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BRYSTON

 

The first High quality amp I owned was the original Bryston 4B  .Back in 1978 when I opened my shop it was the Cat's Meow and the only thing Bryston made.

How things have changed in the last 39 years!

Today Bryston makes everything from Music Servers to Speakers and whats more important, every piece of equipment they create is not only superb on an absolute scale but also represents the best performance  in its price class and usually out does components several times the price.

Having been awarded every prestigious prize imaginable from The Absolute Sound,Stereophile, and Positive feedback etc.for each and every class of product they manufacture this entry would become an encyclopedia  if we tried to name them all. But Here are a few of our favorites.

  Original Bryston 4B

Bryston Cubed Series Amplifiers

Bryston amplifiers enjoy universal acclaim from both audio professionals and music enthusiasts unlike any other brand in the world. As a result of relentless passion for superb performance and unparalleled build quality, Bryston engineers have continued to innovate since our groundbreaking premier in 1976. The Cubed Series amplifiers continue this tradition of excellence, highlighted by lower distortion, increased bandwidth and reduced noise, presenting listeners with a crystal clear window into their most favorite recordings.

Bryston Cubed Series Amplifiers, featuring patented circuitry developed in conjunction with Dr. Alexandru Salomie, move the listener ever so close to the music with such visceral realism, the experience is most comparable to live performance.

This is the Bryston Cubed Series.

What defines high performance?

Reproducing exactly what is captured in a recording without exception and without added distortion. Each Bryston Cubed amplifier is designed without compromise in pursuit of this lofty goal.


4B³ Amplifier

 

The Bryston 4B³ is a dual channel (stereo) amplifier which is acclaimed internationally as being suited for the finest and most sophisticated sound systems. It is currently their  most popular Cubed Series model.

Here is why:

"The sonic advances achieved with the new input stage have resulted in a singularity of sorts. This damn thing has perhaps the sweetest, purest top end I have ever encountered in a solid state amp at anywhere near the price (and way beyond), and a tonal finesse that rivals a fine modern tube amp, especially from the mid-bass and into the lower treble. Coupled with the amp's iron-fisted bass range and superbly low noise floor — a combination which allows micro and macro dynamic nuances to shine unimpeded — and you have one helluva performer." - Positive Feedback

Power Capabilities:
  • 300W into 8Ω
  • 500W into 4Ω
  • 900W into 8Ω (Bridged Mono)

Features:

  • Active extremely low distortion input buffer
  • Balanced and Single Ended audio inputs
  • Selectable gain at 23 or 29dB
  • Regulated power supplies to all voltage gain stages
  • Independent power supplies for each channel
  • Convection cooled and housed in a fully aluminum chassis.
  • No fans or other moving parts
  • Bridging switch configures amplifier into a single 900W Channel
 
Bryston 4B CubedSpecifications:
  • Harmonic Distortion: ≤.005% from 20Hz to 20kHz at 300W
  • Noise below full output: -110dB single ended, -113dB balanced
  • Slew Rate: >60V/µS
  • Power Bandwidth: .5Hz to >100kHz
  • Damping Factor: >500 at 20Hz (8Ω)
  • Switchable Gain: 23dB or 29dB
Options:
  • Available with silver or black faceplate (3U + .55”)
  • 17” (without handles) or 19” (with handles) faceplate available (non-rack mountable)
  • Rack mountable Pro Edition available in black (see Cubed Pro for more details)

28B³ Amplifier

 

The Bryston 28B³ is our flagship power amplifier, a single channel (mono) amplifier which sounds incredibly detailed and musical at very low levels and maintains that same sophistication and drive capability with even the most difficult inefficient speakers, large or small.

