Leben, or life in German, is a Japanese manufacturer of rare talent. The
owner and chief designer, Mr Taku Hyodo, is an extraordinary
individual. Having been a professional musician and a well-known
audiophile, his talent was utilised previously at Luxman as a skilled
hifi engineer before starting his own company. At first designing only
for friends, his talents became well known and demand grew, resulting in
the limited but world-wide distribution of his amazing products...
One of Mr. Hyodo's favourite KT66 based
power amplifiers is the QUAD II, (The QUAD II has recently been
re-launched due to the demand from audiophiles). Mr Hyodo has now
decided to design a new power amplifier using the same KT66 tubes but
incorporating high-end audio grade components, far superior to those
used in the original QUAD design. A special feature is the choice
of two output valves: KT-66 and optional 6CA7 (EL34). By switching two
selectors inside the cabinet, you can use either KT-66 or 6CA7 (EL34)
KT-66 or 6CA7 (EL34) KT-66 or 6CA7 (EL34) KT-66 or 6CA7 (EL34) valves. A
LED indicator at the foot of each tube will change its colour and show
you which tube is in use.
See the full range of Leben quality amplifers on our website.