Sonic Excellence, Reliability, and Value
The Bryston 2B-LP amplifier is a compact, high quality 60 watt per channel (8 ohms) stereo amplifier intended for use in home sound systems requiring a musically accurate, extremely reliable, no compromise power source.
While the 2B-LP has for years been thought of as an exceptionally lucid and transparent amplifier for traditional two-channel stereo setups, it is now finding additional acceptance in such installations as multimedia surround-sound systems, and in the most ambitious music systems with multi-amplified speakers using electronic crossovers.
Features include completely separate stereo channels, including dual power supplies, to prevent any interaction between left and right signals, for precise soundstaging and image quality. Green/red power/clipping lights give immediate indication of any overload or fault condition. Rear-mounted ground-lift switching helps avoids potential ground loops and system hum. Gold plated five-way binding posts and gold plated RCA connectors prevent any possibility of long term corrosion or connector distortion. Finally, higher power monaural operation is as easy as the flick of a rear-mounted stereo/mono switch.
Only the Finest Materials Used
Bryston exclusively uses only the finest components in our designs, such as 1% metal-film resistors, polystyrene capacitors and hand-matched transistors to reduce noise and distortion to the absolute minimum. All signal circuitry is fully discrete to avoid the compromises, phase shift and nonlinearities inherent in IC's.
Bryston applies techniques and employs custom materials in its everyday construction of electronic equipment which are more typically found in military and aerospace industries.
If your requirements are sonic excellence, ultimate reliability, system flexibility and superb value, Bryston power amplifiers will surpass your every performance criterion.
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.