are pieces of gear that tend to get passed over when upgrade-itis strikes -- maybe it's the lack of bleeding edge tech features, dizzying lights or the scarcity of buttons. But Bryston's
SST line of amplifiers has been a longtime fixture in the high end, both in 2-channel and surround sound setups. All eight models in the SST lineup have been refreshed to SST2
"Squared" status, updating the input stage, power supply, output chokes, and even the lowly power switch. Bryston's hand-built quality has never been cheap, but the company is offering up the SST2
upgrades without raising the price; so prices will range for $2650 for the 100-Watt, 2-channel 2B SST2
all the way up to $8000 1000-Watt, mono 28B SST2
. For those of you who crave the latest, check the details after the break; the rest of us will be waiting for your previous generation Bryston hand-me-downs.