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Press Release for the Rhumba 1.1 preamp

Press release for Rhythm 1.1



Positive Feedback – “Sounds like real music … immediately drew you in with its sense of aliveness, openness, detail, and smoothness”

Home Theater – “the best deal in high end gear for the 21st century”

Comments from Terry “Teajay” London



Part Time Audiophile – “The Rhythm 1.1 is completely quiet, highly resolving, explosively dynamic, and sounds freakin’ amazing. I suppose you could say that I’m a fan.”

New Record – “You want this.  Trust me – you want it bad.”

Home Theater – “better able to clearly expose micro-details than any other preamplifier I have ever used.””

Winner, Positive Feedback Writer’s Choice Award

Positive Feedback – “One of the most tuneful and engaging preamps I have ever heard.” – “Well done team Backert Labs!” – Backert Labs response



Audiogon – “one of the finest tube based linestages, regardless of price”

Audio Asylum – “Backert Labs:  this was the room that surprised me the most.”



2015 Capital Audio Fest – PartTime Audiophile – “clearly and obviously in that Best-In-Show category…”

2015 Capital Audio Fest – – “I sure like the idea of bringing such a good sounding and looking preamp down under $3,000…”

2015 Capital Audio Fest – Stereophile – “Backert Labs promotes itself as, ‘the tube preamp specialist’ and I like that.” – “I lost some of the sonic beauty compared with what I got with the excellent Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 preamplifier.”

The Absolute Sound – “There is adjustable bias, which is quite unusual for tubed linestages”

AV Showrooms – “Outstanding sound, Backert Labs, Gershman Acoustics, just beautiful”

Audio Traveler – “Suffice it to say that I want to get my hands on one of these”

Positive Feedback –  “a rather ingenious trick power supply”

AV Showrooms – Interview with Bob Backert

Part Time Audiophile  – those photos, wow

Dagogo – a nice mention of three of our world’s-first technologies

Stereophile – noticed that we eliminated high-value power supply capacitors – yes! (scroll down 1/3 of the page) – “perfect marriage between industrial design and modern style”

Ultra High End – “ preferred Backert’s contributions over Nagra’s”