While the Pulse III was dedicated to digital with a handful of inputs, the new Pulse takes that commitment further with a higher digital input count, and aptX Bluetooth for offline streaming from a smartphone or tablet.
Alongside 80W of power, it features a 32-bit/384kHz Sabre DSD-capable DAC feeding seven digital inputs, including USB Type-B and Type-A, as well as three optical and coaxial sockets apiece.
Legacy connections include five line-level RCAs and a MM/MC phono stage taken from Leema’s standalone Essentials model (£600) for connecting a turntable.
Outputs include two pairs of preamp outputs, and headphone and fixed-level record outputs.
The Pulse IV is available now in either black or silver, priced £2300.