Phono Equraizer BEQ-1 coming soon
Mr,Fumio Ohashi of BAlabo was Choiced 9 Great Designers
in ISS223 of TAS
AMPLIFIER DESIGNER ROUNDTABLE
・・・・・・ questions to nine
of the world’s top amplier designers.
BOB CARVER / Bob Carver LLC
JOHN CURL / Parasound, Constellation
CYRILL HAMMER / Soulution
LEW JOHNSON / conrad-johnson design
VLADIMIR LAMM / Lamm Industries
FUMIO OHASHI / BAlabo
NELSON PASS / Pass Labs
JURGEN REIS / MBL
JEFF ROWLAND / Jeff Rowland Design
スェーデンＰＥＲＦＥＣＴ８社と共同出展したデモンストレーションをアブソリュート・サウンド誌メイン筆者のジョナサン・バリン氏がBest Sound of Showに選定しました。
アブソリュートサウンド誌、編集長ロバート・ハリー氏が当社製品を使用したデモンストレーションを２０１２ＣＥＳのBest Sound of Showに選定しました
This exquisitely made, extremely powerful
(500Wpc) solid-state stereo power amp from
Japanese master-designer Fumio Ohashi
is as lovely to listen to as it is to behold. If
ravishing gorgeousness of tone color coupled
to outstanding resolution of detail, quick natural
transient response, and huge reserves of power
is your cup of Saki, you will have to look long and
hard to find an amp that sounds this lovely and
this lifelike. RH’s reference amp.
The third of JV’s “Top Three Solid-State Preamps.”
Like its companion power amp, the BP-1, the BC-1
“control amp” (linestage preamplifier) is among
the most beautiful pieces of electronics JV has
seen or heard. A little dark in overall balance
(rather like the MBL 6010 D), the BAlabo is simply
exquisite on tone colors, turning everything into
a shade of gorgeous without sacrificing any of
the speed or low-level detail of the real thing.
Wonderful grip and definition in the low bass,
too. Breathtakingly lovely and extremely high in
resolution, it is RH’s reference preamp.
CES2011 Demonstration booth
| The Room is Venetian 35-310 in 2011JAN6-9
We get the prize of TAS The Product Of The Year (Issue209)
BAlabo BC-1 MK-II
Solid-State Preamplifier of the
Electronics have captivated RH the way the BAlabo BC-1 MK-II (and companion BP-1
MK-II power amplifier) have. For starters the BC-1 MK-II's build quality is
beyond belief, from its massive and heroic discrete resistor stepped attenuator
to the bank vault feel of the volume control, to the machined and polished
Corian casework. But the BAlabo goes beyond sheer sex appeal and enters the
realm of musical performance that is unmatched in RH's experience. The BC-1
MK-II has a luscious rendering of timbre, with deeply saturated tone color and
no trace of edge, glare or grain.Despite sounding extremely smooth and relaxed,
the BC-1 MK-II gives up nothing in the resolution department. This preamp has a
"roundness" of presentation that bears an uncanny resemblance to live music.
Gorgeous without sounding colored, rich and ripe without a hint of euphony, the
BC-1 MK-II is the finest preamplifier RH has heard, and eminently deserving of
TAS's 2010 Sold-State Preamplifier of the Year honors."
- The Absolute
Sound, January 2011
Solid-State Power Amplifier of the
remarkable amplifier turns upside down the idea that an amplifier cannot be
both beautiful sounding and truthful to the source. The BP-1 MK-II's defining
glory is its absence of electronic artifacts along with the sense that you are
listening through the amplifier to the original musical event. The treble is
astonishingly liquid, clean and free from the metallic patina that we've become
inured to in lesser amplifiers. The sound had a delicacy and refinement, yet an
authoritative an seemingly limitless power. The BP-1 MK-II resolves information
in a musical rather sonic way that is, the amplifier doesn't sound overly
detailed, but when you sit down with it, a rich tapestry of musically natural
detail unfolds before you. Add to these qualities the massive 500Wpc of output
power (1000 Wpc into 4 ohms) and you have what in RH's experience the state of
the art in power amplifiers."
- The Absolute Sound, January
We get a good comments of Editorial by Robert Harley
Truth, Beauty and BAabo Electronics
Editorial by Robert Harley, Editor in Chief, The Absolute Sound December 2010,
... fully and utterly resolving of real musical
...reproduces strings with an unparalleled lushness
...you will find yourself drawn into the music in a
Their lack of artifacts, which is singular in my
experience, fosters a sense of relaxation that allows the music to more fully
express itself. ...you can listen more deeply into the music.
...BAlabo electronics...come closer to the truth than
any electronics I've heard. And that's what makes them so
We get Editors Choice Awards
The Absolute Sound
Review in issue #201, March 2010
"I love the sound of the BAlabo gear."
"The BAlabo's midrange is ... a thing of utter beauty-so sweet, so
so rich and fully articulated, so much like the real thing."
"...the BC-1 and BP-1 are simply the best I've heard at controlling
the bass of the mighty Magico M5s."
"Hence, the BC-1 Mk-II and BP-1 Mk-II get my highest recommendation..
. Without question, they are the most consistently beautiful-sounding
electronics I've ever heard."
