Hello, I am happy with my Bryston preamp (BP 20)/Amp (4bSST) but some of my audiophile buddies tell me that I would notice a big improvement with certain other brands because they use a zero feedback design that is inherently superior. Audiophile snake oil or real phenomenon? I have very few options for listening as there are few showrooms and it is near impossible to A-B. As for buy and return if you don't like, I just don't have enough confidence that I would hear enough difference to purchase one of these other setups to take their merchandise on good faith. Any decision to make a change would of course also have to factor in the reliability and legendary customer service of Bryston (so far not needed).