Yes, the BHK preamp and amps are that good. But before you
pull the trigger you need to know this. When Bascom King was designing
the BHK amps and preamp, he turned to Upscale Audio to try different tube types
and get the voicing just where he wanted it. Of course using vintage
new old stock (NOS) tubes could not be used for production, but we have an
intimate knowledge and understanding of how to take an already incredible
product even better. And not by a small margin.
Upscale Audio is not just a large
dealer, but the importer and distributor for PrimaLuna and Kiseki. Our
buying power means that we will give you the best price, period. There is
no such thing as some deal so special that you don't call us first. Do not make
a move until you call Uncle Kevvy. If you have a trade in, we
need it and will give you top dollar!!
We found a very special tube made by Tungsram that Bascom King likes a lot.
He should. They add a level of texture and sense of space that is
incredible. BUT recently I found a small stash of them that are
unique. They had been locked up in a warehouse in Serbia for over 50 years. We
graded out them by only considering the ones that have the highest
transconductance for longest life. Then we look at the measurements
and accepted only the ones with a triode balance of 5% or better.
We then tested them again, this time for gain, so the two
halves of the tube amplify equally and required the same 5% balance.
If they pass that test, we put them in a moving coil phono stage with 60dB
of gain and listen to them with headphones, carefully listening for both
noise and microphony, to achieve the absolute blackest background.
This tube we are calling the Tungsram BHK Select, and is not available
to the public. We can offer you the regular Tungsram, but not these.
BHK power amp and preamp purchased from Upscale Audio will
come with not only the guaranteed best price and also TWO SETS of Tungsram BHK Select *Free* in addition to the stock
tubes. You will get a product with a HUGE increase in performance for
many many years. Call Upscale Audio today and ask for Kevin