Cello Duet 350 Amplifiers

5/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $9500.00


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350 watts


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by carl11529 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for Cello Encore 150 mono/mono amplifiers, not for the Duet. As Encore 150's are not listed, I have to borrow the space to praise these gems.

They replace ML 336. Speakers tested were Burmester 961 MK2 and Cello Premiere which I settle down for now. The Encore 150's may look plain, but are very refined as well as musical. When the symphonic forte requires, however, these amps can be very dynamical. Pair of NBS Statement power cords are used. Encore 150 runs cool, it is part of the reason for me to chose it rather than Cello Performance II. Cello Performance runs hot and not really suits the hot weather of Taiwan.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $8500.00

Purchased At:   Taipei



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FB a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I had a great opportunity to buy a Duet 350 4 years ago, it's been one of my hifi dreams since first listened to cello gear back in 1987, I've been so happy with it, I bought a second one to biamp my speakers

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Purchased At:   Presence Audio Conse



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eusebius Florestan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The Cello is king. All I can say is that a simple change of gut-strings was all that it took to transport me to sublime audiophile-heaven. And by all means,do not forget to invest in a decent case.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $9000.00

Purchased At:   Museum auction



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this amplifier for seven years -- for six years, it was my primary amp. The Duet 350 is fast and sweet with deep bass and impressive control. It is highly musical, open, and transparent. To use the old cliche: sounds like no amp at all. It replaced a ML 23.5 and was a step up in musicality. The amplifier still contends with the best on the market. A classic. I replaced it with Cello's reference, the Performance II monoblocks, on which it is based (the differences primarily lie in the power supplies and the number of output transistors).

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roy Ramos a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Out-krells Krell, out-Levinsons the Levinson, the equal of a Spectral DMA-150 in terms of air, speed, ambiance and inner detail but with a lot more punch, bass and that hard-to-describe but nonetheless very present gravitas, or authority. I've used a Krell KSA250 and a Mark Levinson 333 with my two systems (Cello Master, dCS Purcell/Delius, Mark Levinson; Duntech Princess, Wadia/Audio Synthesis CD front end) and the Cello Duet 350 is far better than both in almost all parameters: transparency, speed, detail, dynamics, slam, delicacy, soundstaging.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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