PS Audio BHK Signature 300 monoblock power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn turntable, Cobra tonearm, Castellon stand; Dr. Feickert Analogue Firebird, Kuzma 4Point, Reed 3P, SAT tonearms; Lyra Atlas & Etna, Miyajima Labs Zero (mono) & Madake, Ortofon Anna cartridges.
Digital Sources: Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D transport-DAC; Lynx Hilo A/D–D/A converter; Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System; Pure Vinyl, Vinyl Studio apps.
Preamplification: Ypsilon MC-10L & MC-16L step-up transformers; darTZeel NHB-18NS, PureAudio Vinyl, Viva, Ypsilon VPS-100 preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: darTZeel NHB-458 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Marten Coltrane III, Wilson Audio Specialties Alexandria XLF.
Cables: Interconnect: Snake River Audio Boomslang S/PDIF, Stealth Sakra & Indra, TARA Labs Zero Evolution & Zero, Teresonic Clarison Gold, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse. Speaker: TARA Labs Omega Evolution SP, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7. AC: AudioQuest high current (as yet unnamed), Shunyata Research ZiTron Sigma Analog & Sigma Analog HC & Sigma Digital.
Accessories: Shunyata Research Hydra Triton & Typhon power conditioners (2 sets); AudioQuest Niagara power filter; Oyaide AC wall box & receptacles; ASC Tube Traps; RPG BAD, Skyline & Abffusor panels; Stillpoints Aperture Room panels; Synergistic Research UEF products (various); Symposium Rollerblocks & Ultra platform; HRS Signature SXR, Stillpoints ESS, Finite Elemente Pagode stands; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Furutech, Stein Audio demagnetizers; Furutech deStat; Audiodesksysteme Gläss, Loricraft PRC4 Deluxe record-cleaning machines.—Michael Fremer

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K.Reid's picture

Mike, great write up. You mentioned the hum problem, but it is not clear how you eliminated it. Please clarify. Also, you express that the deepest bass was not spectacular in comparison to your 6 figure price tag reference monoblocks. In your opinion, what choices did Bascom King make in the design of his amp that led you to conclude that the extreme deep bass performance was less than world class say in comparison to Soulution, dartzeel and Constellation.

Audiophileman's picture

Hi Michael I just finished reading the review of the BHK-300. I have the Goldenear Triton Ones. I am looking to buy this amp, or the Parasound JC1 monoblocks. You reviewed both amps, I know the JC1, was back in 2003. I highly value your opinion. What amp would you buy to pair up with the Triton Ones today? Thanks for the help.

w1000i's picture

Try Benchmark AHB2

liton2k's picture

I would also like to know.