Good time to pick up a Bryston?


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Username: Unbridled_id


Post Number: 429
Registered: Mar-04
Peterborough, Ontario December 15th, 2008 - Bryston, LTD has announced the introduction of the SST² squared series amplifiers, incorporating several upgrades to all eight models of the hand-built award-winning Bryston SST amplifier topology. Despite the substantial "Squared Series" upgrades, pricing remains unchanged throughout the lineup. Bryston's SST amplifier line begins with the 2B SST (100 watts per channel 8-ohms, 180 per channel 4-ohms at $2650 US) to the 28B SST (1000 watts mono into 8-ohms at $8000 US). See the Bryston Squared Series at CES 2009: The Venetian, Bassano 2601. Depending on the specific model, advances include:

* Balanced Input Stage: The redesigned input stage on all Bryston SST² amplifiers is fully balanced, providing superior EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RF (radio frequency) noise rejection resulting in improved signal to noise performance.
* Power Supply Circuit Board: The power supply boards in the new SST² design incorporate zero point-to-point wiring-all components plug directly into the power supply circuit board, also delivering improved signal to noise performance
* Output Chokes: The new output chokes designed specifically for the new SST² amplifier topology extend the high frequency bandwidth of the product at 20 kHz.
* Soft-Start Circuitry: Bryston amplifiers require an enormous supply of AC power when activated-the new soft-start circuitry in the SST² amplifiers ramp up power demand gradually, presenting less strain on the AC supply utilizing a micro-controller.
* Push Style Power Switch: Replacing Bryston's membrane switch found on previous models, SST² amplifiers feature an extreme-duty push style power switch for improved functionality and durability.
* Simplified Circuit Topology: The SST² amplifiers utilize a reduced circuit board count and substantially less point-to-point wiring, delivering maximized operating efficiency and stunning musical clarity and detail through improved signal to noise levels.
* New power supply transformer design: The SST² amplifiers employ a redesigned power supply transformer that delivers instantaneous current while reducing noise.

Silver Member
Username: Soundgame

Richmond Hill Toronto ..., Ontario Canada

Post Number: 477
Registered: Jun-08
Just wicked. Now, if only I could find a way to afford one. I guess there may be a flood of used SST's now on the market as people look to upgrade. Then again, with the way the market and economy is going, maybe now.
Nice to see more enhancement to an extremely fine product.

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 1882
Registered: Feb-07
The 2B SST still seems relatively affordable.

New member
Username: Gregoryt

White Plains, New York United States

Post Number: 7
Registered: Jan-09
Yes, this is indeed good news. Brystons amplifiers are rock solid, built like tanks, sound fantastic. Now, we are talking upgrades, excellent.

Gold Member
Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 3145
Registered: May-05
The new SSTs are based on the flagship 28B SST. The best part about the news is that the prices are the same as the previous generation gear.

Appearently, all amps made within the last few months or so have been the new generation, yet weren't labeled as such.

This is according to James Tanner at Bryston.
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