Bakoon – AMP-13R Integrated and Headphone Amplifier
Product Summary:The Bakoon Amp-13R is a brilliant combination of the Japanese drive for sonic perfection and the Korean obsession over manufacturing quality. The Amp-13R features a 25-watt integrated amplifier and headphone amplifier with passive volume control. This little powerhouse is the winner of the Red Dot Design Award, the iF World Design Award, a 6Moons Product of the Year Award, and HiFiKnights Victor Award Winner!... Click To Read More
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Bakoon – AMP-13R Integrated and Headphone Amplifier
The Bakoon Amp-13R is a brilliant combination of the Japanese drive for sonic perfection and the Korean obsession over manufacturing quality. The Amp-13R features a 25-watt integrated amplifier and headphone amplifier with passive volume control. This little powerhouse is the winner of the Red Dot Design Award, the iF World Design Award, a 6Moons Product of the Year Award, and HiFiKnights Victor Award Winner!
The Bakoon Amp-13R strives for the Japanese ethos of minimalism and to make complex things simpler while also delivering the highest possible performance. The AMP-13R is the much-awaited follow up to the Legendary 12R (and 11R), which went out of production in 2017.
Imagine late-night, low-volume listening sessions with the most inner recesses of the music lit up…that’s the Bakoon sound. 6Moons once described listening to Bakoon’s Amp-11R like “listening inside a space capsule” and they gave it a Blue Moon Award.
Physically, the AMP-13R is possibly the slimmest high-end HiFi amplifier in the world to possess this level of performance. Nothing is wasted anywhere to make such a complete design that achieves the highest possible sound quality and optimal performance. The AMP-13R is Bakoon’s masterpiece… Perfectly Mastered Minimalism. Try one in your system today!
JET SATRI Circuit
The patent-pending JET Bias circuit has brought the SATRI Circuit to a whole new level in terms of electrical performance and sound quality, with ultra-fast, wide bandwidth, full discrete design with zero negative feedback. The output impedance is lower than ever before, with a direct, ultra-fast loudspeaker response.
“Enlightenment” in Design
The 13R generates almost double the output power compared to previous generation amplifiers. The extreme calculations in mechanical engineering and tightest machining tolerance delivers a slim and elegant design. The beautiful red Urushi lacquered knob is made by master craftsmen from Fukushima, Japan and is the finishing touch of class.
Current drive in an amplifier is similar in concept to electric power in a car. Instantaneous surges of power means Bakoon Amplifiers can pretty much drive any speaker, as long as the speaker sensitivity allows for enough volume.
Bakoon integrated amplifiers all have a supremely transparent passive preamplifier section. Your source can be connected directly to the Bakoon via RCA interconnects or an active preamplifier can be added to the mix. With an active preamp, the Bakoon allows you to perfectly adjust the output in order to operate the preamp at its optimal level.
The Ultimate Headphone Amplifier
Bakoon Products is known in the industry for its superb headphone amplifiers. The Bakoon HPA-21 is still legendary among headfiers and the AMP-13R goes further and will drive any headphone on the market without breaking a sweat.
6Moons has named the Bakoon Amp-13R…Product of the Year:
“This €6’000 miniature won two awards, one from us, one from regularly syndicating HifiKnights in Poland. At 25/50wpc into 8/4Ohm, it’s no power broker. But if it’s the most sophisticated solid-state sound you’re after, for speakers and headphones alike including inefficiency bastards like HifiMan’s Susvara, Bakoon’s smallest and first amp with their novel Jet Satri circuit is the best I’ve heard all year; and the best amp we own. In signature Bakoon style, replacing the fixed output resistor on their patented gain stage with a relay-switched resistor ladder adjusts volume by remote. Two voltage and two current inputs make the AMP-13R into an integrated but by lacking a conventional preamp stage or lossy potentiometer, it’s actually a multi-input amplifier with true variable gain. High voltage gain means no issues with even 82dB speakers in our rooms. As the most compact amp whilst combining multiple functions-speaker drive, remote input switching and volume, headfi-the Bakoon stuck to a far lower budget than challengers up to €36’000 which still couldn’t dethrone it. That makes this stylish collaborative effort between engineers in California, South Korea and Japan our domestic Numero Uno, thus a natural for this special year’s end mention.”
Bakoon has received its 2nd 6Moons Blue Moon Award for the Amp-13R!
“my favorite solid-state amp.”
The Bakoon Amp-13R has been awarded with the Hi-Fi Knights Victor Award!
Here’s what our first 13R client said in an email:
“I received the amp today and it is hooked up. And MAN!!!..This is darn impressive out the box. I shudder to think what it will sound like after a period of burn in. What Bakoon has done with this small amp is remarkable. I now have a couple pieces that are search enders including this amp. Always a pleasure working with you.”
● Power Output : 25 watts (8 Ω, 1 kHz)
● Gain : 22.5 dB max. (speaker, headphone high) or 7 dB max. (headphone low)
● Gain Control : MPU Controlled 50 Stepped Attenuator
● Frequency Response : 10 Hz ~ 500 kHz
● Input : 1 SATRI-LINK (BNC), 2 Voltage (RCA)
● Input Impedance : 3.68 Ω (SATRI-LINK), 10 kΩ (Voltage)
● User Interface : Encoder with a built in switch, Remote Controller
● Power Consumption : 100 watts max.
● Dimensions : 230 mm (W) x 230 mm (D) x 55 mm (H)
● Weight : 4 kg (net), 5 kg (shipping)