B-175CAST, the ultimate streaming amplifier from Densen. Using Google CAST technology to stream, you can get a reference sound, from the B-175CAST. The new reference integrated amplifier from Densen is perhaps the most advanced integrated amp on the market. It is filled with advanced solutions, which all share the goal of giving you even more musicality and flexibility.
The volume is controlled by an extremely precise attenuator made of Vishay metal film resistors, which is switched by relays controlled by the microprocessor. Compared to a normal volume potentiometer of the kind used in the majority of all preamps, the resistor network has virtually no self induced noise and an extremely low distortion. This results in an unsurpassed precision and refinement, and the attenuator contains no less than 200 steps! This makes it possible to adjust the volume very precisely (0.5 dB) even when the sound is so low that an ordinary volume control would create an uneven balance between left and right.
The B-150CAST output stage utilizes Densen’s unique ”DMCD” (Densen Mass Current Distribution) technology. The B-150CAST is, as with all other Densen amplifiers, The DMCD technology also secures an extremely firm grip on the speakers combined with a fast, precise and truly transparent sound. As the B-150CAST is a wide bandwidth design it goes to 400.000Hz, resulting in improved slew-rate.
The B-150CAST is built using surface mounting techniques, and the components are mounted with a precision of 0.02mm (!) using silver solder. All solderings are made in an artificial atmosphere, consisting of nitrogen, to avoid oxidation of the solderings. The power supply is massive, consisting of a 750VA transformer and having a storage capacity of 130.000uF with 4 separate rectifiers, two of which are capable of 3.000VA. Unusually for an amplifier, not all of the capacitors are mounted in a capacitor bank, as some of them are located directly adjoining the output stage for faster power delivery. All resistors are laser trimmed metal film from Vishay with a precision of 0.1%. The B-150CAST delivers 100W in 8 ohm and 200W in 4 ohm.
The transformer is custom-made for the B-150XS, and is winded using a new technique. This technique reduces vibration from the transformer and therefore reduces mechanical noise from the cabinet. At the same time, this prevents mechanical vibrations from reaching the delicate audio signals on the PCB. It also works as an isolation transformer, thereby eliminating the need to use separate power conditioners.
Densen products are not only built to last; they’re also built to be upgraded along the way. Nearly all our amps, CD-players and tuners have been prepared for upgrades, so you can improve and expand your musical experiences at a favourable price and without compromising on design, build quality and sound. You can start out with a very simple system and end up with a high-end active system, just by upgrading.
The Densen NRG upgrades, are external powersupplies designed to significantly upgrade and improve the performance of Densen products.
It is a effective way of improving the sound, without having to sell your current Densen model, and purchase a larger. A discrete and elegant cure for the ever continuing lust for even better sound from your Densen system.
Comes in 2 versions - DNRG and 2NRG.
The B-175CAST has an excellent DAC build in, to support the CAST streaming, but if you wish, you can change it to another Densen DAC
The DP-03 is an MM board for use with turntables. The only difference between the DP-01 and DP-03 is the physical shape, which allows them to be used with different Densen products. Despite of the modest price of these two boards, it will offer you a world class RIAA when mounted in any Densen amplifier. Due to the technical design, the DP-03 and DP-01 work with all MM cartridges on the market, and actually do so with an outstanding sound quality.
Using the Surround Board upgrade is only possible, by removing the CAST Board in the B-175CAST: The SB boards (Surround Boards) are a revolution for new features. The SB boards are add-on boards for all integrated and pre-amplifiers (except the B-200). This is a very easy and sonically superior way to enter the world of home cinema or Super Audio systems. All our products are supplied as dedicated 2-channel products, but with the SB boards you get analogue 5.1 and 7.1 line input and 5.1 and 7.1 line pre-out. This means that you can easily connect a DVD-player or SACD-player with 5.1 analogue out. If you have a system consisting of a pre-amp and 2-channel power-amp, the SA boards let you connect a B-340 (4-channel amplifier) and then have 6-channels (5+1) of high grade amplification. The SB boards are available in 2 versions. The features are the same, only the sound quality differs. The SB-1 is the entry-level version, while SB-2 is the true high-end solution.