Bryston B-60

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  1. Ken Makela

    Ken Makela Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I've been thinking about getting a 2 channel system for the living room. I already have an OK CD player, Rotel RCD-951,(will do for awhile) that can be moved from the family room. I've started reseaching 2 channel integrated amps and the Bryston B-60 looks like the piece for me. I would probably match it up to a pair of B&W CDM 1NT. Does anyone have experience with this piece and what have fellow Canadians paid for it?

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    Ken Makela
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    The only piece of advice I would lend would be to go with a pair of the N805 instead on the nt. They are significantly better imo, and not too much more.

    Good luck

    -rob
     
  3. Craig Morris

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    Ken,

    I have auditioned the B-60 extensively and a friend of mine has owned one for about 5 years. It is an incredible piece and looks great in the new silver finish! [​IMG]
    I also e-mailed James Tanner at Bryston and he confirmed that all new B-60's have the new SST circuitry.
    Don't let the 'low' power rating fool you... this amp has tons of current for most real-world rooms and speakers. Unless you have huge speakers in a huge room, the B-60 will be more than satisfactory.
    I would definitely pay for the B-60r. Not only could I not live without a remote control, the 'r' uses a higher quality volume control.
    My dealer/friend told me that his flexibility on Bryston is more limited than on other products... I would suggest that anything between 15-20% off would be a great deal on Bryston.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Ken Makela

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    Thanks Craig,

    I know the 60wpc would be more than adequate for a speaker like a CDM 1 or N805. It's for a living room, not a concert hall.[​IMG]Do you happen to know the MSRP? There's only one Bryston dealer here in Sudbury, although Toronto is only 4 hours away.

    Ken
     
  5. Darrel McBane

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    Saw on Audiogon a B-60R for $995OBO. It'a year old with 19 years left on the warranty. Might be worth taking a look at.
     
  6. Craig Morris

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    It's been a while since I looked at pricing...
    $2200 for the B60
    $2500 for the B60r?

    That's off the top of my head...
     

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