I am interested in buying the BHK preamp or the AR Ref6.
I’d like to hear feedback from those who have owned both preamps to comment on the sonic differences between them. Please try not to just say “it’s better.” I love the details.
I once heard the BHK on my system when I had the PASS XA30.8 and it was excellent. Fast, forceful and fixed the images in a spectacular way.
Now I have an AR 150SE and it is a spectacular amp. I recently bought a second hand Ref5 and I didn’t like it very much as it lacked dynamics and had too heavy a sound. I think this unit was out of order and needed a repair. I certainly can’t know for sure since I don’t have any comparative framework but the AR sound is not dark and lacking in dynamics, which makes me suspect that something was wrong with it.