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REVIEW: Bryston 2B-SST Amplifier (SS)

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Model: 2B-SST
Category: Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: $2650
Description: 2x100 W Power Amplifier
Manufacturer URL: Bryston

Review by Belgarchi on June 15, 2008 at 12:08:49
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- Very well built (2 toroidal transformers, 60,000 microF caps)
- Very convenient: RCA and XLR input, selectable gain (23 or 29 db), not too bulky.
- 20 years warranty, and Bryston's service is excellent
- Sound is disappointing: a little bit thin, flat soundstage, mid-highs slightly aggressive. Better than Parasound A23, but inferior to Musical Fidelity A3.2cr or Conrad-Johnson MF2250A.

Product Weakness: Huge price increase (Canadian/US dollar), sound at this price level.
Product Strengths: Built quality, Features, 20 years warranty

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: Conrad-Johnson, Musical Fidelity
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Arcam
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Classe, Thorens-SME
Speakers: B&W, Dynaudio
Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest, Kimber
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jaz, Classic, Other
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 20 x 15
Room Comments/Treatments: Neutral
Time Period/Length of Audition: 6 months
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Monster Cable
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Bryston 2B-SST Amplifier (SS) - Belgarchi 12:08:49 06/15/08 ( 24)