I listen to mainly jazz as well. With the info you've provided I would look at Plinius (owned the 9200) , or Blue Circle (BmPH) that I have now. These are the best 2 integrateds of all I've owned; both are solid state. But really, the truth is that it will all come down to the match of the amplifier to your Avalons as to finding an integrated you like. I have not heard anyone give as poor a critique of the Bryston as you. It sounds to me like it was just a very poor match to your speakers. Depending on your budget and if you can afford it, you may want to consider Accuphase. I've always wanted to try one. All the above have excellent reps as solid state integrateds.
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