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Beale Street Audio BAV4250 BAV2500 1,000 Watt Amps Have Features You Need

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Summary

  • Product Name: BAV2500 2-input, 2-channel amplifier and BAV4250 4-input, 4-channel amplifier
  • Manufacturer: Beale Street Audio
  • Review Date: April 13, 2020 08:00
  • MSRP: $1,550 - BAV4250, $1,440 - BAV2500
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Buy Now

BAV4250

  • 250W per channel output
  • 4 balanced and unbalanced analog audio inputs
  • 4 output channels
  • Compatible with 4/8 ohm and 70/100V speakers and systems
  • Controllable via front panel and IP
  • Browser based GUI for easy setup and control
  • Matrix mode allowing any source to be routed to any output channel
  • Any source(s) can be mixed or individually selected to any output channel
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to completely customize audio performance and experience
  • Parametric Equalizer to adjust bass, treble, notch, LPF and HPF
  • Rack Mountable with accessories included
  • CE, FCC, ICES-3 Rated
  • High efficiency, low noise universal power supply (100~240VAC, 50/60Hz)
  • Dimensions:  16.93"W x 2.17"H x 12.6"D

BAV2500

  • 500W per channel output
  • 2 balanced and unbalanced analog audio inputs
  • 2 output channels
  • Compatible with 4/8 ohm and 70/100V speakers and systems
  • Controllable via front panel and IP
  • Browser based GUI for easy setup and control
  • Matrix mode allowing any source to be routed to any output channel
  • Any source(s) can be mixed or individually selected to any output channel
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to completely customize audio performance and experience
  • Parametric Equalizer to adjust bass, treble, notch, LPF and HPF
  • Rack Mountable with accessories included
  • CE, FCC, ICES-3 Ratings
  • High efficiency, low noise universal power supply (100~240VAC, 50/60Hz)
  • Dimensions:  16.93"W x 2.17"H x 12.6"D

Executive Overview

Vanco International LLC announced that they are shipping their new BAV4250 and BAV2500 amplifiers, designed by Beale Street Audio. Vanco International has a 60-year legacy of serving the AV industry, with all its HDMI cables 100% QC tested from their U.S. headquarters. Vanco is comprised of four unique brands including Vanco, Evolution️, PulseAudio️, and Beale Street Audio, which is mainly known for its line of patented Sonic Vortex️ Technology architectural speakers.

Beale Street Audio BAV2500 & 4250 YouTube Video Overview

Beale Street Audio is a fairly new audio company producing some amazing products. Before being acquired by Vanco International in 2017, Beale Street Audio was founded in Memphis, Tennessee. We saw firsthand their P4-BB In-Wall and ICS8-MB In-Ceiling Speakers at the 2015 CEDIA Home Audio show and found them to be “a great and truly innovative approach to in-ceiling speakers”.

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The BAV4250 is a 4-input, 4-channel amplifier with an output of 250 Watts per channel, and is compatible with 4-ohm, 8-ohm, 70-volt, and 100-volt speaker systems. Featuring DSP processing and a Matrix mode that allows any source to be routed to any output, the BAV4250 gives integrators the capability to completely customize the audio performance and AV experience in any environment.

Unique in the industry, and a major benefit to installers, the BAV4250 features IP control with a browser-based GUI for easy setup and control. You can use the tiny display to setup the amp, but we found the computer based setup to be a simple and flexible way to setup the amp. Rack-mountable with accessories included, the BAV4250 can be installed in a rack and controlled from the front panel.

Vanco - BAV2500 - Front Angle.jpg

The BAV2500 offers all the same desirable features as the BAV4250, only it is a 2-input, 2-channel amplifier with double the power at 500 Watts per channel, making it an extremely powerful solution for stereo installations.

Both models have received a lot of attention from our distributors and dealers for their ease of use and flexibility. It's a rarity to find amplifiers with so much technology packed into such a small chassis, especially at the accessible price points we are offering these new models for. 

--Randy Blanchard, Vanco’s Director of Audio

We did get a chance to do a complete video review of both the BAV4250 and the BAV2500.

There is some great flexibility with the matrix mode, and the built in EQ is a plus. The web based interface is super easy to use,  and you don't even have to be there in person to change any settings or to troubleshoot problems

--Shane Bolin, Audioholics

Beale Street Audio’s BAV4250 and BAV2500 are now shipping and the price is $1,329 for the BAV4250 and $1,440 for the BAV2500.

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About the author:

Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows.

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