MOVING FROM A KGSSHV TO THE BHSE - WHY??
I am hovering between a KGSSHV and the BHSE. I currently have and quite like the SR-717 with my 009s.
I do however hear and realise that the Stax amp is on it's limits maybe, and could be improved for my 009s.
I used to own the 007s Mk2.5s. Those headphones were power hungry and a bit dark.
Did the KGSSHV get designed originally for the 007 (controversial subject I know).
I can see the extra current (and less warm signature) of the KGSSHV would really suit the 007s.
However, my worry is the 009s are much easier to drive, so the need for more volts may not so important?
But having dynamic headroom in an amp is great in the real world right?
Also the 009s are obviously more transparent and have more treble energy. Is there any BHSE owners with 009s who moved from KGSSHV to the BHSE and know the sound difference between these amps?
If the KGSSHV is quite warm, as warm as the BHSE, then for me it would be better for me, as I like the convieniance factor. If it is colder
than the BHSE or brighter, I would NOT fancy a KGSSHV for my 009s.
I am referring to a typical good build KGSSHV with best parts.
Any help would be great guys. Pity I can't have a KGSSHV on demo... but that is another story.
Oooh the lack of tone controls - ha ha only kidding. But you know where I am coming from, with SS amps
if it sounds err - bright, it will stay bright. The BHSE can have tube swops to tweak the sound (system synergy),
which maybe partly negates the hassle of tubes (cost, failures, damage to amp, cats, etc).
Macedonian hero has 009 BHSE - maybe he could chime in here.