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    Re: Pre-Amp Shopping

    And thanks for your help!!!
    Fate ain’t just who’s cookin smells good but which way the wind blows...

    Mac Mini w/ linear power supply, Ayre QB-9 DSD, PS Audio BHK Signature, Mcintosh MC402, Joseph Audio RM33le, Magnapan 3.6r, Velodyne FSX12
    Mac Pro, Kef X300A Wireless, B&W ASW-608
    ...endless tubes, cables and tweaks...

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    Huge Congratulations!

    I absolutely LOVE the BHK Sig. preamp. It is an absolute bargain and responds very well to tube rolling. I never felt I was giving up anything with the BHK preamp. Enjoy!



    Quote Originally Posted by Arnoldhasmail View Post
    Figured I had to give a final update...I ended up with a BHK Signature Pre...

    After trying many and listening for months...I found the BHK to be a very comfortable compromise. Detailed enough, full enough...just very well balanced. I'm using a SR Blue fuse and a pair of Amperex PQ White Label tubes.

    It's an interesting change from the BAT 50. The BAT was more detailed but had less of a natural balance and harmonics(with 12 Siemens CCA's!). The BAT was more dynamic...the BHK has more bass and great rhythm.

    There are always compromises...and this was one I was happy with...Hope this journey helps someone.
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    Re: Pre-Amp Shopping

    And thank you for your help too...
    Fate ain’t just who’s cookin smells good but which way the wind blows...

    Mac Mini w/ linear power supply, Ayre QB-9 DSD, PS Audio BHK Signature, Mcintosh MC402, Joseph Audio RM33le, Magnapan 3.6r, Velodyne FSX12
    Mac Pro, Kef X300A Wireless, B&W ASW-608
    ...endless tubes, cables and tweaks...

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    Congratz on the new amazing pre-amp!
    Audio Research LS17 SE, T+A DAC 8 DSD, T+A AMP 8, W4S Recovery, KEF R700, KEF R400b, KEF M500, Ayre Pono
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    Re: Pre-Amp Shopping

    been using a bel canto pre 3 vbs [ battery supply version] recently . had to downsize system from a modwright dm . pretty good sound for this little pre , organic and musical sound with no fatigue . what a contrast to using volume controlled dac s as pre amps which bel canto seem to push . i have tried this many times but its detailed and digital and horrible , why on earth did bel canto stop making decent pre amps ? beats me
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs msb s200 . onkyo sacd , bel canto fm1 tuner . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit saga pre , firebottle hybrid monoblocks ,bel canto 3.5 vbs , marantz sa8005, reference fidelity impulse Ta`us horns

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    got a schiit saga passive coming soon for one system , couldn`t find much on here about them . anyone tried the saga ?
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs msb s200 . onkyo sacd , bel canto fm1 tuner . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit saga pre , firebottle hybrid monoblocks ,bel canto 3.5 vbs , marantz sa8005, reference fidelity impulse Ta`us horns

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    Re: Pre-Amp Shopping

    Arnold congratulatiuons on the BHK Preamp purchase. I look forward to hearing your listening impressions.
    Marty
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