In a private email I may have convinced Paul to consider the business case for a “BHK 550” stereo amplifier based on the P20 powerplant chassis. Paul’s made it clear he’s making the “BHK 600” monoblock pair as the ultimate amplifier for the new reference speakers (and that’s GREAT for those who can appreciate them! ) but I’d think a stereo amp in one chassis would be a good upgrade for us BHK 250 fans who don’t want to go the hardcore monoblock route.
If the “BHK 550” is priced nearly the same as the P20 it (in my mind) would fill a price point between the BHK250 stereo and BHK300 monoblock as follows based on current prices:
So, to me, the stereo amp based on the P20 chassis may actually be a cost-effective upgrade and represents a decent upper/mid-price point in the PSAudio amp lineup below the BHK300/600 monoblocks, plus has the advantage of introducing the new technology of the BHK600 monoblocks into the stereo amp.
BUT: that depends on the customers and how many would actually buy the stereo version of the new amp as there’s no point in producing it if there’s no interest in the marketplace.
So what do you guys think? Would you consider it? Or just go for the 600 monoblocks no-matter-the-price?
Ultimately the decision is up to Paul to give it the green light for production, so feedback, pro or con, is welcome.