Convenience Without Compromise
The challenge for Bryston was to design an integrated audio amplifier with none of the compromises usually associated with this approach. The Canadian company's design team has surpassed the challenge.
Stereophile's Sam Tellig calls the Bryston "as good as any $2000 solid- state line stage I've heard. No electronic glare. No murky sound. No muddy bass. Clean, quick transients. Superb clarity."
"The amplifier easily outperforms rivals in its price range, matches the calibre of equipment in the $3,000.00 range and outright destroys a lot of the imports currently available," observes The Inner Ear Report. "With the Bryston B-60 we feel that people out there in audio land are, as the old saying goes, getting a good bang for their buck."
The B-60 SST integrated amplifier provides 60 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 100 watts per channel at 4 ohms. There are provisions for four high level inputs, (CD, Tuner, Video and Aux) in addition to one tape loop and a pre-out/main-in feature. A headphone jack is provided for those requiring monitoring and private listening provisions.
"Bryston's amplifiers sound so clean-and deliver their power so effortlessly-that people listening to Bryston amplifiers actually listen at higher levels than they would to any other similarly-powered amplifier, just because they can," reports the August / September 2002 issue of Australia's Hi-F magazine.Preamp Out, Main In
A versatile feature on the Bryston B-60 SST is the pre-out/main-in connectors. This allows the independent use of the preamplifier or stereo amplifier section within an audio or video system, giving you lots of flexibility, plus a potential upgrade path.
In addition to all of the great performance that comes packed inside your Bryston, you can also enhance your B-60 with options from the manufacturer. As your needs grow, you can add on an internal DAC, internal MM phono stage, and treat yourself to a handheld remote volume control. All of these options make the B-60 SST an amp that's a pleasure to live with and will suit your needs over the years.Built by Hand
Bryston hand assembles and individually tests each and every product that the company manufactures. Bryston exclusively use only the finest components in its amplifier designs, such as 1% metal-film resistors, polystyrene capacitors and hand selected and matched transistors to reduce noise and distortion to the absolute minimum.
Bryston applies techniques and employs custom materials in our everyday construction of electronic equipment that are more typically utilized in military and aerospace industries. Our traditional adherence to proprietary parts and sophisticated construction and testing techniques guarantees your amplifier will perform for many years without concern. It also prevents any unit-to-unit variability which inevitably is the result of any mass produced product.Surpasses Source Material Demands
With today’s increased clarity and dynamic range in recordings and movie soundtracks, you need equipment that not only equals but surpasses the parameters of the most demanding material available. The Bryston B-60 SST integrated amplifier is without peer in meeting this performance challenge.
How are components selected and installed in a Bryston product?
Starting with a bare circuit board each component is hand selected and installed, every wire is cut and bent by hand, every connection is hand soldered. Although Bryston could do the job much faster by employing wave-soldering machines typically used in large assembly operations, that would mean exposing the entire board to a molten-metal bath. This is a source of extreme heat shock that could result in long-term reliability problems. Bryston's focus on excellence just doesn't allow for these kinds of short-cuts.
How many hours does it take to build a Bryston product?
The skilled technicians that build Bryston products are not pressured by schedules or quotas. On average, it takes 30-35 person hours to assemble a single Bryston amplifier or preamplifier. The company believes in quality, not quantity.
What kind of product testing does Bryston do?
Frequent inspection and extensive testing are a critically important part of the Bryston assembly process.
Individual components, completed circuit-boards, sub-assemblies and final assemblies are all put through rigorous inspection and testing procedures. Are the soldering joints all clean? Is every component aligned properly? Is the internal wiring laid-out symmetrically and neatly? During every stage of production, quality and performance are checked - and rechecked - against exacting tolerances and specifications.
At the point of final assembly, many manufactures immediately pack their amplifiers into boxes for shipment. However, at Bryston, each of the fully assembled products is connected to what the company calls a "burn-in table." For example, during 100 hours of continuous testing, Bryston amplifiers are monitored through a range of input cycles and thermal stress levels to duplicate a broad spectrum of operational loads. If any failures occur, the company catches them here, before you begin using our product.
Then, and only then, are Bryston products sent to the final quality inspection area for a comprehensive and carefully documented test of all their functions. The printed results of this computer-aided analysis are actually shipped with each unit. During this intensive procedure, Bryston rejects any product that falls outside of advertised specifications, or an even narrower band of specifications used for internal testing. As a result, you can expect each Bryston product to perform as least twice as well as the advertised specifications.What kind of manufacturer's warranty do Bryston products have?
The Bryston manufacturer's warranty is unprecedented in the consumer electronics market.
Bryston analog audio circuits are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for twenty (20) years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labor.
Bryston Digital circuits and cables are warranted for five years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labor.
Bryston products having motorized moving parts, excluding motorized volume controls, are warranted for three years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labor.
In the event of a defect or malfunction, contact Bryston's repair centers for return authorization.
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|amazing integrated, worth the price|
I got this to a/b with my tube gear, and it was no contest. I like integrateds due to cost, simplicity, and avoiding another lossy/sound altering interconnect path. I did some pretty extensive a/b/.../n on DACs and settled on the Bryston, and so included Bryston for my integrated testing along w/ rega, etc. With good cables, speakers, and a nice source, this integrated is simply amazing. Id say its one of the best buys Ive made. With good source material and associated gear it doesnt sound solid state at all, no grain, and fabulous handling of the whole spectrum. I find the B60 more than powerful enough with my 90db efficient speakers, but I tend to medium/low listening levels. I didnt have access to a Creek Destiny 2, which would be a sensible one to try, among others. My bet is you cant go wrong with the Bryston, based on my experience with it. If you dont have decent cables, however, youre not going to fully benefit from it; the engineer in me was reluctant to accept that, but its true.
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