The oddly-named “Birth 100″ from Greek company Black Pearls seems to be built like a tank. That is, overbuilt and extremely well made. It claims to bring 70w to bear (@ 8 Ohms), 130w (4 Ohms), and feeds its amp section with a Class-A preamplifier driver. Heavy with the weight of four toroid transformers, it is yet another example of “no frills” audio engineering and lacks the aesthetic pizazz of its pricier competition.
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