PS Audio BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier

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PS Audio BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier

Designed by the late Bascom H. King, the BHK600 represents the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and design in a single breathtaking expression of pure audio amplification. Built like no other power amplifier in history, the BHK600 will stand the test of time as one of the finest power amplifiers ever crafted. From the pure brute force of its massive 1.6kva power supply smoothed by 336,000 microfarads of capacitance to the delicate beauty of its vacuum tube rectification stage, the BHK600 will bring magic to your system from the first moment music is played. For those unwilling to compromise, the BHK 600 represents the final step in building a state-of-the-art high-performance music system.

A major "Oh shit" moment

“Cranking up the title track on The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen is a major "Oh Shit" moment. I'm still getting used to the Peak Consult Sinfonias as the new reference speaker here, and they are a good, but slightly warm fit for the Pass Labs XA200.8s and Cardas Clear speaker cable that is my go to reference.“
-Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio Magazine

”With the BHK M600's prodigious power it should go without saying that this amp didn't once sound out of breath, no matter the task at hand. These heavyweight valve/solid-state hybrids will surely drive any speaker you might consider, and do so with total control and purity of performance. Installing them might require some labour, but their music-making is effortless.“
- Mark Craven,Hi-Fi News

Features

The importance of the power amplifier in the 2-channel system chain cannot be overstated, yet it's often overlooked. It's the rare few music lovers that truly appreciate the power amp's critical role in preserving music's nuanced details, because most amplifiers fail to preserve them. Overtones from plucked instruments, subtle cues defining placement, depth, soundstage width, and transient decays are often lost in the power amplifier. Suddenly revealed are the tiniest of details that now ring clear through the BHK, perfectly preserved through its low feedback, vacuum tube and MOSFET design. When it comes to musically controlling and powering loudspeakers, the BHK Signature 600 has no peer. The Signature 600 monoblock amplifier is a no holds barred upgrade from its series-mate, the BHK300. Its 1.6KVA power transformer is twice the size of the 300 and we didn't stop there. The 600's 300,000uF bank of low-ESR high-grade audio power supplies caps is double that of the 300 as are doubled the output MOSFETs producing some of the lowest output impedance and highest damping factors we have ever measured. The control this amplifier has over the music and the system is unrivaled.

Specifications
  • ZERO LOSS INPUT TUBE
  • POWERFUL MOSFET OUTPUT STAGE
  • THROUGH-HOLE CONSTRUCTION
  • RCA SINGLE-ENDED INPUT
  • XLR "TRUE" BALANCED INPUT
  • 600 WATTS PER CHANNEL 8Ω
  • 1200 WATTS PER CHANNEL 4Ω
  • 2000 WATTS PER CHANNEL 2Ω
  • -3dB > 200khz
  • < 0.1% THD 20Hz - 20kHz AT RATED POWER
  • DAMPING FACTOR = 700
  • FRONT PANEL STANDBY BUTTON
  • BALANCED INPUT TO OUTPUT
  • DUAL, COPPER, PLATED, OUTPUT BINDING POSTS
  • 108 LBS.
  • INPUT 12 VOLT TRIGGER
  • FULLY PARALLELED INSIDE
  • FULLY PARALLELED INSIDE
Weight & Dimensions

Unit Weight:

108 lbs [49 kg]
Unit Dimensions:

Chassis only: 17.1” x 11.2” x 14”
Including connectors and handles: 17.5” deep
Shipping Weight:

120 lbs [55 kg]
Shipping Dimensions:

24” x 17” x 24”
Color Options:

Black
Silver
Voltage Options (Factory set only):

Japan: 100V
North America: 120V
Europe/Asia/Australia/New Zealand: 230V
Mains Power Inputs:

IEC C14
Fuse Compliment for all Countries:

4 - 10 amp fast blow H-Rated 5x20mm Rail Fuses
Fuse Compliment for Mains:

100VAC Countries:
1 - 2 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
1 - 12 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
120VAC Countries:
1 - 2 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
1 - 10 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
230VAC Countries:
1 - 1.6 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
1 - 5 amp slow blow H-rated 5x20mm
Accessories Included:

US (NEMA 5-15P) (all versions)
Schuko (CEE7/7) (230V version)
UK (BS 1363) (230V version)
Audio Inputs:

RCA (Unbalanced)
XLR (Balanced)
Speaker Outputs:

Gold plated copper binding posts (2 pair per channel)
Other:

DC Trigger Input with pass-through
3.5mm 5-15VDC
Warranty:

3 years parts and labor on unit
1 year on vacuum tube
Power Consumption:

@Ready: 75 Watts
@Idle: 225 Watts
@Rated power 8Ω: 950 Watts
@Rated power 4Ω: 1500 Watts
Signal:

Gain: 26.0dB/30.5dB +/- 0.5dB selectable
Sensitivity for rated output power of 600 watts into 8Ω: 3.5V/2.1V
Noise: 100-20KHz <-100dBV
Input impedance: Single Ended 100KΩ, Balanced 200KΩ
Output Impedance: <70mΩ (20-20KHz)
Frequency Response @2.8VRMS: 10Hz – 20KHz +/- 0.1dB, 10Hz – 100KHz +0.1/-3.0dB
THD & IM:

1KHz, 1W/8Ω: <0.002%
20-20KHz, 1W/8Ω: <0.01%
1KHz, 200W/8Ω: < 0.01% (120VAC Mains input)
1KHz, 400W/4Ω: < 0.02% (120VAC Mains input)
Output Power (Both channels driven 120VAC mains, 1kHz, 1% THD):

8Ω: 600W minimum
4Ω: 1000W minimum
2Ω: Stable for musical transients