Leema Acoustics Now Shipping Libra DAC/preamp
Leema Acoustics’ future-upgradeable Libra DAC/preamp is arriving for dealers following its Bristol debut. The company is now shipping its...
Leema Acoustics’ future-upgradeable Libra DAC/preamp is arriving for dealers following its Bristol debut. The company is now shipping its high-end DAC/preamp, Libra. A featured-packed high-resolution ‘digital hub’, the new Libra DAC/preamp (£5,995) allows users to get the latest sound quality from their digitally connected devices.
Music lovers can now apply the very latest audio technology to their digitally stored music, connecting via USB and Bluetooth to phones, tablets, laptops and more. Plus, serious audiophiles can plug-in via a class-leading array of high-end connectivity options (including some ‘pro’ options.
The high-resolution Libra DAC has been designed for today’s HD audio world and is fully future-proofed. In addition to standard audio playback from common devices, the Libra also offers high-resolution playback and will play: DSD 64; DSD 128, DXD and 384kHz PCM via USB—music at recording studio quality.
The new high-resolution DAC/preamp is thoughtfully future-proof, too. It contains Leema Acoustics’ new fully balanced Quattro Infinity dual-mono DAC modules which are field replaceable; should conversion technology improve in the future, the modules can be upgraded, giving long-lasting flexibility throughout the product’s lifespan. The advanced Quattro Infinity modules also feature user-selectable output filters, so end-users can tailor the sound to their own preference.
The Libra boasts a class-leading range of connectivity options for the digital age, bringing the latest digital audio engineering to a wide range of connected devices. The Libra offers three coaxial and three optical inputs for hi-fi buffs, capable of accepting high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz audio. For super-high-end partnering equipment, the Libra also offers some more esoteric options, including two I2S inputs via RJ45 connectors. With fully programmable pin-allocation on one of these inputs in software, any high-end source with an I2S interface can easily be accommodated. Source components with professional standard AES/EBU outputs can also be connected: the Libra offers two input connections available via industry standard XLR connectors.