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Old 05-23-2018, 09:08 PM
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Default Bryston Specific Product Reviews - 4B Cubed

The world seems to emphatically LOVE the Bryston 4B Cubed Series amplifier based on this review roundup.

http://www.ecoustics.com/roundups/br...ifier-reviews/
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James,
I’ve been waiting to upgrade my current integrated amp (which is very good, for what it is) to separates for a while. I’ve been eyeing Bryston components for a while, and after ordering a BIT15, palpably feeling the build quality, and hearing the immediate difference in my system, I was impressed. My experience combined with the wonderful reviews have me convinced before I’ve even heard them. I placed an order this weekend (with Ivan, of course, who has been fantastic to deal with) for both the 4B Cubed stereo amp and BP17 Cubed pre-amp. This will be my first big upgrade, and I am super-stoked! I have no doubt they will live up to their billing. Hopefully I will “emphatically LOVE” them too. I appreciate your involvement on the site, and keeping us all up to date. Your links to reviews and feedback have been very helpful.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:45 PM
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James,
I’ve been waiting to upgrade my current integrated amp (which is very good, for what it is) to separates for a while. I’ve been eyeing Bryston components for a while, and after ordering a BIT15, palpably feeling the build quality, and hearing the immediate difference in my system, I was impressed. My experience combined with the wonderful reviews have me convinced before I’ve even heard them. I placed an order this weekend (with Ivan, of course, who has been fantastic to deal with) for both the 4B Cubed stereo amp and BP17 Cubed pre-amp. This will be my first big upgrade, and I am super-stoked! I have no doubt they will live up to their billing. Hopefully I will “emphatically LOVE” them too. I appreciate your involvement on the site, and keeping us all up to date. Your links to reviews and feedback have been very helpful.
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Shrinky
Hi Shrinky

A major upgrade to be sure. I will look forward to your feedback.

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Old 07-14-2018, 05:03 PM
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Wow! Now that they are in working order, and any kinks (traced to other components) have been troubleshot, my system is transformed. Bryston is spoiling me as we speak. Hard to tell if it is the 4B cubed stereo amp or BP17 cubed pre-amp, which I added at the same time. Such an fantastic pair! The sound is much more full and detailed. Soundstage is markedly improved, so much that I must say it’s almost like I never heard soundstage in my system before. Bass is extended and midrange is particularly improved. I can now ‘feel’ the music, unlike before. Vocals are more in the room. Whatever you have done with this pair, you have done right. The wife, who could almost care less about music, commented right away “It sounds amazing”. I can only concur. Looking forward to years of enjoyment....
My thanks to the entire Bryston team!
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Awesome! Enjoy
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You were instrumental in making it happen.
Thanks, Ivan!
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:24 PM
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MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston 4B Cubed Amplifier – Customer Feedback

July 2018

“Hi James,

I just thought I would send you a message of thanks for such a great product (Bryston 4B3). I purchased one earlier in the year from Hi Fi Centre in Vancouver, BC. (realizing a life-long dream of owning NEW Bryston gear)….

I am driving a pair of vintage Acoustic Research AR-9 speakers with it (the 4B3 replaced a pair of vintage BGW 6500 amps in a vertical bi-amp setup in this challenging "load" situation.

I must say what a marked improvement in sound-stage, particularly in the bass.

I am a musician, operate a small scale recording studio and am a long time audiophile (since late 1970's) so I know of what I speak.


Thank you and all of your employees and please forward this to the front line employees who build the amps.

Their efforts are appreciated!”

Thanks so much,
Randy Turner
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Just wanted to praise you guys at Bryston for the amazing cubed series amplifiers!

I have been running for several weeks a pair of 7B3 Cubed mono blocks on my Sonus Faber Olympica 3 speakers. Your amps have replaced my 10 year old MBL 8011am mono amps. These amps listed for 15,000 dollars back then! I have to say the 7B Cubes are a mass improvement. I have lost the bass bloat from the MBLs and gained definition in all frequencies! What makes the 7Bs so special, is the fact they don't call attention to themselves! They just do their job! They will let you know what is connected up stream!

In my case it was a bonus since I am using a EMM labs pre 2 preamp. For digital the New Marantz SA10 flagship player with a VPI turntable. The 7B's have virtually disappeared from the system! I am telling all of my audiophile friends about your products!

Thank you to my Canadian neighbors for making such an incredible product at a very fair price!

Herb from New York!
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