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Bristol 2016: Leema Acoustics To Reveal New Streaming Amp / DAC
Ex-BBC sound engineers Lee Taylor and Mallory Nicholls (LeeMa), the creative/engineering
duo behind Leema Acoustics, will be revealing the new Quasar streaming amp/DAC (£2,995
est.) ahead of its official launch later in 2016.
Quasar forms part of the new Stellar series and yet sports the classy machined-billet
aluminium front panel styling of its Constellation series siblings. Based on Leema’s Elements
series topology, Quasar’s dual mono output sections provide incredible power and drive
from such a svelte design: nearly 200 watts RMS into 8 ohms. Its internal DAC builds on
Leema’s renowned Quattro-infinity topology as seen in the flagship Libra DAC and enables
faithful conversion from digital data to audio signal, with three co-axial inputs and three
optical inputs, plus Leema’s M1 asynchronous USB interface. Bluetooth is also included,
supporting high-quality audio streaming directly from compatible mobile devices, plus an
advanced streaming board really expands the capabilities of the Quasar.
Quasar will handle most formats at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution, with full DLNA/UPNP
compatibility, plus dedicated control apps for both Android and Apple devices. vTuner radio
is supported, together with Deezer and other music services are scheduled to be added.
In addition to the Quasar, Leema will also be showing the recently launched flagship Libra
DAC, the company’s flagship power amp, the Hydra II, plus the Xone and Xen 2 speakers.
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