Bryston B135 SST2Price: $4695

Website: www.bryston.com

Philip said: With the B135 SST2, Bryston has succeeded in setting a new standard for the level of performance that can be expected at this price. You’ll have to spend significantly more to improve on the B135’s sound, and even so, those improvements are likely to be small. On these grounds -- and because it sounds so darn good -- Bryston’s B135 SST2 gets my highest recommendation.

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The gist: Bread-and-butter integrated amp that really floated Philip’s boat.

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