The B&K Story
B & K began in 1981 with a simple philosophy: Make great sounding audio components and keep prices low. Critics took notice, and rave reviews have followed the introduction of every new product. Today, B & K is one of the premier manufacturers of high end audio and home theater components.
We're proud to say that everything we make is designed, engineered and manufactured at our Buffalo, New York facility. But there's more to B & K than superior sound at reasonable prices. We believe in creating products that are simple to use today and upgradable tomorrow. Because, in the end, our goal is to create friendships and long term relationships with our customers and our dealers. Once you buy B & K, you'll never need to own any other brand. We want to earn your loyalty. It's that simple.
We Simply Sound Better
Can you hear the difference between B & K and common, mass market components? Absolutely. Like jazz? Listen to the timbre of a sax. If you prefer classical, you'll hear the "truth of timber." Rock will deliver more bass punch, depth and snap with no loss of openness or detail. With any style of music or soundtrack, the harmonics are just right.
How do we accomplish this and keep prices low? We keep things simple. Fewer parts and shorter signal paths. With fewer parts, we can afford the very best. Then we test all parts for value, tolerance and functionality, and we test all sub-assemblies and all finished units.
Finally, we randomly select gear off the production line, take it home and listen with our own ears. They are the greatest devices ever invented for testing. B & K sounds better. It's that simple.
Stereo continues to be one of the most popular methods of reproducing music. B & K continues to be one of the industry's leaders in providing exceptional performance at realistic prices. Indeed, one of B & K's customers put it best with hiscomment, "Let me know when you decide to makes sports cars. I want one." Even technical reviewers have found new ways to praise the performance of B & K. "When used together, the preamp and amplifier worked like a pair of world class figure skaters; each one complemented the other to the benefit of the overall performance." B & K. Once you hear it, you'll want to own it. It sounds that good.
Today's newest processing systems including Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx® Dolby Digital EX®, and DTS ES® neo:6® are capable of recreating the incredible excitement of going to the movies in your own home. With dramatic introduction of High Definition Television, Plasma TV's and DLP Projectors,state-of-the-art video can now be combined with incredible audio to bring you a breathtaking experience in your own home.
B & K, having its roots in the audio industry, is especially sensitive to the high standards expected by movie and music lovers. The pure quality of sound delivered to you will include pristine clarity and floor shaking dynamics. B & K is the brand that satisfies both the movie and the audio critic. Because we simply sound better!
B&K. Buy It Just Once
Choosing the right audio/video component can be confusing; today's newest digital processing systems include Dolby Digital®, Dolby Pro Logicllx®, DTS-ES® & Neo:6® to name a few. Combine this with the choices in video, including High Definition T.V., Plasma T.V.'s, etc.; the choices and options can be daunting. At B & K our digital preamp processors and digital receivers give you a unique option in the market, we offer preamps and receivers that are upgradable for audio processing; upgradability is a solution, not a guarantee; we've described upgradability in the paragraph below for you reference.
In a world of use it once and throw it away, we are trying to make a difference and offer you an option that makes a difference. Upgradability: B & K is one of the first manufacturers in the audio/video industry to consistently offer software and hardware upgrades to its processing of audio signals. Through upgrades, B & K delivers exceptional value to its customers. But what is "Upgradability"? We define it as a philosophy of designing and manufacturing products so that as audio technology evolves, B & K can provide enhancements and improvements to its products. Upgradability is not a guarantee, it is a methodology of designing, engineering and manufacturing products that allows us to offer future upgrades if the enhancements to the processing of audio signals and changes in technology have widespread support in the industry and are economically viable. We design our products to be upgradable for a number of reasons. Two of the primary reasons are that the industry and technology are evolving very quickly and B & K wants to provide its customers with state-of-the-art products; secondly, we believe that "Upgradability" allows us to provide added value to our customers by increasing the lifecycle of B & K's products and simultaneously decreasing the use of our limited natural resources by both B & K and our customers.
At Home with B & K
No system can approach the ease of use, the sound quality or simple understated elegance of a B & K home Theater System. Great value, superior sound, unparalleled control, all at the touch of a button.
For over twenty years, B & K has produced that and more in our hometown, Buffalo, New York. There we demand everything be made to exacting standards, that our systems deliver the finest performance possible and that the products we produce be reliable and easy to use.
Simple ideas executed elegantly produce great products. It's our way of looking at the world.
B & K, Simply Better!