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vijwilso

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Hi

I am looking for a pre-amplifier for the Bryston power amp 4bsst .

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Vijay
 

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hydrovac

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Well, there are two basic approaches...

The first is that you find the Bryston 4B-SST a good amp and are looking for a preamp with the same qualities.
In that case, opt for a Bryston BP-25 or a BP-26.

Second, finding a good pre-amp...;) trust me there are lots out there and once you zeroed in on one in your budget...
try to listen to it in your system at home if you can. Find a dealer or a friend that will let you do a home audition.

Btw, what's up with your existing pre?
 

vijwilso

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Hydrovac , I already have a 4BSST .

I did not like the Bryston's ( BP26) Pre amplifier in my setup

Hence looking for pre-amp from different brands . The Musical Fidelity M6Pre class-a pre worked well .
 

vijwilso

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You already mentioned that in your previous post. If you are not apprehensive about DIY preamps and willing to try one...
I can lend you a preamp for evaluation in your system... it doesn't have a balanced output though.

Cheers!
Thanks for letting me try it . I am open to any brand / including DIY . Let me see how i can get it to bangalore
 

vijwilso

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All , I missed to include that my budget is within 2L .
I received offers for more expensive pre-amps . Sorry for any inconvenience caused
 

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THanks hydrovac. I PMed you the address

Hi vijwilso,

Here is the pre-amp you will be getting for evaluation in your system. We too have tried it in various other combinations.

Would like to know how it fares in your chain... Pl do post your opinions.





 

hydrovac

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Hiw much does this pre cost Hydrovac?

Kannan,

I haven't actually calculated the cost of the preamp... guess it must be in the range of 2K or so depending on enclosure selection.
Even if your budget doesnt permit buying a single, high-end preamp, this can still deliver excellent sound for capturing your bedroom concertos or garage band jam sessions.
 

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Take a look at the Usher P-307A. You will get it in Bangalore at ARN systems. Very underrated but as usual with Usher , it's great. There is some good Chinese pre amps , valve based like Mystere and Sheng Ya (Vincent OEM). IMO I find Bryston to have a slightly thin but agile sound a Valve preamp might just be a good match in providing the warmth to emotionally connect to the music. Or get a pre owned Audio Research Pre if you are okay with it.
 
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vijwilso

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Hi vijwilso,

Here is the pre-amp you will be getting for evaluation in your system. We too have tried it in various other combinations.

Would like to know how it fares in your chain... Pl do post your opinions.

Sure will do Hydrovac
 
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