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Mechanical Bypass?
A suggestion for BHK pre future..
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September 13, 2017
2:52 pm

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Should PS Audio ever choose to tinker with the BHK, I think it would be nice to have a mechanical bypass instead of an electronic one. Although I no longer mix my audio and video systems, one feature I found really useful on my old pre when I did was the ability to completely bypass the preamp when I was watching movies.

What brought this back to me was that there are times when I want high quality background music, but I don’t want to burn tubes. I thought: wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bypass the BHK pre (without swapping cables) and listen to the DS straight to my amps, and save my tubes for serious listening?

Just a thought.

Analog: BHK preamp; Kuzma TT and tone arm; Lyra Kleos; Sutherland 20/20 phono pre/ K&K step up; Revox R2R; Digital: PSA DS; PSA memory player; Bryston BDP-2; Grace digital tuner; Speakers: Magnepan 3.6R with 3A bass panel supplement (Xover: 6db/oct @90 Hz) Amps: Parasound JC-1 monoblocks; Power/cabling: PSA P10 front end; balanced iso transformers isolate digital components; High Fidelity MC-05 for JC-1s; cords: Belden 12ga shielded; Interconnects: Analysis Plus balanced; Misc: LANRover USB from Bryston BDP-2 to PSA DS.