C 316BEE

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE also offers entry-level affordability, and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo soundstage.

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The Current Budget Amplifier Champ

Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE offers entry-level affordability and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.

Features

Innovative Twist on Proven Technology

Proprietary PowerDrive™ Circuit offers a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads combined with high levels of undistorted dynamic power. Bjørn Erik Edvardsen, our Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.

Enviro Chic

Thanks to its innovative technology, standby power consumption is less than 1 watt. The C 316BEE uses lead-free silver solder and is constructed free of hazardous materials.

Budget-friendly

True to our enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time, the C 316BEE delivers huge performance without the huge price tag.

Dynamic Power Reserves

Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.

Keeping it Simple

The C 316BEE has everything necessary for musical enjoyment, yet it is refreshingly limited to the essentials: six inputs, one set of speakers, a headphone jack and full function remote control.

Impressive Capacity

While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a ‘stripped down’ product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.

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Line Level Input

  • Input impedance (R+C)
  • 50kΩ + 100pF
  • Input sensitivity, rated power
  • 200mV
  • Maximum input signal
  • 7V

Line Level Output

  • Tape Out impedance
  • Source Z + 600Ω
  • Treble
  • ±5dB at 10kHz
  • Bass
  • ±8dB at 100Hz
  • Continuous output power1 into 8Ω
  • 40W (16dBW)
  • Rated Distortion (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • 0.01%
  • Clipping power (maximum continuous power 4/8Ω)
  • 45W
  • IHF Dynamic headroom
  • +3.5dB
  • +4.8dB
  • IHF Dynamic power
  • 90W (19.5dBW)
  • >200 (ref. 8Ω, 1kHz)
  • Voltage gain
  • 39dB
  • Signal / Noise ratio, A-weighted2
  • <0.01%
  • SMPTE IM4
  • <0.02%
  • IHF IM5
  • <0.01%
  • Headphone output impedance
  • 68Ω

Physical Specs

  • Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 79.8 x 286.2 mm
  • Net Weight
  • 5.52 kg
  • Shipping Weight
  • 6.65 kg

Accessories

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Technology

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