Posted on 26th June, 2019


Leema Acoustics will be taking the short drive from the Welshpool factory to Cranage Hall, Cheshire, for this weekend’s North West Audio Show.

The British company founded by two ex-BBC sound engineers will be demonstrating a range of critically acclaimed products and will offer show-goers a choice of digital and analogue front ends.

Digital duties will be taken care of by the Sirius, Leema Acoustics’ 2TB hi-fi-grade streaming music server extensively developed in conjunction with Innuos.

LEEMA Cranage 2019

Amongst the Sirius streaming features is a server-grade main circuit board with a high-speed quad-core processor with up to 8 gigabytes of system memory. The app-controlled server is available with vast storage reserves in two-terabyte increments up to an impressive eight terabytes.
Additionally, you get a high-performance TEAC optical drive for the bit-perfect transfer of CDs to the hard drive.

The Sirius will feed into Leema Acoustics’ award-winning Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated amplifier, a significantly upgraded version of a much-loved amp which has been improved and updated by Leema’s Lee Taylor.

Internally, the new amplifier features upgraded printed circuit boards with twice the amount of copper to reduce PCB resistance and improve power delivery. All relevant capacitors are now Nichicon’s high-quality audio-grade MUSE Series and the PCB-to-speaker-terminal wiring is now Leema’s new Reference 2 cable which features 16 woven cores plus multi-strand high-purity copper. The power amplifier transformers are Noratel’ xtra quiet’ units.

Also flying the digital flag is the Elements Streamer, a high-quality space-saving network music player with a high-performance DAC, Spotify Connect and Tidal integration, plus USB drive playback.

LEEMA Cranage

The £1,295 player is based on the same high-performance streaming module in Leema’s Quasar amplifier (£2,995). Featuring a high-performance 24/192 ESS 9018 Sabre DAC, with patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC architecture and proprietary Time Domain Jitter Eliminator technology you're promised clarity when streaming.

Highly flexible, the Elements Streamer can ‘push’ and ‘pull’ music to and from suitable DLNA/UPnP devices on the same network, enabling streaming across a wide range of networked devices around the home. Control is via the free mconnect Player UPnP/DLNA App by ConversDigital, available for Android and iOS.

For analogue, there is Leema’s Elements Ultra Phono, based on the company’s class-leading Agena and multi-award-winning Essentials (formerly Elements) phono stage.

LEEMA Cranage

The Elements Ultra Phono features comprehensive electrical matching for both moving coil and moving magnet cartridge types. Of particular note is the option of 100k loading for MM cartridges.

Moving coil and moving magnet input sensitivity, resistive loading, capacitance loading, and subsonic rumble filtering are all individually selectable via a matrix of switches on the base of the unit.

The North West Audio Show is on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June, this weekend and hosted at the De Vere Cranage Hall Estate, Cheshire.


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