Continuing our Danish theme, here’s a cracking integrated amp from Denmark, that only crops up second hand occasionally. Meet the Densen Beat B-100, featuring classic Danish minimalist design; sleek brushed aluminium casework and two large chrome knobs being the only controls.
Sound wise, the Beat B-100 is universally well reviewed for its superb audio quality, yet remaining musical and lively enough to raise a smile. With no output Zobel network circuit, it shares some characteristics with Naim, Exposure and NVA amplifiers. (and likewise fussiness on cables – nothing with high capacitance).
Note this is the later Mk5 version, thus slightly more refined than earlier versions. Earlier version also featured gold chrome knobs.