B.M.C.’s CS3 volume control DIGM = Discrete Intelligent Gain Management avoids both unnecessary high gain and additional amplifier stages, as well as attenuating the input signal, as it is done in traditional solutions. The gain required for the desired sound level is set in the amplifier stage.
The great power supply with 2kW toroid transformer, Balanced-Current Capacitors and complete stabilization, for the power section as well, is designed unusually extensive and lavish. This is the ideal base for a silent background and for playing the very finest detail, as well as explosive dynamics.
AMP CS2 offers 3 different Operating Modes
1: The classical Integrated Amplifier mode, with the volume controlled at the unit-or by the remote control (RC1). (The volume is changed by DIGM.)
2: The classical Power Amplifier mode, with volume controlled by a preamplifier. With the advantage of a gain setting by DIGM,
3: In a full B.M.C. Audio chain with OPTOCONTROL offers DIGM connection set by a B.M.C. DAC or Pre Amp and the advantage of CI. The DIGM function will as per Amplifier mode (1).
The big advantage of this operating mode is: You can use the input XLR 1 as a CI (Current Injection) input with it’s audiophile advantage of an advanced and exceptional signal path.
Brand: B.M.C Audio GmbH
Model Name/Number: CS3
Price (RRP): £5495
200 Watt / 8 Ohm, 360 Watt / 4 Ohm
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz, 1W (DIGM Mode)
Bandwidth 1W / -3dB (DIGM Mode)
2Hz – 180kHz
The following Signal/Noise Ration can be achieved in DIGM Mode only
Signal/Noise at DIGM 57 (relative to Pmax)
Signal/Noise at DIGM 40 (relative to Pmax)
Signal/Noise at DIGM 40 (relative to 1W)
THD+N at 1 Watt, 1kHz
THD+N from 50mW to 50W, 1kHz
THD+N under 0,1%
from 0.3 mW to 150 Watt
Damping Factor (8 Ohm, 10W)
2 XLR & (1 Balanced Current Injection XLR-CI)
3 Unbalanced RCA
50 kOhm to ground, 100 kOhm differential at XLR,
Input Impedance, CI Current Injection Input
1.5 kOhm to Ground, 100kOhm differential at XLR
max. 750 mV/RCA, 1.5V/XLR
Volume Adjustment (with external DIGM Control)
DIGM in 66 precise 1dB increments
1 Stereo-Pair with gold plated binding posts
AC 100V, 115V or 230V, 50/60 Hz
110W – 800W
Dimensions Enclosure (W x D x H)
435 × 405 × 138 mm
Dimensions incl. Legs, Knobs and Terminals
435 × 450 × 150 mm
Note: Technical specifications and design are subject to change without notification.
Item Location: In Stock