I live in the country where my power has always been pretty clean. I have dedicated wiring from the fuse box to my listening room, audiophile-approved wall sockets, etc. I have always found my system less sensitive to power cord variations and mains power conditioners than most rooms. When I got a pair of BHK 300 monoblocks to try out, a P10 was also made available, although I didn’t plan to bother even auditioning it due to the additional cost.
Initially I was quite disappointed with the BHK 300s. They certainly sounded nice tonally, but the dynamics sounded strangled compared to how I had previously heard them demonstrated, and the imaging was not quite as deep. So I put the P10 into the circuit, as it had been during the demo, and the sound was massively transformed. All the reservations I had went away.
I ended up keeping both the BHK 300s and the P10. In summary, my experience was that the P10 elevated the BHK 300 to a completely different level. It wasn’t even close, to the extent that I couldn’t actually imagine using the monoblocks at all without the P10.
I’m interested to know whether other BHK 300 users have had the same or a different experience. And what about the BHK 250?