Turned out to be quite true in my case. : )
Ok, I’m ready to pay shipping and take it off your hands
Too late, Jedi. But keep trying. I love a guy who is always on the lookout for a free deal
We’re on it, sir. Making good progress on the speakers now.
I’ve got BHK 250 Serial Number 009 that’s been running fine since it was first delifered. the only reason I had to send it back was because the terminals went wonky and had to be replaced (and a few components were upgraded to meet current production units) But it works fine. I still think th four e HiFi tuning Supreme rail fuses I put in improved sonics quite a bit, so much so that it didn’t seem worth going to the 300 monoblocks.
And the Steets 950 I bought back in 1984 actually still works, (hence my sig), so amps are the least of your worries. I still have my IVH, but the volume pot went south so i don’t use it any more.
The only real failure I had was in one of my speakers: The now nine-year-old Martin Logan Spire right channel would drop out intermittently. Very annoying. (Was it the amp? Speaker? Swapped left/right channel at the amp: problem stayed with the right speaker. OK, focus on speaker.) I washed the panels, switched the ESL panel from right to left (problem stayed with the right speaker base and woofer amp) and I finally discovered a loose terminal inside the right speaker base. Screwed it down and it’s been running fine ever since. But, yeah, the vibrations from the speaker loosed the wire after 6 or so years. who’d a thunk?
But I may have to get the AN2 (what’s the new designation?) when I retire. That would be fun . . . .
If my ears don’t degrade like my Dad’s . . . .
I somehow had missed reading your post. Thanks for the feedback about your experience.
Pretty neat that in this thread there was only one (that I recall) case of serious failure of the BHK amps, despite the heavy scrutiny looking for failure evidence in this thread