The Bakoon AMP-11R continues to impress as it wins its second award - the High Fidelity Red Fingerprint Award.
In the words of editor Wojciech Pacula:
… when we see such a small amplifier as the one reviewed here, we subconsciously expect suitably “tiny” sound. And, despite my best effort not to sound like a cheesy advertisement I must say that the AMP-11R amplifier is an example of how appearances can be deceptive….
.... The amplifier connected to matching speakers, more on which later, spreads out in front of us a large, intense sound stage with substantial, almost life-size, phantom images….
... Let me repeat – it is a full and deep sound, with powerful, saturated bass and large phantom images; pure, vibrant and accurate, nevertheless…..
… What I do know is that the HE-6, the most expensive HiFiMAN planar headphones are a worthy partner. That’s the first time I heard them sound so well....
…. Its sound is exquisite, its design stunning, and we actually get two devices in one: an integrated amplifier and a headphone amplifier. The Bakoon breaks out of the testing routine and is beneficial in a broader sense, not just offering a nice presentation but also bringing a kind of balance to our life.
Simply saying, RED Fingerprint!!!
Read the entire review here.