For sale is a Bel Canto C5i integrated DAC, amplifier, preamp, phono stage and headphone amp. It looks and behaves as new and still has about 13 months of warranty. Its USB implementation is great, just as good as using the Coax or optical.
I am the only owner and I bought from an authorized dealer. I have barely used it in the last 6 months since I moved to another city and the situation did not allow me to play music. I really loved the Bel Canto, but since I didn't use several of its functions and I can't even listen to music properly now adays, it's better to let it go.
I'm aware this is the first time I try to sell on Audiogon, so I'll offer to pay for Paypal and shipping at the asking price. I will also favor local pickup in San Francisco and San Diego (I'm living right now in San Diego but I fly every weekend to San Francisco).
I will ship with original double box and all accessories.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for further questions. Leave me a message and I'll give you my phone number in case you'd like to speak with me.
There are great reviews out there for the Bel Canto C5i:
Don't hesitate to contact me for more information.
From the Bel Canto website:
The C5i DAC Integrated Amplifier powers it all, digital analog, USB
and Phono MM in one compact, powerful component. The C5i converts any
source into music while giving you an amazingly compact, cool-running,
high output, low-power-usage analog and digital media center. The most
complete integrated amplifier, Low jitter, low noise and power
isolation delivers the startling dynamics in your music.
Bel Canto's e.One C5i DAC Integrated Amplifier connects to your
computer, CD player, turntable, cable box or game console, and now
you've got control of an entire media center in one component. Compare
your analog collection to your digital all through one component. Just
add a pair of speakers and the listening room is open!
The Bel Canto C5i has an outstanding 115dB dynamic range and our
proprietary low-noise D-to-A convertors are based on our award-winning
DAC circuit design. The C5i Includes five digital inputs including
RCA, TOSLINK and one 24/96 USB input. The analog section has one pair
of RCA inputs and one pair of RCA Phono MM inputs. The core 24/192
D-to-A converters are based on our Two-Stage Master Reference
Ultra-Clock™ circuitry ensuring that jitter from any source is reduced
below the audible threshold.
The 24-bit digital volume control is completely transparent and
accurate throughout the volume range. The engineering detail that Bel
Canto is known for calls for custom 0.1% audio grade resistors,
class-A output control circuitry, and low-noise power supply
components. The heavy-gauge all-steel chassis design prevents
mechanical resonance from compromising the audio signal quality. The
stereo amplifier section is based on an elegant switching output stage
that eliminates thermal distortion mechanisms caused by changes in
The front panel features a single multifunction control knob that
selects inputs and volume level for both the main outputs and ¼"
front-panel headphone jack, providing flexibility and control with a
simple user interface, easy to read display and full remote control.