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Densen Beat  B200 Preamplificatore



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1.490 euro anno 2001







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.


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Le connessioni sono davvero tantissime - ben 4 uscite per  amplificatori e anche una uscita ed entrata per processore oppure equalizzatore.





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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 players.

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.



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