Leema Elements DAC Pre-Amplifier
Digital to analogue conversion is a discipline that, on the face of it, looks to be a simple number crunching exercise. Yet, as in all things audio, the devil is in the detail. Chief among the gremlins is time, which if not precisely regulated, causes temporal distortion (jitter) in the digital signal and ultimately manifests itself as actual noise and distortion in the resulting musical signal.
Uniquely, Leema’s design team have been involved with digital audio in both music recording studios and movie sound stages, since its commercial introduction in the early 1980s. This gives us a wealth of experience when designing DACs for audiophile use, technically at the very limit of what is achievable but most importantly, warm, detailed, musical and natural.
Specification / Features
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 0.25dB)
Distortion: better than 0.001% (@ 1kHz)
Crosstalk: better than -95dB (@ 20kHz)
THD: better than 0.005% (@ 0dBFs)
Jitter: less than 50ps (@ 1kHz)
Un-balanced (RCA) Outputs: 1
Balanced (XLR) Outputs: 1
Pre-Inputs (un-balanced RCA): 1
MP3 Inputs (Front Panel 3.5mm jack): 1
S/PDIF Coax: 3
S/PDIF Optical: 3
Headphone Outputs (3.5mm jack): 1
Output levels in fixed gain mode (0dB @ 1kHz)
unbalanced = 2.1v rms
balanced = 4.2v rms
DAC: Quattro 24bit/192kHz with multiple CS 4351
Mute Buton: Yes
LIPS® system: Master or Slave
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