And yes there are still craftsmen of France sound for evidence with Bruno Henry (Mr. Big in French Acoustic) who understand and manufactures its speakers in his workshop near Aix en Provence.
For me it's been 3 years that I have my new BH151 columns and I'm still thrilled.
This is my 2nd pair of BH since I also owned a small pair of BH 100 there are some années.J 've also had another speaker brand (JM-Lab, Kef, Dynaudio, Cabasse BW)
What I like about it is that BH out a living option has, and its shade while having a sense of precision and detail without sacrificing musicality. Moreover, they are very beautiful and you can choose to order a custom finish.
They are not really demanding speakers in amplification, even a small t-Tripath amp easily reached and an amp tubes EL 86 2 x 3.5 watts.
The price may seem high for some people but it is the one pair of speakers made by a craftsman and not an enclosure made by machines in the factory as the majority of pregnant market!
We pay for a good pair of speakers, has a French artisan!