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These days, when people think of PS Audio, they think of their power products and their digital models, particularly the highly regarded DirectStream DACs. A couple of years ago, PS Audio introduced their BHK line of preamplifiers and power amplifiers designed by and named for engineer Bascom H. King, of BHK Labs, who also measures amplifiers for the SoundStage! Network. By all accounts the BHKs are great products, and range in price from $5999 USD (BHK Signature preamplifier) to $14,998 (for two BHK Signature 300 mono power amps). While not low, these prices seem fair for statement-level products, and audiophiles will be interested to know that the final voicing of the BHK Signature models was performed by King, McGowan, and the late Arnie Nudell.
Until recently, the only amplifier in PS Audio’s product line other than the BHK Signatures was the Sprout DAC-integrated ($499). PSA has now fleshed out their amplification offerings with the introduction of the mid-priced Stellar line, comprising the Gain Cell DAC-preamplifier, stereo S300 power amplifier, and the subject of this review, the Stellar M700 monoblock power amplifier. At $2998/pair, the M700 is reasonably priced for a relatively high-powered monoblock...Continue reading here
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