bel canto c5i integrated amplifier

bel canto c5i integrated amplifier

bel canto at the little audio company,
Bel Canto C5i amplifier at the little audio company,

The Bel Canto C5i integrated amplifier is based around cool running Class D technology, capable of a genuine 60wpc into 8ohms, with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.003% and high damping factor of over 1000. It's capabilities and quality are helped by its HDR Core technology - comprising of ultra-low-noise master clocks, advanced asynchronous interfaces, and dual-mode low-noise high efficiency power supplies.

Don't be fooled by all the technology and digital stuff - the C5i doesn't sound "digital - it sounds as analogue as any analogue amplifier can be.

The brushed aluminium front panel is very simple. - a display showing either input or volume, The low impedance, high output headphone amplifier provides 300mA output from its 6.3mm headphone socket.

 

The dual-function volume control also chooses input - a simple press allows you to cycle through inputs. A remote control is provided for all functions.

Two coaxial digital inputs and two optical inputs provide for digital sources, and will handle up to 24/192kHz signals. A Type B USB input, ideal for the likes of Innuos music servers to be directly connected.

 

Two analogue RCA inputs provide for analogue sources - one of these is dedicated for the connection of a high quality, MM cartridge equipped turntable. The other analogue input can be configured for home theatre bypass to enable the C5i to be integrated into home theatre systems

 

A set of high quality WBT speaker terminals provide a firm connection for spade or banana plugs, and a pair of unbalanced RCA outputs allow the connection of an external power amplifier or a subwoofer or two.

And all this in a smaller box than a Cyrus One amplifier.

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Bel Canto C5i integrated amplifier shown in silver,
  • 60wpc (8ohms)

  • 120wpc (4ohms)

  • asynchronous USB input

  • 2x optical digital inputs

  • 2x coaxial digital inputs

  • 1x analogue input

  • MM phono input

  • home theatre bypass

  • 1x pair analogue RCA outputs

  • high quality headphone section

  • Class D amplifier design

  • H 88mm x W 216mm x D 305mm

  • £2100

  •  £1495 ex-demo in black 

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