Hydra II Anniversary Edition From Leema Acoustics
29th January 2018
Leema Acoustics has launched a special Anniversary Edition of its Hydra II power amplifier, celebrating 10 years since its classic powerhouse amplifier made its debut
After recently announcing its Pulse IV amplifier, Leema has now upped the power level with its announcement of the new Hydra. The enhanced amplifier has been improved and updated by Leema Acoustics’ co-founder Lee Taylor. First up is a new front panel with a machined and chrome-plated solid billet Leema Delta logo and an ‘ANNIVERSARY EDITION’ badge.
The Hydra II Anniversary Edition is a bridgeable stereo power amplifier. Its dual-mono design uses two toroidal power transformers, one for each channel, together with a separate transformer for the control circuitry.
Full LIPS implementation (Leema’s proprietary communication system) allows for integration with other Leema Acoustics products.
Internally, the amplifier features upgraded printed circuit boards with twice the amount of copper. All relevant capacitors have been upgraded to Nichicon’s high-quality audio-grade MUSE Series and the PCB-to-speaker-terminal wiring is Leema’s Reference 2 cable which features 16 woven cores plus multi-strand high-purity copper with individual strand silver-plate.
All transistors are hand-selected and precision-matched in amplifier sets. The power amplifier transformers are Noratel ‘xtra quiet’ units. Each amplifier will be supplied with a passport-style system of documentation integrated into the manual, where three key stages of production are signed off by the engineer responsible along with the inclusion of the unit’s measured results Spanning 440 x 320 x 110mm, the amplifier weighs in at 18kg. Price is £4,795 and is offered in black/silver. The Anniversary Edition will be available alongside the standard version which sells for £3,795
To learn more, click www.leema-acoustics.com