Discrete, Single-Stage High-Current Input and Gain Stages, Advanced Power System Guide U.S.A.-Made Bel Canto e1X Amplifier: Black-Tie Elegance and Black-Ops Authority
You can never have too much power – particularly when conveyed via custom, discrete, single-stage high-current input and gain stages. In that spirit, the Bel Canto e1X stereo amplifier can ably push nearly any speaker made to peak performance – and treat you to pure, rich, tonally faithful sound that will have you re-exploring favorite albums and songs you thought you've always known. Featuring trickle-down technology from the company's flagship Black Series, e1X is extremely conservatively rated at 250Wpc into eight ohms (500Wpc into four ohms). Its advanced power filtration system feeds more than 1,200 watts of clean power to the amplifiers. Ultra-low distortion and output noise, a beguiling 126dB dynamic range, and a gain control switch to match system gain to your particular speakers hint at the performance you'll experience.
A model of gorgeous minimalism and single-focused execution, the U.S.A.-made e1X keeps everything concentrated on benchmark fidelity via simple connectivity that comprises a pair of balanced inputs, two RCA inputs, and two speaker terminals. Standby control can be commanded via the front panel of trigger. A constrained layer-damped chassis with high-grade aluminum defines elegant looks that speak to e1X's black-tie gracefulness and black-ops authority. That it fits practically anywhere you want adds to its versatility, panache, and practicality. This is one amplifier you'll want on your side. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"I would have expected a high-end stereo amplifier with a $6000 price to outperform my $1600/pair Emotiva monoblocks. But I wasn't expecting the e1X to be this much of an improvement. I didn't expect to be so completely gobsmacked by the level of clarity and musicality I'm hearing now from the e1X..."
– Tom Gibbs, Stereophile
Minimum Load: 2 ohms
Peak Output Current: 27 amperes
Frequency Response: +/-3dB0Hz-50KHz, all loads
THD+N: 0.002%1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms
Output noise: 35uVRMS A-weighted 10Hz-20KHz
Voltage gain: 27dB (internal switches select for 33dB)
Damping factor: > 500
Output Impedance at 100Hz: < 16 milliohms
Dynamic Range: 126dB
Input Voltage for Max Output: 2.3Vrms at 27dB gain
Input connections: Single-ended RCA or balanced XLR
RCA input impedance: 10K ohms
Balanced input impedance: 20k ohms
Output connections: 2sets WBT Nextgen 5-way binding posts