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Mike
January 21, 2016, 09:08 PM
http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/01/bel-canto-aci-600-integrated-amplifier.html?m=1

$25k MSRP

Compare that to the MicroMega 1 at $4k MSRP

http://micromega.com/en/products/m1-range/

Hmmm....is Bel Canto trying to reposition themselves in the market with more expensive gear? Seems so.


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joeinid
January 21, 2016, 09:16 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sFd9vgjt64c/VqErt4VbF1I/AAAAAAABP3k/7411y-T0WsM/s640/aci-600-flat-angle.png

jdandy
January 21, 2016, 09:30 PM
Mike.......The MicroMega 1 with automatic room optimization, solid milled enclosure, and a reasonable price point certainly appears to be an attractive choice. I assume both use Class D amplification?

Mike
January 21, 2016, 09:38 PM
Mike.......The MicroMega 1 with automatic room optimization, solid milled enclosure, and a reasonable price point certainly appears to be an attractive choice. I assume both use Class D amplification?

Actually, the MicroMega 1 is Class A/B. Also, MicroMega will be rolling out some other exciting things for the MicroMega 1 at Munich.


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apdoc2004
January 21, 2016, 10:25 PM
Mike,
I feel Bel Canto is pricing itself out the market. As a company it just does not have the cachet to be pricing an integrated at $25K. Who knows -- maybe I am wrong and they will sell a bunch of them.
Anshul

audio.bill
January 21, 2016, 10:39 PM
It's actually an attempt to bring down the cost of their very well reviewed $50K 3-chassis Bel Canto Black (http://www.stereophile.com/content/bel-canto-design-black-amplification-system#OP79sZuOMdciH957.97) reference system into an integrated amp.

Anatta
January 22, 2016, 04:27 PM
So this should compete with a $10k Devialet 200? I'll take the Devialet, thanks!:)

Audioseduction
January 22, 2016, 06:30 PM
So this should compete with a $10k Devialet 200? I'll take the Devialet, thanks!:)

No way! I would take the Bel Canto!

Mike
January 22, 2016, 06:32 PM
I would take the Devialet 400 and still save $7000!

But the MicroMega 1 for $4000 would be the hard one to beat!

apdoc2004
January 22, 2016, 08:54 PM
I would take the Devialet 400 and still save $7000!

But the MicroMega 1 for $4000 would be the hard one to beat!

Mike,
The micro mega sounds very promising. Have you heard it? Any thoughts on how it compares to the Devialet 120 (the closest to it in price).
Anshul

Mike
January 22, 2016, 09:25 PM
Mike,
The micro mega sounds very promising. Have you heard it? Any thoughts on how it compares to the Devialet 120 (the closest to it in price).
Anshul

Yes. I heard it extensively at CES two weeks ago. It was on a pair of Focal Sopra 2's. It's Class AB and sounded great. As one reviewer wrote in his report - it sounds like music!

apdoc2004
January 22, 2016, 11:24 PM
Yes. I heard it extensively at CES two weeks ago. It was on a pair of Focal Sopra 2's. It's Class AB and sounded great. As one reviewer wrote in his report - it sounds like music!

When are you expecting to get it stateside? I think they plan to have 2 models -- a 100 watt one and a higher priced one rated at 150 watts.

Mike
January 22, 2016, 11:26 PM
When are you expecting to get it stateside? I think they plan to have 2 models -- a 100 watt one and a higher priced one rated at 150 watts.

I want the 150. Waiting on a ship date from the distributor. I went with black. But I love the red, orange and other cool colors. You can get it to match any Focal color.


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ignat
December 12, 2016, 07:18 PM
The new Bel Canto Black ASC-600 is of a completely different genre of product. Up to now Bel Canto has not actually demonstrated their wherewithal in terms of designing product not limited to a small chassis/footprint and price point.

The Black Systems amps each have a dac inside and with the Controller clock the signal TWICE. So, there is a reason for the existence of both the System AND the Integrated. If one would look closely at it and actually liste to it they would realize that it is not fair to compare it to other $10K products.

Had a long talk with head designer John and he really does know what he is doing. I am waiting to get mine as they now are available. I cannot wait.

joeinid
December 12, 2016, 11:44 PM
Welcome to the forum ignat, thank you for joining.

Melbguy1
December 13, 2016, 04:47 AM
One word...SIA-025 ;)

fathead
June 21, 2019, 02:48 PM
I picked up the black sys ASC2 last week and I really
enjoy it , not cheap but it does everything and the fiber optic
is a smart move saves $$$ on expensive interconnects

hifinutt
June 28, 2019, 12:35 PM
Mike,
I feel Bel Canto is pricing itself out the market. As a company it just does not have the cachet to be pricing an integrated at $25K. Who knows -- maybe I am wrong and they will sell a bunch of them.
Anshul

totally agree , been a BC user for many years and these prices are just crazy . ordinary people just can`t afford these prices , only footballers and such like

Everest Audio
June 28, 2019, 01:49 PM
The bel canto Black series is in a whole other league versus their half sized components. Customers that have purchased these from us are absolutely thrilled. A big dealer in the US has mentioned to my partner that he felt it was superior to a D'Agostino integrated amp. I use the Black EX integrated myself. Absolutely love it. The ACI 600 goes another step further.

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Thieliste
November 17, 2019, 11:58 AM
Does anyone own the 3 chassis Black on this forum and how good is it ?

fathead
November 17, 2019, 08:27 PM
I own it , itís very good . I have had a few higher end systems and prefer the black . I liked it so much I bought another for my summer home .

Thieliste
November 10, 2020, 03:41 PM
Bel Canto ACI600 or Gryphon Diablo 300+DAC option ?