The brainchild of the famous semiconductor audio designer Bruno Putzeys, the Dutch company Mola-Mola, has released the Kula integrator. It received a modular design, balanced circuitry and processor control. The case is taken from the Makua preamp. From there, they also borrowed part of the circuitry of the input stages and an additional phono corrector (one of the modules that can be added to the basic version of the amplifier).
Another module is the dac section, which follows the scheme of the Tambaqui model, has five digital inputs, supports the Roon endpoint and is supplemented with a Bluetooth chipset. The basic version of Kula provides six switched analog line inputs: three balanced XLR and three single-ended RCA.
The Kula terminal amplifier outputs a signal to the Furutech terminals, which are connected to the board by a Kubala·Sosna cable. In Kula, you can not only select channels, but also invert their phase or sum the signal in mono. The “Mastering” mode of operation is also provided.
But the main attention should be paid to a few numbers. According to Mola-Mola, Kula delivers a maximum of 150 watts per channel to speakers with an 8-ohm impedance or 300 watts at 4 ohms. At the same time, the coefficient of nonlinear distortion at a frequency of 1 kHz does not exceed 1%. But if this volume (power) is reduced to, respectively, 100 and 200 W, then the KNI will fall to 0.0005 and 0.00075%.
The amplifier is assembled in a 420x110x370 mm case. Control on the front panel is duplicated by the remote control and the Mola-Mola Remote application with programmable presets of settings. When the dac module is connected, you can use Roon.
The cost of the Mola-Mola Kula integral in the UK is £10,000.