Bel Canto Design Sings With New C6i Integrated Amplifier

The new C6i integrated amplifier joins Bel Canto Design’s e.One series upping the features count while offering increased digital resolution and power output capabilities.

The bespoke application of the C6i’s in-built NCore Class-D module is rated at 125 watts per channel and the amplifier is rated to handle impedances down to 2 ohms with a frequency response quote to span from 1.5 Hz to 50 kHz at +/-3 dB. The circuit design now features Chief of Design John Stronczer’s skilfully-engineered “5th order loop filter” which is said to provide ultra-low noise and distortion characteristics across the full bandwidth.

The compact and beautifully-built C6i amplifier houses a host of features making it a comprehensive integrated solution. The purely analogue preamplifier section features a line input and line output option (for looping to external amplification) via unbalanced RCA connectors. In addition, an in-built RIAA Moving Magnet phono stage offers compatibility with high quality MM cartridges. Further, the C6i features a high quality headphone amplifier with a 6.5mm jack output on the unit’s front panel. Also on the fascia is a classy, new white status display.

Digital connectivity covers a wide range of options too. The C6i features an ultra-low noise master clock coupled to two optical Toslink options plus RCA S/PDIF and USB 2.0 inputs. The digital inputs cater to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM and DSD128 decoding. The package of analogue input, phono stage and the multiple digital options covers most bases for a complete and comprehensive audio system.

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Stronczer told SoundStage! Australia, “The NCore takes amplifier technology to literally unheard-of levels of performance… allowing the musical message to come through unchanged and with remarkable purity” while going on to say “… in the e.One C6i we optimize to the fullest extent the sonic quality you'll experience from your music sources. The new design takes e.One integration, performance, and musicality to greater levels, while reinforcing the Advanced Technology Integration that Bel Canto builds into all our audio components.”

The Bel Canto Design e.One C6i will be available via importer Absolute Hi End’s established country-wide specialist audio dealer network.

Bel Canto Design e.One C6i Integrated Amplifier
Price: AU$4500

Australian Distributor: Absolute Hi End
+61 488 777 999