Bel Canto Design Black EX integrated amplifier

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Bel Canto Design Black EX
Bel Canto Design Black EX integrated amplifier

I’m trying a spot of British-style understatement: the Black EX is ‘a bit of’ a game changer. Its older siblings came first to be sure, but to bring the natural and analogue qualities to digital in most any form at this price point is exciting. This is a reference piece that would be at home anchoring any high performing system. It might save some big coin too as one box for amp, pre-amp, DAC, and streamer means a lot of high cost cables that are not needed. It has plenty of power to drive virtually any speaker, too. In the end, I am impressed. People need to hear this device and I know after doing so many will find a way to make it the centrepiece of their system. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Integrated Amplifier

Input: Phono – 1 RCA with MM & MC capabilities, Analogue – 2 pr RCA, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Toslink, USB A & B, RS232

Output: 2x RCA also can be Mono Subwoofer Out

Class Operation: Class-D with Class-A internal

Load Impedance: 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm

Low Level Outputs: Line Level Analogue 4.5Vrms with Bass Management

Headphone: 4.5 Vrms maximum, 32 Ohm minimum load

Maximum Data rates: 24bit/192kHz PCM AES/EBU, 
S/PDIF, TOSlink. 24bit/192kHz PCM, MQA, and DSD64 via 10/100 Ethernet, 24bits/384kHz, MQA, and DSD64/128 (DoP) USB2 Audio

MM/MC Input: Input Sensitivity: MM: 2.5mV to 5mV; MC: 0.25mV to 0.5mV. Input Load MM: 47K Ohms; MC: 50, 100, 500, 1000

RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0.25dB, 50Hz – 15kHz

THD+N: <0.01% 1kHz A-weighted

SNR: >70dB A-weighted

Dynamic Range: 110dB, A-weighted 20Hz – 20kHz

Loudspeaker Output:
Maximum Power Output: 500W – 4 Ohm, 250W – 8 Ohm
Minimum Load: 2 Ohms
Peak Output Current: 25 Amperes

Frequency Response: -3dB 0Hz–50kHz, all loads

Output Connections: 2 pair WBT Nextgen binding posts

Dynamic Range: 125dB A-weighted

THD+N: <0.001%, 1kHz, 4 Ohms

IMD (CCIF): <0.001% 1W, 18.5:19.5kHz 1:1, 4 Ohms

Power usage On: 40W

Power usage Off: 0W

Power Requirements: 100-120VAC or 230-240VAC 50/60Hz Internally set

Dimensions (WxDxH): 451 ×394 ×89mm

Weight: 12 kg.

Price: £15,000

Manufactured by: Bel Canto Design Inc

URL: belcantodesign.com

Distributed in the UK by: Padood

URL: padood.com

Tel: +44 (0)1223 653199

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