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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Geo, Mar 31, 2002.
Just wondering if B&K has said anything about a new pre/pro, Ref40?
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.
I think this thread is required to pop up at least once a month, I know, because I've started 2 or 3 myself!
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.
ps. here's the link to the other thread if you're interested: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=37842
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
Model: Reference 30 Series II
Special Notes: THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital, DTS
Think this is a "series II" version that is yet to hit the streets, or just the entry for the current Ref30?
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.
I sent a message out to B&Ks PR agency last week and have yet to receive a reply on the topic.
I meet with their nat'l sales manager all day tommorow in Philly. I have a lot to ask him about!
Thanks John and Matthew. I can't wait to hear the news!
John, Matthew, any news from the B&K front?
Thanks in advance, Brian
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?
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.
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.
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.