Audio-component supplier Amplifier Technology (ATI) has begun shipping the first B&K-brand component since the company acquired B&K Components in late 2010.
The CT-600.1 six-zone, 12x55-watt AV receiver shipped this month along with B&K's CK1.1 and CK2.2 in-wall multi-room-audio keypad controllers as well as other accessories.
"The CT-600 is only the first of many [components]," promised Morris Kessler, ATI's president and chief engineer. "We still intend to build the entire B&K lineup here in California," he added.
In preparing for CT-600.1 production, Kessler said, "Not only did we need to learn how to assemble the product, we needed to recreate the entire quality-control and testing environment."
ATI also owns the ATI, AudioAccess, BGW and Theta Digital component-audio brands.
ATI purchased the B&K brand name and other assets in mid-October after Buffalo, NY-based B&K shut down operation.
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