Brown Electronics Labs
A very special simple, emotional design The BEL 1001 mk5
The late Dr. Dick Brown specialized in perfecting his original amplifier circuit from 1995 and never looked back.
The B.E.L. 1001 Mk.II (B.E.L. stands for Brown Electronic Labs) has a cult following, is manufactured in very small quantities, and is virtually unobtainable. (One dealer friend has a customer waiting-list six months long.)
This american designed and manufactured amplifier produces 50 Watts of pure class A power into 8 ohms.
The BEL 1001's simple, elegant circuit topology is housed in an understated chassis. Massive amounts of heat sinking is simply not necessary as this design uses only 2 output devices per channel.
The BEL 1001 Mk 5 is able to drive many difficult 3-4 ohm loads with ease. (Originally demonstrated in systems driving Wilson Audio Watt Puppy 8's / B&W 800 Series 3 way design and Martin Logan Prodigy speakers a few years ago)
Mated with natural loudspeakers and a neutral, reference quality pre-amplifier ($ 3-5k range) this sleeper of renowned amplifier designs may be your last amp purchase!
STORED IN OUR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSE FOR A FEW YEARS, this amp was part of the last batch of amplifiers hand produced by Dick Brown himself prior to his passing.
Bold...harmonically...seductive and beautifully textured describe some of the sonic capabilities of the I.O. Signature, one of the new, rare, modern classics.
A master at uncovering an astonishing amount of detail, this instrument does its job and and simply vanishes out of the way of the music, period! Meticulously crafted using the best parts available at the time, this preamp has the power and grace to handle any musical challenge you may have in your recording collection.
Thanks to the massive, tube regulated external power supply, dynamics (especially with a top-flight turntable/ tonearm/ cartridge set-up) are unrestricted in a remarkable, almost frightening, way.
This amplifier will not act as a band aid for a poorly balanced system!
At this price, this may be one of the last (affordable) REFERENCE CLASS phono stages available, for a long while.
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This unit may have approximately 400 hours use as the original retail store DEMO's were by appointment only.
Single-ended (RCA) inputs ONLY (No balanced inputs)
User switchable MONO/ Stereo selector: MONO power into 8 ohms: 200 Watts
US DOMESTIC AND CANADIAN SALES ONLY
CANADIAN BUYERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL TAXES AND DUTIES