...anyway I almost got deterred from buying them cuz i read and reread MFremmer.s damning review in stereophile on them......and went ahead anyway with the deal...I guess I will always wonder what the parasound jc1's sound like in my system having not heard either one prioe to purchahce...so has aanyeone either heard the JC1's or owned them and gone the other way and bought the &bsst2's...or done what i did bought the 7Bssts despite his trashing...?
In response to your inquiry, I purchased my 7B SST2 after having read the Stereophile review, among others. My experience is that these things have to be taken as information but not as gospel. I have been quite pleased with my purchase in spite of the less-than-glowing review in that publication. Conversely, I recently purchased a piece of gear which I had heard and read many positive things about and it in turn has been a real disappointment.
I have heard the JC-1's and they are a very good amp - as is what you ( and I ) purchased. The edge on build quality/reliability would probably have to go to the Brystons and the respective warranties reflect that. As to which one sounds better, that would be up to the individual. Enjoy your 7's and don't second-guess yourself.