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Leak Stereo 20 Vintage Tube Amp Repair Upgrade El84 Surprise Issues

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more

Before you call me crazy for the list price, please read below carefully… The upgrade started with a full factory condition 60-year-old Leak Stereo 50 from my personal collection, which I decided to be giving all the best possible components that an amp can ever get. All electrolytic capacitors are changed to Rubycon Black Gate F and Elna Cerafine. 3x 47+47uF 500V Elna Cerafine. 4x 220uF 50V Black Gate F. 2x 47uF 25V Black Gate F. 4x vintage NOS Jensen Aluminium PIO coupling capacitors for the power tubes. Vintage Philips HQ caps for the preamp tubes. NOS Telefunken GZ34 / 5AR4 West Germany rectifier tube. Quartett of Mullard Blackburn Gr. Britain EL34 power tubes (3x XF3, 1x XF2). Vintage 1x Mullard Blackburn ECC83, 2x RFT Germany ECC83. Genuine WBT NextGen 0708cu banana speaker terminals. The amplifier is perfect working and with these components combines the classic British tube warmth with the focus, precision, detail, soundstaging of the best modern amps. The Black Gate, Cerafine caps work wonders in terms of supreme sound quality, controlled bass, dynamics, while the Mullard EL34 tube together with the Jensen caps provide the amplifier an authentic, palpable, lifelike sound that is hard to believe. I was finetuning the sound using a pair of JBL 4343 studio monsters. Now about the German components: The Telefunken GZ34 and the 2x RFT ECC83 are installed with a good intent, to bring some more precision and control to the sound… Not too little, not too much, just the right balance (they are needed there, believe me). With the Mullard ECC83 on the forefront, match made in heaven. Again, the components and the tubeset is not installed on the look what I found in the closet basis! I was spending weeks of listening, then tube rolling and changing components to get to this sound signature. TCC original 16+16 and 32+32 caps back along with NOS Philips 100uF 50V and put Roederstein (ERO) coupling caps, then install a quartet of NOS Siemens EL34 tubes and maybe a new production JJ G34 and off you get an instant EUR1000 off the price… And also majority of the sound magic off as well! You decide, if you like this way or the other, please let me know! Well let me tell you a story: a month ago a nice little amp, called Marantz 8B walked through my door onto the bench and with a full Black Gate upgrade now sounds better to my ears than the Leak of course talking about a couple more thousands of Euros too.. Amp is EU voltage: 210-250Volts! This is a genuine sales and thus I guarantee that what is in the pictures is exactly what you get unless if you want that EUR1000 off and all those expensive parts out… I do guarantee that you will receive a perfectly working amplifier, that is in a decent original factory visual condition (considering 60years of paint on it, obviously not sratch-free, see pictures for reference). The item “Leak Stereo 50 vintage tube power amplifier upgraded Black Gate, Mullard & more” is in sale since Monday, May 17, 2021. This item is in the category “TV, Video & Audio\Heim-Audio & HiFi\Verst√§rker & Vorverst√§rker”. The seller is “vodavoda2010″ and is located in Budapest. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Marke: Leak
  • Modell: Stereo 50
  • Produktart: verstarler

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Friday, September 18th, 2020
Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

This is a beautiful pair of Leak TL12+ mono tube amplifiers that have been serviced and work well. All tubes shown in the images are included and are mixed vintage. There are no bottom plates or cages included but the power cords are. Please take note that this is the original circuit and that any components (Capacitors and or resistors) that have been replaced in one amp have been matched/replaced in the other amp as shown in the photos. If you love the Leak Stereo 20 then this pair is the next step up in audio quality with really punchy bass, smooth midrange and accurate highs. The item “Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes” is in sale since Friday, September 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “weirder-the-better” and is located in Rockville, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Model: TL12+
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Type: Tube Amplifier
  • Brand: Leak

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Monday, July 13th, 2020
Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes

This is a beautiful pair of Leak TL12+ mono tube amplifiers that have been serviced and work well. All tubes shown in the images are included. There are no bottom plates or cages included but the power cords are. Please take note that this is the original circuit and that any components (Capacitors and or resistors) that have been replaced in one amp have been matched/replaced in the other amp. If you love the Leak Stereo 20 then this pair is the next step up in audio quality with really punchy bass, smooth midrange and accurate highs. The item “Leak TL12+ mono tube amp amplifier pair (2) serviced w vintage tubes” is in sale since Tuesday, June 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps”. The seller is “weirder-the-better” and is located in Rockville, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Model: TL12+
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Type: Tube Amplifier
  • Brand: Leak