Anything new from B&K

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  1. Geo

    Geo Stunt Coordinator

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    Just wondering if B&K has said anything about a new pre/pro, Ref40?

    geo
     
  2. Joe e h

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    Geo

    I have been trying to find out the same. I am considering the Anthem AVM 20, but was waiting on B&K and Parasound to see if they are releasing a new product. I have not been able to fins anything yet.

    Joe
     
  3. Brian Vaughan

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    I think this thread is required to pop up at least once a month, I know, because I've started 2 or 3 myself![​IMG]
    Anyway, I went through some of the older iterations and this was the only interesting info I could find:
    "They are pushing their new Zone receivers for whole house audio/video which are very impressive once they got into the software that set them up and showed what they could do.
    On the pre/pro front I was told to be safe they are saying summer for a new receiver/ pre-pro and upgrade. Also they are working on a ultra high end balanced series for their products and a top of the line Digital amplifier these wil be much more than traditional B&K stuff has been though. "
    Who knows. Maybe it'll actually happen. I'd just love to hear something from the people at B&K. As I'm sure you know, getting info out of B&K is like pulling teeth.
    Cheers, Brian
    ps. here's the link to the other thread if you're interested: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=37842
     
  4. Bob Crum

    Bob Crum Auditioning

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    I was browsing the THX site and found their equipment listings. Looking at everything from B&K, there was the following entry:

    Manufacturer: B&K Components

    Category: Controller

    Model: Reference 30 Series II

    Status: Certified

    Region: Worldwide

    Special Notes: THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital, DTS

    Type: Ultra

    Think this is a "series II" version that is yet to hit the streets, or just the entry for the current Ref30?
     
  5. Brian Vaughan

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    Bob, Unfortunately I think it's the current version of the Ref 30. Not sure where the Series II comes from, but then again, I'm lost on a lot of the things that B&K does. [​IMG]
    Cheers, Brian
     
  6. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    I sent a message out to B&Ks PR agency last week and have yet to receive a reply on the topic.

    Regards,
     
  7. MatthewJ S

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    I meet with their nat'l sales manager all day tommorow in Philly. I have a lot to ask him about!
     
  8. Brian Vaughan

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    Thanks John and Matthew. I can't wait to hear the news!

    Cheers, Brian
     
  9. Brian Vaughan

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    John, Matthew, any news from the B&K front?

    Thanks in advance, Brian
     
  10. Brian Vaughan

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    ^^^^BUMP^^^^

    any news?

    Cheers, Brian
     
  11. Brian Vaughan

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    Well, I was reading this thread ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=135400 )on avsforum and decided to bring this one back from the dead one last time. John or Matthew, any news yet?
    Cheers, Brian
    ps. sorry to keep bumping this one, but B&K drives me crazy with the lack of communication with the people who own their products. I feel like those ads on the back page of every home theater magazine just taunt me with their boasting of future-proof upgradability. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Here's some info
    I spoke with a at B&K some time ago,
    I ask if they could add a control out option.
    It would be nice to have a trigger that could be set
    with your numbers of speakers chosen, with any source!
    Say I play two channel CD, and now I want to have 3-7
    channel CD, have that as a trigger to turn on my extra amps.
    At this point I use a parasound scamp to monitor
    for a signal on the front center.
    The B&K 30 will be my spare pre once my MC12 arrives.
     
  13. randy bessinger

    randy bessinger Stunt Coordinator

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    Maybe the lack of communication from B&K is smart on their part if you look at Outlaw's experience on the 950. It is worse to give out a play by play and then have expectations dashed than to do your work quietly IMO.
     

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