- Written by Kevin Lichterman
- Published on 17 August 2009
- Design: Two-Channel Solid State Power Amplifier
- Power Output: 300 Watts RMS x 2 into 8 Ohms/500 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms
- MFR: 1 Hz - 100 kHz
- Inputs: RCA Unbalanced, XLR Balanced
- Input Impedance: 50 kOhms Unbalanced, 20 kOhms Balanced
- THD+N: 0.003%
- Dimensions: 5.25" H x 17.25" W x 19" D
- Weight: 50 Pounds
- MSRP: $4,195 USA
Bryston Ltd. is a Canadian company which has been designing and manufacturing audio equipment for over 35 Years. While there are many companies competing in their market, Bryston's gear is coveted by enthusiasts and professionals alike. They have earned the reputation of providing bullet-proof reliability, high performance and value. Byston's value is not due to a bargain basement price. You won't find them at the local Wal-Mart.
It's the sound and their 20 year guarantee of high performance that can make a Bryston purchase a value. This remarkable warranty speaks to Bryston's confidence in their own quality standards, and it is definitely the exception versus the rule in the A/V industry.
One thing before I dive into the review, this is not my first experience with Bryston. I have owned and enjoyed a Bryston 3B amplifier for years. I believe mine (#33872) is nearing its 25th birthday and has started to show its age. It has developed a bit of hum that can be detected in the background in quiet musical passages (…. perhaps I'll contact Bryston for a rebuild …hmmm another article before and after?????) Anyway, when I saw that one of their current amplifiers was available for review, a 4B SST2, I jumped at the opportunity to take a look.