Uniting Mola Mola’s Makua and Tambaqui designs with Roon-Ready capability, the ‘Kula’ integrated amp extends ‘extraordinary transparency, control, style and convenience to the high-end music systems market’.

Named after the Hawaiian word for school, the long-anticipated Kula is the first integrated amplifier to grace the Mola Mola range. Living up to its name, the multi-talented Kula combines the company’s excellent pre-amp technology, including optional phono and DAC stages, with newly developed power amplification to deliver exceptional performance and versatility from a stylishly slender chassis.

Emulating the distinctive aesthetic of the acclaimed Makua preamp, the Kula incorporates an exclusive Mola Mola developed power supply and power-amplifier capable of delivering 2 x 150W/8Ω, 2 x 300W/4Ω: clearly enough to drive any speaker with ease. The Kula’s Makua-inspired layout offers a line stage having 3 pairs of balanced and 3 pairs of single-ended inputs, as well as the opportunity to include Mola Mola’s MC/MM phono stage and modular DAC section. The comprehensively specified phono stage supplies independent adjustable settings covering practically all known cutting curves while the ground-breaking 32-bit DAC stage (also used by the world-class Tambaqui stand-alone unit) features 5 digital inputs including USB, optical, AES, Roon-ready endpoint and Bluetooth.

Commenting on Kula’s introduction, Andy Baker of UK distributor Sound Design Distribution says “we believe that great hi-fi should aim to be the perfect balance of performance and usability. This precise combination of class-leading properties ensures that the Kula will astound you. It is the integrated amplifier that truly belies its size!”

KEY FEATURES:

I/O

  • 3 balanced and 3 unbalanced inputs, selectable by switch and software
  • 2 Pairs of Furutech binding posts. Directly connected to the amplifier PCB using Kubala·Sosna cable.
  • All inputs routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage
  • Processing balance and input gain offset
  • Phase invert and mono sum
  • Full software control of routing and processing

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum input level: 20dBu (7.75Vrms)
  • Input impedance: 100kohm
  • Unweighted Signal/Noise Ratio: 113dB
  • 2x 150W/8R @1% 1kHz, 2x 300W/4R @1% 1kHz
  • 2x 100W/8R @0.0005%, 2x 200W/4R @0.00075%, 1kHz
  • Output Impedance: 2mΩ – 7mΩ (20-20kHz) (measured directly on binding posts)
  • Bandwidth 50kHz @ -3dB
  • Gain resolution: <1dB, better than 0.2dB over normal listening range

CONTROL

  • 6 programmable presets
  • Optional Premium Remote control
  • Mola Mola Remote app
  • Roon Ready (if DAC option fitted)

ADD-ON

  • Mola Mola Phono stage
  • Mola Mola DAC

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • 420mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 370mm (D). Depth includes volume knob and connectors
  • 11kg

Mola Mola Kula Integrated Amplifier typical UK retail price (inc VAT): £9,999.00

DAC option: £5,999.00

phono stage: £1,799.00

Availability: January 2021

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