Bryston 9B SST THX PRO
Up for sale is a fantastic Bryston 5-Channel home theater amplifier. This thing is stout, if you are looking at this ad you probably know how solid and desirable of a unit this is.
This is the 9B SST PRO
version, do not get it confused with the standard 9B SST (or 9B ST)
that you see selling online for approximately $1500. This unit new today retails for $8950, and this one in particular sold for over $6500 originally.
Powers up fine, works as should. If you have any issues in the future be confident in your purchase as this unit is still covered under warranty until September 2022 (verified by Bryston themselves, king of the 20 year transferable warranty!) :)
The only marks I can give this amp are 3 cosmetic blemishes:
- Scratch on the faceplate to the right of the THX symbol (the image makes it look worse than it actually is due to the angle of the flash, I wanted to make sure the future owner saw it)
- The rear right handle has a slight bend to it (I believe it could be straightened, I have not tried)
- The top of the unit has some scratches on it (when I received this item there was a Yamaha DJ amp stored on top of it, very minor marks)
Here are a couple links to the Bryston home page for your reference: Bryston 9B SST Page: http://www.bryston.com/products/power_amps/9BSST-2-PRO.html 9B SST Owners Manual: http://www.bryston.com/PDF/Manuals/9BSST_MANUAL.pdf
Again, this is a bulletproof, top-of-the-line amplifier that would make any system rock. As one of my colleagues stated, 'the best of the best'.
I unfortunately do not have the need for a system of this caliber (FYI, this unit was pulled out of a $50K+ system in Aspen, Colorado...this thing did not see much use overall either).
Thank you, please message/email me with any questions you may have! From the Bryston webpage:
PRO Five-Channel The Bryston 9BSST² is a five channel amplifier designed with
home theatre installation in mind. Each channel is built on its own removable
assembly, which means that any channel can be swapped if necessary and may be
configured with fewer channels if so required.
Balanced and unbalanced inputs
Selectable gain at 23 or 29dB
No fans or other moving parts
Convection cooled and housed in a fully aluminum chassis
The 9B SST 2 is not a new amp, rather an improved version of the original 9NRB from
1998. After the unit was modified and re-designed by Stuart Taylor, the name
changed to a 9B SST, and since then more refinements added the 2, or squared,
designation. This change included a new soft-start circuitry, new RF input
filters, the input impedance increased, and there are improved input and
feedback capacitors. What this translates to is a smother high-frequency
response (not as clinical as before), improved power-band (more consistent
sound throughout the entire operating range), as well as lower measured THD and
Solid State Power Amplifier
140 Watts RMS x 5 into 8 Ohms, 200 watts into 4 Ohms
Design, Each Channel with 30,000 µF of Power Supply Capacitance
1.1 V for Full Output into 8 Ohms
Impedance: 50 kOhms Single Ended; 20 kOhms Balanced
0.005% 20 Hz – 20 kHz
5.25″ H x 19″ W x 19″ D