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Mola Mola quietly readies Kula integrated amplifier

  • UPDATE September 2021: Watch our video coverage of the Mola Mola Kula here.


    Shhhhh. The Netherlands’ Mola Mola have this week announced the imminent availability of its first integrated amplifier. The Kula takes its cues from the Makua pre-amplifier’s chassis and steals its circuit wholesale to add an in-house developed power supply and power amplifier – derived from nCore modules developed by Bruno Putzeys – for 150wpc into 8 Ohms and 300wpc into 4 Ohms.

    On the back panel, line-level inputs number three, each with switchable single-ended RCA or balanced XLR options and selectable via a front panel switch or Mola Mola Remote app (iOS/Android). The loudspeaker binding posts come from Furutech and their connection to the amplifier board comes courtesy of Kubala-Sosna cable.

    On the far left, we see the AES, USB and Ethernet sockets of the optional Tambaqui DAC module (add £5999) that differs not one jot from its standalone brother whose dual-board design eschews off-the-shelf chips in favour of Bruno Putzey’s algorithm, discrete components plus Roon Ready and Bluetooth streaming inputs.

    An optional ‘archival grade’ MM/MC phono stage can also be specified at the time of Kula order for an additional £1799.

    Without optional DAC or phono board, the Kula will sell for £9999.

    Further information: Mola Mola

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