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Bryston 28BSST2 Monoblock Power Amplifier


Introduction to the Bryston 28BSST2 Amplifier

Lately I had been sampling the Bryston Mini T Bookshelf speakers with my reference amp, a modest Marantz Integrated, and though they matched well I wondered how they would fare with some serious Bryston power behind them. So when Bryston offered up some 28BSST2 's for review I had one stipulation: let me try them with the Mini T's.

Be Careful What You Wish for..., lyrics from the title track of Gabby La La's debut album, played in my mind as I unboxed the 90lbs Bryston 28BSST2 mono blocks from their shipping cartons. As I struggled to maneuver these massive hunks of aluminum and iron into my equipment closet, 'cause it might come true.

And then I had another thought, maybe I should have asked for the Bryston headphone amp.


  • Design: Solid State, Monoblock, Class AB
  • Power output: 1,000 Watts into 8 Ohms, Clipping at 1,300 Watts
  • Gain @ 1 V Input: 29 dB
  • Input Impedance: Single Ended: 30 kOhms Balanced: 60 kOhms
  • THD: < 0.005% 20 Hz to 20 kHz at 1,000 Watts into 8 Ohms
  • Noise: 20Hz to 20 kHz; >110dB Below Rated Output
  • Power Bandwidth: < 1 Hz to over 100 kHz
  • Damping Factor: > 500 @ 20 Hz and 8 Ohms Load
  • Power Consumption @ Idle: 215 Watts
  • Power consumption @ 1,000 Watts Output into 8 Ohms: 1,486 Watts
  • Dimensions: 8" H x 17" W x 20.5" D
  • Weight: 92 Pounds
  • Price: $9,600/each USD/CDN
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