Backert Labs, the preamplifier specialists. Room 387.
Hear the rhythm.
Our new Rhythm 1.1 provides better rhythm and dynamics than any other preamplifier, allowing your music to sound truly live. This is due to our recently patented GreenForce power supply, which works differently from any other employed in the electronics industry. It is the only power supply in the world that can run on V-Cap capacitors. This is possible because it uses less than 0.5% of the capacitance of typical linear power supplies.
Other technical milestones include the only tube bias correction circuit in a preamplifier. This customizes bias for every 12au7 tube used, allowing each tube to sound its best.
With the touch of a finger, the tube access door allows one to easily change tubes - no tools necessary.
The Rhythm 1.1 features a beautiful, modern, anodized exterior with no visible screws or vents. A solidly-built remote volume control is included. The Rhythm 1.1 is single-ended, uses 12au7 tubes, and is built by hand in the USA.
Preamp: Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 tubed preamplifier, $7,500
Speakers: Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde, $12,500
Turntable: VPI Classic 2, with 3D tonearm: $5,500
DAC: Chord Hugo, $2,495
Power amp: Odyssey Kismet monoblocks, $5,000
CD player: Naim CD5si, $1,995
Phono preamp: Backert Labs prototype