys.

Do you know of any quality or functional issues to be aware of? How are their products serviced if any problems?
Leben has a worldwide network of importers who will be able to service 90% of the issues. I guess that for very heavy problems the units go back to Japan but like Shindo, Leben is very reliable and most of the time you will only need to change a tube. They are made for life.
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Leben is Japanese. If you're after delicious sound, you can't go wrong with Leben.
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Leben has a worldwide network of importers who will be able to service 90% of the issues. I guess that for very heavy problems the units go back to Japan but like Shindo, Leben is very reliable and most of the time you will only need to change a tube. They are made for life.
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I have a Leben CS300XS integrated in my family room driving a pair of Devore Fidelity Super 8's. It is an amazing little amp. Very musical, well balanced, with a delicious tone. I play it for at least 2 hrs. every day with dead solid reliability. Tone Imports is the North American importer so excellent customer service is available. I particularly like the bass boost feature that functions just like a loudness button. Their integrated amps are highly rated. Not much info available on their separates but I'm sure they are just as wonderful.

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Leben is highly regarded among headphone users, particularly the CS300 series that has mythical status.
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Dale.......That is a sweet integrated amplifier.


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