Bryston 9bst vs 9bsst=worth the extra $?

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  1. Bruce.sb

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    Hi guys-- well i decided on the bryston for my amp needs.

    Only question i have is the 9bst vs 9bsst... I can get the st for 2450 vs 3100 for the sst. From what i read and hear-- there is no sonic difference-- just some circuitry and a change to the heat sink--- is it worth $600.00 for the difference?

    John-Tompkins--- you out there?--lol seems like you might have an opinion here--

    thanks for all your help guys.
     
  2. Bruce.sb

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    No replies at all?
     
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    Well if it helps the 4bst -> 4bsst made a significant difference to my ears. I haven't had opportunity to compare the 9's
     
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    I was also looking at the bryston- and demo'd one in my listening room for 2 weeks, but settled on the Sherbourn 7/2100. Same mono block design with more power for the added headroom. I also only need 5 channels, so I am bridging 2 of the 7 channels and doubled the power.

    If you are still looking at the bryston 9 in particular, just get the ST. There is no audible difference between the ST and SST in the 9B. That can not be said for the 4B though.
     
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    Has anyone compared the two head to head and there are no differences?
     
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    Bruce,

    I havent had a chance to listen to the new sst models yet. Im always trying to save a buck wherever I can, so wanted to let you know that the lexicon NT series of amps are the Bryston st amps (EXACTLY) except that the lexicon is thx certified, My friend just bought his lex 512 ( 9bst) for 1600.00 shipped!..The only difference is that the lex only carries a 5 year warranty...if you look around today (quickly, hint, hint)..you may find some GREAT deals on lex nt amps..Note: the lex 312 is a 3 channel version of the 3bst, 212 is the 3bst)..if money is an issue at all with you I wouldnt hesitate for one minute. If money isnt too much of an issue at the prices you quoted I would just go ahead and step up to the sst versions.
     

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