Originally Posted by dgfla
Can you elaborate on what you don't like about the Classe Amp with Fan? I am considering a CT-5300 but others have said the fan runs quiet and if listening to music or TV you won't hear it. I presume that is not the case with yours?
You don't hear much of the fan(s), but sometimes you can hear them a bit (during real quiet segments of a movie for example). Fans are mechanical and they are due to fail (or start making a lot of noise) eventually. Because of the construction of the cooling system of Classe amplifiers you also have a filter that needs cleaning. My Bryston is completely maintenance-free, which is a big plus. The sound in them are very similar. don't think you would ever pick on from the others in a "blind-test". Bryston does not have a 5 * 300W @ 8ohm option - that is of course the main reason I went for the Classe amplifier. I bought the Bryston first.
Happy with performance from both.
But Bryston's contruction is bullet-prof; and will last forver.
HT: CLASSE CA-5300 DELTA - BRYSTON 4B SST2 - Marantz AV8802A - B&W 803D2, 2*DB1, HTM2D2, 804D2, SCMS, Nautilus SCM1, 805D2, SA Talent - NORDOST Heimdall2/Frey2 - ISOTEK EVO3 Titan,Sigmas - Samsung UE78JS9505 - GIK ACOUSTICS - AUDYSSEY Pro Kit
HP: 2*MOON Neo 430HA D - 2*Schiit Yggdrasil - 2*Audiobyte Hydra Z/ZPM - 2*iFi micro iUSB 3.0 - ISOTEK EVO3 Sigmas, Aquarius - NORDOST Heimdall 2 - AUDEZE LCD-4 rev2, 2*LCD-XC - SHURE SE846
Last edited by Berland; 03-14-2017 at 05:18 PM.