Leema Acoustics Quasar is an amp, DAC and streamer in one

Leema has fitted the Quasar with dual mono output sections, delivering 200W into 8 ohms. The internal DAC is based on Leema’s own Quattro-infinity design found in its flagship Libra DAC, which offers “faithful conversion for digital data to analogue signal”.

Quasar features three coaxial and three optical digital inputs alongside Leema’s M1 asynchronous USB interface and Bluetooth is onboard too for wireless streaming.

The DAC will play back hi-res audio formats up to 24-bit/192kHz and supports DLNA/UPnP streaming, with a dedicated app available for Android and Apple devices. Music streaming service Deezer and vTuner Radio come preinstalled, with others due to be added in the future.

The Leema Acoustics Quasar will be launched later in 2016, priced £2995, but you’ll be able to have a sneak preview at the Bristol Show.

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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.