Salk Silk Towers and Bryston B 135 Integrated Amplifier-- Any Experience of Thou

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Joe Frances

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Being guided by Jim's advice (admonition?) to use at least 100 watts of power to drive the Silks, I have been shopping around for something with the power and the features I am looking for in an integrated.  Although I like the Wells Majestic; and the McIntosh 5200, the Bryston B 135 has a lot of what I want.  Also despite the cliches and streotype of years ago, I don't find Bryston products that I have been able to hear hard or bright.  In fact the new BCD 3 CD player is very natural and  analogue sounding.  It is a beautiful thing even if it doesn't support SACDs.  So, as soon as possible I am going to try out the 135 watt integrated, but I won't be able to pair it anywhere with the Silks, that's for sure.  Does anyone hear use the Silks with this amp, or other Bryston products?

What I am looking for is a totally non-fatiguing, natural sound that draws you in, not drives you (me) away with overly aggressive noise. 

Thanks,

Joe

will mac

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You might want to check out the Vidar amp from Schiit- reading alot of good things.. Extremely good value

PierreB

I have a 2B SST for 12 years and I am very happy with it. Non fatiguing at all. Plus you have a 20 years warranty.  :thumb:
You will receive lots of recommandations but if you can, try it in your room with your speakers.
Best luck in your reseach.

Big Red Machine

Nothing wrong with any of those brands but you should buy the Wells hands down. My Innamorata would be very hard to replace and the integrated unit is a little brother. Very smooth and was used at this year's Axpona with Salk very nicely as well. A very good match sonically.

Joe Frances

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Nothing wrong with any of those brands but you should buy the Wells hands down. My Innamorata would be very hard to replace and the integrated unit is a little brother. Very smooth and was used at this year's Axpona with Salk very nicely as well. A very good match sonically.


I like it too, but no features; no headphone jack; no phono stage; small production and no "history".  If the B 135 is non-fatiguing as the new BCD 3 CD player and the wonderful DAC, I see a good option to buy the Bryston "suite" with remote and swing out.