Leema Acoustics’  network music player is now available, with Tidal integration, a high-quality ESS Sabre DAC and support for USB drive playback for £1,295 

Leema Acoustics has launched the Elements Streamer, a network music player with a high-performance DAC, Spotify Connect and Tidal integration, plus USB drive playback. Hand-made in the Welshpool factory in Powys, the compact music streamer, (which was first unveiled in prototype form at Sound and Vision in February), is now available worldwide, following an extensive development and testing programme throughout 2018.

The new Elements Streamer has been conceived by Leema co-founder Lee Taylor, who has overseen the project from initiation to final assembly. Despite a price of just £1,295, the player is based on the same streaming module in Leema’s Quasar amplifier (£2,995). The addition of a high-performance 24/192 ESS 9018 Sabre DAC, with patented 32-bit Hyperstream DAC architecture and proprietary Time Domain Jitter Eliminator technology, eliminates input-clock jitter.

Elements Streamer can both ‘push’ and ‘pull’ music to and from suitable DLNA/UPnP devices on the same network, enabling unlimited music streaming across a wide range of networked devices around the home, including smartphones and smart devices, tablets, laptops, computers, NAS drives and streaming music servers, such as Leema Acoustics’ recently launched Sirius (£3,995). Control is via the free mconnect Player

UPnP/DLNA App by ConversDigital, available for Android and iOS.

The Elements Streamer has built-in support for a number of music streaming services including Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and vTuner radio; Spotify connect is also supported, along with file playback from Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, plus local playback from USB drives, enabling entire legacy music collections to be accessed. 

The device’s wide-ranging connectivity suite includes both balanced and unbalanced outputs, optical and coaxial digital outputs, as well as a USB input and Ethernet port. Twin Wi-Fi antennas provide increased signal stability. In a further nod towards its audiophile credentials, the Elements Streamer benefits from a high-quality, low-noise analogue power supply.

Pricing and availability

The Elements Streamer is available now. Price: £1,295

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