Mola Mola’a Kula integrated amp combines technical elements of their Makua and Tambaqui designs with Roon-Ready capability.

Netherlands based Mola-Mola is the brainchild of Bruno Putzeys, the originator of Universal class-D (UcD) in 2001 while at Phillips and as chief tech guru at Hypex, responsible for the development of its  NCore Class-D amplifier technology.

Mola Mola Kula Integrated Amplifier

Named after the Hawaiian word for school, the long-anticipated Kula is the first integrated amplifier to grace the Mola Mola range. Living up to its name, the multi-talented Kula combines the company’s pre-amp technology, including optional phono and DAC stages, with newly developed power amplification in a slender chassis.

Mola Mola Kula

Emulating the distinctive aesthetic of the Makua preamp, the Kula incorporates an exclusive Mola Mola developed power supply and power-amplifier capable of delivering 2 x 150W/8Ω, 2 x 300W/4Ω: clearly enough to drive any speaker with ease. The Kula’s Makua-inspired layout offers a line stage having 3 pairs of balanced and 3 pairs of single-ended inputs, as well as the opportunity to include Mola Mola’s MC/MM phono stage and modular DAC section. The comprehensively specified phono stage supplies independent adjustable settings covering practically all known cutting curves while the 32-bit DAC stage (also used by the Tambaqui stand-alone unit) features 5 digital inputs including USB, optical, AES, Roon-ready endpoint and Bluetooth.

Mola Mola Release Kula Integrated Amplifier back panel

Commenting on Kula’s introduction, Andy Baker of UK distributor Sound Design Distribution said “we believe that great hifi should aim to be the perfect balance of performance and usability. This precise combination of class-leading properties ensures that the Kula will astound you. It is the integrated amplifier that truly belies its size!”

Key Features

  • 3 balanced and 3 unbalanced inputs, selectable by switch and software
  • 2 Pairs of Furutech binding posts. Directly connected to the amplifier PCB using Kubala·Sosna cable.
  • All inputs routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage
  • Processing balance and input gain offset
  • Phase invert and mono sum
  • Full software control of routing and processing

Performance

  • Maximum input level: 20dBu (7.75Vrms)
  • Input impedance: 100kohm
  • Unweighted Signal/Noise Ratio: 113dB
  • 2x 150W/8R @1% 1kHz, 2x 300W/4R @1% 1kHz
  • 2x 100W/8R @0.0005%, 2x 200W/4R @0.00075%, 1kHz
  • Output Impedance: 2mΩ – 7mΩ (20-20kHz) (measured directly on binding posts)
  • Bandwidth 50kHz @ -3dB
  • Gain resolution: <1dB, better than 0.2dB over normal listening range

Mola Mola Release Kula Integrated Amplifier internal picture

Controls

  • 6 programmable presets
  • Optional Premium Remote control
  • Mola Mola Remote app
  • Roon Ready (if DAC option fitted)

Add-Ons

  • Mola Mola Phono stage
  • Mola Mola DAC

Dimensions & Weight

  • 420mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 370mm (D). Depth includes volume knob and connectors
  • 11kg

Price And Availability

Mola Mola Kula Integrated Amplifier typical UK retail price (inc VAT): £9,999.00

DAC option: £5,999.00

phono stage: £1,799.00

Availability: January 2021

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