Backert Rhumba 1.2 vs Cary SLP-98

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,921
    Sweet system there man....let that bad boy burn in some before making any judgements. Love the color too.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 953
    Very nice looking system you have there. Very curious about your thoughts. These two preamps are very high on my wish list. I demoed the Backert last year and was very impressed. The only Cary I have heard is the SLP-03.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,931
    Nice stuff! High marks!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,910
    I’m jelly!! Very nice!!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,921
    Any more thoughts as to this newly improved Rhumba ?
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    tonyb wrote: »
    Any more thoughts as to this newly improved Rhumba ?

    There were some SQ issues at first (with initial break-in) and Andy wanted to hold on to it for a while 'til she settled-in . . .

    I just received it last week and have been too busy to put her in rotation ...

    Also, I have a cosmetic concern that some of you may be able help with.

    For shipping, the pre is wrapped in plastic, then the foam (not styrofoam) surrounds the unit, then the shipping box. Well, it appears that the bond was very tight between the plastic and foam and has left marks in/on the red paint. I don't think they are friction marks and I'm hoping they can be rubbed-out without shipping back to BL.

    Thoughts on what to use to buff away/rub away the plastic marks?

    TIA,
    Glenn
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
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    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,798
    edited June 19
    Got any pics of the marks?

    If it's a painted surface with a clearcoat, maybe take an approach like you would on a car. Claybar with some quick detail spray used as lubricant, and/or a carnauba cleaner wax.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Got any pics of the marks?

    I sent pics to Andy at BL. I think it’s beyond my ability, so I’m gonna ship the case only in the morning.
    In the meantime, here’s a picture her in her skivvies . . .

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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,798
    Ooooo..ahhhhh! Looks awesome.

    Glad to hear Backert is going to take care of you regarding the case.
    GlennDog wrote: »
    In the meantime, here’s a picture her in her skivvies . . .

    Got Dayens?
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    BL, well ... all I can say is CS is “on-point” . . .
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
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