Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
I have seen that Bryston amps are used in some recording studios. It makes me feel good. I am sure others are used as well but still, it's sort of neat. It is pretty obvious that they are A/B amps. They get very hot and I would be willing to bet that even if it's just the first few watts, the act in A only. Then they switch to A/B. But they are a great match for my Focal 1027's. I know some pro's who master music like Focal's as well so it seems like a found a good combo
. I wonder how much better the newer Bryston amps are. Not for me though. I don't have the space and they run even more hot then what I have
. But I do like them a lot. I have heard Class D Rowland gear with JM Labs speakers and I did think that particular brand was a good match. But not as good as amps that had some class A to them. But I don't want to take this thread too far off topic. I will just end by saying I am very happy with my Bryston amps and I think regardless of the pro look, and stigma that may come with that, they deserve a listen.
My personal experience: Had Bryston 7B-ST monoblocks for 10 years. Luved them! Then switched to Theta Enterprise monoblocks which I feel are all around even better than the Brystons. Then kept 3 of the Enterprises and got a pair of Theta Citadel 1.5s for front left and right which were simply amazing and appreciably better than the Enterprises. (Richard Hardesty on his website gives his opinion that the Citadels are one of the very best amplifiers ever, if not the best.)
Well, just very recently got three of the brand spankin' new Theta Digital Prometheus monoblocks, and luv them so much, that I got two more, so I have five for five main channels. I feel the Prometheus equal and exceed the Citadels, which is frankly amazing.
Prometheus have no heat output being Class D. I think the reason they sound so sensational is they combine the latest and greatest of Class D with an analog power supply with a big toroid!!@@ Even my Theta dealer Craig Shumer/VGI hadn't demod the Prometheus yet - but I heard them at CES, and based on objective stats I wanted to give them a try. At worst the initial 3 I ordered would have replaced the Enterprises at the center, left and right surround. At best I decided to have them all around and couldn't be happier!!!@@@