Two-Channel AMP C1 Delivers High-End Performance, Exclusive Technologies and Top-Level Build Quality at an Affordable Price
PARKER, CO, May 11, 2011 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world class high-end audio products, introduces into the U.S. market the AMP C1 Stereo Integrated Amplifier, a two-channel power amp with variable amplification and input choices, by Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio of Germany.
B.M.C.’s novel Amp C1 is one of a series of amplifiers the company designed and built from the ground up to deliver music to loudspeakers purely and transparently, avoiding any intrusion of the amplifier itself. The Amp C1 is perfectly balanced from input to output. It runs cool and silently. It exhibits no feedback in the signal path and no compression at any volume level on the theory that it’s better to avoid distortion from the start than try to correct it later.
As a result, the amplifier passes music to the loudspeakers naturally and without the presence of the amplifier calling attention to itself. Apparent contradictions disappear, and listeners experience only the unbridled power and finest details of the music. Tranquility unites with dynamics, dissolution with warmth.
The Amp C1 delivers two channels of 200 Watts at 8 Ohms, or two channels of 350 Watts at 4 Ohms, supplied by a powerful, fully stabilized network with a 2-kilowatt toroid transformer, balanced-current capacitors, and complete stabilization that contributes to the amplifier’s background of unshakeable silence.
Exhibiting the modular construction and massive build quality typical of B.M.C. components, the 88-pound AMP C1 is housed in a sturdy aluminum chassis using the finest components available, and enhanced on the front panel by large Power and Volume buttons, and an easily read Stereo Power Meter. Key features include B.M.C.’s exclusive:
- Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM), a volume and amplification control that recalibrates gain without dividing and downgrading the input signal. DIGM enables the adjustment of left/right output balances in 66 1-decibel increments, avoids unnecessary high gain and additional amplifier stages, eliminates the need for a preamp circuit, and allows a DAC to directly connect to the amplifier. Benefits further include a very short signal path, low noise, and the ability to reduce noise and distortion by reducing the volume.
- Load Effect Free (LEF) Technology, which achieves high output and high quality audio reproduction unaffected by faults on the transistor side. It provides a top-level signal without voltage amplification, and increases the AMP C1’s efficiency.
- Current Injection (CI), which further increases the purity of the amplifier’s signal and the immediacy of its musical reproduction by processing the original input current up to its arrival at the loudspeakers.
The AMP C1 is operated by a handsome aluminum remote control. Rear-panel connections include 2 pairs of balanced XLR inputs, 3 pairs of unbalanced RCA inputs, 2 pairs of speaker outputs, and an AC power connection.
The AMP C1 Stereo Integrated Amplifier is available now from authorized Aaudio Imports dealers at a suggested price of $7,990/pair (U.S. MSRP).