Praise for the Bryston 9B SST2
"With big multichannel amps, people tend to focus on raw power and bass-both of which are abundant with the 9B SST. However, as I switched over to multichannel music, it was this amp's performance with midrange and high frequencies that sucked me in."
"The clarinet's timbre throughout Bucky Pizzarelli's outstanding Swing Live disc was as true as I've heard it. High notes hit with passion and attack but didn't drive you out of the room with hardness or excessive bite. The 9B SST slugged its way through Jerry Goldsmith's dense SACD rendering of 'The Generals' with little obvious effort, even at higher volumes. If you think 120 watts is a low power rating, don't worry. This amp has plenty of current and punch to fill rooms far larger than those it will likely be used in, and it does so without any compromise in dynamic range. 'The Generals' runs the gamut from loud to soft and dense to sparse, and the Bryston was ready with instant power and a massive, well-defined stage."
- Chris Lewis, Home Theatermagazine
"The laboratory results are sheer delight. For the 80 attainable points for tonal quality, the Bryston combination achieved a full 78, and the two missing points are really a theoretical margin rather than an appropriate criticism. That the Bryston combination is able to handle every kind of sound perfectly was ultimately also confirmed by the listening test."
"Delicately and at the same time powerfully the signal triumphed through our loudspeakers and did not hold back the slightest detail - true high end in its most forthright form."
"The Bryston equally fascinatingly reproduced movie sound tracks, no matter whether soft tones or room atmosphere was called for, or brutal bass heavy thunderstorms and directional effects all around. The reproduction pulled the listeners downright into the scenes."
- Germany's AudioVisionmagazine, April 2004
"The uncompromising construction of the Bryston five channel power amplifier promises prolonged hearing enjoyment. Soundwise it ranks above its predecessor by allowing more of the music to come through, and by providing still more air in the middles and highs."
- Germany's AUDIOphilemagazine, January 2004