BEL CANTOREF1000 MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERBEL CANTO REF1000 MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIER POWERFUL, MUSICAL, ALIVEIn the great Bel Canto tradition, this sequentially numbered pair of REF1000 amps provide a strong emotional connection with your music, combined with rich tonality, great detail, superb soundstagi...1800.00

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In the great Bel Canto tradition, this sequentially numbered pair of REF1000 amps provide a strong emotional connection with your music, combined with rich tonality, great detail, superb soundstaging and a huge dynamic envelope. With 500 watts/ch at 8 ohms and 1000 watts/ch at 4 ohms, these can drive virtually any speaker load out there down to 2 ohms. I use them with Avalon Eidolons and this makes a terrific combination. High end equipment reviewer Barry Willis has heard this system many times and has commented on more than one occasion: “This is one of the best sounding systems I have ever heard.”

I am selling these beauties because I am upgrading to the REF 1000M. You can have these REF1000 amps upgraded at the factory to the latest REF1000M model for a price that will save you at least $1200 - $1500 over buying them new. Contact me for details.
Matching Bel Canto PRE3 is available in a separate ad. The combination makes beautiful music together. From the SoundStage review noted below: “All of the strengths I’ve noted above regarding the REF1000s were enhanced using the PRE3”
The pair of amps will have a full 2-year factory warranty from date of your purchase.
FROM 6MOONS REVIEW http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eone2/1000.html
The REF1000's..."easily handle all the basic requirements of a high-end power amplifier. They are smooth and refined. They are transparent to the source in a way that makes them appropriate as listening devices as well as reviewers' tools. They also deliver lots of current and they exude the kind of bold muscularity that you'd expect from amplifiers equipped to deliver 1000 watts into 4 ohms. Additionally, they deliver the tonal saturation you just may have to experience to appreciate."
FROM SOUNDSTAGE REVIEW http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/belcanto_ref1000.htm
The REF1000s "offer a selection of strengths that made my listening time with them a real joy. (They) had all the pace, rhythm and timing that one could possibly ask for. Music from the lowest bass notes to the highest cymbal transients are reproduced as cleanly as the balance of your system allows. The Bel Canto amps just laid out the orchestra in front of me, section by section. The Bel Canto amps get out of the way of the music, allowing its feeling to flow forth unfettered. The REF1000s are true to the mission of high-end audio: present a better listening experience.”
Specifications:
Power Output: . . . . . . . .. . .. . . .. . . . >1000W into 4 ohms, >500W into 8 ohms
Minimum Load: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ohms
Frequency Response: . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +/-0.5dB 20Hz-20KHz, all loads
THD+N: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.007% 1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms
IMD (CCIF): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 0.0007%, 1W, 14:15KHz, 4 ohms
Output noise: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90uVRMS A-weighted 10Hz-20KHz
Voltage gain: . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 27dB (single ended or balanced input)
Damping factor: . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >1000
Output Impedance t 100 Herz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

In the great Bel Canto tradition, this sequentially numbered pair of REF1000 amps provide a strong emotional connection with your music, combined with rich tonality, great detail, superb soundstaging and a huge dynamic envelope. With 500 watts/ch at 8 ohms and 1000 watts/ch at 4 ohms, these can drive virtually any speaker load out there down to 2 ohms. I use them with Avalon Eidolons and this makes a terrific combination. I am selling these beauties because I am upgrading to the REF 1000M. You can have these REF1000 amps upgraded at the factory to the latest REF1000M model for a price that will save you at least $1200 - $1500 over buying them new. Contact me for details. Matching Bel Canto PRE3 is available in a separate ad. The combination makes beautiful music together. From the SoundStage review noted below: “All of the strengths I’ve noted above regarding the REF1000s were enhanced using the PRE3” The pair of amps will have full factory warranty from date of your purchase. FROM 6MOONS REVIEW http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eone2/1000.html The REF1000's..."easily handle all the basic requirements of a high-end power amplifier. They are smooth and refined. They are transparent to the source in a way that makes them appropriate as listening devices as well as reviewers' tools. They also deliver lots of current and they exude the kind of bold muscularity that you'd expect from amplifiers equipped to deliver 1000 watts into 4 ohms. Additionally, they deliver the tonal saturation you just may have to experience to appreciate." FROM SOUNDSTAGE REVIEW http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/belcanto_ref1000.htm The REF1000s "offer a selection of strengths that made my listening time with them a real joy. (They) had all the pace, rhythm and timing that one could possibly ask for. Music from the lowest bass notes to the highest cymbal transients are reproduced as cleanly as the balance of your system allows. The Bel Canto amps just laid out the orchestra in front of me, section by section. The Bel Canto amps get out of the way of the music, allowing its feeling to flow forth unfettered. The REF1000s are true to the mission of high-end audio: present a better listening experience.” Specifications: Power Output: . . . . . . . .. . .. . . .. . . . >1000W into 4 ohms, >500W into 8 ohms Minimum Load: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ohms Frequency Response: . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +/-0.5dB 20Hz-20KHz, all loads THD+N: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.007% 1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms IMD (CCIF): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 0.0007%, 1W, 14:15KHz, 4 ohms Output noise: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90uVRMS A-weighted 10Hz-20KHz Voltage gain: . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 27dB (single ended or balanced input) Damping factor: . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >1000 Output Impedance t 100 Herz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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