ZESTO LETO 1 Tube Preamp, Cust Trade, New Tubes,ZESTO LETO 1 Tube Preamp,  Cust Trade, New Tubes, Warranty! Andros & Bia AvailableWANT a Faster Response? Email us directly at jay@audiorevelation.com rather than thru the Audiogon system. Thanks in advance! To see all our Bargains and Special Deals, CLICK HERE! We are...3550.00

ZESTO LETO 1 Tube Preamp, Cust Trade, New Tubes, Warranty! Andros & Bia Available

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ZESTO LETO 1 Tube Preamp,
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Asking Price: $3,550.00

New Retail Price: $7,500.00

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Ships fromCarlsbad, CA, 92010
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Package dimensions30.0" × 22.0" × 12.0" (30.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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Zesto Leto 1Tube Preamplifier


'The Leto is a powerful sounding, highly detailed, fantastically quiet, and superbly musical masterpiece that will complement the finest systems' - Positive Feedback



Zesto Leto 1 Tube Preamp, Customer Trade, approx. 3.5 yrs. old in 9/10 condition. With new set of JJ Gold Pin tubes (Zesto's stock tube). 90 day warranty.

Retail $7,500, sell for $3,750.

ALSO AVAILABLE:
- Zesto Andros1 Tube Phone Preamp, customer trade, 2 yrs old in 9/10 condition, with like new set of JJ Gold Pin tubes. Retail $4300, sell for $2690.
- Special Super-Sale new in box Zesto Bia Amplifier $5990 (Retail $12,500)!


Zesto Leto 1 on middle left shelf, Zesto Andros 1 on middle right shelf

Audio Revelation is an authorized Zesto dealer.

Testimonials



2015 Editors Choice Award - The Absolute Sound


"I was very impressed with the Leto. Zesto Audio has produced a well-made, stunningly gorgeous product that gave me hours of pleasure as I listened to a wide range of recordings. In this crazy market of ever increasing prices, a tubed line stage with so many strengths that can produce this level of musical satisfaction without costing somewhere in the five figures is commendable!"
 - Robert Reina, Stereophile, April, 2014



2013 Editors Choice Award - The Absolute Sound


"The Zesto Leto Tube Preamplifier and Quad 909 amp share similar characteristics of being unusually free from electromechanical artifacts and having vivid and engaging midranges, a full bottom end, and completely natural top ends. Their presentations also have an unusually high degree of body and dimesionality to them... It results in a musicality and impression of realism is at once valid and authoritative yet without ever stepping outside the boundries of sonic neutrality."
 - Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound, Feb., 2013


"New from Zesto Audio comes the tubed Leto Preamp, pushing the envelope in value and performance in its price range and beyond. With styling similar to the Andros Phono stage, the Leto is a powerful sounding, highly detailed, fantastically quiet, and superbly musical masterpiece that will complement the finest systems. Designed by a brilliant and pragmatic designer who knows great sound and ergonomics, the Leto performed like a thoroughbred in every way musical, and was a joy to control and adjust. The fun factor while working with the Leto made me rethink what has been missing in minimalist preamps that cost even more money these days. What a jewel! The Zesto Audio Leto is a killer design to my way of listening and loving recordings, and may just be the preamp you will buy and keep for the very, very long haul. The Leto receives my highest recommendation."
- Robert Levi, PositiveFeedback (read the review)


"Zesto was debuting their new Leto tubed line preamplifier ($7500, top), which, like the Andros phono stage (bottom), is made in the USA. The performance of Mahler's Symphony 1, with the Boston Philharmonic on a typically bright-sounding DG LP, had me sitting for the entire first movement, so low was the noisefloor and so high the dynamic range"
- John Atkinson, Stereophile, reporting on Newport 2012 show


"George and Carolyn Counnas of Zesto Audio were on hand and showing off something new — the Leto, their nifty $7,500 tubed preamp. If I were able to make something this pretty — and have it sound this good — I’d be pleased, too. The aesthetic should be familiar to show-goers as it follows the elegant, flowing lines of their $3,900 Andros PS1 phono stage, a unit that suddenly seems to be just about everywhere. I stayed for half an hour. And came back. Three times. I loved this room. LOVED it. The sound was rich and big and grand and totally inviting. Detail? Check. Immediacy? Check. Room filling? Check. Made me want to hang out all day? Checkcheckcheck!"
 - Partimeaudiophile.com

 


 

Overview


Zesto Leto 1 Tube Preamplifier

Basics Rule


Zesto's philosophy is to focus only on the important components and add nothing that could compromise the signal path. The only active components are the vacuum tubes that create a warm, musical and involving sound.

