Leema Acoustics launches new Elements preamp

The Elements preamp has the same half-width chassis as the other components in the series and there's also the option of 160-watt bridgeable power amp as a potential upgrade further down the line.

Key connections include five, hi-res-supporting (24-bit/192kHz) digital inputs: one coaxial, three optical and one asynchronous USB. Analogue inputs and outputs are a mixture of XLRs and standard phono sockets. You’re also given a high-quality headphone amplifier for personal listening sessions.

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The new pre-amplifier also features Leema's LIPS tech, which allows you to integrate compatible Leema products and home automation systems. The unit also comes supplied with a remote control as standard.

The Elements range has faired well in recent times, so we have high hopes for the preamplifier which is available now, in black or silver, for £1395.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.