Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) is proud of the ongoing innovation we bring to high-end audio. We focus on providing a refreshing, unconventional approach to product design and creating state-of-the-art components featuring stunning build quality and exceptional musical fidelity.
BAT customers appreciate our distinctive combination of superb sound, advanced engineering, stellar construction, and outstanding customer support. Our first products, the VK-5 preamplifier and VK-60 power amplifier, established our standards of excellence 25 years ago and have since become collectible components. As such, we encourage you to look inside any BAT product ever made to view such excellence in engineering and construction for yourself. You will find only the most meticulously laid-out circuits without a single stray wire in evidence. All BAT printed circuit boards are made from the highest-quality material and built to last for generations. Our power supplies are truly massive. Most importantly, the creative expression underlying every BAT design is where our sincere inspiration lies, with the intention of always remaining true to the genius of the original recording artist. Every generation of BAT product allows such inventiveness and vision to come to life more vividly in your listening room.
From day one, BAT staked its reputation on the fact that “balanced is better.” Today ,we are proud that balanced circuits have become the de facto standard for high-end audio design. Yet, how you achieve proper balance in circuit design remains elusive to our competition. For example, in a world of preamplifiers populated by multiple gain stages and cathode-follower circuits, BAT has always offered our Unistage circuit—employed in every BAT preamplifier ever built—as a counterpoint to such engineering complexity. The benefit of the Unistage pertains to the ultimate simplicity of amplifying the incoming signal only once. Imagine telling a joke to your friends and saying “pass it on.” Pass it on enough times and you won’t recognize the joke. Pass the music through too many gain stages, and you’ll no longer recognize the inherent beauty of your favorite recordings.
Our desire to keep it simple for listeners extends to our intelligent automatic-biasing circuit. Every BAT vacuum-tube power amplifier features this cutting-edge design. When coupled with BAT’s equally pioneering electronic protection circuits, the result is plug-and-play simplicity for the end user. No digital or analog volt meters with which to contend; no question of whether to set the dial in milliamps or millivolts. Just turn on a BAT amplifier, relax, and enjoy the music.
Two decades ago, BAT also introduced the world to the 6H30 SuperTube. Today, it has become one of the standards used in many competitors’ premier products. Yet, no manufacturer will ever have more experience in the proper circuit design for 6H30 SuperTube than BAT. The REX 3 Series serves as ultimate proof of our industry leadership.
BAT continues to strive for excellence in every aspect of our business, from emphasizing exceptional customer support to innovation product design to, most importantly, the musical enjoyment provided by every component we manufacture. Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary of making music sound so captivating and engaging in your home.