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Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

Post by ThomasOK » 2016-10-14 16:56

I see that the Boazu doesn't have its own topic yet so I'll start it off with the literature I made for RMAF which Fredrik quite liked:

The Boazu is the long awaited integrated amplifier from Lejonklou HiFi – their first. Its’ design was undertaken to bring the musical engagement and integrity of Lejonklous’ higher priced products, the Sagatun preamplifiers and Tundra power amplifiers, to a more affordable price level. Fredriks’ goal was to offer this musical enjoyment to a wider group of music lovers by substantially reducing the price while keeping most of the musical quality. We are happy to say Boazu has exceeded this goal!

Boazu combines the power amp circuit of the groundbreaking Tundra stereo power amp with a slimmed down version of the preamplifier circuit from the incredibly engaging Sagatun stereo preamp. The combination of these two circuits, with the shorter signal paths allowed by an integrated design, brings an amazing level of musical performance - similar to that of the current separates. Yet at a price of $4199 it is well under half that of the stereo preamp-poweramp combination!

In our experience, Boazu has a level of musical engagement and enjoyment that has not been available before in this price range. To achieve this the Boazu uses standard Lejonklou design and construction practices including hand-matched components, dual custom switched-mode power supplies, a 1.1kg solid copper heatsink, accurate directionality of ALL components, precise torqueing of all fasteners and solid aluminum construction. Boazu accepts four line-level sources with a unique design that removes the input switching for better sound and simpler construction – you simply turn on whatever source you want to listen to and you are immediately ready to go. Volume and muting are controlled by the included remote or from the front panel. Boazu also features the unique Lejonklou color-change LED indication of volume and muting. Boazu gives you all this precision, sophistication and musicality in a compact 14” square, 3” high all-aluminum chassis with the standard Lejonklou simple, hard-wearing textured black finish and laser cut logo and legends.

So why is it called Boazu? In the language of the Sami people indigenous to Scandinavia, boazu is the word for reindeer. The Sami view reindeer similarly to the way the American plains Indians view the buffalo. Many Sami herd boazu and they use them for transportation, clothing, meat and milk. It is said among the Sami that if you have a boazu you are doing OK.

Boazu will be available at the beginning of November for $4199. If you have a Boazu you are OK!
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Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

Post by DelNaja » 2016-10-14 17:18

ThomasOK wrote:It is said among the Sami that if you have a boazu you are doing OK.
Loved this bit!

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Post by Music Lover » 2016-10-14 21:01

DelNaja wrote:
ThomasOK wrote:It is said among the Sami that if you have a boazu you are doing OK.
Loved this bit!
But if you have Mono's...well you are on your own.
It's all about musical understanding!

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Post by beck » 2016-10-14 21:24

Music Lover wrote:
DelNaja wrote:
ThomasOK wrote:It is said among the Sami that if you have a boazu you are doing OK.
Loved this bit!
But if you have Mono's...well you are on your own.
If you have Mono's you are doing OK with an extra bonus!

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Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

Post by tokenbrit » 2016-10-14 21:36

With an integrated you're doing ok, on your/its own. Tarandus Monos have to be (a) herd ;)

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Post by ThomasOK » 2016-10-14 21:58

Well, where would Boazu be without Tundra?
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Post by tokenbrit » 2016-10-14 22:16

Where would they be? To the top... (of the porch! of the wall!)

Shouldn't be surprised that they 'sleigh' the opposition

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Post by Music Lover » 2016-10-14 22:20

tokenbrit wrote:With an integrated you're doing ok, on your/its own. Tarandus Monos have to be (a) herd ;)
Yepp, that's what I also heard
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Post by rowlandhills » 2016-10-17 17:29

Photo and comments half way down the page here:

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.p ... amplifiers
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Post by lejonklou » 2016-11-16 21:02

Finally!

Tomorrow I am getting the first six Boazu's (number 002 to 007). They are all pre booked and will be shipped to their new owners once they've been thoroughly tested.

I hope to get more of them soon!

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Post by lejonklou » 2016-11-25 22:12

Boazu 002 went to Scotland,
Boazu 003 to Indonesia,
Boazu 004 to Amsterdam
Boazu 005 and 006 to the USA
Boazu 007 to Gothenburg
Boazu 008 to Indonesia

Enough for today.
Tomorrow I continue with 009 and 010.

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Post by mrco99 » 2016-11-26 11:38

Well done Fredrik!!
Great to see Boazu is spreading around the globe.

I have received mine, so now I'm fine ;-)
Tomorrow I will have time for a first listen
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Post by hcl » 2016-11-26 14:17

Congrats for all your success!

