Monitor Amplifier

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by eonblue, Mar 3, 2005.

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  1. eonblue

    eonblue Guest

    I was wondering if there are any decent amplifiers to power a set of monitor's for around $500 max. They are JBL 4312's. I would obviously like to step it up to something like a Bryston, but I simply can't. Saving up for something nice is not an option. This gear buying has to stop. I don't have an appropriate room and I don't even have the option of turning them up extremely loud so I just need something to get by for a while, as much as I hate doing that. All I have right now is a fricking reciever for a home theater system.

    So is there anything decent in this price range? I know its a crime, but I gotta get something.

    Thanks

    Brett
     
  2. eonblue

    eonblue Guest

    actually....

    Actually I just went on ebay and noticed Bryston 3B's for fairly cheap. Are there any Bryston's that would suit my needs in my price range?
     
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    A 3B would be a great match with your JBL's...

    Brystons are very powerful for the rated wattage - I had a 2BLP powering a set of B&W M802's for several months - That's a tiny little amp for those speakers, but it sounded huge.
     
  4. eonblue

    eonblue Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I have been noticing that there are numerous different types of 3b's. 3B, 3B ST, 3B NPB, 3B SST.

    Now, I know that the SST is out of my range, but here is the question. Are the older model Brystons good? I mean about 10 yrs old or so. Would something like that suit my purposes?

    Thanks

    Brett
     
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    Certainly.

    Actually, if you can find one that's only ten years old, you'll still have ten more years of warranty left on it.

    They don't mess around with the warranty... :cool: 20 years, any owner. As long as they can read the serial number.

    Also, if you find a used one - If you can get the serial, e-mail it to Bryston. They'll get back to you on the age of the unit and if there is any warranty left on it.
     

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