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REVIEW: Bryston 2B LP Amplifier (SS)

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Model: 2B LP
Category: Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: $?
Description: 60 watt/channel dual mono power amplifier
Manufacturer URL: Bryston
Model Picture: View

Review by Belgarchi on March 29, 2010 at 17:12:02
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- I had the 2B-LP Pro version (with XLR input, headphone outputs).
- This power amp is not very stylish, but very well built. Dual-Mono architecture, with two toroidal transformers, 18,600 microFarads of capacitors (adequate for 2x60W), two pairs of transistors.
- It sounds like 2x90W instead of 2x60W. The sound is dynamic and powerful; the soundstage is ultra-large and deep. I am not sure it is not 'too much', but I love it. The balance is on the 'warm' side, but the upper bass are very well defined, not 'boomy'. Liquid medium, good highs but close to agressive. It would be a problem only with a few speakers, like some JM Lab for example.
- The service and 20-years warranty of Bryston are well known, but I must say it again: it is wonderful.

Product Weakness: Look; price went up too fast.
Product Strengths: Built quality, 20 years warranty, soundstage, dynamic sound

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: See review
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Rotel RC-1090
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Classe CDP-10
Speakers: B&W, DIY
Cables/Interconnects: M.C., Audioquest
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Various
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 20 x 15
Room Comments/Treatments: Neutral
Time Period/Length of Audition: 2 years
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Monster Cable
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Bryston 2B LP Amplifier (SS) - Belgarchi 17:12:02 03/29/10 ( 1)