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Post by lejonklou » 2016-11-26 23:05

Thank you!!

This had me thinking: "Success? When does it become a success?"

And I think the answer is that for me, it will feel like a success once I get enthusiastic feedback from a couple of owners. If I sold a thousand units and never heard from a single owner, I'd probably feel empty.

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Post by mrco99 » 2016-11-27 00:28

Play Allen Toussaints 'What is succes' and there's your answer.
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Post by ThomasOK » 2016-11-27 02:15

When your definition of success is making other people happy you know you are on the right track! If only more businesses people and companies felt that way the world would be a better place.
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Post by lejonklou » 2016-12-02 10:44

Anyone who's received their Boazu and played some music?

I heard there was a demo at Tonläget, Gothenburg, yesterday evening. Anyone who attended?

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Post by Music Lover » 2016-12-02 11:07

It's a cracking amp!
Heard it together with Klångedang and its the best I heard Katatyst, ever! And by a huge margin.

Compared with Katalyst inbuilt DVC pre and Akurate 2200 that was just pathetic in comparison. PATHETIC !
Sounded broken and without musicality.
It was a huge difference, like a source upgrade. One of the bigger I witnessed in recent years. Not expected, but nevertheless it was.

And this from a brand new unit. Going to be fantastic after burnin. Great achievement by Fredrik, congrats :)
I bet there going to be quite a few ecstatic owners out there soon.

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Can't wait until my Monos get Tarandus in the coming weeks.
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Post by Charlie1 » 2016-12-02 12:31

Sounds like a great product.
Music Lover wrote:It's a cracking amp!
Heard it together with Klångedang and its the best I heard Katatyst, ever! And by a huge margin.
Sounds like a great product. Look forward to hearing it one day.

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Post by maffe » 2016-12-02 17:18

Music Lover wrote:It's a cracking amp!
Heard it together with Klångedang and its the best I heard Katatyst, ever! And by a huge margin.

Compared with Katalyst inbuilt DVC pre and Akurate 2200 that was just pathetic in comparison. PATHETIC !
Sounded broken and without musicality.
It was a huge difference, like a source upgrade. One of the bigger I witnessed in recent years. Not expected, but nevertheless it was.

And this from a brand new unit. Going to be fantastic after burnin. Great achievement by Fredrik, congrats :)
I bet there going to be quite a few ecstatic owners out there soon.

PS
Can't wait until my Monos get Tarandus in the coming weeks.
Can only agree even thou I missed out on the comparing part ( so no comment about a2200), due to the fact I lost time and space listening to music at home :)

Can´t wait for the "Tarandus" to get installed!

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Post by jonteman » 2016-12-02 20:53

Ordered one this afternoon. No 10 =)

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Post by matthias » 2016-12-03 11:12

Music Lover wrote:It's a cracking amp!
Heard it together with Klångedang and its the best I heard Katatyst, ever! And by a huge margin.
Compared with Katalyst inbuilt DVC pre and Akurate 2200 that was just pathetic in comparison. PATHETIC !
Sounded broken and without musicality.
It was a huge difference, like a source upgrade. One of the bigger I witnessed in recent years. Not expected, but nevertheless it was.
And this from a brand new unit. Going to be fantastic after burnin. Great achievement by Fredrik, congrats :)
I bet there going to be quite a few ecstatic owners out there soon.
Thanks for reporting, very interesting.
BTW, Tonlaget seem to like the new K200 silver speaker cable.
Did they use it for the demo?

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Post by maffe » 2016-12-03 14:04

matthias wrote: Thanks for reporting, very interesting.
BTW, Tonlaget seem to like the new K200 silver speaker cable.
Did they use it for the demo?

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Yes, he used Linn K200, silver

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Post by matthias » 2016-12-04 13:48

maffe wrote:
matthias wrote: Thanks for reporting, very interesting.
BTW, Tonlaget seem to like the new K200 silver speaker cable.
Did they use it for the demo?
Yes, he used Linn K200, silver
Maybe time to reevaluate K200 silver?

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Post by lejonklou » 2016-12-04 15:56

matthias wrote:
maffe wrote:
matthias wrote: Thanks for reporting, very interesting.
BTW, Tonlaget seem to like the new K200 silver speaker cable.
Did they use it for the demo?
Yes, he used Linn K200, silver
Maybe time to reevaluate K200 silver?

Matt
Anders at Tonläget has a 2.5 m pair in the store for home trial.

There are quite a few in the Gothenburg area that I have made 2.48 m split-K400 for, so it would be very easy for them to make a comparison.

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