I am using BHA-1 mostly as headphone amplifier with BDA-2 and BDP-2 and this is the first time when I am not thinking about upgrading anything, anything whatsoever. My HD800S and Hifiman HE1000v2 with Bryston stack sound exactly as I like it.
I have two questions somewhat related:
I cannot figure out the BHA-1 volume control. It is a steep increase in volume, then a flat part and again increase in volume at the lats part of the turn. Is this a way it is supposed to work?
And the second question regarding the preamp function. I found recently a very good price on two 2B LP Pro and decided to bridge them. This is the first Bryston amp I have ever tried, both are more than 25 years old, and they are way better than my Emotiva XPA- which I sold promptly. But With the 2B LP gain at 3 I have to run two Shure XLR attenuators at -15dB to get the preamp volume to even 10, it is loud, nut the sound is the best.
I am running 6 Ohm speaker in bridged setup which is the way it is supposed to be, and it is temporary, but I listen mostly to classical music at low volumes. Basic question is: in this imperfect situation how should I set the 2B gain? High with attenuators, or much lower without?