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“Shallow” Valve Integrated/power amps

Discussion in 'audio' started by Martian Sunrise, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Has the Quad got a DAC in it?
     
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

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    If you assume the logo side is the ‘front’, as I do, a Leak Stereo 20 is 31cm wide by 27cm deep, though obviously it is wider than that as you need space for the cables.
     
  3. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Traitor

    For Tiggers who are too weary to click the link supplied...

     
  4. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Hahaha. That looks a nice little thing.
     
  5. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    Yes, it has a very good DAC onboard.
     
  6. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    What's the headphone section like, Dave?
     
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    The Quad looks a lot classier though, the Icon just looks like a something off Ebay from the Land Of The Container Ship.
     
  8. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    Really good. Each part of the VA-One - amp, DAC, headphone amp is worth the asking price on it's own.
     
  9. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Traitor

    Absolutely. It is two or three generations of made in China valve amps cases from the past. The newer Icon ones have VU meters, 1930s Flash Gordon valves and the now de rigueur copper bits.

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    But these are 800mm long, x10 the price target and no pre.
     
  10. faz

    faz spaceman

    I am so tempted by that little Quad amp. Looks very used friendly. I just wonder how it would work with my Tannoy Devons? I'm not even sure if there's anywhere in my area (Worthing, West Sussex) where I could demo one. Still like the look of it though. Drool!

    Mike
     
  11. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Buy one Mike, then sell it me for half price :)
     
  12. faz

    faz spaceman

    He,he! Yeah, I'll consider that option. But I might want to hang onto it.

    Mike
     
  13. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Then you sell it to me for half again.
     
  14. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    They good have fitted a phono stage :/)
     
  15. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    And then Bourney ends up with it dirt cheap? I see how this goes ...
     
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