Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    Hows about an update on this....is it back in the rig yet ?

    Just wondering too if Andy has a beater Rhumba laying around, if there is such a thing, that might find it's way back around Chicago. Never hurts to ask, right ?
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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 114
    We will be sending back Brian's Rhumba in a couple days. As for the question: if you're paying shipping, you are welcome to another demo. Was that the question?
    The preamp specialists. http://BackertLabs.com
  • breal74breal74 Posts: 327
    Hey Polkies,

    First and foremost I have to give the highest of praises to all at Backert Labs for being an outstanding company. We have been in constant contact and they are a real pleasure to deal with.

    After putting my Rhumba on the bench and running several different tests trying to recreate my situation they concluded that there was actually nothing wrong with the unit. I am sure they would be willing to go into a little more detail on the tests that they performed. We talked several differnt times about how I had it set up, cabling used and possible interferences and they were not able to recreate the noise that was happening in my system. Hopefully it was some passing bad audio juju I had. I think I will burn some sage just to make sure.

    In the end, Bob and Andy offered to put all new guts into my old chassis and send it back and see if that fixes the issue. They also offered to burn in the unit, but I declined for two reasons. First, I felt that it would be a better way to get to know the Rhumba as a whole and second, I thought that it would be fun to give updates on the sound throughout the burn in process as there never was a chance to do that with one set of ears with the demo.

    Thanks again Bob and Andy! I greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication.

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,380
    They just had to clean up the interior of the unit after my late-nite tryst. Sorry about that. Next time I will wear protection. B)
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    That's a heck of an offer from BL's man, to replace all the guts ? You won't find that too often in audio.

    Good guys they are, all of them. Can't say enough good things about the company or people who run it and work behind the curtain. Anyone looking for a tubed pre needs to put this company on their radar if not at the top of their list.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,151
    I did not participate in the demo but I did followed this thread. I have to agree
    that this company is first class.
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,768
    Any company can make a good product if they want...it's the ones that go the extra mile or three for customer service before and after purchase that get a nod in my book. Polk is there, as is now Backert. Now when I can get a Rhumba smuggled over the line...hehe.
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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 114
    Guys,
    Thank you for your kind words. We just hope Brian is able to get back to the sound he experienced when he first demo'd the Rhumba.
    We are wondering - anybody mind if we place some of these quotes from this demo on our website?
    The preamp specialists. http://BackertLabs.com
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,722
    I say go for it!
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 327
    No problem here.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,413
    @BackertLabs,

    Please feel free to use anything I wrote about the Rhumba.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,380
    Same here...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive with ClearAudio Titanium v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds


    Men are like a very fine wine. They start off as grapes, and it takes the love of a Woman to stomp the crap out of them in order to make them something modestly acceptable to have dinner with...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    Least we can do, you guys at BL's have been stellar all thru-out the demo. Just letting us Demo your product is not a common practice among manufacturers. We certainly appreciate that, use whatever you like.
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 327
    Picked up the Rhumba from FedEx today and all is right in my world again. It even had that brand spanking new electronics smell that is quite alluring.

    Straight out of the box the sound coming from the unit after the tubes warmed up is very engaging and I have not stopped listening for a couple of hours now. The sound stage is definitely not as wide or deep as I remember, but I know it will open up as time goes on. I have kept notes on certain songs and will keep referring to these songs as the Rhumba racks up the hours to see how the sound develops.
    This is very exciting for me as I have never owned such a nice unit that is brand new and I am looking forward to the burn in process.

    Also, a HUGE THANKS to Andy, Bob and Gary at Backert!!!!! They are great people to deal with and have gone way out of their way to make me, a lucky customer, happy! You guys are the best.

    Now, back to my happy place,

    Brian
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,380
    Glad things worked out for you. Backert had to send it out for a level 5 decontamination after I got done with it...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive with ClearAudio Titanium v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds


    Men are like a very fine wine. They start off as grapes, and it takes the love of a Woman to stomp the crap out of them in order to make them something modestly acceptable to have dinner with...
  • breal74breal74 Posts: 327
    Glad things worked out for you. Backert had to send it out for a level 5 decontamination after I got done with it...

    Ha! I think is was more along the lines of an exorcism.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    breal74 wrote: »
    Glad things worked out for you. Backert had to send it out for a level 5 decontamination after I got done with it...

    Ha! I think is was more along the lines of an exorcism.

    I might agree with that. Ever since that TT and cart showed up he's been reciting strange verses and speaking in unknown tongues. I don't know wtf he's talking about anymore. :)
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    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,722
    I remember when skip first had it, I thought he said the same thing but, as time went on and a few hours ( I am going to guess 200+) on the unit, it opened up. I say keep it on and running for a few weeks and take another listen.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,380
    tonyb wrote: »
    breal74 wrote: »
    Glad things worked out for you. Backert had to send it out for a level 5 decontamination after I got done with it...

    Ha! I think is was more along the lines of an exorcism.

    I might agree with that. Ever since that TT and cart showed up he's been reciting strange verses and speaking in unknown tongues. I don't know wtf he's talking about anymore. :)
    Who ya gonna call?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive with ClearAudio Titanium v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds


    Men are like a very fine wine. They start off as grapes, and it takes the love of a Woman to stomp the crap out of them in order to make them something modestly acceptable to have dinner with...
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,380
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive with ClearAudio Titanium v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds


    Men are like a very fine wine. They start off as grapes, and it takes the love of a Woman to stomp the crap out of them in order to make them something modestly acceptable to have dinner with...
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