Bel Canto Design e.One REF150s amplifier

Minneapolis-based Bel Canto Design (props to my homies) brought a new amplifier to CES this year. The e.One REF150s ($1495, shown on the lower rack) is a fully balanced dual-mono amplifier that will put out 150Wpc into 8 ohms This may be a wee-sized amplifier, but it sounded huge strapped to a pair of new Joseph Audio bookshelf speakers.

Ajani's picture

Erick, are you sure that's the new product? I thought the new products were supposed to be the e.One S125 and REF150S Stereo Amplifiers:The e.One S125 Stereo AmplifierA powerful 65 watts into 8 ohms, 130 into 4 ohm loadsThe e.One REF150s Stereo AmplifierA more powerful/refined 75 watts into 8 ohms, 150 into 4 ohm loads

Erick Lichte's picture

Fixed! EL

USAudio's picture

Is that a new Bel Canto DAC with a headphone output above the amplifier? That would be good news for the headphone listeners out there! Any info on this?

CKKeung's picture

What are those beautiful blue color boards?

Ajani's picture

Yes, that is a new DAC, there are 3 of them:, a 2 new amps, a tuner and a USB Link Light:

tzed's picture

The shelves look to me like a layer of quartz composite (like kitchen countertop material) sandwiched between two layers of 1/4" glass.

Observant one's picture

When's the last time you read a sentence with the words "homies" and "Minneapolis" in it?