Jonathan Valin, Executive Editor, Absolute Sound
The Absolute Sound and Hi-Fi+ Guide to Preamplifiers and Power Amplifiers
We get One Of Best Sound Of The Show 2010 prize and Best Design prize of Magagine Audio
Marc Philip, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine Audio
"...this set was beautifully behaved, the dynamics of the subjective
tone of voice,
Control, Power Amplifiers and DAC - BAlabo
everything was in place, though we could have been overwhelmed by
such an sizeable stature in front of us, so imposing and yet, fluid
and graceful, the sound was fine."
"Use whatever superlatives that comes to mind ... this is no ordinary system.
Please realize, how rare it is to visit exhibitors as well equipped,
coordinated as was the case here. I congratulate all those people involved
have worked for years to get to this point...What you presented at CES 2010
was simply masterful."
We get Best of Show 2010 CES prizse by The Audio Beat
Marc Michelson, Editor in Chief, The Audio Beat
- Loudspeakers -
Tidal Audio - Sunray
Bi-amped with Tidal LPX active crossover
and Speaker cable - Echole Cable
- Power Cables -
- Active Digital
- Transport -
"A pair of BAlabo BP-1 MK II stereo amps drove Tidal Sunray speakers,
producing such gorgeous tonality and copious physical presence that
we could have listened here for the entire afternoon."
"... the sheer beauty on display made this system
CES2010 Demonstration booth
We get Best Sound of 2009 CES prizse by Stereo Times
|The Room is Venetian 29-320 in 20101JAN7-10
""Best Sound at Show for me came - once again from the same room
I voted for last year - the Perfect 8 / Bridge Audio Labs setup. ... the
sound was so organic and tonally right, that I could see someone springing
for them if money was absolutely no object. Bridge Audio Labs of Japan
designs some very intriguing electronics that I think would rival almost
anything out there in terms of its ultra-low noise floor and organic rightness:
qualities that have earned my vote for a second straight year in a row!
...listening to a system this big and ostentatious, one expects much, yet
this system delivers the goods - then some."
Clement Perry, Editor in Chief, StereoTimes
The introduction ＨｉＦｉ ｒｅｖｉｅｗ issue272 in Homg Kong
A&V Festa 2008 in Japan demonstration
We get Best Sound of 2008 CES prizse by Stereo Times
"The system that pressed my sonic buttons the most was "The Force"
dipole loudspeaker from Swedish manufacturer Perfect8 ... and the
Japanese made Bridge Audio Labs linestage ... and stereo amplifier."
Audio Labs' electronics ... physical look and sonic performance proved,
in conjunction with "The Force" loudspeakers, revelatory to these ears.
Very seldom have I been so taken by a product particularly under show
conditions. Yet, this system, using a relatively affordable Accustic
Arts standard CD player had me totally transfixed on its performance.
Every single song I threw at this rig from my personal CD collection
sounded harmonically as well as spatially remarkable. I could not find
anything to fault with regard to "The Force" sonic capabilities...and
of course ... those remarkable electronics from Bridge Audio Labs.
Clement Perry, Editor in Chief, StereoTimes
of the most audacious demos of the entire show. The room featured the
Perfect 8 Technologies "The Force" loudspeakers ... and Bridge Audio
"These gargantuan speakers were being
driven by the equally massive and gorgeously built Bridge Audio Labs
BP-1 MKII amplifier ... and BC-1 MKII control amp .... The really good
news though, is that this system sounded absolutely spectacular!
Sensory Power cables were used throughout."
Dave Thomas, StereoTimes
"I was stunned to hear utterly transparent sound, with the clarity and lucidity of the original Quad's midrange."
"The Mooche" from Stereophile's Editor's Choice CD, I heard the best
sound I've heard from all the different loudspeakers on which I have
auditioned this recording."
"Switching to my current
"Record to Die For," the Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with Esa-Pekka
Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic (CD, DG 00289477 6198),
this orchestral piece sound utterly clean, totally free from
distortion, while exhibiting superb subtleties, particularly in the
timbre of the woodwinds.:
Larry Greenhill, Stereophile
The demonstration of CES2008
We get Best of Show 2007 CES prizse by Absolute Sound
"...reached a level of realism from full orchestra to solo voice that I've simply never heard matched."
Jonathan Valin, Executive Editor, Absolute Sound
won my top honors for its extraordinary speed, transient authority,
coherence, and ultimately for what is among the top few most convincing
recreations of a symphony orchestra that I have ever heard."
Wayne Garcia, Editor, Absolute Sound
I have to pick the Model 6 (driven by BAlabo) for its stunningly low
coloration, spectacular dynamic behavior, coherence, and lifelike
Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief, Absolute Sound
The demonstration of CES2007
Raves at CES 2007
for overall system sound:
- Magico Model 6 loudspeakers
- BAlabo Control Amp BC-1 MK-II
- BAlabo Power Amp BP-1 MK-II
- Custom Technics tape deck by
The Tape Project
- MIT Oracle V1.1 MA speaker cables
- Kosmos Solid Alloy Powercord
The demonstration of High end show in Hong Kong
A&V Festa 2006 in Japan demonstration