Bel Canto Design Pre1 Preamplifiers

5/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $2295.00


Product Description

Solid State Preamp


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by diydiy95 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Ecoute fabuleuse avec ce préampli qui va comme un gant avec le BEL CANTO EVO2 GEN II. Câble de modulation XLR Fadel Art Aerolitz. Dynamique et douceur, timbres d'une grande subtilité. Sonorité indescriptible entre le tube et le transistor! Cet ensemble semble s'adapter à chaque écoute à la source et au système qui lui est branché (enceintes Triangle Elypse modifiées / JM lab Electra 915).
D'occasion il représente un rapport qualité/prix imbattable. Si vous avez l'occasion de l'écouter, vous l'adopterez sans hésitation !

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dimilino a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I compared Bel Canto pre-amp with Audio Research ls16 and you can't tell the difference between the Audio Research tube pre-amp and this pre-amp, and the sound stage is huge

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   audiostore



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
amazing pre-am a very neutral with smooth midrange and sweet high..I compared Bel Canto pre-amp with Audio Research ls16 and you can't tell the difference between the Audio Research tube pre-amp and this pre-amp, and the sound stage is huge.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   audiogon



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by amp74 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Words do not describe my affection for this preamp. Until plugging it in, i had yet to hear how musical, detailed, quiet, and enthralling a pre can be, and how it can add these qualties to my system. Replaced the Adcom gfp-750 and Musical Fidelity a3cr pre's without an ounce of indecision. The a/b tests confirmed a lower noise floor, greater body, more realistic soundstaging, better depth, and can clearly shout out its designer's sheer joy for music. this is a passionate pre. i will never replace it.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   audiogon



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

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Couldn't be happier with the purchase of this fantastic preamp. DEAD quiet. Lets my tube monos do their thing without any signature of it's own. Rivals a certain preamp that I thought was one of the best. Won't name names but the comparison needless to say was very surprising, IMHO. Don't take my word for it. Audition the Pre 1 yourself and let your ears decide.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   A'gon




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