Bryston 7B NRB-THX, ST, & SST monoblock power amplifier 2003 Review System

Sidebar 6: Larry Greenhill's 2003 Review System

The loudspeakers used for the Bryston review were Quad ESL-989 and Innersound Eros Mk.III electrostatic panels and Revel Ultima Salons. Preamplifiers included a Krell KCT for CDs and a Mark Levinson ML-7A with L3A moving-coil phono module for LPs, which I played on a Linn Sondek-Lingo-Ittok turntable-tonearm with a Sumiko cartridge. The digital source was a Krell KPL-28c CD transport. A Day Sequerra FM Reference Classic stereo tuner provided music from WQXR, our local New York classical music station. Interconnects were Bryston Balanced, Levinson HFC, PSC Pristine R-30 silver alloy (balanced), Coincident CST Interface (single-ended), and Ultralink Performance Audio (single-ended). Speaker cables were PSC Pristine R50 biwire double ribbonss, Ultralink Excelsior 6N OFHC, and Coincident Speaker Technology CST 1. All amplifiers were plugged into a 200-amp AC outlet.—Larry Greenhill