Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio, is introducing a new product, the AMP CS2 Power Amplifier. The AMP CS2 can operate as either an integrated amplifier with B.M.C.’s exclusive Load Effect Free (LEF) technology of by connecting it to a B.M.C. DAC, it will act as a stereo power amplifier with LEF.
The AMP CS2 brings a number of B.M.C. proprietary technologies to the table, including the aforementioned LEF amplification, as well as, Current Injection (CI), and Discrete Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM). B.M.C. claims that these technologies together, bring a new level of transparency to the listening experience.
Contributing to the exceptional sound are a short, pure signal path, and the absence of distortion. Instead of compensating for distortion as other amps do through a negative feedback loop, the AMP CS2 simply avoids it, believing that it’s better to avoid distortion from the start than to try to correct it later.
The AMP CS2 outputs 200 Watts x 2, into 8 Ohms or 360 Watts/channel into 4 Ohms. A fully regulated power supply with a large 2kW toroidal transformer, and energy storage by specially designed balanced current capacitors, provide the muscle behind the music even as the amp, itself, runs cool and quietly. In addition, an innovative electronic stabilization circuit filters voltage ripples and other disturbances out of the supply voltage, ensuring exceptional tranquility and dynamic stability.
The AMP CS2 includes three technologies developed by and exclusive to B.M.C.:
Load Effect Free (LEF) Technology handles a speaker’s current demand separately from the voltage demand. This helps the amplifier achieve high output and high-quality reproduction. It provides a top-level signal without voltage amplification, and increases efficiency. The result is a level of musical complexity that brings to life delicate details, rock-shaking power, high dynamics, sonic vitality, and accurate imaging.
Current Injection (CI) Technology processes the input current from a signal source through a special XLR-CI input and the amplifier’s circuitry until it attains the desired output voltage for the loudspeakers, increasing the purity of the amplified signal and the immediacy of its musical reproduction.
Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM) is a volume and amplification control system that recalibrates gain without dividing and downgrading the input signal. It enables users to adjust left/right output balances in 66 1-decibel increments. It also avoids unnecessary attenuation of the input signal and excessive amplification, eliminates the need for a preamp circuit, and allows a DAC to directly connect to the amplifier. Less amplification means less distortion and noise, which leads to a more natural musical quality.
Exhibiting the modular construction and massive build quality typical of B.M.C. components, the AMP CS2 is housed in a sturdy aerospace-grade aluminum chassis using the finest components available. Large Power and Volume buttons and an easily read Power Meter enhance the front panel.
A handsome aluminum remote control is included to operate the AMP CS2. Rear-panel connections include 2 pairs of balanced XLR-CI inputs, 3 pairs of unbalanced RCA inputs, 2 pairs of speaker outputs, an optical input and output for stereo operation, and an AC power connection.
The AMP CS2 Power Amplifier is available now at a M.S.R.P. of of $7,990 U.S. Look for more details on this product at: www.bmc-audio.com. B.M.C. products are distributed in Canada by www.audionation.ca.