Power Capabilities:
  • 1000W into 8Ω
  • 2000 VA Power Supply

Features:

  • Balanced and Single Ended audio inputs
  • Selectable gain at 23 or 29dB
  • No fans or other moving parts
  • Regulated power supplies to all voltage gain stages
  • Convection cooled and housed in a fully aluminum chassis
  • Energy storage power transformers maximize dynamic range
 

 

Specifications:

  • Harmonic Distortion: ≤.005% from 20Hz to 20kHz at 1000W
  • Noise below full output: -116dB single ended, -117dB balanced
  • Slew Rate: >65V/µS
  • Power Bandwidth: .5Hz to >100kHz
  • Damping Factor: >500 at 20Hz (8Ω)
  • Switchable Gain: 23dB or 29dB
Options:
  • Available with silver or black faceplate (4U + .55”)
  • 17” (without handles) or 19” (with handles) faceplate available (non-rack mountable)
 

14B³ Amplifier

The Bryston 14B cubed dual channel (stereo) amplifier is basically two 7B’s which have been combined in a dual mono modular design and has the power to drive with breath-taking ease and clarity, speakers which have been considered "impossible" loads in the past.

Power Capabilities:
  • 600W into 8Ω
  • 900W into 4Ω

Features:

  • Balanced and Single Ended audio inputs
  • Selectable gain at 23 or 29dB
  • No fans or other moving parts
  • Regulated power supplies to all voltage gain stages
  • Convection cooled and housed in a fully aluminum chassis
  • Independent power supplies for each channel
  • Energy storage power transformers maximize dynamic range
Specifications:
  • Harmonic Distortion: ≤.005% from 20Hz to 20kHz at 600W
  • Noise below full output: -119dB single ended, -120dB balanced
  • Slew Rate: >60V/µS
  • Power Bandwidth: .5Hz to >100kHz
  • Damping Factor: >500 at 20Hz (8Ω)
  • Switchable Gain: 23dB or 29dB
 

B135³ Integrated Amplifier

Important Note: The above images feature the B135 SST², new B135³ images coming soon

The Bryston B135³ Integrated Amplifier is without question one of the most sonically transparent and reliable audio products available. It offers performance levels equal to the finest separate audio components.

Inputs: 6x RCA Single Ended Pairs, 2x RCA Single Ended Pairs (Record In, Power Amp In), 2x Optical (TOSLINK)*, 2x SPDIF (RCA)*
Outputs: 2x RCA Single Ended Pairs (Record Out, Preamp Out), Speaker Terminals, ¼” Headphone Jack
Control: RS-232 (DB9), AUX IR, 2x 12V Output Triggers

Features:
  • 135W into 8 Ohms (180W into 4 Ohms)
  • Over 30,000 MFD of filter capacitance per channel
  • Three ultra-low-noise power transformers
  • Separate ground paths for Digital and Analog
  • Gold plated switch, contacts, and connectors
  • Pre-out/main in connectors
  • Convection cooled and housed in a fully aluminum chassis
  • RS-232 serial data port for remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems
 
 

BP17 Preamplifier

The Bryston BP17 is a state-of-the-art analog stereo preamplifier, utilizing software control which allows Bryston to provide many more features and functions. The BP17 delivers incredible sonic performance while still adhering to traditional, fully discrete, analog circuits throughout the preamplifier. The BP17 offers a dramatic improvement over the BP16 by incorporating much of the existing architecture developed for the Bryston B135 Integrated Amplifier and SP3 Surround Sound Processor.

Inputs: 8x RCA single ended pairs*, 2x optical (TOSLINK)**, 2x SPDIF (RCA)**
Outputs: Balanced XLR Pair, 3x RCA single ended pairs (Record Out, Preamp Out), ¼” headphone jack
Control: RS-232 (DB9), AUX IR

Features:
  • Balanced and unbalanced outputs
  • Fully discrete class A analog circuitry
  • Balanced action volume control provides for both manual and remote control
  • Independent power supply and ground paths for analog and digital circuits.
  • RS-232 serial data port for remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems
  • Relay switching on all inputs
  • Programmable pass through feature
  • Software control

* Internal DAC replaces an RCA single ended pair.
**Only available with internal DAC.

Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- .05dB)
  • IM or THD: < .003%