It was good to meet you and IanG at the meet (I didn't realise you'd brought along a third person as well).
Anyway, after you left, there was an impromptu shootout between my BHSE and the dealer's Liquid Lightning, using both 009 and 007. I don't think meets are the right place to make conclusive judgments, and I didn't attend in order to have a competition, but that's how it turned out and the results were interesting...which I'll publish hopefully later today in the BHSE/LL/Woo thread, as it seems more appropriate there .
Back to the BHSE itself, the above same dealer wasn't impressed with me using SE connections for either the BHSE or LL, and lent me a powered external phase splitter thingy with SE inputs and balanced outputs. So we plugged this in between the CDP (SE only) and the BHSE and the sound did seem to improve a bit. By no means conclusive, but it did make me think it was worthy of further investigation one day. The thingy was an Alice Matchpack IHF PRO, costs around £150 and I think is aimed for Pro use.
If that apparent improvement was indeed real, then it means the external thingy is doing a better job than the BHSE's internal splitter circuit, which the dealer put down to the difference between of a dedicated Pro design versus a (possible) off-the-shelf chip solution in the BHSE. Thoughts anyone?
Sorry Mr Dealer, you did have a name, but there were so many new names that I've forgotten most of them already.
Edited by TheAttorney - 9/16/12 at 2:45am