Bryston 7B ST Amplifiers

4.89/5 (19 Reviews) MSRP : $2395.00


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500 watts


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ArthurGatos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2009

Bottom Line:   
My previous resident amplifier was a Meridian 556, quite an accomplished machine but, once the Brystons were inserted in the system, it took only one hour of listening to understand ( and appreciate) the importance of real power when driving large and demanding speakers.

As sweet and musical as the Meridian is, it didn't stand a chance against the large Canadians. The sheer sense of power, control over the speaker cones, the way music harmonics were presented and the amazing speed of the notes, brought the level of enjoyment into another level.

The 7B ST combine grunt with finesse, the amount of detail is amazing and there's never a sense of strain, clipping or compression in the music. One may think, this is valid only when you listen at high SPL but, not so. At very low listening levels the musical enjoyment remains the same, with tuneful bass and low level slam and presence that less powerful devices are not capable of.

Perhaps, Mr Michaelson of Musical Fidelity was right when he stated that most amplifiers out there, are seriously underpowered to drive speakers properly.

I think for me, these amps. represent the end of the journey, at least when it comes to amplification,

When you 'spoil' your ears with this level of musical presentation, it would be almost impossible to go back to the "normal" 100 watter.. Audition at your own risk, your hearing will be spoiled to the point of no return.

My system is made of:

Linn LP 12 / Origin Live power supply and DC motor/ RB 300 arm/ BenzMicro Glider cart.
Thule Spirit 150 a CD player
Audio Research LS 2 preamp.
Bryston 7B ST
KEF Reference 3.2 speakers
Symo biwiring speaker cables
Audioquest King Cobra, Cardas Golden Cross, Madrigal Reference interconnects.
Room is 7 x 5 x 2.8 mtrs

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
My System Consists Of:
Cal Icon MKII HDCD
Bryston BP-20
Bryston 7B-ST
Martin Logan SL-3's
Audio Truth Emerald
Audio Truth Clear+

I Had Used A Bryston 3B-ST On This System And Didnt Like The Way The Smaller Amp Drove My Martin Logans, I Found The 7B-ST Amplifier To Be The Perfect Match To My Martin Logan SL-3's

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $5200.00

Purchased At:   Audio Vision - West



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mehul a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I would like to tell all you guys that the 7B STs are awsome power amps. FOund them dry, but very true to the source. Great overall performers, and not drifted towards any of the special genres of music.
But we have no right to abuse Lester. If you feel the pinch go and educate him, and stop him from misusing a public domain. But this is a free world, he can express himself freely. The world is a fun place because people like Lester add spice to the life...anyway.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Purchased At:   not



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlos Pires a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I like these monoblocks a lot. they drive my Martin Logans
very well and they combine with the VTL 5.5 preamplifier in a very smooth way. I am pleased with the warranty and excellent service provided by Bryston Canada. About the comments of individuals in this site that cause the ratings to go down we should forgive them but not take in consideration their opinion. just think: most of them cannot afford these kind of high-end equipment, then also they are not happy with their poor lives, they probably do not own a good house, a nice car and do not have a professional job. All combined they must be very frustaded and therefore it is much better that they let some of that anger out here then gou out and be violent. We should consider ourselves lucky to be able to own these wonderfull pieces of equipment. I am giving 5 stars for performance, as well as build quality.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $5200.00

Purchased At:   Audio Consultants



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam Eglen a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have had these amps for over 4 years of usage and had no problems whatsoever.I use them to drive my bass section only.Very tight controlled (Quality) bass and liquid mids and highs depending on what kind of speakers you are using.Not good with speakers having ribbon tweeters, it may sound harsh.But of course Lester is deaf he can not hear that!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Harvey,s at New York




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