I ordered the BHK 250 after reading about its development and the reviews from the beta testers. I was a little anxious because my Pass X250.5 has served me well for a long time. After several days of break-in, I was relieved that the BHK 250 met my expectations, and was offered better resolution, bass and treble extension.
Out of curiosity, I decided to bypass the stock footers with the AmCan version. AmCan Audio is a small company that makes very effective isolation footers. Previously, I used a full complement of Stillpoints Ultra SS footers under my VPI Classic 3 table, Direcstream DAC, Pass amps, and Revel Studio2 speakers. The AmCan footers were better and less expensive so I quickly sold all my Stillpoints. Other AmCan users even prefer them to the Ultra 5 footers.
Rather than removing the stock feet, I just placed the large AmCan footers evenly under the BHK. The bass was noticeably tighter and stronger, and the lower noise floor made it easier to hear subtle details. The BHK just sound significantly better. I suspect that any good footers will generate similar improvements. Has anyone else tried this tweak?
I’ve also had good experience using Synergistic Red fuses in my Directstream DAC and amps. Since the BHK has 6 fuses (2 main + 4 rails), has anyone tried upgrading the fuses? Which fuse is the best candidate? It’s expensive to upgrade all six fuses!