Leema Acoustics expands its popular Elements range with a highly versatile new digital preamp £1,395

Leema Acoustics’ high-performance space-saving Elements range has expanded to include a new preamp with a high-quality DAC section, offering a wide range of connectivity for today’s digital devices. The new Elements Pre-Amplifier builds on the success of Leema Acoustics’ Elements integrated, adding a high-quality balanced output.

The new Elements Pre-Amplifier retains the familiar half-width-chassis form factor of the Elements product range and is built to the same exacting standards as the full-width Leema models. A matching 160-watt bridgeable power amp is also available.

Leema Acoustics’ advanced on-board digital to analogue converter is one of the most flexible available and offers a 24-bit/192kHz S/PDIF coaxial input, three 24-bit/192kHz S/PDIF optical inputs and a 24-bit/192kHz asynchronous USB input, enabling a wide range of source components to take advantage of Leema Acoustics’ digital audio expertise.

Analogue inputs include three unbalanced stereo RCA inputs, a pair of balanced inputs on XLR, plus a 3.5mm input jack on the front panel. The output connections include one pair of balanced XLR outputs and one pair of stereo RCA.

Full LIPS® implementation (Leema’s proprietary communication system) allows for easy system integration with other Leema products and home automation systems, and a remote control is also included. Additionally, a high-quality internal headphone amplifier provides a useful personal listening option. Finishes include black and silver.

Price and availability

The Elements Pre-Amplifier is available now priced at £1,395


THD: 0.04%

Noise: < -100 dB

Frequency response: 5 Hz – 100 kHz (+0/-3 dB)

Analogue inputs:

Balanced inputs (XLR): 1

Unbalanced inputs (RCA): 3

Front panel 3.5mm jack

Digital inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF: 1; Optical S/PDIF: 3

USB: 1

Headphone outputs: 1

Dimensions: 220x340x88mm; Weight: 7kg

About Leema Acoustics

Leema Acoustics is an internationally respected manufacturer of high-performance audio products founded by two ex-BBC sound engineers, both of whom have a long history in pro and domestic audio. Founders Lee Taylor and Mallory Nicholls (Leema) lead all of the company’s design work, with everything proudly hand-made in Wales using UK- and European-sourced components.

Founded in 1998, Leema Acoustics’ unique design processes, fanatical attention to detail and pursuit of accurate sound reproduction have seen the company win numerous press accolades in recent times. Today’s Leema Acoustics incorporates the latest technology into a product range that covers electronics, loudspeakers and cables, delivering complete highperformance audio solutions to consumers, with the benefits of expert design, UK handassembly and local component sourcing.

In the early 1990s, Mallory Nicholls manufactured the world’s leading 5.1 monitoring electronics for recording studios and mastering houses under the MAGTRAX brand; whilst the BAFTA and Palme d’Or award-winning Lee Taylor, has countless years’ experience in recording and mixing for the film, television and music industries. Together, Lee and Mallory continue to innovate using their unrivalled experience in audio to produce some of the world’s finest audio equipment.