Should I go BHK 300


#1

Hey guys,

I have a doubt should I upgrade my current setup to BHK 300s. I have an opportunity (rare) in Brazil to buy a pair of 300s.

Right now, I am using P10+DSJ+Musical Fidelity AMS Primo Preamp (tube pre amp) + Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 + KEF Blade 2. Being the Nu-vista 800 hybrid amp, such as the BHKs, what should I expect from a upgrade to BHK 300s?

Thanks for your help.


#2

When I contemplated whether to go BHK 250 or to go the BHK 300’s I punished myself for a week then went ahead. My logic was, that I could bypass the next and inevitable upgrade from the stereo amp to the mono’s. I run Kef 201/2 References and they have never sounded better. If you like Kef sound the BHK 300’s are perfect. Your Blades are one of my next considerations for an upgrade.


#3

Hopo on them as quickly as you can.


#4

Just pulled the trigger. I will share with you my first impressions.

The seller just told me that the units come with upscale audio NOS tubes. That got me even more excited.


#5

I just bought a PS Audio BHK 250 from Upscale Audio powering a set of Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolutions. Getting the “special NOS tubes” with the amp. The system has PS Audio Memory CD & PS Audio DAC w/ Nordost Valhalla 2 HDMI cable and Tyr 1 speaker cables and Tyr 2 XLR cables. I can’t wait to listen… coming next week.


#6

I thought about the BHK 300 mono; however, with the Evolution speakers I believe the BHK250 amp will be fine till I move to a new house with a very serious listening room (big) and PS Audio floor standing speakers… :slight_smile:


#7

Kevin has some nice tubes…he’s about 50 miles from me.


#8

Yes, I’m getting (2) sets for the BHK250. I live 300mi from Kevin and work a few towns over from him…


#9

Hey guys,

My BHKs have just arrived. I expect a great afternoon setting them up and listening to them through the Blades. Right out the box the sound is amazing. Ample soundstage and precise pinpointing of the voices. Also, my bass has finally revealed himself.

Just a question: I wanted to take advantage of the triggers. My preamp has only 1 triggers out, so I wanted to know how you guys were the thing. I was thinking of a Y splitter on the preamp. But I also noticed a double trigger input on each bhk. Can one of them be used to interconnect both amps?


#10

I don’t know about the trigger answer. If you want my favourite tubes and I’ve tried the Gold Lions, Amperex Orange Globes, Tungsram 7DJ8, Telefunken E88CC the tubes that really worked were the Siemens E88CC’s. They just take the amps to a place that just makes me smile.


#11

Yes, the double trigger was designed to daisy chain.


#12

Thanks. All now is up and running smoothly. Now, the best part" enjoy the music.