No matter what your speakers or your tastes in music are, a big amplifier—and I mean really big—will always set your system apart. Take for example the BHK600 monoblocks. Now there is a BIG amplifier. Big enough that not that many people are able to have one. But for the few that are able to enjoy the best in class, there's simply nothing that compares. And that's an elusive statement because how does one make such a comparison? For me, it's an easy no brainer. (I get to play with all the toys. :)) Why big and powerful amps always elevate system performance remains a bit of a mystery to me. Sure, they are clearly more linear because of the extra headroom, and like a more powerful automobile engine, they are less taxed and therefore more at ease. But that's probably not all there is to it. I think perhaps all that goes into a big amp: more power supply, heavier gauge wires to handle the extra current (solid buss bars for power in the case of the BHK600s), more output devices, etc. play more of a role than we as designers might imagine. Perhaps at the proverbial end of the day, one could safely suggest big amps do not lend themselves to compromise. Big amps are uncompromisingly better. I hope someday you get a chance to experience one.
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