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Plinius 8200P or Bryston 4BST

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Lowrider, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Lowrider

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    I am bringing home a Plinius for a test drive, as I cannot do the same with the Bryston, does anyone think the second is worth 40% more, and why...

    Thanks,
     
  2. Lowrider

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    Well, the Plinius has better bass than the Rotel, but everything else is muffled... I guess I will go on and buy the Bryston blindly...
     
  3. Couch Potato

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    Antonio,

    Difficult call with somebody else's budget however the Bryston's are significantly better than the Rotels, I like you have TAG/Rotel. I've demoed the Bryston and thought it was superb, slightly better than the TAG Amp (100x5, so not a direct comparison) It is an incredibly neutral amp and with your components should be a good match.

    Plus it's got a 20 year waranty :eek:

    Have fun:D

    Steve

    Dont forget to post your comments on the TAG site also and wind Glenn up!!!
     
  4. greeny

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    What am I missing here?? Is there only 3 manufacturers of Power amps??.

    You don't have to go for 5 amps in a box approach, you could use multiple stereo amps giving a much bigger choice.

    I'm not saying your choices aren't any good (I've not even heard them to be honest) but don't think its the only option.
     
  5. Lowrider

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    I already have a Rotel 3x200 for center and surrounds, and a stereo 2x200 for the fronts, the one I am replacing...

    For that stereo amp I have limited space in my rack, wich narrows a lot my choices...

    I do have a post in TAG´s forum, starts with "Price ratio"... ;)
     
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    Hi Antonio,

    I've seen the TAG post, Dominic as usual makes sense!!

    There is little to choose they are both excellent, the obvious answer is the one that's no use..... use your own ears :(

    Steve
     
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    Hi Antonio,

    I've seen the TAG post, Dominic as usual makes sense!!

    There is little to choose they are both excellent, the obvious answer is the one that's no use..... use your own ears :(

    Edit: Sorry just seen your reply!!

    Steve
     
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    Blush:blush:
     
  9. Lowrider

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    I just got a message from the local Bryston dealer offering to lend me a 4BST for testing... :D
     
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    Then I guess the advice is..... use your own ears, backed up with a tape measure!!!:clown:

    Steve
     
  11. Lowrider

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    My setup has to be a feast for the eyes (mine and the wife´s), as well as for the ears...

    I will post my findings, thanks,
     
  12. Lowrider

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    Amasing power... deeper and more controlled bass, higher and clean as a whistle treble, clearer everything, you hear soft and loud toguether...

    More, there was a ringing when playing the Rotel very loud, that was fatiguing, it is gone with the Bryston...

    To sum it up, I upgraded almost everything since I bought my AV 9 months ago, last night the wife said that the only pieces that made a clear sound improvement where the new front speakers and this power, do I need to say more...
     
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    Welcome to the joys of low distortion amps.
     
  14. AV Geeza

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    Antonio,
    Glad you like the Bryston! Ive had the 9B THX for a few weeks now & I think its amazing! :D
    IMO the TAG, Bryston combo cant be beat for sound quality & VFM.
    I know you upgraded your DVD to the Arcam FMJ, how much better than the DV88 is it and how good is it with CD's?
     
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    FMJ DV27 versus Diva DV88:

    The image is much better, and I am not using progressive scan, (will when I upgrade to a plasma), specially the bright parts, is like comparing slides with photos...

    The sound is cleaner too, (I am using the TAG´s dacs), I noticed the DV88 was producing too much treble, after I upgraded the front speakers (didn´t notice with the previous, the tweeter was weaker), must have been more jitter...

    Anyway, I think it is worth by either sound or image alone, and it has progressive scan, only usable with plasma or projector until new generation HDTVs...
     

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