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Bryston B-60
88 Reviews
rating  4.64 of 5
MSRP  1495.00
Description: 60 watts


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2013

Bottom Line:   
A superb amplifier but that will only be revealed if you use high quality speakers and sources. Construction is solid and inspires confidence that you will never need that 20 year warranty. There is a definite tactile pleasure in operating the controls.

Be aware that it does not scream 'DETAIL' at you or try to impress with other artificial emphasis but delivers music neutrally and with great subtlety - just as it should. It is essential therefore that the speakers are also neutral or otherwise suited to your listening room.

It paints a pretty good aural 'image' of the orchestra spread out across your living room but does not provide as good a 3D image as I have heard from a decent valve amp. Conversely, with the right speakers, bass speed and control is better than all but the most expensive valve amps.

The only other drawback is the relatively low power. You obviously do need fairly efficient speakers to get realistic dynamics. I reluctantly had to sell my B60R when I bought some wonderful PMC OB1i speakers. I changed to a Bryston 4B of course!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought it two years ago thinking that it would be my audiophile 'nirvana'. I had read all the wonderful reviews and even auditioned the amp. Finally found a used piece with remote and phono so i bought it and mated it with a B&W CDM1, rega planar 3, and rega planet.

Unfortunately, this combo never worked for me. The sound was always smooth with strong bass and clean highs but I missed the warm tubey sound of the Musical Fidelity A220 that I sold to buy the Bryston. Music also seemed lifeless. I changed my speakers to the Epos ELS 3 and got more detail but now everything sounded irritatingly bright.

I finally gave up and sold the Bryston and B&W's earlier this year and replaced them with a primaluna prologue 1 and NHT Classic 3. I'm a lot happier now.

Overall, I'm not saying that the B60 is a bad product. It just didn't work in the system that I had.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   audiogon



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

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have test this bryston among all the other brothers for a long time. Right now is in my living room with Cambridge Audio 640 C V2, Kimber cables, and two set up of speakers. M12 (revel) and the cheap and nice Monitor 30 from Polk.
Among the sweet part of this High End- Hi FI marriage, is the sweet sound from the real deal Polk. Yes. you might think that bryston make all the work but, trust me, this speakers are one of the best in the market in a big range of money.
Use them with Bi-wiring and you will be in heaven.. Yet... they are Hard to move, and a little plain and out of focus, but in small spaces with furniture they will work very good.
In the other hand... The revel's are.. well... Very nice for the money again, but I think in that case, the cd player should be more.... Sensible and... Warm.. And cambridge is not as warm as I like... Despite of the very good price.. I think revels deserves something like a rega, Revox or some other source. If you plug the Mark Levinson, you will be in even.
bryston baby get's HOT... but woeks as fine as any other, and the sweet sweet REAL SOUND.... is the best part.
Please try this bryston with ANY PAIR OF SPEAKER and trust me, the will be a different speaker for your ears, pockets and friends.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Friends Store. Proac



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

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This intergrated amp is pure and extremely well build. If you value quality in design and manufacturing than audition it with good speakers and you will know right from the start. I give it a 5 star for value due to a Class A preamp and a very good high current capable Class AB output stage. Some reviewers on this site mentioned a warm delicate sound, comparable to what some call 'tube sound'. This statement is absolutely false as the B60 is free from all of it, with no harmonic distortion. Many can verify this by looking at the supplied final checkout sheet, thus clearly stating harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion, output power at clipping, and noise. So if you're looking for a intergrated amp that can cleanly drive loads down to 4 ohms at roughly 100 watts/ch and last you more than 20 years the B60 is the key.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   London Audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hedonisticbikerboy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This integrated amplifier replaced a Rotel RA 971. Although no more powerful than the Rotel, the Bryston projects a solid sound image, seems to respond to drastic alterations in dynamics with much more speed and accuracy, and can amplify music at very high volume levels without distortion. The variation sound quality between the Rotel and the Bryston are sometimes subtle, sometimes more apparent highly dependent upon the demands of the recorded music. The Bryston really shines in the reproduction of human voice where its ability to amplify the signal without coloration and complete clarity is stunning.
One downside to this integrated is that it runs very hot after two or three hours of use at high volume levels. The unit actually cuts out until given opportunity to cool. I intend to contact Bryston to determine if this is normal or if I may be harming the amplifier by driving it as hard as I do.
The exterior of the unit is very solidly built. The metal case is heavy guage and the controls are heavy duty. I suspect the twelve years or so remaining on the Bryston 20 warranty will go without any need to return the product for repairs.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Audio Visions




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