The BC208 may look like a mono BC206 but it's not. They are quite different. The
'208 does not follow the traditional rules of amplifier design and we don't expect
that it will appeal to everyone.
The BC208 is quite different from the other '200 series amplifiers in that it is
a low gain high power amplifier. In fact it has the lowest voltage gain of any Blue
Circle amplifier - ever. With a low gain amplifier the preamplifier needs to produce
a higher signal in order to get the same amount of power that you would get from
a more conventional high gain amplifier. This approach is somewhat nontraditional
but it results in a higher system signal to noise ratio yielding a quieter background,
clearer image and more vivid focus.
"Many times, the critical listening would just go out the window as I found myself
immersed in the music." ...Mike Wright, Stereo Times. Read the entire review Here.
* mono hybrid power amplifier
* 215 watt into 8 ohms, 430 watt into 4 ohms
* use (4) 6922 tube for the input stage
* total capacitance over 1.2 Farad (1,200,000uF) both channels
* standard with 6ft BC68 power cord
*Cosmetic options same as other 200 series power amps.
"The easiest amps to listen to -- on all types of music -- that I've had in my system."
Marc Mickelson ,Soundstage. Read the entire review Here.