LEEMA ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES ELEMENTS STREAMER

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by Jay Garrett

3rd December, 2018

LEEMA ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES ELEMENTS STREAMER

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.

Leema Acoustics Elements Streamer

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.

Leema Acoustics Elements Streamer

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.

Leema Acoustics Elements Streamer

The Elements Streamer will be available next month however local pricing has not yet been confirmed.

For more information, go to Leema Acoustics.

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StereoNET's Bass playing Hi-Fi junkie and UK correspondent heads up StereoNET UK as Editor. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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