The culmination of 25 years of engineering excellence.
All REX 3 models replace the previous generation’s steel fabricated parts with a new all-aluminum chassis and improved venting patterns to maximize ventilation and thermal dissipation for long life and reliability of all tubes and critical components. REX 3 debuts as the manufacturer’s first tube amplifier available in an entirely silver-finished chassis. In addition, BAT’s logo has been refreshed to clearly communicate its engineering philosophy: The symmetry of the three letters (with the “A” serving as a fulcrum) represents the company’s famed balanced circuit design.
REX 3 Tube Power Amplifier
The REX 3 all-triode power amplifier is the culmination of Balanced Audio Technology engineer Victor Khomenko’s two-plus decades of research into creating the ultimate vacuum-tube power amp. A symmetrical single-ended bridge design featuring four of BAT’s signature triode 6C33C tubes with zero global feedback and an extremely short signal path that maintains a linear response in both frequency and phase domains, REX 3 delivers 80 watts per channel in stereo mode or 160 watts in full triode mode when configured as a monoblock pair. Its custom-made output transformers are made to BAT’s exact specification and have a wide-bandwidth frequency response from 5Hz up to 300kHz.
REX 3 Preamplifier
Comprised of a vacuum-tube power module and separate control module, the groundbreaking two-box component features second-generation amorphous-core output transformers wound with Cardas Audio’s finest OFC wire. Equally remarkable, the 10-tube REX power module incorporates additional oil-filled capacitors in an enhanced SuperPak assembly. Sonically, these critical additions offer finer dynamics, clarity, and top-to-bottom extension when compared to the already stellar previous REX generation. The easy-to-use REX 3 also boasts an incredible user interface and plenty of customizable options. And with the REX 3’s proprietary electronic shunt volume attenuator, you can always get the volume just right.
REX 3 DAC
With REX 3 DAC, BAT wanted to create the most compellingly natural reproduction of the musical source. Ringing from filters that provide a perceived albeit false excitement in playback have no place in REX 3’s design. Instead, the proprietary DAC module runs at an ultra-high clock rate while employing custom filters to reconstruct the analog signal in a way that specifically complements REX 3 DAC’s unique high-current vacuum-tube output stage.