I love my BHK 250. It is the most musical amplifier I’ve ever heard in my system. Like any exceptional relationship, you may wonder how long it will last. I’d love to know if the BHK 250 owners in this forum have had problems with their amps, particularly those who have had them for some time.
The BHK is great because it is a radical new design. With new designs you are on the bleeding edge and only time can tell about long-term health. Class A amps run hot. Even if they are well-designed to shut down on excessive heat, parts may have a shorter life if the amp is left on all the time, as I do and is recommended.
I live in the Palm Springs area. It probably has the largest concentration of luxury vehicles anywhere. After owning Jaguars and Land Rovers and talking to others I realized luxury takes frequent maintenance and/or repairs. Most owners I know lease and do not plan on keeping their cars past their warranty period.
The BHK250 is a luxury audio component. I want to know if I should plan to repair or replace it past its warranty period. Shoppers contemplating a purchase may want to know if they can afford to keep it up. The official PSA line is not to worry but, without actual experience and hearing from owners, we don’t really know.
It’s not unreasonable for customers to want to know. If we buy a tube amp we know tubes will have to be replaced, sometimes annually depending on use. I’m fine with having my beloved BHK 250 refurbished as needed. I’d love to have some idea what to expect when.
How is your BHK amplifier doing?