The CS2 Integrated Amplifier
Taking the term upgradeable to a new level.
The CS2, our new entry level integrated amp is available in two versions. A 50 watt per channel version and a 120 watt per channel version. The input stage is based on the NSL and the other stage is similar to the BC1022 (80 watt version). The amplifier is designed on a semi modular level. The user can purchase the base model and later upgrade with various options.
In order to make the amplifier accessible to as wide an audience as possible we have decided to make the faceplate an optional accessory. Not to worry, the CS2 chassis has a sub plate which will keep dust , fingers and cats away from the internal circuitry. The faceplate is only a cosmetic item.
The CS2 has a speaker terminal switch which turns the speakers off when using headphones
Without faceplate With faceplate
-Base models (faceplate is optional)
-50 watt per channel version
-120 watt per channel version, this version has balanced speaker outputs. This means both positive and negative terminals are hot, similar to the NSL and other higher end models.
-Level 2 power supply upgrade similar to KQ and LOC type power supply
-Onboard Digital to Analog converter, standard with SPDIF (RCA or BNC)
and toslink input.
Other inputs available. The onboard DAC is based on the BC509 DAC.
-Onboard headphone amplifier based on the SBH headphone amplifier.
Other options are available, including (but not restricted to) the following:
- RF remote volume control
- more line level inputs
- preamp output
- various materials and styles of faceplate CS2 - 120W
- upgraded speaker binding posts - same as Blue Circle power amplifiers
- out board power supply
Dimensions: 16.75"w x 3.25"h x 14.5"d
Weight: from 30 lb to 36 lb depending on options.