The B-475 is the natural progression of the current Densen line and pushes the quality of CD Playback significantly.
Densen has always had a strong attention to the power supplies of their products. Over the years this has resulted in Densen using exclusively their own power supply capacitors which are designed specifically for the circuits they are being used in, instead of relying on standard capacitors. The Densen power supplies has always contained several separate supplies, focusing on clean power to all stages of the products, and the transformers have always been custom made. Now Densen takes these attentions to details to another level, with the introduction of the Densen B-475.
The Densen B-475 is the second Super Leggera product from Densen. The first being the B-275 pre-amp. The term superleggera will not be unfamiliar to connoisseurs of advanced sports cars, as this Italian term, meaning super light weight, has been used to describe the chassis of some of the best and most famous sports cars ever made.
The industry standard has been to build bigger and bigger products, with larger and larger circuits and power supplies, resulting in cabinets both holding delicate audio electronic and massive power supplies. Densen has with the Superleggera products divided these into 2, allowing the audio circuit to be totally separated from the power supplies mechanically, resulting in a dramatic removal of the power supply vibrations which will smear the signals of a normal amplifier.
In the B-475 the huge power supply has its own cabinet, while the delicate audio circuit is in the Superleggera cabinet, where everything possible has been done to reduce the weight and remove vibrations. This has made a dramatic improvement of the sound, and where huge high end products normally is associated with dark and slow presentation of music, the words that springs to mind when describing the B-475 Superleggera is words like agile, precise, fast, dynamic and natural.
The B-475 simply let the music breath more freely, due to the removal of unnecessary weight. This is in line with Densen's effort in previous models, where the attention has always been to make a light cabinet, but here it is obviously taken to extremes with the 2 cabinet solution.
The power supply of the B-475 is placed in a cabinet named 2NRG. The 2NRG contains no less than 3 custom made transformers, each with 2 separate wingdings. Each audio channel of the B-475 Superleggera has its own transformer and no less than 200.000uF and rectifying by the use of ultra-fast and precise diodes. The third transformer supplies the microprocessor, CD drive, display, input selectors and the advance relay driven volume attenuator. All in all the 2NRG has no less than 510.000uF in the form of 51 custom made capacitors.