B.M.C. Audio Introduces Integrated Amplifier With Built-in Power Amp Upgrade Option

The new AMP CS2 Power Amplifier can automatically change from operating as an integrated amplifier to operation as a stereo power amp by connecting it to a B.M.C. DAC.

Housing a Wealth of Exclusive Features, the AMP CS2 Delivers

High-End Reproduction that's Natural, Neutral and Transparent


GESEKE, GERMANY, Oct. 29, 2012 - Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance, high-value audiophile components, is introducing into the U.S. market the AMP CS2 Power Amplifier.

The AMP CS2 is notable for a built-in option that automatically changes it from operating as an integrated amplifier with B.M.C.'s exclusive Load Effect Free (LEF) technology into a stereo power amplifier with LEF by simply connecting it to a B.M.C. digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

The AMP CS2 delivers 2 channels of 200 Watts housed in a sturdy aluminum chassis with large Power and Volume buttons and an easily read Power Meter.

One of a series of amplifiers B.M.C. developed to deliver music to loudspeakers purely, naturally and neutrally, the AMP CS2 also features a full package of B.M.C.'s unique and exclusive technologies, including LEF amplification, Current Injection (CI), and Discrete Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM). Used together, as in the Amp CS2, they lead listeners to a previously unheard level of musical transparency.

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.

Users can take advantage of the built-in upgrade option by combining the AMP CS2 with a B.M.C. DAC, which transforms the CS2 into a stereo power amp, while retaining all of B.M.C.'s exclusive technologies.

And all of the AMP CS2's dynamic power. The amplifier outputs 2 channels of 200 Watts into 8 Ohms, and 2 channels of 360 Watts 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.

Three Technologies

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 variety of inputs and outputs - including XLR-CI, RCA and optical
connections - help the AMP CS2 take advantage of its advanced technologies.

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 from authorized B.M.C. Audio dealers at a suggested price of $8,390 (U.S. MSRP).

About B.M.C. Audio
B.M.C. Audio, based in Germany, is a developer and manufacturer of innovative audiophile components that combine a radically different approach with unconventional technologies, modular designs and affordable prices for music lovers with the highest expectations.

For further technical information, visit B.M.C. Audio's website at www.BMC-audio/de/en or the Aaudio Imports website at www.aaudioimports.com

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