Bel Canto Design Black ACI 600 integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: dCS Paganini SACD/CD transport & Scarlatti clock & Vivaldi DAC & Network Bridge network player; Mytek HiFi Manhattan II DAC; Intel NUC7i7BNH computer with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD running Roon; iPad Pro, external hard drives, USB sticks.
Power Amplifiers: Pass Laboratories XA200.8 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia.
Cables: Digital: AudioQuest Diamond (FireWire, Ethernet), Wireworld Platinum Starlight Cat8 (Ethernet), Nordost Odin 1 & Odin 2 & Valhalla 2 (USB). Interconnect, Speaker, AC: Nordost Odin 2.
Accessories: Grand Prix Monaco rack & amp stands, 1.5" Formula platforms; Nordost QB8, QK1, QV2, QX4 power accessories; Isotek EVO3 Sigmas & Audience aR2p-TSSOX power conditioners, GreenWave filter, AudioQuest NRG Edison outlets; Stein Music Signature Harmonizers, Blue Suns/Diamonds, Speaker Matches, Super Naturals, & Quantum Organizer; Synergistic Research Tranquility Base, PowerCell, Transporter, UEFs; Bybee Room Neutralizers; Absolare Stabilians; Resolution Acoustics room treatment; Stillpoints Aperture panels.
Listening Room: 20' L by 16' W by 9' H.—Jason Victor Serinus

Bel Canto Design
221 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 317-4550

DH's picture

One choice of filter, the MQA? No chance to use another type of filter if you tend to prefer it, like a linear phase one?

rom661's picture

Leaving the filter issue aside, you get a streamer, a phono stage, a DAC, preamp and power amp. I'm listening to one now on evaluation, comparing it to a 30K stack and it's quite good. Plus the savings in great cables is immense. Just sayin'...

mrkaic's picture

Not exactly affordable, is it? And not a stellar performer either. The THD is way too high.

rom661's picture

I've been doing this for 30 years and designing for longer. Maybe, just maybe, you can tell more about a piece by listening than by looking at one spec. I love what I do/I hate what I do...

Jason P Jackson's picture

Why is there a picture of a standard power amplifier on page 2? This could not be the internals of the class d Bell Canto.