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 Post subject: Bryston pre amps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:02 pm 
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I have been heard different opinions in regard to the new pre amps vs the old B1. Some say the old 1B has better a sound stage and depth.
I'm looking for opinions from people that have had both pre amps preferably with a Bryston amps.
Thanks eh.


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 Post subject: Re: Bryston pre amps
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:49 am 
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Hi Desmo,
I've heard both. The current models are much better than the old ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Bryston pre amps
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I just recently heard a BP17 cubed...very impressed...much better than their older units.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:19 pm 
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I'm using a BP17 and I'm really loving it. It's dead silent. No "quirky" behavior. When matched with a Bryston amp or other good SS amp it isn't forgiving. You get everything, for better or worse.
Mine has a phono stage that I have yet to listen to.
All in all it's a very good pre and underrated IMHO.
The only real annoyance is that the remote is optional and pricey.
I bought a Harmony remote that solves that little problem.

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I agree with Mahatma1...it sounds stellar on stellar recordings...but compressed or sibilant recordings sound bad...depends largely on source and material.

Personally I prefer something colored to help with modern mastering.


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I started out with a 1B (with an original 3B) and I liked it a lot. I upgraded to a BP5 (with a 3B-ST), a BP25P and finally a BP26 (I now have a 4B-SST Pro) ... and each time the upgrade was quite noticeable. Keep in mind that any stock 1B will certainly need recapping and maybe more, since they are all 30+ years old by now. The BP5 is a real entry-level bargain, especially if you want a phono preamp. My buddy still has my old one (along with my original 3B), and he is thinking of keeping the BP5 and upgrading the power amp.

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