W4S or Bryston


Hey all, 

Need some advice from the experts :)
I was on the merry-go-round again and my system is now Bryston BDA-2 > BHA-1 > W4S ST-500mk2 -> PMC DB1i.
I am using all XLR connections and the issue is that the W4S has too much gain (30db gain) for my efficient PMC's and the volume gets loud really fast. I'm adding a Rothwell XLR attentuator (-20db) to mitigate this.

I could replace the W4S with a Bryston 2.5 SST2 PRO which is 23db in balanced connections, and also has up to -14db level adjustment.
Essentially I would have the same gain but without the Rothwell and an all Bryston system.

Thoughts? Anyone have experience with both amps?

Thanks!!
itsikhefez
Bryston would be my choice
 When comparing I found the whole Bryston system has more definition to the music.
 The Bryston is using more expensive discreet transistors.
 you get what you pay for.
 
 
Thanks @audioconnection
Any other feedback? I’m contemplating pulling the trigger on a 2B SST or 2.5B SST2 to replace the w4s
 I have had the SST line in a few models. It is a little rougher on the higher frequencies. I would opt for the SST2. The new cube version is supposed to be even more smoother on the higher frequencies.
either would be better The SST 2 would be the best option.
 let us know how it went
  Cheers,
   JohnnyR
Thanks for the feedback. The SST2 is twice the price so a bit out of my budget.
Other components are BHA1, BDA2 and PMC DB1i, so hopefully the higher frequencies won't be an issue