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You will glide path runway 32R and the very land. Landing Airbus A Quality: HD p. PS Audio mechanization - Tin! Airbus A takeoff from the airport Hong Kong. HD Rating: 5! Videos downloaded from YouTube in jak PS Pay attention to the work of the aileron. Video flooded here from YouTube. Soundstage width and center fill focus through the GCC is as precise as I've heard through my desktop system. Easily the most impressive aspect of the GCC's performance is its ability to sound right regardless of the volume level.
It's not just a function of the Fletcher Munson bass level curve - they also don't have the same midrange warmth or upper frequency presence at low levels. The GCC is the only amp I've experienced that sounds equally good when set to 75 dB peaks as it does at 90 dB peaks.
I can hear a difference, and I suspect you will too. The combination of superlative sound with elegant ergonomics makes it the kind of product that you buy, set-up and then use happily for many years. If I didn't have a constant stream of new gear that has to be put into my desktop listening set up I would be totally content to install the GCC and leave it there. It is that good. Bel Canto is one of the first manufacturers who created a digital amplifier that sounded good.
Their first-generation of EVO power amplifiers turned a lot of digital amp-hating audiophiles into believers. I was among them. I used five EVO-2 amps as a reference in my large-room home theater for quite a while. They were utterly amazing. Their great sound, compact size, virtually no heat, and completely reliable nature made me hate to give them back. When I learned that Bel Canto had developed a completely new series of amps that promised to sound even better and cost substantially less than their first generation Tripath-based products I was eager to give them an audition.
Unfortunately for my home theater persona, the first of the new line of amps was not their flagship monoblock but a two-channel amplifier. So I quickly switched from home theater guru to nearfield pundit so I could give the new amplifier a try. Bel Canto is not the only high-end manufacturer to embrace this new technology.
Measuring only 8. Its uncluttered front panel features an inset oval with a centrally located blue light and nothing else. I left my review sample on with little effect on my room's temperature or my monthly electric bill. How about a slightly warmer sounding straight wire with gain? Even though these amps both use very similar output circuits, they each have their own particular sonic character.
While the PS is slightly on the subtractive side of harmonic neutrality the Bel Canto is additive. Its lower midrange and upper bass are ever so slightly juicier and thicker than the PS Audio amplifier. Let me stress these differences are exceedingly subtle. Using a different preamp could dramatically alter sonic perceptions. Rather than describe the Bel Canto S in relation to live music, which I've always felt is more of a literary conceit as well as a personal one than a practical touchstone of sonic quality, I will compare it to other amplifiers, specifically the GCC The S is more critical of inferior sources than the GCC, but also excels on better material.
It's odd that a rig that is harmonically warmer is also less forgiving, but that's what I discovered. Both amplifiers have excellent lateral focus and equally large soundstages. On i-tunes I noticed no difference in depth recreation, but on CDs the S presents a slightly more three-dimensional rendition. Both amps had the highest resolution when tethered to the Aerial model 5s or Role Kayaks, but even with the inexpensive Aperion s they never sounded bad, merely slightly less revealing.
I can't help but hear the grumbling from the hardcore tube fans in the audience, "How dare he think that any digital amp can hold a candle to a tube amplifier! But even tubaholics will find that the S and the GCC have more in common with tubes when it comes to electronic texture or lack of it than any conventional solid-state design.
No matter how deeply you listen into the soundstage and how much you turn up the volume both these amps remain free of electronic grain and grunge.
Curious to hear reactions? Edit Delete. I have it and it's a superb addition to a high quality system. I'm pairing it with NHT's new digital Xds and it's a fine match. Unfortunately, for what this preamp is capable of doing and its flexibility you don't see the good ink it deserves. Most likely due to the HT market taking so many dollars out of the two channel market. But even so, it's a very fine performer and beats many competitors, whether tube or solid state at higher price levels.
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