B&K Upgrade

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  1. Stephen M

    Stephen M Stunt Coordinator

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    I am interested in how the $495 upgrade to the Ref 30/ 307 has worked out for the owners. What parts have been upgraded and how has the upgrade affected every day use/ergonomics of the B&K. Thanks.
     
  2. Keith J

    Keith J Stunt Coordinator

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    I sent my REF 30 in last week and B&K has already shipped it back I will let you know.
     
  3. Stephen M

    Stephen M Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, am looking forward to it. What parts are included in the upgrade?
     
  4. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    You get the new Motorola (56367-DSP) processor.
    New 24/192 akm DACs, all the new formats of the Ref50.
    These are on new system boards/cards.
    You also get the new blue display.
    New User's manual.
    No new face plate.
    No SR10.1 remote, this can be purchased from B&K.
    For the price, the upgrade is a great deal.
    B&K will try to burn-in test for a few days prior to return shipping.
    The Ref30 will become a ref31, the 307 will be a 317
    You can d-load the pdf user manuals from the B&K web site & take a peak at it.
    http://www.bkcomp.com/support_newman.asp
    -Jerry
     
  5. JasonWUC

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    Ugh. I sent my Ref 30 in to B&K back in September for the Ref 31 upgrade. I got news about 3 weeks ago that it should be ready in January. [​IMG]

    Thank god I have an old Yamaha RX-V2095 or I would be dead in the water.
     
  6. Ron Hanson

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    Wow, something went wrong there. I sent mine in on Wednesday 10/22. They called and confirmed they had received it, did the upgrade and sent it back Monday 10/27. I received it Friday 10/31.
     
  7. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Jason,
    PM or email me your serial number number and full name.
    I know several people at B&K after meeting them at the past cedia shows, maybe I can be of assistance some how,
    i'm sure they will compensate you if they are at fault in any way. I know they will [​IMG]
    btw: they will not deposit/cash payment checks until after the upgraded unit has been returned shipped.
    Jerry
     

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