The Leema Elements CD Player continues the Leema tradition of ground breaking design, facilities and performance by incorporating many unique Leema innovations and the very best parts and processes available.
The TEAC dedicated audio transport produces extremely low levels of jitter, typically around 50 pS @ 1 kHz. This provides an excellent digital data stream, which is then balanced to feed the converters. Leema’s latest Quattro Infinity Multi-DAC uses multiple 24 bit/192 kHz multi-bit delta sigma data converters, specifically selected for their outstanding audio performance. The resulting audio output possesses vanishingly low levels of noise, distortion and crosstalk, to produce a musically compelling and breathtakingly real performance.
Dual analogue outputs are provided for both balanced and unbalanced connection. This allows the connection of two stereo Leema power amplifiers which when controlled by LIPS® produces a totally purist bi-amplified hi-fi system of astonishing quality and unbelievably elegant simplicity.
Ease of use by infra-red remote control and full LIPS® master and slave implementation allows for easy system integration with other Leema products and home automation systems.
In their exclusive 'Beautiful Systems' feature, partnering the Elements Amp, CD Player and Xero speakers, HiFi Choice conclude:
"This is what 21st century audio should be. We live busy, crowded and complex lives and the limited time we have for something as decadent as sitting down and listening to music needs kit that can deliver the goods with everything we throw at it.
This is one company’s complete vision of how that should be achieved and my word, it’s a very beautiful system indeed."
You can download the full article here.
In his August 2015 Review, Paul Rigby (The Audiophile Man) said :
"The new elements CD player has a mighty heritage and an imaginative internal layout, though. It’s a trickle-down design from the flagship Leema Antilla CD player"
“Our drive is pretty much silent. Also, computer drive lasers are not always optimised for audio CD use. If a CD is damaged or marginal, a computer drive may give up. A Redbook drive will read the disc.”
"What the Leema did here was grab the backing jazz orchestra by the scruff of the neck and impose some control upon the brass section which can, on this song, easily be awash with a bloomy smear that removes any edges to the brass playback. The focus from the Leema allowed the brass to enhance its tonal realism rather than spending its time hurting ears."
"The sonic elements of the Leema have been carefully designed with an admirable focus on lowering nasty noise to provide a smooth and detailed performance that provides anyone looking for a transparent digital playback a top of the list demo contender."
You can read the full review here.
Specification / Features
(See User Manual for full specification)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Signal to noise ratio: -105 dB (A weighted)
IM Distortion: 0.001% (19+20 kHz)
Distortion: 20 Hz 0.005%
1 kHz 0.001%
20 kHz 0.001%
Crosstalk: 1 kHz -118 dB
10 kHz -100 dB
Output Level: 2.3VRMS for 0dBFS
Jitter 1KHz: < 50pS
Jitter total correlated: < 150pS
DACs: 24bit/192kHz Quattro Infinity
Number of Balanced Outputs (XLR): 2
Number of Un-Balanced Outputs (RCA): 2
Digital Outputs: 1 S/PDIF Coax
Digital Outputs: 1 S/PDIF Optical
LIPS® system: Master or Slave