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post #2071 of 2085

^^^^

Glad to hear you are enjoying the BHA-1.  Thanks for posting your impressions.  :beyersmile:

 

Mike

post #2072 of 2085
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Originally Posted by nordkapp View Post


Indeed. I actually think it is underpriced.biggrin.gif


I cannot agree with this. Yes the BHA-1 is a solid amp but for the price you can match it or surpass it easily IMO. I was never so disappointed with a amp until I purchased the BHA-1. It was good but for the price I expected so much more. When I chose other amps to power my cans over the BHA-1 I knew it was time to sell it.

 

I was pretty impressed with this amp at first...then over time realized I was more impressed with my ability to buy the BHA-1. In truth it didn't perform per dollar as I thought it should.


Edited by Amish - 9/19/16 at 10:07pm
post #2073 of 2085
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Originally Posted by Amish View Post


I cannot agree with this. Yes the BHA-1 is a solid amp but for the price you can match it or surpass it easily IMO. I was never so disappointed with a amp until I purchased the BHA-1. It was good but for the price I expected so much more. When I chose other amps to power my cans over the BHA-1 I knew it was time to sell it.

I was pretty impressed with this amp at first...then over time realized I was more impressed with my ability to buy the BHA-1. In truth it didn't perform per dollar as I thought it should.
I terms of it's sound, what specifically did you not like about it? Personally, I have not heard too many headphone amps, since coming over from 20+ years in 2 channel stereo.
post #2074 of 2085
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Originally Posted by Amish View Post
 


I cannot agree with this. ................... I was never so disappointed with a amp until I purchased the BHA-1. It was good but for the price I expected so much more. ..........................................

 

I’m curious too…. the BHA-1 is not going to add anything to the recording, it’s not going to make things more exciting, it’s not going to enhance the base or treble, it’s not going to increase the soundstage……unless it’s on the recording/music the Bryston is just going to reproduce the electrical signal as it is on the recording through the phones extremely even handedly with low noise….it’s an amplifier…nothing more nothing less….but IMHO and excellent one at that….if one is looking for enhancements look elsewhere....mine is staying right were it is....;) 


Edited by Rob80b - 9/20/16 at 5:55am
post #2075 of 2085

You know what? It does all of that well. In hindsight I think i should have kept my mouth shut. :) You are right, as an amp it does exactly what it should. It does it very well too. I need to stay out of this thread because when it comes down to it I prefer tube amps which do color the sound so I do not think it is fair for me to judge this amp.

 

Personally I found that SQ was no better than some other solid state amps I own at half the price but where the BHA-1 shines is in it's silence. It is a dead quiet amp.

 

So ignore me my friends. I like color.

post #2076 of 2085
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Originally Posted by Amish View Post
 

You know what? It does all of that well. .....

 

So ignore me my friends. I like color.

That's cool.... :beerchug:

post #2077 of 2085
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Originally Posted by Rob80b View Post
 

I’m curious too…. the BHA-1 is not going to add anything to the recording, it’s not going to make things more exciting, it’s not going to enhance the base or treble, it’s not going to increase the soundstage……unless it’s on the recording/music the Bryston is just going to reproduce the electrical signal as it is on the recording through the phones extremely even handedly with low noise….it’s an amplifier…nothing more nothing less….but IMHO and excellent one at that….if one is looking for enhancements look elsewhere....mine is staying right were it is....;) 

 

Much agreed.

 

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Originally Posted by Amish View Post
 

You know what? It does all of that well. In hindsight I think i should have kept my mouth shut. :) You are right, as an amp it does exactly what it should. It does it very well too. I need to stay out of this thread because when it comes down to it I prefer tube amps which do color the sound so I do not think it is fair for me to judge this amp.

 

Personally I found that SQ was no better than some other solid state amps I own at half the price but where the BHA-1 shines is in it's silence. It is a dead quiet amp.

 

So ignore me my friends. I like color.

 

Understood.  Makes sense now...

 

Mike

post #2078 of 2085
I believe that since the majority of owners, myself included, feel it is super neutral (as they say "straight wire with gain"), there is always the ability to tweak one's desired end sound w/DACS and HPs. I vacillate between accuracy , high def vs. softer, rounder edges. At that point I can swap things around as needed. I think that is the best compliment you could give this amp. ☺
post #2079 of 2085

^^^^

Yep, why have your amp 'color' the sound when you can swap HP's/other inline components for the desired effect.

 

Personally, I like my amplification to focus on accuracy.

 

Mike


Edited by Rdrcr - 10/1/16 at 1:01pm
post #2080 of 2085
My BHA-1 is for sale if anyone is interested.
post #2081 of 2085
Hi! I assume the answer is no, but should there be any volume difference between the 3-pin and the 4-pin xlr outputs? Thanks!
post #2082 of 2085
No there will not be any difference in volume between the 3 pin and 4 pin balanced headphone outputs.
post #2083 of 2085

I can see that the BHA-1 has balanced outs at the back, are they for pre-out to an amp/active speakers?
I am wondering about this since there is no switch at the front for HP/Pre.

post #2084 of 2085

Hi

 

Yes you can use them to drive powered speakers.

 

james

post #2085 of 2085
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post
 

Hi

 

Yes you can use them to drive powered speakers.

 

james

 

Excellent, it ticks the right boxes for me then. I will be considering getting one :)

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