Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    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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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    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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  • BackertLabs
    BackertLabs Posts: 117
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    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
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,321
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    I say go for it!
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  • breal74
    breal74 Posts: 324
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    No problem here.
  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,842
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    @BackertLabs,

    Please feel free to use anything I wrote about the Rhumba.
    Family Room, Innuos Statement streamer (Roon Core) with Morrow Audio USB cable to McIntosh MC 2700 pre with DC2 Digital Audio Module; AQ Sky XLRs to CAT 600.2 dualmono amp, Morrow Elite Speaker Cables to NOLA Baby Grand Reference Gold 3 speakers. Power source for all components: Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One with dedicated 20 amp circuit to main panel.

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
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    Same here...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    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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  • breal74
    breal74 Posts: 324
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    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
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    Glad things worked out for you. Backert had to send it out for a level 5 decontamination after I got done with it...
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  • breal74
    breal74 Posts: 324
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    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.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    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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    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,321
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    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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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
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    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?
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
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  • siavash82ir
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    I have had issues with all of them BUT I have had better luck in general with fedEx vs ups or usps :)
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  • pitdogg2
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