LEEMA ACOUSTICS ELEMENTS STREAMER NOW AVAILABLE
Powys UK-based audio experts, Leema Acoustics, has launched the Elements Streamer. The new high-quality space-saving network music player packs a high-performance DAC as well as Spotify Connect and Tidal integration; it will even play from a USB drive.
The official announcement of the Streamer follows its prototyped debut at UK's Bristol Show back in February 2018. Now, it is available worldwide following an extensive development and testing programme throughout 2018.
The new Elements Streamer is handmade in the Welshpool workshop. The latest Leema addition is the brainchild of Leema co-founder Lee Taylor who has also overseen the project from initiation to final assembly. The entry-level player is based on the same high-performance streaming module in Leema's higher-end Quasar amplifier. Additionally, the Streamer includes the top-flight ESS 9018 Sabre DAC featuring ESS-patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC architecture and proprietary Time Domain Jitter Eliminator tech. All of that should add up to some pretty impressive sounding audio.
The Leema Streamer can ‘push' and ‘pull' music to and from suitable DLNA/UPnP devices on the same network. So, you are able to share music across a wide range of networked devices around the home; for example smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, NAS drives and streaming music servers.
As mentioned earlier, the Elements Streamer has built-in support for many music streaming services including Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and vTuner radio; it also plays nice with Spotify connect (our Roon Ready compatibility query is still pending). As if all that wasn't enough, you can even play music from Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive as well as from USB drives.
Connectivity-wise the new Leema device has you covered, too. The Streamer offers both balanced and unbalanced outputs, optical and coaxial digital outputs, as well as a USB input and an Ethernet port. Twin Wi-Fi antennas provide increased signal stability, and an IEC inlet socket enables the use of high-performance power cables. In a further nod towards its audiophile credentials, the Elements Streamer benefits from a high-quality, low-noise analogue power supply.
The Elements Streamer is available now and will sell in Australia for $2,600 RRP.
For more information, go to Leema Acoustics.