Bryston 4B power amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: Solid-state stereo power amplifier. Output power: 250W continuous into 8 ohms (24dBW), 400Wpc rms continuous into 4 ohms (23dBW); 800W continuous into 8 ohms in bridged mode (29dBW). Current delivery: 16A continuous, 48A peak, per channel. Frequency response: 1Hz–100kHz, ±3dB for 1W output. S/N Ratio: hum and noise, 108dB below rated output, 90dB IHF. Input sensitivity: 1.4V for 250Wpc into 8 ohms. Voltage gain: 30dB. THD+noise: 20Hz–20kHz, 0.01%. IM distortion (60Hz+7kHz, 4:1, SMPTE method): less than 0.01% at rated power. Damping factor: greater than 500 at 20Hz, at 8 ohms (equivalent to an output impedance of less than 0.016 ohms). Input impedance: 50k ohms unbalanced, 30k ohms balanced. Polarity: non-inverting.
Dimensions: 16 3/16" (411mm) W by 7 1/8" (181mm) H by 13½" (343mm) D. Weight: 40.1 lbs (20.2kg) net.
Price: $2095, $2295 with optional LED display; TXH-approved version costs $2245 (1992); $2397 (4B-ST, 1999); $3550 (4B-SST, 2007). Approximate number of dealers: 70 (1992); 200 (2007).
Manufacturer: Bryston Limited, P.O. Box 2170, 677 Neal Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7Y4, Canada. Tel: (705) 742-5325. Fax: (705) 742-0882. US: Bryston Service USA, 30 Coventry Street, Newport, VT 05855. Tel: (802) 334-1201. Fax: (802) 334-6658. Web:

Bryston Service USA
30 Coventry Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-1201

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What would happen if you take into consideration the Bryston's higher gain? And why it is unfair to have higher gain ?