Una linea davvero particolare e che
contraddistingue tutti i prodotti di questa marca.
Un prodotto davvero ben costruito ,
completamente in alluminio anodizzato nero di alto spessore.
Le connessioni sono davvero tantissime
- ben 4 uscite per amplificatori e anche una uscita ed entrata per
processore oppure equalizzatore.
Una recensione completa:
I first listened to the B-200 with CD. I
put all sorts of music through it. HDCD, regular, good and bad
recordings all took turns in my playback chain. Right out of the box, it
sounded more forward than I was used to on the DC-1 (which served as my
primary CD preamplifier prior to the B-200). The cables were the Black
Knights from preamp to power amp and the MITs from the Classé to the
Densen. I put in Blue Angels after about a week and found it wasn't so
much forwardness but a rather subdued upper and mid bass. The Blue
Angels maintained the clarity and transparency in the mids and treble
while allowing a better balance of upper and mid bass through.
One thing didn't change. This was the very,
very accurate portrayal of air and space. It let me see and hear the
entire recorded acoustics on recordings, where before, the DC-1 only
hinted at. At the same time, it wasn't as sweet or forgiving as the DC-1
had been. In comparison, the DC-1 smoothed over non-musical recordings
to a much greater degree. If you have a system which is brighter than
neutral, the B-200 may not be such a good idea, otherwise you'll find,
as I did, that the Densen preamp didn't so much emphasize the upper
frequencies as let them all through. This may be less of an issue once
96/24 CDs are here, and we have a less brassy sound coming from our
This was after a month of breaking in,
however. Out of the box, it was a little ruthless. When it had more time
on it, with recordings such as Janis Ian's Revenge CD, where previously
I found it a little dark and unemotional (with the DC-1), I now enjoyed
it tremendously. The various skin-percussive instruments used on it were
all easily differentiated from one another.
On HDCD CDs (and especially the 1997 CES
sampler), which had tracks illustrating the difference HDCD makes, it
was easy to hear the increased depth and space (most obvious) and a
better portrayal of instrument timbre (cymbals, drums, toms, etc). I had
previously struggled to hear the difference.