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post #31 of 1476
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Originally Posted by Zorlac View Post

If this thing is only $1300 MSRP, then I am assuming the PSU will be another $1300.  :(


 

I hope there's a decent PSU inside for as big as component as that is.

 

It's obvious their background is in making regular shelf-type equipment.

 

Desktop-sized amps are not their forte.

 


Edited by roker - 10/10/11 at 6:32pm
post #32 of 1476

There is plenty of space in the chassis to incorporate a power supply and shielding.

 

The chassis is a standard 1U rack space.  Nothing odd or unusual.

post #33 of 1476

Found out from a dealer that the amp is about 10 weeks out still and the price still has not been finalized.

post #34 of 1476

Please let us know if you hear one.

post #35 of 1476

I love Bryston industrial looks

post #36 of 1476

I pre-ordered...ETA 5 or 6 weeks (crossing my fingers). MSRP ~$1300

post #37 of 1476

Keep us posted. I am very interested in hearing your opinion after you receive it.

post #38 of 1476

I don't have 1300USD+shipping either, but in terms of the playing field Bryston are accustomed to playing in, this is definitely at the budget end of their lineup. We can talk about 'crazy high end' speakers costing 300K etc, but there is a 'middle class' in traditional audio where folk don't seem to have a problem parting with 5-10K for a speaker amp and roughly double for speakers. Head-Fi is still very 'affordable' when you start adding those numbers up.

 

(Speakers are particularly expensive here - large, often oddly shaped, fragile cargo that must scream 'drugs packed inside !' to every customs officer within a thousand mile radius - its little wonder a set of floorstanders can easily cost 5K by the time they reach our shores)

 

 

 

post #39 of 1476

5-6 weeks? My dealer said later rather than sooner, as in, this might not show up for a while.

post #40 of 1476

Anyone know if you can add the separate PSU later?

post #41 of 1476

Not sure. All I heard was there is a powered version with a PSU built-in and then the version made for the external PSU.

post #42 of 1476

I saw the bryston amp in the latest mailing I received from audio advisor.Boy does this amp look promising or what? I checked out the amp on the internet and found a picture of the amps interior.Wow looks really nice.

  I called up my local dealer in the chicago area and talked with audio consultants in their evanston store and they said that they will receive the amp some time either at the end of february or the beginning of march. They said they will have the amp set up for auditioning in their evanston location.Cannot wait to hear it.I plan to take my lcd2 rev 2 to the store and give it a listen.My lcd 2 has only single ended leads too bad would like to hear them driven balanced.

 This appears to be the least expensive true balanced headphone amp out there at least to my knowledge.At $1295 it looks to be a steal the next least expensive balanced amp that I have seen was the gilmore which last time I checked was around $2000.


Edited by buson160man - 2/12/12 at 10:56am
post #43 of 1476

If it's  as neutral as the BP26/ 4BSST combo, it is a good one to own, I wish Bryston would do away with the 20 years warranty to keep the pricce lower.

 

Most of people I know do not keep the same unit for some 20 years. I know I do not so why should I have to pay for the "package deal". Come on , 5 years warranty is more than enough.

post #44 of 1476

I read the brochure, they're male output jacks? frown.gif

 

http://bryston.com/PDF/brochures/BHA1_BROCHURE.pdf

 

They should use female jacks at output...

post #45 of 1476
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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post

If it's  as neutral as the BP26/ 4BSST combo, it is a good one to own, I wish Bryston would do away with the 20 years warranty to keep the pricce lower.

 

Most of people I know do not keep the same unit for some 20 years. I know I do not so why should I have to pay for the "package deal". Come on , 5 years warranty is more than enough.



The 20 year warranty is nice, very nice if you are buying used equipment.

Last time I bought a new power amp (it was Sonic Frontiers) I owned it for 15 years.

I still use a 20 year old Oracle turntable.

 

BTW, I have a Bryston surround sound prcessor, a very nice sounding piece of gear, too bad the remote interface is so flaky, about once a night I have get up and turn the Processor OFF and restart it with the remote because the processor stops responding to the remote!

 

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