Since a few members here have gone to the CES show, I was wondering if anyone had a chance to check out any digital amplifiers and give their opinion on them here.
Roberto, you've inquired about digital amps here a short time ago and you've gone to the CES show last week. Could you please share with us any experience you may have had?
I can't comment on the show, but I've been using a Bel Canto 200.2 for a while. I ran it on my CLS's, and ReQuests. I also had a chance to connect it to some Odyseeys for a while.
It's an amazing sounding amp. Often claimed to be very SET sounding, which my experience bears out as it seems to make every note more distinct than other amps I've heard. While it drove these speakers well, I do think that running it mono (400w) is a better bet for the larger Logans. The Requests were surprisingly easy to drive, and it would play plenty loud with just one 200.2, 2 would have probably been that much better.
Overall the amps are very clean, but they must be pared with the correct preamp. They tend to be a little lean, I listened to it with a Theta preamp and it sounded a little sterile, but with my Meridian 565 it sounds wonderful, and pair it with a tube amp and your in heaven.
PS: as stated above, I'm a complete convert to the digital amps, not mainly due to the sound, which is very good, but because they are no-fuss amps. Stuff them in a drawer if you want an they will run cool. Which is a big help in setup asthetics and simplicity.