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BOSC™ - 150W HiFi Monoblock GaN Audio Amplifier

Reveal the true potential of any speaker. At 20oz BOSC delivers heavy hitter performance that is also light on your wallet.

BOSC™ - 150W HiFi Monoblock GaN Audio Amplifier

Reveal the true potential of any speaker. At 20oz BOSC delivers heavy hitter performance that is also light on your wallet.

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Last updated October 8, 2019

About

Anyone can notice the difference in quality, but not everyone will appreciate it. We design our products for those who appreciate excellence in their listening experience. Every detail goes into making BOSC™ the best compact and affordable amplifier to create the feel of live music with every listening experience.

Use with any compatible existing speaker to amplify sound beyond your wildest audio dreams. You’ll hear a true difference. BOSC will fill your living room, bedroom or any room with enormous, live sound. BOSC is designed down to the smallest detail to provide the most realistic listening experience.

BOSC's small size allows it to be placed next to or behind the speaker eliminating long and costly speaker cables while increasing sound quality.

You won’t find a better GaN amplifier for the price. BOSC was specifically engineered by audio experts. The monoblock is a versatile piece of equipment that you will be your new favorite piece of professional audio equipment. Whether you are a home enthusiast or need BOSC for work. Extremely impressive and easy to use, the BOSC will become a staple in your home or business.

Great For:

  • Live Music
  • Listening to music at home
  • Amplifying music in a small-large sized room
  • Parties
  • Backyards
  • Home Theaters and living rooms
  • Watching Sports at home
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Everyday use
  • Watching favorite TV programs

Typically, emerging technologies cost a premium. BOSC uses the latest in GaN technology but does not break the bank. 

Buyers will struggle to find other GaN amplifier for less than $10,000 per pair...until now. BOSC™ comes at a substantially lower price, making it the most affordable option on the market by far. Designed and manufactured in the USA, BOSC™’s small package comes with no compromise on power and performance. 

The amplifier is DC coupled for response down to 0 Hz and has no bass phase shift. It offers high sound quality with ultra-low distortion and a high damping factor for crystal-clear sound and precise speaker control. Because it’s so compact, the speaker can be placed in a variety of spaces, including small bedrooms or apartments with limited space. With BOSC™‘s high power efficiency, the amp will consume little electricity while in use.

This is achieved by using out of the box thinking and packaging techniques that are easy to manufacture. The performance to cost ratio is amazing and you truly get more bang for your buck. The small size is so compact but does not sacrifice on performance or power compared to its direct competitors and larger equipment. BOSC will be your new favorite and most used piece of audio equipment.

The BOSC Difference:

  1. Powerful performance to cost ratio
  2. Compact size -- much smaller than competitors
  3. Fully custom proprietary dual feedback modulator

Performance Test Results, that I Proudly Present:

All testing performed using a state of the art Audio Precision APx525 audio analyzer.

In summary, the amplifier will have a completely black background on which the music will be presented and will sound great, whether listing at low volumes or tearing the roof of your house.

Reviews:

Jack Roberts

"I found them very dynamic, very musical, and beautifully detailed in the top end. The tone was better than in many transistor amps. The same could be said about emotional involvement. Listenability was very good with a relaxed and detailed sound. The soundstage and imaging were also very good."

Read the full review here:

https://theaudiobeatnik.com/orchard-audio-bosc-monoblock-amps-follow-up-review/

Adam LaBarge

"I wanted to stop my heart so I could hear the music better. I was being sucked in, pushed out, and unable to focus on anything else but the music. There were all the little bird-like chimes, dancing between clicks and pings and bongs of xylophone harmonics with dry reed raspy sounds zooming in and out, floating on top of deep rolling strings and organ-like bass. I didn’t want to miss a moment of it."

Read the full review here:

https://theaudiobeatnik.com/reviewing-the-orchard-audio-bosc-monoblocks/

Ultra-high fidelity, plug and play, ready to go, high resolution music streamer. Control music using your phone, tablet or computer. Studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. PecanPi Streamer's high precision and high resolution gives you the best sound experience for any audio playback. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Even normal compressed (mp3) music files will sound much better.Can be connected to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system, as well as headphones.

The streamer will be available with the following software options:

Specifications for XLR Output:

  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 130dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range (DNR): 125dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
  • Output Voltage: 5Vrms

Specifications for RCA Output:

  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 124dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range (DNR): 121dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
  • Output Voltage: 2.5Vrms

Specifications for Headphone Amplifier:

  • 390mW peak power into 32 ohms
  • 780mW peak power into 16 ohms

General Specifications:

  • Sampling Rates: Up to 192kHz
  • Bit Rates: Up to 24-bit
  • Size: 125mm (5") x 125mm (5") x 70mm (2.8")
  • Formats: Supports all formats including DSD.

Product Specific FAQs:

Can I Use BOSC with My Current Speakers?

Absolutely. BOSC comes in two gain levels

  • 16.8dB (6.92) recommended for 6-8Ω speakers
  • 13.8dB (4.89) recommended for 3-4Ω speakers

Either version of the amp will work with all speaker impedances, but you have to ensure not to exceed 200W.

Will This Fit All My Speakers?

BOSC will work with speakers of any size.

How long are the wires? Will they reach behind my TV/Record player?

The length of the speaker cable is up to you. The cable from the power supply to BOSC is 1.2m (4ft) long. The AC power cord is 1.83m (6ft).

How is GaN technology better?

Gallium Nitride transistors are better for Class-D output stages than MOSFETs, increasing the slew rate, reducing the ringing with fast input signals when loaded into reactive speakers, with faster overload recovery time - which is what defines amplifiers that sound better.

How is the box so small?

GaN technology allows for denser and more compact packaging compared to previous-generation technologies. This enables BOSC to be small. The AC/DC power supply is also external to the amplifier making it even smaller.

Can I get just one?

Yes, please contact us to learn how.

I would like to approximate shipping costs, how large will the box be and weight?

A pair (2) of BOSC amps with power supplies and adapters will ship in a 10" x 10" x 6" (25.4cm x 25.4cm x 15.3cm) box and weight approximately 12lb (5.44kg).

Risks and challenges

Orchard Audio has experience in the audio and engineering field, the product designs and prototype design was done in-house and created the first functioning prototypes of both the BOSC and the PecanPi streamer. Leo personally has experience with creating audio products first hand and developing the Orchard Audio brand. BOSC utilizes the GaN technology for less switching and conductance losses throughout the amp.

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