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