Thanks in advance for your reply. I am a long time Bryston lover, but do not want to be short-sighted and eliminate other amps without taking some time get some real feedback. First of all, I am finding it difficult to determine what is actually available in this price range. I currently have the following setup :
B& W 803 D
Rotel CD Playeri
AudioQuest Cables and Power Cords
I am considering the purchase of a pair of 7BSST2 Monoblocks, BP-26 and MS-2 Powersupply. I recognize that the pre-amp and Powersupply will be an extra $4500, but I am struggling with the amplifier decision living in Iowa and having limited options for auditioning gear. I recently went to a friends house and he had an old pair of McIntosh 60 tube amps and I was amazed by the sound. Many critics say that Bryston is lifeless and very neutral which can be good or bad depending on your preference, but I really want to explore all my options. I know that there have been negative reviews of the 7BSST2's from this website and the 28BSST2's got good marks, but are out of my budget.
In any case, please share your thoughts and let me know my options.