After havng my setup for a year=
( on a 1 to 10 scale // 10 beng the best )
sound stage width= 7.5
sound stage depth= 8.0
sound stage hght = 8.5
imaging = 9.0
Detail = 9.0
bass definition = 8.5
bass output = 8.5
mid outut = 8.5
mid def. = 9.0
mid outpit = 8.5
high freq. = 9.0
high freq. output= 9.0
Sound great as a pair( amp/pre )
comments following are very room/ speaker cabling dependent
which seems to me to mean Bv stuff is very neutral---you
hear the difference in cables and components VERY EASILY!!
My friend come over to my place with new components etc.
to auidtion them to determine the pcs. character!!!
If anything the duo lacks a little warmth over all with
cds and yet is excellent with vinyl!!! However, exeriments
with dozens of components ( thanks to my buddy who is a
equipment junkie ) warm can be added with proper
equiment and cabling choices.....
This doesn't quite stick to the point but after dozens
( not dozen--DOZENS ) of trials---very Arcam in the last 2 two years, very Musical Fidelity ,including the new A-5, 3 Cary models, Shanling, Sherwood Newcastle, Rotel, Denon, Etc. etc. etc. the HANDS DOWN all time
greatest BAR NONE value in CD Players =
The QUAD 99 CDP.2 for 1100.00. Use the QUAD and Cardas
golden Reference interconnects with Guerrilla cooper
cables and you'll have all the detail , warmth, and
PRAT you could want without going into a 20,000 dollar system... No problems with the BVaudio equip. Ivo is
very good to deal with. Overall, detailed, excellent
sound staging , frequency response excellent.....
BV's are very reveiling and components not up to grade will show it..The worst thing that might be said--could use more warm in mid range---then get the quad..
hope this helps....by the way Mike Healy of 6 moons uses the BVaudio amp and pre amp as hs reference and has god reviews of the units. + call Ivo and tel him you need a full 30 days audition---you'll probably get it.