leema stream updated
New version of CD player improves audio components for reduced distortion

Welsh company Leema Acoustics has upgraded its Stream CD player, changing to hand-matched audiophile components in key areas and bringing about a significant reduction in distortion.

The player, which has risen in price from £1100 to £1195, now has the audiophile parts in place of the previous surface-mount components, the company saying that "the performance has substantially improved with distortion levels lowered by 16dB at 20kHz resulting in a much blacker background, finer high frequency detail and better spatial awareness".

So at least it shouldn't bump into things any more...

Retained from the original player are the sixteen 24-bit/192kHz multi-bit Delta-Sigma converters, with the output derived from "a fully balanced signal generated in the digital domain producing an incredibly real and tactile musical performance with almost no noise and distortion."

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The player also retains the L-Drive single control for all CD functions, and is fully compliant with the company's Leema Intelligent Protocol System integrated remote control set-up.

This allows, for example, a single press of the L-Drive control to select play, fire up a compatible amplifier and select the CD input.