I haven't listened to a Bryston in a long time, but chose some Audio Research amps over a Bryston several years ago. I replaced my AR amps with the Odyssey monoblocks (last year), and they were a significant improvement over my previous amps (both solid state and tube). Also, keep in mind that the Stratos is derived from the design of the Symphonic Line RG1...which has been continually improved over many years of design. Thus the Odyssey has a very strong pedigree indeed. Several fellow audiophools have been extremely impressed with the build quality of the Stratos, and their sound...especially for the amazing price. It makes me feel that other manufacture's are considerably over-priced (by comparison), and we are not getting our hard-earned dollars worth.
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