The Bricasti M28 monoblock amplifier is an exceptionally pure and precisely controlled reservoir of current. The expression of craft wrought in this deep pool effortlessly provides the massive current required to grab onto and control any speaker through the most demanding of musical passages. The sought after listening experience that is so elusive is immediately evident. The M28 is conservatively rated at 200 watts into an 8 ohm load. Ruler flat response and vanishing distortion, of course. Fast, articulate, distortion free low frequency performance.
A harmony of concept and function, the M28 amplifier exhibits the precision and beauty of a thoroughly engineered system. The milled aluminum chassis is carved to exacting tolerances. Each electronic element mates to a purpose built location within the chassis. Thoughtful use of mass and passive ventilation assure the uniform distribution of heat and a cool touch under any load. Performance criteria is assured through both electronic and thermal design as well as an extensive analysis of each completed system.
The Bricasti Design M28 Monoblock Amplifiers are the finest amplifiers I’ve heard in my system to-date. The clarity, musicality and overall performance was nothing short of breathtaking; paired with their matching M1 DAC, the Bricasti-based system produced music as I’ve never heard it before, at least not here at home. The amplifiers, quite different from what I’d been led to expect, were dead-neutral and a gorgeously natural tonal match for my loudspeakers — they also drove the living snot out of them. Far from an exercise in analytical data-mining, the Bricasti pair did that thing that we audio writers love to hear but hate to write about – they completely defied stereotypes and just “made music”. As a result, I gave up trying to pigeon-hole them and simply fell into the soundscapes they helped weave. They’ve earned our highest recommendation.
Bricasti M1 DAC - A Game Changer
Somethings are best said by others:
“The M1 unraveled the orchestral instruments and soundstage better than any other DAC I have used to play this recording. The air and bloom around the instruments was simply wonderful with a rich timbre and texture. Listening to the track "Espana" with the M1 seemed to allow every little instrumental nuance to be revealed without a trace of hardness. The soundstage was richly layered and very life-like with a tube-like bloom and dimensionality.”
“The Bricasti Design M1’s capability to deliver a harmonically rich musical experience with the ability to capture subtle nuances of a performance will make this DAC highly desirable to the high end computer audiophile.”
“...the midrange was gorgeous, and the dynamic range immense. Simply immense. This Bricasti and friends system exhibited the largest dynamic range sweeps of any system I recall hearing in a standard-size hotel room. Equally impressive was some of the finest and best-controlled low bass I've ever encountered at an exhibit that didn't use a subwoofer. Combined with the system's beautiful warmth, the set-up delivered an all-encompassing musical experience."
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