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SOLD: FS: Bel Canto Pre3 pre Amp & Ref500s Power Amp

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Item Condition: 9/10, used but works as new with original packaging
Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is included in price.
Suburb or Town: West Ryde 2114, metro Sydney
State: New South Wales
Payment Method: EFT, Cash on Pickup PayPal (+3%)
Reason for selling: Down Sizing Second System

Further information: 
 
This is a perfect matching 2ch high end Preamp/Poweramp Combo.

 

Ideal for either a dedicated 2ch music system with high quality sources or alternatively integrated with an AV surround system. Ie. Pre3 has a HT bypass input so you can channel all the front channels through the Pre3/s500 power amp to provide better quality sound and provide 2 additional 2x250w of power to your front speakers.
 

Made in the USA, Purchased through Australian Distributor,Comes as shown in the photos with all original packaging, manuals , original remote,  Leads, if purchased together I’ll also include a set of balanced interconnects and an additional Bel Canto system remote that also controls Bel Canto DAC’s, pre3 plus CD players such as the CD2 or CD3t

 

Not currently setup but can Demo to series buyers.

 

Pickup and cash payment preferred but will ship Australia wide at buyer cost.  
 

Would only consider splitting if it allowed for easy sale of second item. The Ref500s is still a current model and sells new for around $3500 to $4000, the Pre3 retailed for around $2700.

 

links:

 

http://www.belcantodesign.com/pdfs/UG_PRe3.pdf
 

http://www.belcantodesign.com/pdfs/BCD_eOne_Manual_S500.pdf
 

https://recordclean.com.au/bel-canto-design-e-one-ref500s-balanced-stereo-amplifier.html
 

http://stereotimes.com/amp071307.shtml
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/amplifier/power-amplifier/bel-canto-s500-power-amplifier/amp/
 

 


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Would this integrate well with a Primare Spa22 avr and Whatmough P31 speakers?

 

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It will integrate well with any AVR (you just need to make sure you have a pair of front channel outs on the AVR), in terms of the speakers I use to own Whatmough, P32’s they are identical in terms of cross overs and drivers, the only difference with the P31 was it was a square cabinet, the P32’s have a curved cabinet, they have the same sensitivity and are 4 ohm speakers, the Bel Canto amp will drives those speakers with ease.

 

I ‘m currently using a set of Paradigm signature S8 large floor standing speakers but with an Elektra HD Reference power amp.

 

This particular amp was also initially used with another identical 500S power amp to bi-amp a set of Paradigm S2 bookshelf speakers, it was an over kill for those speakers so have gone back to using only one 50OS amp.

 

JDH

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Hi @jdh500 it looks like I can use this with the Primare.

 

They refer to the sound as neutral, I'm not sure what that really means as I like the warmer sound I get from the Primare.

 

How do you describe the sound?

 

Cheers

Marty

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Sold pending bank transfer, thanks to all those that messaged me.

 

JDH

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Hi was seriously looking at your amps, however at the back of my mind want a

Elektra HD Reference power amp. What's your thoughts on the Elektra amp since you run some nice gear..

cheers Darren

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B0FC8D3E-C202-4E91-9B09-A4E5D4C67E16.thumb.jpeg.40f967744621a696b3de859a6d311049.jpegDF92EB0E-C318-4526-A1E3-ABFEE24AA983.thumb.jpeg.b855b8d1002e4d3fea1cd14dfe894191.jpegWell Elektra amps are fantastic value and performance, I’ve been using various series of these amps for about 17 years, the difference with the Bel Canto being a class D amp design is that you get similar overall performance on large speakers in a much more compact and efficient size which was important for the space I had available for my secondary 2ch music area.

 

I still have a Bel Canto CD2, DAC 2.5 and identical 500s Power Amp connected to a set of Paradigm S2 stand mount speakers, at some point I might also move on the DAC 2.5 and second 500S power amp if I can find a new or near new Bel Canto Integrated C5i or even better C7r to create a minimalist secondary setup that still does justice to my S2 speakers with a Paradigm Millennium Subwoofer. 

 

Both brands a highly recommended.

 

JDH

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Payment now cleared, so both now sold, will arrange postage on Wednesday, will probably advertise a Bel Canto DAC 2.5 and possibly my second Bel Canto. 500S power amp, will keep my Bel Canto CD2 though.

 

JDH

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