Our new Quasar streaming amp/DAC has achieved a second review recommendation, making it two in a row since launch! The experts at Hi-Fi Choice have awarded five stars to Quasar and awarded it with a prestigious ‘Recommended’ badge. They conclude: “this is an outstanding product at the asking price". You can view and download the full three-page review by clicking the icon below.
Pulse IV Unveiled
We’re delighted to announce initial details of a brand new product which will be heading to High End, Munich in pre-production form. We have been busy reworking our famous Pulse amplifier, improving performance and adding new contemporary features, including a high-quality phono stage, aptX Bluetooth, plus a 7-input 32-bit/384kHz DSD-capable DAC.
While orginally part of the Spectrum series, the new Pulse IV will join the Quasar in our Stellar range.
Tucana Anniversary gains further accolade
Our new Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier goes from strength to strength: it has just received a great review in the new May 2017 issue of Hi-Fi Plus magazine (on sale now). This latest review follows a five-star review in What Hi-Fi? and a Best Buy award from Hi-Fi Critic (and those guys are tough!) Hi-Fi Plus said: “If you’re looking for that balance of speed, power and transparency that so few amps can deliver this could be just the ticket.”
Quasar wins avforums.com Highly Recommended badge in its debut review
We’re delighted to tell you that our new Quasar streaming amp/DAC has received a superb debut review on respected international tech site avforums.com. In the in-depth review, the site praised the Quasar for its great build, flawless sonic performance and class-leading credentials, in fact avforums.com said: “The Leema is the best sounding all-in-one I’ve yet to test at this or any other price point.” The site also remarked: “The Quasar is in some regards, so far ahead of the pack that it might as well be in a different universe.” “If you want the best sounding self-contained system going, this is it.”
Tucana II amp a Best Buy in Hi-Fi Critic
Following on from our recent five-star review in What Hi-Fi? we’re delighted to have received another hi-fi magazine recommended review for our Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier, this time from the difficult-to-please critics at Hi-Fi Critic magazine. Reviewed by industry legend Martin Colloms, the Tucana II AE has received the coveted Best Buy award and is noted for its build quality, first rate lab performance and generous power. Concluding, Martin Colloms said: “All-in-all, it has barged its way into the Best Buy category for HIFICRITIC.”
A hat-trick of Leema cable recommendations
We’ve just received yet another magazine Recommended badge for our cables. This time, our Reference 1 Digital cable has been recommended by the experts at Hi-Fi Choice magazine (Issue 422, April 2017). This latest accolade joins press acclaim for the Reference 1 RCA cable and the Reference 1 digital optical cable, received earlier in the year. If you already own some Leema products (or even if you don’t, yet) our cables offer incredible performance and value for money compared with the big-name cable brands and are well worth including in your system. You can read this latest review by clicking on the icon below.
The Audiophile Man awards the Antila IIs Eco CD with a 'Groovy' badge
In addition to five-star and Best Buy awards from What Hi-Fi? and five globes from Hi-Fi World, our Antila IIs Eco CD player has just picked up another award, this time, a 'Groovy' badge from Paul Rigby (The Audiophile Man). In the in-depth online review here , Paul praised the Antila IIs Eco CD for its midrange insight, passionate presentation, transparency and solid build and went on to say in his conclusion:"It’s an enthusiastic piece of kit that is determined to plaster a smile on your face." Paul even completed a video review which you can watch here.
What Hi-Fi? awards five stars to the Tucana Anniversary Edition amp!
New Leema Centre of Excellence - Fanthorpes in Hull
We're delighted to announce that Fanthorpes Hifi, the well respected Hull-based audio dealer, has just become a Leema Acoustics Centre of Excellence. Find out how Fanthorpes can best serve your Leema needs by getting in touch with the team:
Five stars and a Recommended badge for the Reference 1 digital cable
First it was the turn of our Reference 1 analogue interconnect, now our Reference 1 Digital optical cable has received five stars and a Recommended badge from the good folks at Hi-Fi Choice magazine, who said: “The Reference 1 cable is certainly beautifully made with high-quality components… this substantial Leema Acoustics cable comes highly recommended.” We have a copy of the review for your convenience, too. Why not see what the Reference 1 Digital can do for your your digital music?
Leema Sirius Music server Launch
We're delighted to reveal our brand new product which is being launched at this weekend's Indulgence Show. We've teamed up with leading music server software company Innuos, to develop a high-quality streaming music server system devoted to music lovers. Sirius (£3,995) provides a high-performance option for the storage and playback of digital music and is the latest edition to our flagship Constellation range.
Discover three new Leemas at The Indulgence Show (Oct 14-16)
Join us at The Indulgence Show (London) this month and meet our three latest products:
Essentials phono stage a Stereophile 2016 Recommended Component
We're thrilled to announce that our great value Essentials phono stage has been recognised by the biggest hi-fi magazine in the USA, Stereophile, as a 2016 Recommended Component. Full details can be found in the October issue and you can learn more about our award-winning Essentials phono stage here:
Hi-Fi Choice Elements integrated winner announced
We recently teamed up with Hi-Fi Choice magazine to offer an Elements integrated as a competition prize. The lucky winner, Mr John Whittaker, was chosen from hundreds of entries and is pictured here collecting his prize from Leema dealer Unilet Sound and Vision, New Malden: www.unilet.net. Congratulations John, the Elements integrated is the perfect ‘digital hub’ for a modern audio system.
The first review of our new cable range gains us a ‘Recommended’ badge!
