The Welsh audio specialist is debuting the new upgraded 2018 Stream IV streaming CD player to complement the recently announced Pulse IV amp/DAC.
The Bristol show will mark the world’s first public outing for the Welsh-made source and amplifier, now in their fourth generations.
Leema Acoustics at The Bristol Show
Leema’s brand new compact streamer is based on the same high-quality module in the Quasar streaming amp/DAC. However, it introduces a world of content to Leema’s shoe-box-sized Elements range.
Additionally, Leema Acoustics will be debuting its Hydra II Anniversary Edition power amp.
All together, this is shaping up to be Leema Acoustics’ biggest Bristol show in years.
Visitors to the Leema suites on the tenth floor will be the first in the world to experience the new products. I might see you there.
Here’s a run down of the devices.
New: Elements Streamer
With the addition of an advanced ESS Sabre DAC, this enables the device to be used as a standalone unit in a wide range of audio systems.
The Elements Streamer has built-in support for a number of high-performance streaming services. You will have access to Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and vTuner radio, as long as you have the relevant subscriptions.
Spotify Connect is also supported, along with file playback from Dropbox and Microsoft Onedrive. Furthermore, local playback from USB drives is also supported.
The device can ‘pull’ music and effortlessly stream audio from any suitable DLNA/UPnP device on the same network. This means you can hook up your smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, NAS drives and music servers. Naturally, this also includes Leema’s forthcoming Sirius music server.
New: Stream IV (streaming CD player)
The player shares many of the internals with the Elements Streamer with the inclusion of a Stream Unlimited-sourced CD player.
The Stream IV has been designed to complement the newly launched Pulse IV amp/DAC.
Also, the new CD player and streamer offers huge versatility and can playback from virtually every source: CD, streaming, analogue and vinyl systems, plus all manner of digital devices.
World debut: Hydra II Anniversary Edition power amp
The Hydra II Anniversary Edition is an intelligent, bridgeable stereo power amplifier. This tasty bit of kit incorporates many developments pioneered in Leema’s legacy reference-grade monoblock, the Altair IV.
Highly flexible and hugely powerful, its dual-mono design uses two massive toroidal power transformers, one for each channel.
World debut: Pulse IV amp/DAC (production version)
Finally, the new Pulse IV amplifier/DAC. This is the ideal ‘hub’ for contemporary music-listening. It offers turntable connectivity, Bluetooth playback and seven digital inputs enabling a huge range of devices to connect.
The Pulse IV is a highly versatile and powerful integrated amplifier that enables a world of music to be enjoyed . Moreover, you get the added bonus of Leema Acoustics’ sound quality.
The Pulse IV is the perfect complement to the Stream IV streaming CD.
Pricing and availability
- The Hydra II Anniversary Edition is available now priced at £4,795
- The Pulse IV DAC/amplifier is available now priced at £2,295
- The Stream IV steaming CD player availability TBC. Price: £2,095
- The Elements Streamer availability TBC. Price: £1,095
Leema at The Bristol Show 2018
Find Leema at Sound and Vision – 10th floor 1006 and 1008