Balanced Means Lower Noise


As a longtime audio engineer and producer, George Counnas, chief audio designer and President of Zesto has worked with a lot of professional equipment. He has always preferred “true floating balanced” inputs and outputs because of their foolproof ability to isolate one piece of gear from the next. And that means lower noise for a strong, clean and quiet signal.


Easy to Use


The Leto preamp will compliment any system: tube, solid state or digital. It will work with single-ended and balanced input source or power amplifier combinations.


Focus on the Music


With the Zesto Leto Tube Preamplifier in your system, it will allow the sonic detail to come through, so you focus is on the music and the hardware will seem to disappear.

Key Features


Zesto Leto 1 Tube Preamplifier
■Plenty of volume to handle all your source material .
■The input selection uses only electromechanical switching to provide the most musical detail.
■The wide frequency response allows you to hear the finest passages in your music.
■True floating transformer balanced Inputs and Outputs have lower noise and isolate one piece of gear to the next.
■Left and Right ground switches allows you to control the grounding of the single ended outputs.
■The output transformers provide a strong and clean signal to your power amplifier.
■Recessed RCA and XLR connectors are high quality, Gold plated, with an isolated ground.
■All connectors are durable and will hold up to the typical Audiophile who loves to change their configuration.
■No pops when the unit is turned on or off.
■Automatically goes to mute when turned on or off.
■Remote control Volume, Mute and Mono
■The remote Mono helps you to trouble shoot your system.
■Remote bypass switch overrides the mute in case the remote is misplaced.
■50 hour factory burn in on all circuits and vacuum tubes.
■Elegantly designed 16 gauge zinc plated steel enclosure to help isolate the electronic “chatter” from nearby equipment.
■Award winning Isonode anti-vibration feet
■On/Off power switch conveniently mounted on front side panel
■Each unit is hand built "Made in the USA".

Specifications


Inputs
■5 Inputs
■3 sets of Single Ended inputs with an impedance of 100K Ohms
■2 sets of true Balanced transformer inputs (pin 2 hot) with an impedance of 10K Ohms
■Maximum input level of 4 Volts RMS


Outputs
■4 Outputs
■2 sets of true Balanced transformer outputs (pin 2 hot) with an impedance 150 Ohms
■2 sets of Single Ended outputs with an impedance 150 Ohms
■Maximum output level of 10Volts RMS +20dB
■Independent ground lift switches on the left and right Single Ended outputs
■1 set of Single Ended Cinema bypass outputs from input #1
Detailed Specifications
■Frequency response 10Hz to 100Khz - 1dB with 10K Ohm load
■Distortion ~ 0.02% at 1V RMS input
■Gain 12dB
■Signal to noise ~ 100dB below operating level
■Non inverting output polarity
■Cross talk >90dB
■Front panel adjustable balance control
■Remote control volume, mute and mono
■Remote bypass switch on rear panel (just in case the remote is misplaced)
■1% metal film resisters throughout
■Polypropylene capacitors throughout the audio path


Power
■Power consumption 27W, 0 drain when off
■Voltage 110/120V AC 60Hz
■Optional factory installed 240V AC 50/60Hz
■Standard 3 pin IEC power connector
■ON/OFF power switch conveniently located on the side panel
■Two internal high quality linear regulated power supplies, 250V and 12V
Active Components
■Two (2) Gold pin JJ ECC83S/12AX7 vacuum tubes
■Two (2) Gold pin JJ ECC82/12AU7 vacuum tubes
■High quality ceramic sockets


Other Specs
■Each unit is hand made in the USA
■50 hour factory burn in on all circuits and vacuum tubes
■Dimensions 17” W X 12” D X 5” H
■Weight 23 lbs.
■16 gauge zinc plated steel enclosure
■Award winning Isonode anti-vibration feet
■Recessed RCA and XLR connectors are Gold plated with an isolated ground.
■All switches and knobs are easily accessible, nothing hidden inside to adjust.


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