Bryston 4B ST Opinions Needed Please

I'm going to upgrade my amp, currently Acurus 250. What do you think of the Bryston 4B St. My budget is $1500 used and I would like at least 200 watts into 8ohms. Any suggestions on other amps also greatly appreciated. I prefer SS or integrated. Thank you for your help. Rick
I replaced my Adcom 5500 amp last spring with a Bryston 4B-ST, and I am continually amazed at the improvement in sound quality. Every aspect of the audio quality is greatly improved -- transparency, deep bass control, detail, transient response, etc. I have both owned and heard more expensive amps than the Bryston, but none better it. Throw in a unconditional, transferrable 20-year warranty, and you've got a great product. You may not be aware that Bryston also manufactures the Lexicon product line of home theater equipment -- which ought to give you a gauge of their product quality. Before you buy your amp used, may I suggest you contact the man that sold me my Bryston. His name is Danny Oovlin, and he owns "Bestofdeal", a clicks-and-mortar high-end audio business in Santa Clara, CA. Danny offers very professional service and excellent prices (usually much below MSRP). The easiest way to initially contact Danny is by E-mail at: "". I plan to buy several more Bryston products from Danny this spring (SP-1, and 5B-ST amp), and recommend him highly.
My amp of choice until the Marsh came out. Read my recent posting on the Marsh in a recent thread (Marsh vs. Odyssey). Compared to the Marsh the Bryston has thinner highs (read more compressed), less bass control and a less refined midrange. Still, these are nuances: if you value a manufacturers long term commitment and track record over just the sound you might pick the Bryston.
My thanks to all for your comments, you have confirmed what I thought about Bryston. I wish all a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season. Rick
I have been very happy with my 4BST. If you decide to go with a Bryston then you definitely want one of the ST series as it has a much lower noise floor than the previous generation of amps. The fully transferable warranty can't be beat. A pot in the right channel of my amp went bad last summer. All I had to do was to pay shipping one way to the repair center to get it fixed. As far as sound quality it compares very favorably with a Krell KSA 200S that I own. All in all, its rates as a best buy in MHOP.
Rick, get a used Adcom 5802 Amp and have Stan Warren modify it. Stan Warren used to be the S in P.S Audio. This guy is an amazing modifier. He modified my 5802 for 300 dollars. He took out the so so parts and put in top quality parts. After this mod, i have to tell you, this Amp sounds so great. The Amp as it is, is a great Amp. But after the Stan Warren mod, this Amp goes to a new level. You can talk to Stan. His number is 541 344 3696