B&K's new Ref50?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Steeves, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've heard some buzz about the new Ref50 that's supposed to be out soon. Anyone have any particulars i.e. features, connections, price? Maybe even what the upgrade is gonna cost for the Ref30?
     
  2. Sihan Goi

    Sihan Goi Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2001
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd like to know as well. The Ref30 has been out for a long time, and its high time an update is released.
     
  3. Chas_T

    Chas_T Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The info I have is the following:

    Different face plate (look), be TRULY balanced in all channels using the latest DAC's and processors and have all the toys and an additional component video input. The width will be the same but the height will be about 2.X inches higher.
     
  4. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I stopped by a local Hifi store today and they said the list is gonna be somewhere around $3900-$4000! I hope the upgrade for the Ref30 isn't going to be the difference in list price...$1100-$1200 OUCH!! Of course if the chasis is bigger because of the balanced ins and outs I don't see how they could upgrade the Ref30 to a full blown Ref50.
     
  5. Sihan Goi

    Sihan Goi Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2001
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Looks like they wanna compete with the big boys(Aragon Stage One, Tag McLaren AV32Rbp192, Krell Showcase, EAD TheaterMaster Ovation), and skipping the Anthem AVM20 market altogether...
     
  6. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  7. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 1999
    Messages:
    2,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree, it's odd they would go further 'upscale' -especially when they have their high-end brand (Gucci?) coming out soon.

    Why price your entry level stuff closer to the newer, higher end stuff?
     
  8. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Of course this is all speculation at best. We really won't know what the deal is until B&K themselves release the info on the new products. I mean it could be that the info I got was on the Gucci line piece?
     
  9. Chas_T

    Chas_T Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Info I have is Ref 40 at $2995 list price..
     
  10. Warren_Sc

    Warren_Sc Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I heard the new B&K models are going to have this new audio CODEC called Dolby ProLogic II. I can't wait...
    :p)
     
  11. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That would make sense for there to be a Ref40. I sure hope you're right! A $200 upgrade would be much easier to swallow!
     
  12. Chas_T

    Chas_T Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Brian.. I would not bet my life on it, but the source I have is fairly reliable. Two months is the time frame also. I've heard nothing about upgrade information from previous models.
     
  13. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does anybody have a time frame for the relaeses?

    Thanks
    R~
     
  14. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2000
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I guess we'll just have to play the waiting game [​IMG] B&K has always been pretty tight lipped about these things.
     
  15. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    CEDIA 2002 September in Minneapolis,
    That's my bet for news.
    CEDIA 2002
     
  16. Chas_T

    Chas_T Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes. LATE September. I should have been clearer in my previous post. Perhaps October when it might be available for shipping.
     

Share This Page