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    Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    So holographic and sweet sound. My jaw just dropped to the floor don’t get fooled by the spec.









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    Maximum Power Output 25 watts (8 Ω, 1 kHz) / 45 watts (4 Ω, 1 kHz) / 4 watts (60 Ω, 1 kHz)
    Gain 22.5 dB max. or 7 dB max (Headphone Low)
    Gain Control MPU Controlled 50 Stepped Attenuator
    Frequency Response 10 Hz ~ 500 kHz
    Input 1 SATRI-LINK (BNC), 2 Voltage (RCA)
    Input Impedance 10 Ω (SATRI-LINK), 10 kΩ (Voltage)
    Output 5 Way Cardas Binding Post, 1/4″ Headphone Out
    User Interface Encoder with a built in switch, Remote Controller
    Power Consumption 30 watts (Idle) / 200 watts (Max)
    Dimensions 230 mm (W) x 230 mm (D) x 55 mm (H)
    Weight 4.0 kg (net), 5.0 kg (shipping)


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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Damn Paul. I always wanted to hear Bakoon. Please keep us updated.
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    I had the Bakoon 13r on loan for a week or so, powering my Avantgarde speakers. My thoughts were that it sounded pretty good but I didn't like the rear panel sockets (should be “paired") and I didn't like the immense heat it generated. All things considered, I preferred alternative amps from the dozen I home trailed. I’m afraid its cuteness didn’t make it a winner in my book.

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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Are there other folks that have tried this? I don’t mind “downsizing” on electronics and going a little more up the ladder on high efficiency drivers.
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Are there other folks that have tried this? I don’t mind “downsizing” on electronics and going a little more up the ladder on high efficiency drivers.
    We are a dealer and have the latest iteration coming. The 13r in its current form has been replaced with:

    Enleum AMP 23-R Reference Compact Amplifier - Suncoast Audio


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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Thanks Mike. As mentioned by Peter, the footprint makes it attractive (didnt suit his need) but also the circuitry that seems to be written as an interesting feature.

    Assuming these are a form of class D amplification but not Putzey influenced?

    I emailed enleum on the west coast to see if I can arrange a home demo since, if applicable, return shipping on something like this wont be too big a deal.
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Thanks Mike. As mentioned by Peter, the footprint makes it attractive (didnt suit his need) but also the circuitry that seems to be written as an interesting feature.

    Assuming these are a form of class D amplification but not Putzey influenced?

    I emailed enleum on the west coast to see if I can arrange a home demo since, if applicable, return shipping on something like this wont be too big a deal.
    Correct, they are not Class D.


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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    [QUOTE=Low325;337731]Thanks Mike. Assuming these are a form of class D amplification but not Putzey influenced?

    /QUOTE]

    Judging by the ferocious temperature the 13r reaches, I'd say definitely not Class D, more like Class A. Something to be avoided in these days of responsibility and concern for the Environment - and one's electricity bill! Peter
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Are there other folks that have tried this? I don’t mind “downsizing” on electronics and going a little more up the ladder on high efficiency drivers.
    I enjoying them every time I power them on. Lovely sound. One of the best buy in my audio journey. Pair them with a nice DAC and turntable. You done

    They are Class AB however they do sounds like a class A more.


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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Are there other folks that have tried this? I don’t mind “downsizing” on electronics and going a little more up the ladder on high efficiency drivers.
    From another owner




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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    They have a 65w version coming. We think these will be great with AG and Fyne.


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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Thanks for sharing info gents. Is the 41 and 51R ‘older’ amps/circuitry? I’m guessing maybe the 41 is the oldest with the ‘R’ moniker?
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    [QUOTE=Hear Here;337736]
    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Thanks Mike. Assuming these are a form of class D amplification but not Putzey influenced?

    /QUOTE]

    Judging by the ferocious temperature the 13r reaches, I'd say definitely not Class D, more like Class A. Something to be avoided in these days of responsibility and concern for the Environment - and one's electricity bill! Peter
    Lol! I can feel your emotion towards these, Peter But I do appreciate sharing your experience with them. I was thinking of putting these in a covered shelf so the heat comment is a concern.

    Contemplating on this and a pass int-25….hmmm
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I enjoying them every time I power them on. Lovely sound. One of the best buy in my audio journey. Pair them with a nice DAC and turntable. You done

    They are Class AB however they do sounds like a class A more.

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    Thanks for the feedback - yah a lot of popularity with these and AVG!! Trying to find other great pairings…. Can the 13Rs be pushed To 72db + for a couple of hours?
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    Re: Bakoon 13r amazing little amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback - yah a lot of popularity with these and AVG!! Trying to find other great pairings…. Can the 13Rs be pushed To 72db + for a couple of hours?
    No issues at all. I usually listen to 75-80 db


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