BC107 Preamplifier

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BC107 Preamplifier

Post by Raven » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45 am

I picked up my new BC107 yesterday from the factory. The factory or 'barn' is quite a large building and is virtually open concept inside. Normally you hear music playing as you walk up to the door as Gilbert plays whatever item he had just finished building to make certain it works well. I knew that he was burning in the second BC107 (going to RMAF) and I was stunned at the sound emanating from the barn THROUGH THE WALLS! Needless to say it sounded great inside as well.

Later that day, I have it set up in my main rig.

Source iMac or Simaudio Neo 260 Transport
BC505 DAC
BC107 Pre
BC1022 amplifier
BC60X1 Hybrid PLC

I have nicknamed the BC107 'The Enabler'. I usually avoid corporate buzzwords but the BC107 enables the BC1022 to do things I would have not thought possible. If this review sounds over the top, well, I was that impressed.

Of course the BC107 needs to break in for another 400hrs or more but out of the box and stone cold it demonstrated superior detail without harshness, a substantial soundstage but what impressed me the most was the separation of the instruments. I found the bass a bit too thin until 3 hours into the testing when the bottom end decided to show up for work. Needless to say my better half and I stayed up late unable to stop listening to the awesomeness of this system.

This exact system will be at TAVES this year.

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Post by Raven » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:49 am

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Post by Ice Man » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:37 am

Raven,

Congrats. That's one heck of a system. I can imagine it sounding absolutely fantastic.

Happy listening,
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Post by Julian C » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:04 pm

The second BC107 is coming to me, along with a 1022. Gilbert and I will show it at the upcoming Denver audio show, among other things. Thanks for the teaser description. Can't wait to get my ears on it. Looking forward to a long relationship.

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Post by Clave » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:41 pm

No info about BC107 on website. Is it a souped up BC109?

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Post by Gilbert Y » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:02 am

Clave wrote:No info about BC107 on website. Is it a souped up BC109?
We are working on info for the web site but as usual, we are slow and we know that. When it comes to marketing BS for the web site, we work like those bass. We don't show up to work after we turn on the BC107 for three hours.

BTW The BC107 doesn't have a power switch so it is designed to be on 24/7. Power draws at idle, less than 1.5 watt. It is less than any LED light bulb.

BC107 is not soup up BC109. It's the result of what I have learned byt designing the BC109 and BC307 and GBC technology all mix together. The white Neutrik jack on the rear panel is for connecting a GBC power supply. This is the first product which design with GBC upgrade for the future in mind.

Retail is from $4600 depends on features and cosmetic. Include 4 inputs. User can choice to have 1 BAL, 3 SE or 2 BAL, 2 SE as input at no additional cost. More inputs is available and more other options you just have to ask.

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