Balanced Audio Technology Power Amps Reviewed on 10 Audio

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

10 Audio has reviewed two power amps from Balanced Audio Technology (BAT); the VK-220 ($3,000) and VK-250SE ($7,000). Longtime reviewer Jerry S. compared them to a variety of other high-end amplifiers, including models from Manley, Pass Labs, and Halcro. He made the following analogy after doing so:

Do you remember Snoopy from the Charlie Brown comics and the way he danced when he was happy? That sense of openness and joy is largely missing from the treble presentation of the VK-220. For the VK-250SE, much of that openness is present, but this character definitely runs in the family.

Read the entire review, then check out Jerry’s Zen Test, a reviewing technique that “ignores cost, technology, and all other product features and focuses solely on sound quality as it relates to listening enjoyment.”