Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,615
    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: 31,657
    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: 3,335
    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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  • BackertLabsBackertLabs Posts: 117
    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: 5,113
    I say go for it!
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  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    No problem here.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,634
    @BackertLabs,

    Please feel free to use anything I wrote about the Rhumba.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,615
    Same here...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,657
    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: 330
    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: 21,615
    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 Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • breal74breal74 Posts: 330
    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: 31,657
    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. :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,113
    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.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,615
    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 Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,615
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
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