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In Reply to: RE: B & K Audio has come back from the dead? posted by hifitommy on March 15, 2017 at 14:32:12
I'm currently running a B&K Ref 200.2 that drives my Maggies extremely well. I wish they hadn't bailed on the 2 channel stuff. It would have been nice to have a service department for their older stuff which I would bet they won't touch now.
they used to be in buffalo new york but the parent company, API took them to canada. it MAY be the same people. or NOT. a communication with them would be wise.
Is that the API of recording studio console fame? Thanks.
No, it's Audio Products International. Which is now owned by Klipsch.
Thanks! Much appreciated.
On the topic of name/acronym uncertainty, I should note for readers that the B&K discussed in this thread is not the same company as the Brüel & Kjaer (B&K) professional sound/vibration measurement instrumentation company headquartered in Denmark, and for which AA inmate BigGuyInATL works.
I'd always thought it to be a little tacky for a hifi company to ride on the name recognition coattails of a world-reknown instrumentation company. Now, they've also got "API", which is unrelated to the API that professional audio engineers know.
Thanks again for the info.
API is also American Petrolium Institute. Maybe something else as well. Who knows.
Audio Power Industries as well. Not sure what happened to them, but they garnered a name for themselves in the early days of audiophile power conditioners. Remember the PowerWedge? Good ol' Les Edelberg and company...
Hahahaha! Good one.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure nobody will confuse the American Petroleum Institute with two other APIs in a whole different industry, nor two B&Ks in audio with the B&K plumbing and faucet company.
But, hey, as long as we're on API, it's also an acronym for "application programming interface".
in mass spectrometry.
all the best,
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