Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3

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ngamountains

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #40 on: 11 Mar 2018, 11:20 pm »
We have similar systems zoophaugus.  I have the yggy dac as well feeding an arc Ref 5se, feeding 7b3 amps... I use a bdp2 as the player.  The sound is great.  I just made the jump to the 28b3 amps and should receive them soon.  I hope to hear the improvement others mentioned on the thread.

Will be interested to hear your thoughts on the 28s once you get them, especially as compared to the 7s. I just got 28 Cubes myself and though they are my first Bryston product so no Bryston comparator, I am thrilled with their sound. I have a Bryston BP26 and DAC2 coming Tuesday to try out with them.

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #41 on: 14 Mar 2018, 04:31 pm »
I now have my amps up for sale so when they are sold I can order the 28b3.
« Last Edit: 16 Mar 2018, 08:14 am by clive101 »

TJ-Sully

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #42 on: 16 Mar 2018, 01:13 am »
Right on Clive! Good job  :thumb:

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #43 on: 18 Mar 2018, 11:47 am »
I am late to the post
I have always had Bryston
I have owned most amps ST,SST,SST2
Recently move to new house purchased a 4B3 for a 30X22 room,,,,very nice sound so nice i moved up to the 7B3

Room still not finished,i am using FS-788 speakers i have owned for a very long time

I am thinking for a box speaker the 7B3 should be enough

Did you think of a loaner set (28B3 )to test in you home

Here is my set up




clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #44 on: 22 Mar 2018, 02:04 pm »
We have similar systems zoophaugus.  I have the yggy dac as well feeding an arc Ref 5se, feeding 7b3 amps... I use a bdp2 as the player.  The sound is great.  I just made the jump to the 28b3 amps and should receive them soon.  I hope to hear the improvement others mentioned on the thread.
Hi tie-breaker, have the 28b3 amps arrived yet please let us know how they sound compared to the 7b3 amps..?

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #45 on: 3 May 2018, 07:01 pm »
I thought I would update the post, I will have the new 28s for demo early June....

schmidtmike76

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #46 on: 5 May 2018, 01:00 am »
We’re you in the Cyrus line at one time.  Maybe what hi if? I recognize your user name

zuluwarrior0760

Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #47 on: 5 May 2018, 04:46 am »
I went from 7bsst2s to 28bsst2s a couple of years ago.

For me it was the extra headroom with my current hungry Magnepan 3.7s in a large room.....

For you, I think the 28's would be massive overkill.  The $$ could do you more good elsewhere......

You're overpowered as it is........unless you're listening in a hotel ballroom

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #48 on: 12 May 2018, 07:37 am »
I do agree with the power issue. Well powered up with the 7b3 but is it more a matter for control....?
I listen at low levels,  when I crank up the volume medium to loud the speakers do start to sing better....so perhaps the larger amps will help me....?

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #49 on: 13 May 2018, 08:24 am »
I do agree with the power issue. Well powered up with the 7b3 but is it more a matter for control....?
I listen at low levels,  when I crank up the volume medium to loud the speakers do start to sing better....so perhaps the larger amps will help me....?
If I were you I'd spend some money on a guy specialized in room acoustics. That would benefit you a LOT more than just buying bigger amps.

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #50 on: 13 May 2018, 10:40 am »
If I were you I'd spend some money on a guy specialized in room acoustics. That would benefit you a LOT more than just buying bigger amps.

Yes I do agree.... but it's taken 18 months to get the wife acclimatised to the speakers....!

However, I am going to look into this but the sound seems pretty balanced IMO, which is astonishing, a few dealers unrelated to the purchase of the equipment have commented how balanced the sound is.

Even so, there is always be room for improvement.... no pun intended.

I will update on this matter in the next few months, thank you for the advice.

 
 

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #51 on: 13 Jun 2018, 01:33 pm »
The pair of  Bryston 28 b 3  have been installed

audio.bill

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #52 on: 13 Jun 2018, 05:47 pm »
The pair of  Bryston 28 b 3  have been installed
And... what's the verdict??? Hope you get many hours of listening enjoyment with them!

TJ-Sully

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #53 on: 13 Jun 2018, 08:18 pm »
The pair of  Bryston 28 b 3  have been installed

congratulations Clive101!! right on.
got pics?

TJ

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #54 on: 14 Jun 2018, 09:05 am »
The pair of  Bryston 28 b 3  have been installed

Very nice,,,,,enjoy

clive101

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Re: Bryston 7b3 upgrade to 28b3
« Reply #55 on: 14 Jun 2018, 01:43 pm »
Thank you for the recent comments of support, the 28b3 (s) are demo units and in black and my system is silver so unfortunately no photos.

I had too many other commitments so was unable to do a detailed session with them but...…

I do not wish to put down the 7b3 I had 18 months with them and enjoyed every moment but these beasts are different and for me " Low Level Listening " I am immersed in the music at low level volume where as the 7b3 were just playing music not singing to me. The 7b3 needed little more volume to get my PMC MB2se singing.

With the volume turned up say loud speech to very loud TV playing the 28b3 were still better by a long short, sound stage wider, strangely I thought lower noise floor, overall a very mature sound.

Bass better controlled and tight slightly more bass, more gravitas in mid range and more rounded treble. I could go on but will wait until the weekend when I can get a better listen.

The next question is to ask myself, " Is the extra spend worth it " ….?

If you have to think too long the answer is usually no.
 
Well pretty much made up my mind, I normally decide quickly, but will make a final decision over the weekend.... more to follow....