More info: Bryston BHA-1
|BHA-1 Connector Section|
Listening through the Bryston revealed subtle, but noticeable, differences with my headphones. The BHA-1 is a classic example of what a dedicated headphone amp brings to the sonic equation.
There is a percussion section in the cut “So Real” where the artist is moving his finger on the snare drum head, and the spatial imagery is like your head is right in front of the drum head. The Benchmark DAC2-HGC, through its HA, does an impressive relay of that musical section, but the dedicated Bryston BHA-1 pulls even more out of Benchmark’s revealing converter via the line output.
|BHA-1's Impressive Parts Selction/Layout|
The BHA-1’s key ingredients are its internal parts. With a toroidal transformer-based power supply section, the signal path is rendered through six, fully discrete Class A, Bryston spec’d op-amps. An audiophile-spec Noble volume and balance controls also enhance its high-end signature.
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