Our new range of audio cables was introduced earlier in 2016, comprising a range of analogue and digital interconnects, plus speaker cables. The first product sent out for review, the Reference 1 interconnect, gained a ‘Recommended’ badge (Hi-Fi Choice, October 2016). The magazine described it as: “a fine interconnect… that delivers performances that are expressive and easy on the ear".
Tucana II Anniversary Amplifier
We’re excited to announce details of a very special new product, the Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier. The new amp is a significantly upgraded version of the much-loved original. The new model, which has been improved and updated by our very own Lee Taylor, celebrates 10 years since the original Tucana amplifier, our first-ever electronics product, was introduced.
Leema Libra What Hifi? Review
The world’s biggest hi-fi magazine has just published its review of our new Libra DAC, praising it for: muscularity combined with finesse; refinement; a comprehensive feature list; a good analogue section, plus solid build.
Read the full review here
5-star reviews for the Elements Preamplifier and Power Amplifier
Internationally respected hi-fi magazine Hi-Fi World, who are big on test and measurement, have given a full five stars to both our Elements Preamplifier and Power Amplifier! Both products featured in a multi-page review in the August 2016 issue, along with a hit on the front cover and are rated as ‘Outstanding’.
Leema Libra gets HiFi Pig recommended badge on Review
Our Libra DAC has been recommended by Hi-Fi Pig and is available to view online. In an in-depth review, Hi-Fi Pig described the Libra as “uncannily real-sounding” and noted its neutrality and yet revealing nature.
Read the full review here
Leema Libra Review by HiFiPlus.com
Legendary hi-fi magazine, Hi-Fi Plus, recently reviewed the Libra DAC over four pages in the print magazine, noting: “this is a device that can make a radical difference to a number of different systems.”
Read the full review here
Leema Elements Mono Block and Pre Amp Review by Audiophileman
Exclusive review of our New Elements Pre Amp and our Monoblock amp by Paul Rgiby from Audiophileman.
"There was real power here that pinned me to my seat."
"I could hear where the money has been spent on both the pre- and power amplifiers. In this price range, the Leema sets the pace in terms of facilities and sonic abilities. "
Read the full review here
Great Libra Review by HiFi Advice
Fabulous review of the Libra DAC.
"Leema dares to be different"
"all the detail and refinement one can wish for but it presents this in a musically meaningful manner, with the performance intact as a whole"
"highly lyrical, with excellent dynamic differentiation. Tonally rich and entirely stress free, the Libra is one of the most un-digital sounding DACs I know of, making you forget about the technicalities and letting you focuses on the soul of the music."
Read the full review here
Russian What Hifi review of Leema Libra
Hifi Wigwam Libra Review
“ Libra does so much right, it deserves to be on anyone’s audition list for a DAC” "the Libra is simply superb"
Brilliant review of our Libra DAC by Ed Selley @hifiwigwam. Click here for the full review
RedShark Leema Xen review
This might be the best micro monitor you can buy - not our words - but the reviewers.
"When I first heard a Xen, I had to get up from my seat and look around for a sub-woofer, or at least a larger speaker."
For the full review you can click here.
Xen Speaker review with hifi pig
Respected hi-fi review publication, Hi-Fi Pig, has recently published an in-depth review of our new Xen 2 micromonitor, awarding it with a coveted 'Recommended' badge. Reviewed by Hi-Fi Pig Editor and owner Stuart Smith, the new Xen 2 scored an impressive 8.75/10 with Stuart summarising: "I’d snap these up in an instant. In fact, I did snap them up and I’ll be using them as reference..."
You can read the full Recommended review here.
Leema Hifi News
Delighted to receive such a fantastic review and "highly commended" badge for our Libra DAC. click here for the full review
Leema Elements CD Review by Audiophileman
Our very own LEE Taylor (the LEE part of LEEMA) talking openly and in depth about our Elements Half Width CD. This article which reviews the CD player will explain the levels of detail and dedication we go to in order to produce the amazing sound quality and why its all sourced and hand built in the UK.
Leema Xen 2 review
Our refreshed and revised Xen 2 Speakers coming under review and Gaining the "GROOVY" badge- http://www.theaudiophileman.com/#!leena-xen-speakers/crei
The Ear Essentials Best Buy
Amazing review from "The Ear" giving our Essentials Phono a Best Buy stamp!
Hifi Choice Design for Life
Have a read of our wonderful feature in HiFi Choice. A design for life which took a look at our Elements CD, Integrated Amp and the Xero Speakers
Elements Integrated Review by Red Shark
Recent review of our Elements Integrated by Red Shark.
"a hell of a lot of hi-fi in an impressively small space" "couple the unit with the impressive Xens and you can comfortably push the audio up into a range normally associated with speaker cabinets at the front of metal gigs and keep clarity" "The sound is astonishingly deep and lush, while retaining a crisp responsiveness right across the spectrum"
Esentials Phono Review by Audiophileman
Another great review from The Audiophile Man on our Essential Phono.
....."the Essential is a sparkling performer. Clean, open and spacious in nature, it sets your music free. A great conclusion for a phono amp at this price."
Read the full review here. http://www.theaudiophileman.com/#!leema-essential-phono-amp/c1sie
Leema Elements DAC review by HIFI ADVICE
HiFi Wigwam Review Leema Elements Phono
Check out our latest review for Elements Phono Stage by Hifi Wigwam.
"Build quality is exceptional" "dynamics to die for" "quite breathtakingly good" "beautifully revealed"