April 05, 2012 by Rachel Cericola
After more than seven years, Bryston is upgrading one of its flagship products. The company says that the newly announced B-135 SST integrated amplifier is designed as a replacement for the older B-100 model.
Since it’s designed as an upgrade, the company is promising a little more performance. Bryston says that the B-135 SST can deliver 135 watts per channel into 8-Ohms and uses some of the company’s most advanced analog circuitry in the preamp section.
The Bryston B-135 SST has seven high-level inputs, a pass-through feature, one tape loop and a pre-out/main-in feature. Other B-135 features include separate ground paths for digital and analog sections, gold-plated five-way speaker binding posts and gold plated RCA/SPDIF input and output connectors. A full-featured remote control is optional.
Bryston promises an enhanced performance, but there is one thing that the company didn’t want to boost: the price. Bryston says that the B-135 SST will start shipping to authorized dealers in May for the same MSRP as the B-100. Look for the B-135 to start at $4,695, with an optional onboard DAC available for another $1,395 and a moving magnet phono stage costing $600.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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