Bel Canto's Versatile Integrated
Bel Canto's designer, John Stronczer, proudly showed off the the Minnesotan company's e.One s300 integrated amplifier ($2495), that was recently reviewed by Wes Phillips. A dual-mono design with a class-D output stage, it outputs 300Wpc into 4 ohms and 150Wpc into 8 ohms, the diminutive integrated amp features Bel Canto's single button control for inputs and volume, as well as a remote control.
Bel Canto's modest powerhouse is available in a number of different configurations, including moving-magnet phono stage input, S/PDIF-input DAC, or 24/96 USB digital audio converter. Mated with some modest speakers from Joseph Audio, the system delivered a surprisingly full-range presentation that would be the envy of virtually everyone in your neighborhood.