Acoustic Sounds

Features: Preamplifiers

February 10th, 2023

Backert Labs - Rhythm 1.3 line stage

Adventures with a vacuum tube preamp

By: Dave McNair

I have yet to give up on solid-state components for HiFi systems entirely; however, my love affair with vacuum tube circuitry is stronger than ever. While auditioning the latest iteration to the top-line Rhythm 1.3 linestage from Delaware-based Backert Labs, I got a sense of the same unmistakable mojo I feel when listening to recordings played on other well-designed and constructed tube gear.In my years as a professional listener in music production and as an... Read More