This is an Award Winning Integrated Amplifier from the very respected, high-end audio manufacture from Canada, Bryston. This is by far the best piece of audio gear that I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot over the years. I have played this Amplifier with many different speakers, Totem Signature One's and Totem Forests, Thiel 2.4's, Paradigm Studio 60's, and Klipsch Cornwalls, all of which sounded superb
This amplifier is conservatively rated at 100 watts, and would be a great match for most speakers on the market. The Digital Analog Converter (DAC) is a beauty, with excellent dynamics and neutrality. Built into the amp with it's own toroidal power supply, the DAC's performance is tightly regulated by a separate filtered analog power suppy with carefully routed grounding. Bryston has a 20 year warranty. In later runs, Bryston will only warranty Bryston products purchased through authorized Bryston dealers, but this one will be covered for you under warranty for 9 more years just by owning it.
The unit is in perfect sonic condition, and in very good condition physically. There is a very small scratch, less than 1 millimeter, on the back top edge of the front panel, see picture, it was not noticed until I went over this unit in bright lighting for purposes of selling, and not noticed from the front view even with that lighting. The remote control has a few scratches also, (see picture) so I have this amplifier priced accordingly.
Here is what Soundstage magazine has said about this amplifier:
Sound: "The B100 SST gives the sense of hearing everything on a CD. . .. The background was dead silent as the noise floor dropped to a level of inaudibility." "Bass reproduction was absolutely sublime.. . . The B100 SST has changed my perception of what good bass should (and can) be."
Features: Integrated amp "rated at 100Wpc into 8 ohms and 180Wpc into 4 ohms. As is Bryston's way, this is a conservative rating. The company goes to great lengths to ensure that all of its products exceed their quoted specifications." "Bryston is a firm proponent of using fully discrete circuitry rather than integrated circuits. . .. Hence, the B100 SST's circuitry is fully discrete."
Use: "The appearance and feel of this integrated amplifier make it obvious that it's built to last as long as its 20-year warranty would suggest." "It's difficult to attach a single adjective to the sonic character of this integrated, but the one that best describes it is 'neutral.' The B100 SST is a chameleon. It takes on the character of whatever disc is in the CD tray and has very little sound of its own."
He also said: " I've never listened to an integrated amplifier that I enjoyed more." Sonically Neutral and "extraordinarily transparent." Highlights of the Stereophile review: Besides reproducing deep bass, the B100-DA could create a sense of depth and space that seemed an accurate facsimile/re-creation of the recording venue. The B100-DA's imaging was delightful.
The Bryston's midrange reproduction was most impressive—the brassiness of trumpets, for example, was raw and involving without being annoying.
The B100-DA's highs were clean, open, effortless. In comparision to the $20,000, VTL S-400 300 watts per channel, monoblock amps, the B100-DA is much more neutral and can also throw one of the deepest, broadest soundstages of any amplifier I've heard.
Box and packing is included. Owners manual is in the the form of a PDF, which I will send you the link. It has lived in a smoke free, pet free, environment with no children.
Feel free to ask questions. I have priced this amplifier to sell. I will refuse low-ball offers. I am looking for buyers that have good reviews on the Audiogon site. Thanks for your interest.