Distributed in the UK by Sound Design Distribution www.sounddesigndistribution.co.uk, Mola Mola is perhaps best known for its upmarket Makua/Kaluga pre/power amplifier combination, costing £7.5k/£10k respectively, which helped to redefine all that was possible from analogue Class D amplification when it arrived on the hi-fi scene in 2017. Now the Dutch-based company has introduced its first stereo integrated amplifier called Kula, which combines the company’s tech know-how to deliver a claimed 2x 150W into 8ohm from its slender chassis measuring just 420 x 110 x 370mm (WxHxD).
Analogue connectivity includes three pairs of balanced and three pairs of single-ended inputs. There’s the opportunity to include the company’s own phono stage (£5,999) and modular DAC section (£1,799), too. The comprehensive MM/MC phono stage has independent adjustable settings, while the 32-bit DAC stage (the same version as used in the company’s standalone Tambaqui network-attached DAC priced at £9,999) accommodates up to five digital inputs including USB, optical, AES, Roon-ready endpoint and Bluetooth.
Price and availability
The Kula integrated amplifier retails at £9,999 and is on sale now. DAC and phone stage options are available priced at £5,999 and £1,799 respectively.
Sound Design Distribution Ltd
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About Mola Mola: Mola-Mola is the brainchild of Bruno Putzeys, the wunderkind of Class-D technology, originator of Universal class-D (UcD) in 2001 while at Phillips and as chief tech guru at Hypex, responsible for the development of its game-changing NCore Class-D amplifier technology. Presented in strikingly distinctive rippled all-aluminium enclosures, the Mola Mola range includes the Makua pre-amplifier, Tambaqui DAC, Kula integrated amplifier and Kaluga power amplifier, as well as modular phono stage and DAC board options.