I was very thrilled to received the box containing the Leben CS600 stereo amplifier the other day from the delivery man. I ordered the CS600 more than two months ago and waited patiently for it’s arrival. The waiting was dreadful. The World Cup did help by diverting my attention away when waiting for it’s arrival.
The box was quite big and very heavy, about 25kg (55lbs). The amplifier itself is about 22.5kg (49lbs). I nearly strained my back when moving the box into my apartment.
I was surprised to see another smaller box inside.
When I lifted the CS600 out from it’s box, I was surprised by how heavy the amplifier is. Look at what is hidden underneath the amplifier.
Those huge transformers at the rear side of the amplifiers contributed a lot to the amplifier’s weight.
An easier to understand Output Tube Setting Table is located at http://jeffsplace.me/wordpress/?p=141
Overall, the packaging is very good. The CS600 is fully protected by the two layers of boxes. The build quality of CS600 is first rated. As far as I can tell, the stock Sovtek 6L6WGC vacuum tubes which comes ready installed in the amp are in good condition. I am in the process of break-in these tubes right now.