SOLD - FOR SALE: Bel Canto Ref 1000 Mk1 monobloc power amps - pending
Item #649385878Info: Bel Canto Ref 1000 Mk1 monobloc power amps - pending
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Oct 17, 17 5:58am (PST)
Edited: Nov 08, 17 7:51pm
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My video review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWKkF7IqXPM&t=9s
These amazing mono bloc can output 500w@8 ohm and 1000w@4ohm with very good clarity.
I remember doing an AB test versus a $6k Passlab 30.5 with a pair of Pioneer S3EX speakers and these sounded better. It sounded more smooth because the pioneers were about 87db and hard to drive. People usually tell me their 70w amp can drive their speakers fine since they can play it very loud so they don't need high power amp. The way I see it is you can have a child yelling at 80db or a full grown person singing at 80db. Both will reach 80 db but one will sound aggressive while the other one can do it effortlessly. With these amps, you can drive ANY speakers with ease. If you never try high power amp, you need to. More bass, more low end, less strain, more smooth and these are few advantages of high power amp.
Right now, I am driving a pair of dynaudio contour 2 @ 84 db 4 ohm with ZERO problem. The reason I bought these is because I had the pioneer S3EX and from what I read online, they were using these to demo the pioneer in audio shows. That goes to show you that they are THAT good to be used in audio shows to demo another company product.
I also compared it to the bryston 4B SST 300w amp and I ended up keeping these and sold the Bryston because I find both are very good. Some of my friends prefer the Bel canto because it sound real, less colored, while my other friends prefer the bryston 4B SST as it has more low end. I like how small and energy efficient they are.
I read this review and have to agree that things sound more real with these amps.
I have the original box.
price is for 2 monobloc.
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