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has anyone used Bryston amps for bass?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by paulraphael, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. paulraphael


    Apr 13, 2006
    If you heard me play, you'd stop reading what I write.
    They'd be on the heavy side, and all the way on the pricey side, but I bet they'd sound amazing. One of the few power amp companies that does well in the high end recording and mastering studio world and also in the home stereo world. The 20 year warranty isn't a bad deal either.

  2. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Unfortunately, most amps made for home and the Studio do not have the constructions (chasis, etc.) for heavy road use. Perhaps with a shock mount case (more weight) or in a single location application they would work well. But I would not want to bang them up on the road. Plus I don't have roadies, weight IS a factor!
  3. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I used a Bryston 2B (60w stereo, 150w mono 8ohm) with an RBI and aguilar GS112.

    it was a nice fat sound, but a little mushy maybe due to lack of power. and I couldn't run 4ohms loads, even bryston told me not to do 4ohms

    IF you have a bryston lying around, try it, but I wouldn't buy one just for bass.

    I would buy one for a great stereo amp!!!! I'm thinking about getting a 4bsst in the future.
  4. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    Back when Brysons first came out they were being used on the road with some touring sound companies. They seemed to stand up fine. Of course, about the only other competition then in solid state was Crown.

    I used to have a couple BGW amps in a rack for my touring rig. They were pretty good too.
  5. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Bryston is the BADDEST, most rugged amp out on the market. Sure they're heavy, buy man, there's no substitute for good old iron! Their 20 year warrantee does not exclude road use. If you can afford the watts, and can carry the weight, buy one. You'll never want another amp.
    One major bass only amp company that everyone seems to love(but will remain nameless here), reverse engineered a 4B SST for their power section. That should say something.
  6. paulraphael


    Apr 13, 2006
    If you heard me play, you'd stop reading what I write.
    Oh, come on! Hint!
  7. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
  8. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Let's just say that there are A LOT of people on these threads that are using them.
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Of course such a claim would have to be substantiated.
  10. paulraphael


    Apr 13, 2006
    If you heard me play, you'd stop reading what I write.
    True. I would take any claim like that with a grain of salt, unless it was being made by a third party who had actually examined the topography of both amps.

    Also, to reverse engineer a bryston and to make one with the same design at the same quality level would cost about as much as a bryston. and weigh about as much.

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