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    Default Anyone using a Bryston 4B st ?

    I've always liked Bryston's warranty.
    If they feel it's good enough to warranty 20 years, it probably is. Overall how would you rate their sound and build quality?
    Any big differences between the 4B ST and the 4B SST?

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    I dont have it (I wish) but I have heard many including the 4Bsst and they are the ****. I have heard Bryston with PMC, Paradigm and B&W. They always sound great. They are also very common in pro audio because of their durability.
    No question, if I had the money I would buy Bryston.
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    Default thanks gatemplin !

    This is what I was hoping to hear.

    I like their simple clean look, the fact they are still available in black.
    Seems like the 4B ST goes for around $1200. which isn't bad considering the quality and the dependability.
    I will keep my eyes open.

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    Luc,
    Somebody 'round here has (or had) one. Wnat to say it was joe6pack, but he's not 'round that I've seen and I may be wrong anywho...
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    Bryston is a staple of high end audio for a reason, how could you go wrong?

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    Funny you should ask...

    The only negative I have ever heard about Bryston is that they may be too revealing, i.e., uncover flaws in your system you did not know existed. If true, could be a very costly purchase...
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    Not too bad of an amplifier. It should do the trick for you.

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    The dude with the bryston had ML speakers, Gary Robertson or w/e I believe..

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    Thumbs up bryston

    they seem to be popular, there is quite a few of them on audiogon, 1200 looks like the market price. Just wondered why there were so many for sale.
    But I guess some may be updating to the new B4 SST.
    I'll let you know if I get hold of one.

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    Audiogon :

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    Default hmmm.......

    ......that's interesting.
    quite a range, of the 5 or 6 on there now seems everyone wants 1200-ish.

    thanks!

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    It's just FYI.

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    That's the amp I plan to buy for my LSi9 in the future. I've never heard the 4B st but my friend owns an older model Bryston pre and amp powering a pair of B&W and I love the sound. Warm, rich and a lot of dynamics. However, I've seen the 4B at a dealer. It's big and very heavy. I fell in love with it without even hearing it:). I don't think you can go wrong wth Bryston.

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    Thumbs up Yeah I'm on board...

    ...I'm on the look for one at a good price.

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    I just now counted thirteen of them over on Audiogon anywhere from 850.00 to 2450.00............that is quite a choice.
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    The $850.00 one is the 4B, a different (older) animal.

    This one looks like a good deal, http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....ran&1101048262

    The biggest difference that I've read about between the ST and the SST is the newer one has better detail and is a little smoother overall. I almost bought a pair of 7B ST's with a CJ tube pre awhile back. A Bryston with a tube pre is a winning combo.
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    20 years warranty for anything is amazing, especially with different owners. I never heard one ....let alone seen one in person. Those things must be bullet proof.
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    Originally posted by organ
    That's the amp I plan to buy for my LSi9 in the future. I've never heard the 4B st but my friend owns an older model Bryston pre and amp powering a pair of B&W and I love the sound. Warm, rich and a lot of dynamics. However, I've seen the 4B at a dealer. It's big and very heavy. I fell in love with it without even hearing it:). I don't think you can go wrong wth Bryston.

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    Organ which dealer did you go to. I've been to Bay Bloor Radio and they do carry Bryston. BTW, do you know how much 4B SST cost in CDN. dollars?
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    Hamzahsh,
    Yup, saw it at Bay Bloor Radio. Can't remember how much it was but I remember it being pretty damn expensive. I'm guessing it's the SST but the ST looks almost identical. I dropped off my resume there last week, hopefully they'll have a position open soon.

    I'll let you know if I find out the price of an SST. We get them cheaper here because Bryston is Canadian.

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    Thanks organ, do you know where NAD is from, British or Canadian?
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    UK by the looks of this Also have a US HQ in MA.

    Audioweb is a handy little site for locating companies...
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    EDIT - Yea what he said. UK.

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    Yup, UK. Here's what's written on the box for my NAD gear. "Designed and Engineered in London, England. Custon manufactured to NAD specification in the People's Republic of China". That's why you get good gear for a lower price. Labor is much cheaper there.

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    Default Any 4BST's powering SDA SRS speakers?

    In researching amps, I see this amp mentioned quite a bit. Are these being used much in the Polk community?
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    I've got an SST. Pretty much what was said above is accurate. You'll spend a week thinking that it sucks, then you'll put it a good recording and it'll blow your mind. And then you'll realize most recordings suck and the bryston just passes it through better than anything else.
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    Default Any 4BST's powering SDA SRS speakers?

    Check with Bryston. I don't think you can strap the negative speaker terminals together.

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    The 4bst is common ground. With one or two exceptions (Monarchy Audio, for example) any bridgeable amp will be common ground.

    Now, if he gets a pair and runs them mono, that's a different story.
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    Thanks for the clarification

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    The Bryston plant is right across the street from where I work. Funny thing is I've never auditioned one of their amps.
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    That's pretty funny. Maybe it's time to drop in for a tour.
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