Montebello, Calif. -
Audio-component supplier Amplifier Technology
(ATI) has begun shipping the first B&K-brand component since the company
acquired B&K Components in late 2010.
The CT-600.1 six-zone, 12x55-watt
A/V receiver shipped this month along with B&K's CK1.1 and CK2.2 in-wall
multi-room-audio keypad controllers as well as other accessories.
"The CT-600 is only the first of
many [components]," promised Morris Kessler, ATI's president and chief
engineer. "We still intend to build the entire B&K lineup here in
California," he added.
In preparing for CT-600.1
production, Kessler said, "Not only did we need to learn how to assemble the
product, we needed to recreate the entire quality-control and testing
ATI also owns the ATI,
AudioAccess, BGW and Theta Digital component-audio brands.
purchased the B&K brand name and other assets in mid-October after
Buffalo, N.Y.-based B&K shut down operation.
In announcing another new
product, ATI said it launched the Theta Digital branded Generation VIII Series
3 two-channel DAC/preamplifier at $13,999. The device, which replaces the
Generation VIII Series 2, adds digital inputs that accept digital recordings at
sampling rates of 176.4kHz and 192kHz. The previous version's digital inputs
accepted signals at sampling rates of 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz.
An upgrade to add the new
capabilities to the $13,500 Series 2 version costs $500.