Bryston SST vs ST

lowrider

Standard Member
Yesterday I borrowed a demo 4B SST from the importer to compare with my 4B ST, left it running for an hour, then played my regular demo CD...

Shock, had to call the wife to confirm, it sounded muffled all the way to the midrange, uncontrolled bass, almost as bad as a Plinius 8200 that couldnt handle my Sonus Faber EAII...

Replaced with my old ST to confirm settings had not changed somehow, every thing sounded fine again, so...

1 - New Brystons lost their balls handling difficult loads
2 - Became "audiophile" and need long run-in
3 - This unit is defective

What do you think ?
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
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The SST are a substantial jump up from the ST, better in all departments. The difference isn't small either :)
 

lowrider

Standard Member
Yes, thats the only logical explanation, but the portuguese importer will only get a new one with a firm order, and I am not taking that risk after this test... :nono:
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
I must admit to being surprized at the difference in quality between ST and SST, however within the ST or SST range the amps are all of the same quality, they only differ in their ability to drive speakers.
 

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