Model No: BAT - Rex 3 Reference Tube Preamplifier

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Category: Tube Pre

BAT - Rex 3 Reference Tube Preamplifier

  • $30,000.00

What a Reference-Setting Tube Preamplifier Should Sound Like and Be: Two-Box Balanced Audio Technology REX 3 Loaded with Bespoke Engineering, Plays with Absolute Realism

Devised from the ground up, and the culmination of 25 years of thorough research, trials, and testing, the Balanced Audio Technology REX 3 reimagines what a reference line-stage tube preamplifier should look like, sound like, and feature. Consider, for a moment, the architecture and technology: A total of 18 tubes. Two separate boxes. Balanced topology. A UniStage circuit that transmits the critical signal through just one gain stage – and without global feedback. Second-generation amorphous-core output transformers wound with Cardas Audio's finest OFC wire. A power module incorporating BAT's oil-filled capacitors in a robust SuperPak assembly. Individual dual-mono power supplies for each polarity. An incredible user interface, an abundance of customizable options, and a proprietary electronic shunt volume attenuator. Yes, this two-box unit came not only to play, but rule the playground.

Your ears will decide, but the REX 3 power module may be the finest all-tube power supply to ever grace a preamplifier. In the power module, an enhanced SuperPak assembly (complete with additional oil-filled capacitors) perfectly complements the SuperPak assembly in the control module. The former dramatically enhances the power supply for the 10 tubes within it. The tubes in the power module get additional support in the form of two, large toroidal transformers in true dual-mono configuration. Vacuum-tube rectifiers and user-configurable current sources, as well as vacuum-tube AC shunt regulators, provide final levels of refinement for the massive power supply.

Of course, the extreme performance offered by REX 3 does not end with vacuum-tube rectification, vacuum-tube current sources, or enhanced SuperPak capacitors. In this regard, REX 3 is not just a preamplifier with an external power supply box – a conventional type of partition that suffers from several well-known drawbacks, foremost being the high-impedance nature of the remote power supply. Here, REX 3 is a very different beast altogether. In it, the control box offers the benefit of a low-impedance local power supply while also preserving an upgrade path for owners of the forthcoming BAT single-chassis preamplifier.

Lest we forget, REX 3 uses eight 6H30 SuperTubes in its control module to achieve an extraordinarily high-current, low-impedance drive capability. To put it another way, REX 3 would need 32 6922 tubes to offer the same current delivery as its 6H30 SuperTube-based implementation! REX 3 even incorporates a unique power-supply feature that allows the user to optimize its sound and tailor it to their individual taste and system requirements.

Of course, BAT created REX 3 to be a breeze to use right out of the box(es). Name your sources at will. For example, choose VKD5 for your CD player input or MOVI for home-theater playback. Fix your volume for the MOVI input to effortlessly control your home-theater system from your pre/pro remote. Select a fixed balance adjustment for the phono input to accommodate an older phono cartridge. Switch phase from your chair to see if a recording was made in reverse polarity. Even if you only use one of REX 3's extensive features, you'll likely find it priceless for making your audio setup ideally tailored to fit your needs.

Most importantly, from start to finish, REX 3 provides beguiling levels of unmitigated transparency, dynamic scale, and textural insight. Music's impact, energy, liveliness, finesse, and beauty are effortlessly conveyed via this eighteen-tube flagship. In every regard, the REX 3 stands as the finest-ever preamplifier from a company whose designs have for decades been renowned for their sublime musicality, power, and grace.


What a Reference-Setting Tube Preamplifier Should Sound Like and Be: Two-Box Balanced Audio Technology REX 3 Loaded with Bespoke Engineering, Plays with Absolute Realism

Devised from the ground up, and the culmination of 25 years of thorough research, trials, and testing, the Balanced Audio Technology REX 3 reimagines what a reference line-stage tube preamplifier should look like, sound like, and feature. Consider, for a moment, the architecture and technology: A total of 18 tubes. Two separate boxes. Balanced topology. A UniStage circuit that transmits the critical signal through just one gain stage – and without global feedback. Second-generation amorphous-core output transformers wound with Cardas Audio's finest OFC wire. A power module incorporating BAT's oil-filled capacitors in a robust SuperPak assembly. Individual dual-mono power supplies for each polarity. An incredible user interface, an abundance of customizable options, and a proprietary electronic shunt volume attenuator. Yes, this two-box unit came not only to play, but rule the playground.

Your ears will decide, but the REX 3 power module may be the finest all-tube power supply to ever grace a preamplifier. In the power module, an enhanced SuperPak assembly (complete with additional oil-filled capacitors) perfectly complements the SuperPak assembly in the control module. The former dramatically enhances the power supply for the 10 tubes within it. The tubes in the power module get additional support in the form of two, large toroidal transformers in true dual-mono configuration. Vacuum-tube rectifiers and user-configurable current sources, as well as vacuum-tube AC shunt regulators, provide final levels of refinement for the massive power supply.

Of course, the extreme performance offered by REX 3 does not end with vacuum-tube rectification, vacuum-tube current sources, or enhanced SuperPak capacitors. In this regard, REX 3 is not just a preamplifier with an external power supply box – a conventional type of partition that suffers from several well-known drawbacks, foremost being the high-impedance nature of the remote power supply. Here, REX 3 is a very different beast altogether. In it, the control box offers the benefit of a low-impedance local power supply while also preserving an upgrade path for owners of the forthcoming BAT single-chassis preamplifier.

Lest we forget, REX 3 uses eight 6H30 SuperTubes in its control module to achieve an extraordinarily high-current, low-impedance drive capability. To put it another way, REX 3 would need 32 6922 tubes to offer the same current delivery as its 6H30 SuperTube-based implementation! REX 3 even incorporates a unique power-supply feature that allows the user to optimize its sound and tailor it to their individual taste and system requirements.

Of course, BAT created REX 3 to be a breeze to use right out of the box(es). Name your sources at will. For example, choose VKD5 for your CD player input or MOVI for home-theater playback. Fix your volume for the MOVI input to effortlessly control your home-theater system from your pre/pro remote. Select a fixed balance adjustment for the phono input to accommodate an older phono cartridge. Switch phase from your chair to see if a recording was made in reverse polarity. Even if you only use one of REX 3's extensive features, you'll likely find it priceless for making your audio setup ideally tailored to fit your needs.

Most importantly, from start to finish, REX 3 provides beguiling levels of unmitigated transparency, dynamic scale, and textural insight. Music's impact, energy, liveliness, finesse, and beauty are effortlessly conveyed via this eighteen-tube flagship. In every regard, the REX 3 stands as the finest-ever preamplifier from a company whose designs have for decades been renowned for their sublime musicality, power, and grace.

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