Power Amplifiers

Bryston 3B SST2 Stereo 150 Watt per Channel Power Amplifier

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Introduction

We were so impressed with the performance of the Bryston 14B SST2 stereo power amplifier, we decided to take a look at their smaller power amplifier, the 3B SST2, which delivers 150 watts rms x 2 into 8 ohms.

At 40 pounds, but just 150 watts x 2 output, I still had to lug this thing carefully into the lab. Carefully because of my shoulder rotator cuff, not because of the amp. This amplifier is built - like all Bryston amplifiers - to give UPS truck drivers terrific muscle definition. And, as it turns out, the amplifier delivers its own brand of definition . . . mighty fine, I might add.

Specifications

  • Design: Solid State Stereo Power Amplifier; Class AB
  • Power: 150 Watts RMS x 2 into 8 Ohms, 250 Watts RMS into 4 Ohms, 400 Watts RMS Bridged
  • MFR: 1 Hz - 100 kHz
  • THD+N: 0.007%
  • S/N: 110 dB
  • Input Sensitivity: 2.3 Volts
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR and Unbalanced RCA
  • Dimensions: 5.25" H x 19" W x 12.5" D
  • Weight: 40 Pounds
  • MSRP: $3,850 USA
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