The new Bel Canto Black is like no other audio system in the world. It is a uniquely-integrated three chassis system that maintains signal source accuracy in the digital domain to the analog amplification section without loss or coloration. Beautifully constructed from solid high grade billet aluminium, the modern look and feel of Black connects to all sources offering the highest level of flexibility and ease of use. Black creates an authentically present and naturally dimensional musical experience that will captivate you.
On demonstration at Criterion Audio.
The ASC1 is the controller/master clock that manages all inputs, volume and system functions, Ethernet rendering, custom FIR filters and preforms the critical function of “getting the signal correct” from any source before it travels through the rest of the system. There are 3 ways to have complete control over the ASC1; manually by pressing and rotating the control dial on the top of the unit, the IR custom remote control, or with your iPhone/iPad and the iOS app.
Each MPS1 monoblock houses the ULN Masterclock, the dual-mono high dynamic range DAC, Bel Canto’s class A amplifier stages, and custom 1200 Watt Power Buffer in an optimized environment.
“Black by Bel Canto Design is a breakthrough product… If you’re a digital-only audiophile, particularly a 16-bit/44.1kHz “Red Book” one, you might find the Black’s the most compelling digital sound yet.”
Product of the Year 2015, Stereophile
“The Bel Canto Black was the most transparent system I’ve ever heard, period. The most spectacular aspect of it was the nature of the stereo image… the Bel Canto Black ascended to a new level that was unfamiliar. The overlaid planes disappeared completely to make way for continuous three-dimensional space… Each instrument had its place as though it were truly present.
For absolute audio performance achieved, it is already impossible not to give my very highest recommendation to the Bel Canto Black.”
6 Moons, April 2015