Densen
B-230XCAST

Densen has over the years produced many well respected preamplifiers,the DM-20, B-200, B-250 and B-275 to name a few. Then Densen intoduced the B-230XS which became an instead hit with Hi-Fi enthusiasts and Densen lovers alike.

Now Densen introduces the B-230CAST, a new high end preamp at an affordable price with streaming capability using Densens unique CAST technology allowing for easily connecting a streamer.

Taking many of the innovations from the B-275 Super Leggera preamp, the B-230CAST offers a new level of performance.

HighLights

There are many reasons to fall in love with the B-230XS – here are just a few:

  • CAST-module with 1x high-res optical input and 1x USB power-output, allowing for easy connection to a streamer
  • 200 step relay controlled volumecontrol (0,5 dB steps)
  • Dual-Mono output-stage based on 6 watt pure class A amplifier with zero-feedback
  • Dual incapsuled toroidal transformers for optimal quiet performance
  • 1x 20VA power-transformer for microprocessor and display, and 1x 50VA power-transformer for sound-circuitry with seperate rectifiers and capacitors for each channel.
  • 90.000 uF capacitor bank made with Custom Densen capacitors
  • Expansionport for DP-07 phonoboard – turn your line-1 input into a phono-input.
  • Upgradeable with external powersupply (1-NRG, 2-NRG)
  • Designed in Denmark – Made in Denmark

Description

The volume level is controlled by an extremelyprecise attenuator made of Vishay metal film resistors, which is switched by relays controlled by the icroprocessor. In comparison with a normal volume potentiometer of the kind used in the majority of all preamps, the microprocessor controlled attenuator 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 (0.5dB) even when the sound is so low that an ordinary volume control would create an uneven balance between left and right. Compared to the popular digital volume controls used in many amps now a days, the difference is even more substantial. Digital volume controls typically uses FETs for the regulation, and has signalpaths with up to 600 components inside the IC. As such, they lack transparency and detaillevel. This the B-250XS microprocessor controlled attenuator has in spades!

The B-230CAST contains a socket for a DP-07 MM RIAA stage. There is also the possibility of upgrading the B-230CAST with the 1-NRG or 2NRG external power supply to further enhance the sound quality to experience truly breathtaking musical experiences.

The amplification stages are all refined developments based on advanced Class A designs, which have been encapsulated on the board to avoid any kind of interference with the delicate signal. The output stage is a dual mono design with an extraordinarily huge storage capacity (100.000 uF) that would make most other power amplifiers envious. This design produces a musicality which is truly outstanding by any standards.

specs & Features

  • Line inputs: 4 sets + 1 tape loop
  • 1x optical input (24 bit / 192 kHz)
  • 1x USB power-output
  • Processor loop (for use with external surround processor)
  • Pre-amp outputs: 2 sets for easy connection for bi-amping
  • power supply size: 1 x 20 VA + 1x 50 VA
  • Storage capacity: 70.000 uF
  • Output stage: Output stage pure class-A with zero-feedback
  • Internal expansion-ports: 1 for expansion module (fabelDAC, FabelCAST) + 1for phono module
  • Can be used with Analouge surroundboards (5+1 and 7+1)
  • Upgradeable with external powersupply: Can be used with 1-NRG or 2-NRG

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Upgrades

DP07 MM phono stage

Expand the capability of your Densen integrated or pre-amplifier with a MM-phonoboard. Installing the board takes 30 seconds and gives your amp a truely high-end phono input.

1-NRG external powersupply

Considering an upgrade to your HiFi system? Get the most out of your Densen system with an external power supply.

Accesories

Densen RCA interconnect

The Densen RCA Interconnects are Densens very first venture into the Hi-Fi cable world and has quickly become a favorite in the price-range for Densen owners and others alike.

Gizmo remote

We believe in one remote to control them all! No matter if you are just getting your first Densen system, or you own a B-200 from 1996, this remote isn't just a remote, it's an experience.

Denlink cable

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