To some, their favorite Bryston amplifier is the 14B³. It features huge power, utterly silent noise floor, grace in an iron fist. The Bryston 14B³ has the kind of power usually only found in monoblocks, yet this model is a dual channel. That's not to say it is compact, however. This amplifier is big and heavy. Yet it drives any loudspeaker with agility and speed rendering your favorite music with exquisite detail.
- Balanced XLR and Single ended RCA input
- 2 Channels each with fully independent power supplies including transformers
- 600W into 8 ohms (and up to 900 into 4 ohms) per channel
- The patented Salomie circuit found in all Cubed Series amplifiers
- Switchable gain (23dB or 29dB)
- Fully convection cooled means no noisy fans
- Machined and anodized aluminum enclosure and dress panel
- Less than 500mW standby power consumption
- SoftStart microprocessor controlled startup sequence won't trip circuit breakers
- DC trigger for automated turn on and turn off
- Legendary Bryston 20 Year Warranty
- Silver or black faceplate
- 17” or 19” faceplate (non-rack mountable) 19" comes with front mounted handles
- PRO version includes 19" rack mount dress panel in black plus rear panel channel trim pots (-14 to 0dB)
- Overall, the Bryston 14B³ delivered superb performance on Newport Test Labs’ test bench: indeed it’s one of the best-performing amplifiers I have ever evaluated—maybe even the outright best—with no weak spots anywhere in its performance. (Steve Holding - Australian Hi-Fi) Read Review...
- Yet when I switched to the Bryston 14B³, I noticed even more depth, clarity, and control. (Greg Handy - Home Theater Review) Read Review...
- The Bryston 14B³ gave an amazing performance with four different speakers: some benefited from its 600 watts of power, while all displayed improved clarity, detail, and control, with a wide and deep soundstage. Incidentally, the Bryston 14B³ proved to be the most powerful two-channel amplifier I could identify. (JERRY DEL COLLIANO) Read Review...
|Dimensions||Inches: 17 or 19 W x 8.1 H x 16.8 or 18.4 (with front handles) D|
|Weight||91 lbs | 41 kg|
|Frequency Response:||<1Hz - 100kHz: -3dB|
|THD+N (20Hz-20kHz @ Rated Power, 8Ω):||<0.005%|
|Power Output (per channel):||600W @ 8Ω | 900W @ 4Ω|
|Input Impedance:||Unbalanced 7.5kΩ|
|Balanced 5kΩ / leg|
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The Bryston 14B³ gave an amazing performance with four different speakers: some benefited from its 600 watts of power, while all displayed improved clarity, detail, and control, with a wide and deep soundstage. Incidentally, the Bryston 14B³ proved to be the most powerful two-channel amplifier I could identify.
In our opinion, the new Bryston 14B3 Cube stereo amplifier is most certainly an Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award winner and a candidate for amp of the year. If you are looking for amplifier honesty and the ability to drive any speaker in the largest of rooms, or just like the power reserve on hand in your modest listening area, this is one to consider.
This is the best Bryston amp that I've ever heard and I believe it can easily compete against others costing 2 to 3 times the price, it's that darn good!
I'm in the break in process of the 14B3 and the Bryston Signature Model T's. So far I'm ‘groovin'... Well done Bryston!
The Bryston is so nicely powerful, and its timbre so rich and sonorous that it can be difficult to switch to another amp after listening to a few tracks... Bryston’s latest Cubed series really has taken the sound to a whole new level.
It’s great to see Bryston continue their tradition of building extremely high quality equipment. Just as importantly, it’s great to see them not sit on their laurels and past reputation and continue development. The Bryston 14B3 is an excellent flagship amplifier and with some consideration of partnering equipment, the Bryston would be a very good choice whether its use for 2-channel music, or within a home theatre system.
I can't think of the correct word to describe the unobtrusive neutrality. How a component can manage to deliver such effortless power and precision, while appearing to not exist, is beyond me.
The Russell/Salomie circuit redesign has certainly lived up to the claim in terms of noise and distortion reduction. I equate those as having an influence on the background levels of self-noise, and this is where the 14B³ displays an extremely quiet ‘black’ background. Such silence allows very good low-level and micro-dynamic information to be relayed unpolluted by circuit noise.
Yet when I switched to the Bryston 14B³, I noticed even more depth, clarity, and control.
Overall, the Bryston 14B³ delivered superb performance on Newport Test Labs’ test bench: indeed it’s one of the best-performing amplifiers I have ever evaluated—maybe even the outright best—with no weak spots anywhere in its performance.