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Old 01-14-2013, 03:55 PM
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Check out this comment from Stereophile from the CES coverage: Balanced Audio Technology | Stereophile.com

[quote]How nice to again make the acquaintance of the folks at Balanced Audio Technology, aka BAT, now owned by Music Direct, and discover their three handsome new preamplifiers. The VK-53SE ($15,000), which replaces the VK-52SE, incorporates the same transformer-coupled output stage as in the flagship REX II preamp, and uses a new amorphous-core output transformer, encapsulated in a Mu Metal case. "There are no caps in the signal path in our preamps," proclaimed Geoff Poor. "The best capacitor is no capacitor." Also new are the VK-33SE preamplifier ($9995), a replacement for the 32SE and a trickle-down beneficiary of the VK-53SE's technology; and the VK-33 preamplifier ($7000), which replaces the VK-32.[/B]

Anyone know when this switch in ownership happened? Music Direct is now building quite a portfolio, owning their retail operation (both brick-and-mortar and on-line), the current Mobile Fidelity label, and now Balanced Audio technology (BAT). Interesting
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Hmmm....this is interesting. I can't find anything on it. Maybe they meant "distributed by"? I know Music Direct sells a lot of BAT gear.
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Strange ..... I did not feel a tremor in the force.
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Strange ..... I did not feel a tremor in the force.


You would know
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I believe it was sold. The last time I visited Geoff's store, one of his staff mentioned something about it to me.
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Hmmm........ spoke to Geoff Poor and Victor Khomenko on the phone just last week at their facility just over the river in DE. Victor posted in AA concerning his products in the past so he may see this thread (sent him the link to the forum) and bring us up-to-date on ownership of BAT and the VK-655SE amps mentioned in another thread.
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Well I heard way back from someone inside MD that they had purchased BAT and were providing a financial infusion to help them bring new products to market.
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Well I heard way back from someone inside MD that they had purchased BAT and were providing a financial infusion to help them bring new products to market.
That's a shame.
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That's a shame.
Why do you think so?
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Well I heard way back from someone inside MD that they had purchased BAT and were providing a financial infusion to help them bring new products to market.
Thats what I was told by the MD people too. I think its a good thing for BAT and for us BAT owners.
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