This very fine amplifier has been in my dedicated listening room for 3 years along with my matching BC3 preamplifier that is also for sale on AudiogoN. I am open to offers for both pieces together. I have recently reduced the price.
This amp was purchased new from a well known AudiogoN dealer, I have been the only owner. It has performed flawlessly, and sounds great. In my 30 years in high end audio, I feel this amp has just the right mix of the best of solid state and tubes. Very musical and large soundstage. Plenty of headroom for the rated power.
I am not using my dedicated 2 ch system very much, and need funds for home theatre, thus this reluctant sale. I am including the very good upgraded BC62 power cord. ( $280.00 value) Rated 8 out of ten only for age. No scratches or dents. All BC gear is upgradeable in several stages.
All fees are negotiable, including shipping and insurance. Please provide address for ship quote through my Fed-Ex account. I have 100% positive feedback and have been a dedicated member here since 2002. Use direct e-mail for fast reply, as AudiogoN replies are often not getting through. firstname.lastname@example.org
From Blue Circle Audio
125 watts into 8 ohms and 200 watts into 4 ohms per channel output
True balanced from input to output with both positive and negative binding posts being "hot" with signal.
DC coupled output stage
Local "on board" filtering cap located at less than an inch away from the actual output devices for better transient response.
All control circuits are done in analog domain. Therefore, no digital clock to contaminate the analog signal integrity. It s an analog amp after all.
Heavy gauge power supply ground return path for both tube and output stages with the exact same reference for both tube and output stages to yield the best matching performance.
20Amp Neutrik "Power Con" power connector with 6ft hospital grade 14 awg power cord for optimum connectivity of ac power.
All internal ac power is controlled by 30A ac power relays for shortest ac power run inside the chassis.
600VA power transformer supply for output stage only
Three separate power transformers for output stage, tube input stage and controls
Over 200,000uF in power supply filtering.
Power HexFred rectifier in both output stage and B+ supply
12Ga steel chassis for mechanical integrity
Two pairs of binding posts per channel for shot gun biwire
RCA and XLR input
Ground lift switch to eliminate ground loops. This switch will only lift the signal ground, the chassis is connected to earth ground at all times for safety.
Dimensions: 15.5" wide x 9.5" high x 20.5" deep
Weight: 70 lbs
Complete amplifier measurements including tube input stage (measured with matched tubes):
Residue noise reference to full power output: >-100dB or -110dB or 100kHz
Distortion at 10W into 8 ohms: -100dB or -112dB or 100kHz
Distortion at 10W into 8 ohms: