SOLD - FOR SALE: Leviathan Red Dragon Pair - RARE STATEMENT MONO Amplifiers
Item #649346966Info: Leviathan Red Dragon Pair - RARE STATEMENT MONO Amplifiers
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||60.96cm x 45.72cm x 45.72cm
||8 - Very good (?)
Oct 07, 17 10:25am (PST)
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STATEMENT MONO AMPLIFIERS - Ryan Tew/Red Dragon RARE Leviatan monoblock amplifiers (pair).Original owner. Rate 8 out of 10 These do not come up very often!
Gorgeous Amps both in aesthetics and build (MUCH nicer than the BCD's) and sonics. The Dragon logo on the top of the amplifiers lights up. Great reviews on line. Includes the original wood crate, manual and power cords. Note these are balanced (XLR connectors only).
*** Yes to trades for Pre Amp currently worth appox $3500. Looking for Manley, BAT, McIntosh etc.
Power Output: 1000Wx2 @ 4Ω 500Wx2 @ 8Ω
Damping factor 2000 into 8Ω load
Neutrik Silver XLR Differential Inputs - 2V for full output
>119dBA dynamic range
dc - 38kHz frequency range
High efficiency: 83% total efficiency @ 500W, 8Ω
Environmentally friendly - very little power is wasted as heat 115V or 230V operation. Please specify when ordering. 10" x 5.5" x 14.5" (WxHxD), weight varies depending on wood used.
Cardas CPBP binding post system
Hand built with pride in the USA
75 pounds in their original wooden crate.
The amps glow a cool red dragon when operating .
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Reviews: The Leviathans are some of the best amplifiers I’ve heard. They will allow you to get as close to the original source as possible without any kind of alterations or additions to the music. They are superb at the frequency extremes and just as magnificent in the midrange. I found the Leviathans to present a musical experience that is organic and free of any coloration. Their tonal balance is completely neutral and their other endearing quality is their ability to extract low level details. They posses the uncanny ability to render a musical landscape that is accurate and sensuous at the same time.
The Leviathans are a different sounding amp from anything I’ve heard and that’s a good thing. I’m not saying that they are the best amp I’ve heard, but there is a level of realism here that is astonishing. They present a very well-balanced soundstage with sharply delineated images. Stage depth and height may not be the best I’ve heard but in this price range they clearly outclass their competition. I heard the NuForce Reference Nines and Bel Canto e.One Ref 1000 at CES and was impressed by them, but not this much. I’m still a bit fuzzy on who to credit for these babies, B&O or the immensely likeable and knowledgeable Ryan Tew. What I’m not fuzzy on is that this is one fabulous product. -Craig “Craigy G” Fitzpatrick
Red Dragon Audio Leviathan Signature amplifier
by Chris Martens | Dec 02nd, 2008
Categories: Solid-state power amplifiers | Products: Red Dragon Audio Leviathan Signature amplifier
Red Dragon Audio Leviathan Signature amplifier
Red Dragon Audio’s Leviathan Signature monoblocks are based on what designer Ryan Tews terms “highly modified” Bang & Olufsen ICEpower Class D amplifier modules, where modifications aim to eliminate EMI problems and to minimize microphonically-induced distortions. The stunning Leviathans come trimmed in thick slabs of exotic hardwoods, feature glowing red dragon logos on top, put out a whopping 500Wpc, are built like tanks, and sell for $5995. Better still, the Leviathans offer an immediately likeable sound whose defining characteristics include effortless dynamics, rock-solid 3-D imaging, and smooth, mellifluous voicing.
The Leviathans also produce vivid, three-dimensional images of almost sculptural solidity—a quality that became strikingly apparent on “Songbird” from the late Eva Cassidy’s Eva by Heart [Blix Street]. I never had the privilege of hearing Ms. Cassidy in concert during her too-brief lifetime, but those who have report being struck by hearing a huge, ethereal voice emanating from a comparatively petite person, and that is precisely the image Dragons conveyed on “Songbird.” I attribute the amplifiers’ imaging prowess to their unusually round, full, and articulate midrange sound.
The Dragons’ soundstaging is also good, though not quite on a par with their imaging. The Leviathans are held back by a tendency to downplay elusive, low-level, high-frequency details that, when present, can help define the boundaries of acoustic spaces. Where ultra-transparent amplifiers such as the ASR Emitter II describe soundstages with blueprint-like precision, the Dragons leave listeners with a generally accurate, yet partially incomplete, picture of recording spaces.
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