Beware the Lion
A respectable number of HiFi-friends wouldn‘t even think about a tube amplifier. Too exotic, too old-fashioned and due to the glowing tubes rejected as highly alarming. In addition, there are apparently „knowledgeable“ people who use a trace of arrogance to casually sprinkle terms such as clamping grids, cathode circles or working points into a hi-fi conversation. Many people, thus, think it‘s too complicated for them and rather keep their hands off it. That, dear readers, is a mistake, believe me.
Tube amplifiers are, in fact, very simple circuits, while modern, „smart“ amplifiers are incredibly complicated. These HiFi computers can from time to time really annoy you. Just think of Grandma‘s old radio, which has been playing in the kitchen for more than 50 years and still amazes many contemporaries with its rich sound. And grandma also didn‘t know anything about the double triodes that did their work inside the wooden box.
For tube connoisseurs, the box below contains valuable information about the Westend LEO‘s extraordinary circuitry concept. To all others it should be said that even without this knowledge one can easily approach this exceptional amplifier, whose name „LEO“ comes from the Munich favourite football team „1860“ of Stefan Trog, the mastermind behind the Westend Electric brand.