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post #3631 of 3636 Old 09-18-2014, 04:16 PM
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Oh, you're going multi channel, for some reason I was assuming 2 channel! The SP3 is a different animal of course. I've got the P7 in a 2 channel set up, I can imagine it would not be suitable in your system.
Well, it was great multichannel with the Marantz UD9004, which had fantastic sound but was way too finicky. Plus the need for a second processor for digital inputs...

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Oh, you're going multi channel, for some reason I was assuming 2 channel! The SP3 is a different animal of course. I've got the P7 in a 2 channel set up, I can imagine it would not be suitable in your system.
I've got the P7 in my 2 channel stereo system, but I use the Home Theater Bypass so both my seperate Home Theater and Stereo systems can share the dual subwoofers. Works great.

With my 2 channel system, I particularly like the analog bass management/trim. And it contributes to great sound!

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I've been very happy with the SQ of the p7. Phono sounds great too!
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I've been very happy with the SQ of the p7. Phono sounds great too!
I agree! I'm a big vinyl guy and also like the interal MM phono section of the P7. Haven't checked out the MC.

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I would give you a note of caution on Bryston's preamps. I've read some owners not impressed, and a few years ago I auditioned an all bryston 2 channel set up with Paradigm Studio 60's. I was unimpressed, but it may have partly been the music.

If you can, I'd suggest comparing the Bryston pre to the P7 before selling it.
I would second that caution. I sold my Bryston 9bst amp after comparing to an A51 both hooked up to a Paradigm Studios 100. The Bryston/Paradigm combo just didn't sound that great; although the bottom end was solid, the mids and highs were disappointing. With the A51, everything opened up.
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I would second that caution. I sold my Bryston 9bst amp after comparing to an A51 both hooked up to a Paradigm Studios 100. The Bryston/Paradigm combo just didn't sound that great; although the bottom end was solid, the mids and highs were disappointing. With the A51, everything opened up.
Well, I'll have both in house, so I should be able to do a good comparison. Really don't expect to be disappointed in the Bryston, though I can return it through AA I'm pretty sure. I custom ordered blue LEDs to match my three other Bryston components, so that mat be a problem.

Can't say I'm worried about it, though.

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