Here's your chance to own a lightly-used Bel Canto REF150S amp, in excellent condition electronically and cosmetically. The reviewer for Goodsound dot com calls the Bel Canto REF150S "the most musical amplifier I have heard south of $5000." Australian Hi-Fi's reviewer says, "It’s difficult to credit that such levels of solid, powerful sound can emanate from such a small package." A Stereophile writer reported from a CES show that "this may be a wee-sized amplifier, but it sounded huge strapped to a pair of new Joseph Audio bookshelf speakers." From the Bel Canto website:
“The REF150S delivers 117dB dynamic range, 75 watts into 8 ohms and 150 watts into 4 ohms with power to drive a wide range of speakers. The combination of fully-regulated switch-mode power supplies and analog control circuitry brings incredible dynamic expression to your music. The REF150S custom power input stage includes high speed, low noise rectifiers and large storage and filter capacitors that substantially increase energy storage, significantly lowering noise while reducing sensitivity to power line fluctuations. The custom input stage uses the latest advanced amplifiers and passive components including: Caddock resistors, Solid Electrolytic ultra-low ESR decoupling capacitors and low noise regulated power supplies.”
Selling because I decided to go back to tubes and found a great deal. I am charging a flat shipping fee of $25 for ground shipping within the continental U.S.A.