Launched in 2006, the Tucana, Leema’s first audio component, soon established itself as a genuine reference amplifier, winning many prestigious awards. Now the Tucana II extends both the performance and features of the original, to set a new global standard for integrated amplifiers.
Sharing DNA with its staggering sibling, the Leema Reference Series Altair IV, the Tucana II is an even more accomplished performer than its multi-award winning predecessor.
Improved dynamic drive, resolution of fine detail and remarkable clarity, help the Tucana II present music with life-like swing and verve, comfortably driving even the most fussy of today’s audiophile speakers.
The technically groundbreaking dual-mono design uses three heavy-duty toroidal power transformers, one for each channel and one for the control circuitry. This, coupled with a robust and highly refined multi-bipolar output stage, ensures that music is delivered with a vice-like grip and precise loudspeaker control.
Tucana II features an MP3 front-panel input, fixed gain input for AV connection, balanced XLR inputs as standard and a dedicated headphone output.
The user interface offers balance control and individually adjustable input gains, both of which were originally developed for the Reference Series Pyxis pre-amplifier.
Tucana II can also operate as a LIPS® system master or slave and is able to talk to other Leema components. This enables the Tucana II to automatically configure other devices in a multi-unit home cinema system of uncompromised audiophile quality.
Hi-Fi Choice: Editor’s Choice, September 2009
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision: Best Stereo Amplifier £1500+, October 2009
Hi-Fi World: 5 Globes, November 2009
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision: 5 Stars, November 2009
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Ultimate Guide: 5 Stars, September 2010
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision: Best Stereo Amplifier £2000+, 2010
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision: Best Buy, August 2011
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Ultimate Guide: 5 Stars, September 2011
Specification / Features
(See User Manual for full specification)
Output Power: 150W rms 8 Ohms/Ch
Output Power: 290W rms 4 Ohms/Ch
Output Power: 520W rms 2 Ohms/Ch
Noise: < -100 dB
Freqency Response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
Number of balanced Inputs (XLR): 1
Number of un-balanced Inputs (RCA): 6
Tape Input: 1
Tape Output: 1
MP3 Inputs: 1
Headphone Outputs: 1
Pre-out Outputs: 1
Channel gain adjust for each individual input
Mute Buton: Yes
Balance Adjust: (left/Right)
Thermal Protection: Yes
LIPS® system: Master or Slave