Bel Canto Ref1000M monoblock power amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Solid-state monoblock power amplifier with class-D output stage. Input: single-ended RCA or balanced XLR. Output: one set WBT 5-way safety binding posts. Power Output: >500W into 8 ohms (27.8dBW), >1000W into 4 ohms (27.8dBW). Minimum Load: 2 ohms. Voltage gain: 27dB (single ended or balanced input). Peak Output Current: 45A. Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.5dB all loads. THD+N: 0.007% 1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms. IMD (CCIF): 0.0007%, 1W, 14:15KHz, 4 ohms. Output noise: 90µV RMS A-weighted, 10Hz–20kHz. Damping factor: >1000. Output Impedance at 100Hz: <8 milliohms. Input impedance: 100k ohms (RCA), 200k ohms (XLR). Input Voltage for Max Output: 3V RMS.
Dimensions: 8.5" (216mm) W by 3.5" (88mm) H by 12" (305mm) D. Weight: 18.5 lbs (9kg).
Serial number of review sample: RI-149.
Price: $5990/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 65.
Manufacturer: Bel Canto Design, 221 N. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Tel: (612) 317-4550. Fax: (612) 359-9358. Web:

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

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Dear Kalman,

I have the opportunity to change my Ref500s to Ref1000m (MkI or II I'm not sure). My loudspeakers are ML ascent I. Do you think it will improve my system (Bel Canto DAC and transport)? Do you think Bel Canto amplifiers and ML are a good match?

Thanks in advance for your answer.