Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow
So I spent last night listening to the BHA-1/HD800 combo after a conversation with another forum member. It occurred to me that I've never really given this pairing a fair shake, since I've always recently had a tube amp that was ostensibly "for" the HD800.
Well, I must say that the BHA-1 drives the HD800 extremely well. Some recordings were harsher the treble than with the Super 7/HD800 combo (which itself is not overly lush or lacking in transparency), but on the whole I found the pairing quite respectable.
Olias, I really like the BHA-1 / HD-800 pairing too.
I've only been running single-ended to date, until I find a balanced cable.
Did you get a chance to compare those two connections on the BHA-1?
I've read quite a few reviews and posts that say balanced is much better...