In the BHK Signature preamplifier, Bascom H. King has designed, and PS
Audio has built, an outstanding performer. It possesses the top-quality fit and finish that one would expect
to get for $5999. Its sound was beautiful and alive, re-creating three-dimensional soundstages that were the
largest I've heard in my room. Its excellent clarity of sound let me easily decipher even the most complex
music, its bass was superbly firm, deep, and controlled, and its treble extension was clear and articulate.
PS Audio's BHK Signature preamp is one of the finest audio components
I've had in my home. It didn't raise the dead, but it could conjure in my listening room the spirits of dead
musicians, or fine facsimiles thereof. It didn't solve my problems, but it could sure distract me from
them—and, with the right recordings, even trigger catharsis or philosophical insight.
What the PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier brings to the table is a
significant achievement. For me, it seals the deal, and I believe it will satisfy audiophiles on both sides
of the aisle (digital versus analog, tubes versus solid state), and those in between. Taking into
consideration its price, simplicity of use, extraordinary quality of sound, design and features such as an
included internal headphone amp, I must honestly say, 'There is no preamp like this preamp'. Very highly
Synergy and magic. Right now here in our listening room...Way deeper
bass, way more open, way less whatever being in the way of our music… way more music. Dynamics… try My
Disco's "1991" or anything from Lustmord. Happy times.
...the Signature is the most transparent and neutral of the active
preamps, giving added life and expression, but otherwise stepping out of the way of the music. Bottom line,
the PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier is the ultimate witness to the music: It tells the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth!
Prairie Audio Man Cave
Juan C. Ayllon