• Intro

    C5i DAC Integrated Amplifier

    The C5i Integrated Amplifier is simplicity and musicality in one compact chassis that controls all of your sources, is versatile, and easy to use.

    • 5 Digital Inputs
    • Analog In/Line Out
    • MM Phono Stage
    • Quality Headphone Ouput
    • 24/96 USB1.1 Input
    • 24 Bit Volume Control
    • Remote Control
    • Available in Silver or Black Faceplate
  • Features

    C5i Integrated Amplifier Features


    HDR Core is the result of 20+ years of engineering to refine the digital to analog process, and is comprised of 3 major components: Low Noise and Ultra Low Noise Master Clocks, Advanced Asynchronous Interfaces, and Dual Mode Low-Noise High Efficiency Power Supplies. HDR Core technology is fundamental to every e.One DAC and Integrated product, creating the most realistic, open, and defined musical experience possible.

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    Built In Headphone Output The dedicated low-impedance, high-output headphone amp circuit has been designed to drive high quality headphones with pristine clarity. You'll be amazed at the musical depth they bring to your headset.

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    Simple, Elegant Interface Designed to be functional and simple, the dual-functioning one knob interface is a joy to use. The single 4 digit display works with it seamlessly to access all basic functions in a few clicks. The included 36 button infrared remote allows instant command functions and display editing.

  • Specs

    C5i Integrated Amplifier Specifications

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    Amplifier Section:

    Power Output 1% THD: 120W 4 ohms, 60W 8 ohms per channel
    Minimum Load: 3 ohms per channel
    Peak Output Current: 30 amperes
    Frequency Response: +/-3 dB 1.5Hz-90KHz, 4 ohm load
    THD+N: 0.003% 1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms
    IMD (CCIF): 0.0003%, 1W, 14:15KHz, 4 ohms
    Output Noise: <50uVRMS A-weighted 10Hz-20KHz
    Damping factor: >1000
    Output Impedance at 100Hz: <8 milliohms
    Dynamic Range: 115dB

    Digital Inputs:

    Maximum Data Input Rate  
    24bit Data at 192KS/s: SPDIF RCA x2, TOSLINK x2
    24bit Data at 96KS/s: USB

    Analog Inputs:

    Line in impedance: 11 Kohms
    Phono in impedance: 47 Kohms//150pF
    Phono accuracy: +/-0.5dB, 50Hz-15kHz


    Output connections: 2-sets of WBT NextGen Binding Posts, RCA Line Out, Headphone Output
    Headphone Output Current and Voltage Level: 300mA peak at 4Vrms
    Power On usage: 14W
    Power Off usage: 0.0W
    Internally Set Operating Voltages: 100-120VAC or 230-240VAC 50/60 Hz
    Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 12?, 216 x 88 x 305mm (W x H x D)
    Weight: 13lbs, 6.5Kg

    Features and specifications are subject to improvements and changes without prior notice.

  • Reviews

    C5i Integrated Amplifier Reviews

    SoundStage!, Roger Kanno, Feb 2012

    "Considering its reasonable price, the C5i has a remarkable feature set. Most important, its DAC’s multiple inputs include a 24/96-capable USB input and a Home Theater Bypass mode. If I were considering buying an integrated amp, those alone would put the C5i at the top of my list. Add the phono input and headphone output and the C5i has all the significant features I’d be looking for in an integrated amplifier… Sweet, relaxed, immediately involving and satisfying … Whether I listened to high-resolution digital downloads or Red Book CDs, it let me enjoy my music with the simplicity of having a DAC and an integrated amplifier in a single convenient unit."
    Positive Feedback, Dean Seislove, May-June 2011

    "There's no denying the ease of use of the C5i's amp design: compact, cool running, and quiet. It's ready to roll at the press of a rocker switch, and far less of a hassle to set up or move than almost any amp designed for the main room. When I say that I listened to the Bel Canto from morning cereal to sleepytime tea and was sorry when I had to close down the MacBook that tells me something about how the balance of the C5i's sound appealed to me. Airy, responsive, and enjoyable are all terms that come to mind … Computer files using the USB input retained this same winning sound … All in all, the Bel Canto C5i has the combination of looks, sound, function, and price to make it an extremely competitive consumer option. Recommended."
    Tone Audio, Jeff Dorgay

    "[The C5i] combines both functionality and performance in a compact package, underscoring the fact that you don’t need to spend a small fortune to get good sound."
    AV Hub, Greg Borrowman

    "...given its small size, low cose, and its extraordinary operational flexibility, I think [the C5i’s] going to be insanely popular with audiophiles who want state-of-the-art sound when they’re sitting in front of their computer, no matter whether they’re working, gaming, socially networking, or watching movies."