Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?

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WilsonDADA

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Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #60 on: 18 Mar 2019, 03:00 pm »
Thanks for the reply. The replies showed that i need to pay attention and be careful if i really try a passive amp for my 4B3. In fact, I audited  Bespoke (a British passive amp) and was attracted by its performance. So put it on the list.
For these few weeks, just borrowed Jeff Rowland Synergy IIi for home audition. And it sounds great and work well with 4B3. So once again, before making any decision, need some more time for selection and considerations.
Thanks for the advice.
After using Rowland Synergy IIi for 7 months, now already moved to Bespoke Passive pre amp...
No problem in matching with my 4B3....the gain still 23db.....
Enjoy the new combination now with a straight output from the source and dac and music comes lively.....

 

sfraser

Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #61 on: 18 Mar 2019, 03:36 pm »
My 2 hifi  main systems have turned into AV systems. The exception is my home office where I have BP-25 feeding a old Carver 1.0t Amp, which are firing a pair of PMC TB2's.  My upstairs AV system has a Emotiva prepro feeding a 9B-st firing a pair of PSB Stratus Goldi's. the Downstairs system/man cave/ Lazy Eye bar is currently under reno's but will likely be retro fitted with an Outlaw 976 prepro feeding a 3B firing a pair of heavily modded Klipsch La Scala's . I have a pair of 2B-Lp's which will handle the surround and center channels. I also have a pair of old 4B's which I may run in mono mode to fire a pair of 18" passive Electro Voice subwoofer bins.......ahem ...the wife said I could do what I want in man cave ; ) . We will see what it sounds like. My neighbours enjoy great music, whether they like it or not.

Wallacefl

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Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #62 on: 21 Mar 2019, 09:09 pm »
Had an Adcom GFP-750 for awhile and in passive mode with my 14 BSST the clarity was amazing thru my Martin Logan CLS2Z.

bobf

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Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #63 on: 24 Mar 2019, 05:32 pm »
Sonic Frontier Line 1 preamp running into a Bryston 4B cubed feeding Bryston Mini T speakers. Using balanced cables. Phase and mono also.
Sounds very tasty.

smweber2

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Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #64 on: 30 Nov 2019, 01:01 am »
ARC Ref 5SE with 7B3 amps.  I agree that the Vac-tube pre and SS amp combo can be great.

I am using the same combo with great results.  Very happy with the ARC - Bryston synergy.

veloceleste

Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #65 on: 30 Nov 2019, 04:23 am »
Linear Tube Audio (LTA) MZ2S headphone amp/integrated/pre-amp into Bryston 2.5Bsst2 driving Klipsch Chorus II or Mini T's.

HifiDan

Re: Third-party preamps with Bryston amps?
« Reply #66 on: Today at 11:11 pm »
Hi, my previous pre was Hovland HP-100 with 14bsst-2, really somptuous sound, now using YBA 1 Alpha with special power supply. Sound is more clinical but very precise.
Cheers