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- Created: 04 November 2011 04 November 2011
To Doug Schneider,
I read your review of the Simaudio 350P preamplifier. It's a very good and honest review. Also, I read a review of the Bryston BP26 on your website. Those two preamps are similarly priced, but the Simaudio has balanced outputs. I have a Bryston 3B SST2 amp and Sonus Faber Liuto loudspeakers. Would you be so kind and tell me which preamp you would recommend?
Thank you very much in advance.
I’m a fan of Bryston’s products and even use a 4B SST2 in my reference listening room, but I’ve never reviewed one of the company’s preamps, so I have no idea how the BP26 would compare to the 350P. The review of the BP26 preamp was written by Howard Kneller, but he hasn’t reviewed a Simaudio preaamp.
What I can tell you is that if I wrote the review of the 350P today, I would likely praise it even more than I did when I originally wrote it. The reason I like it even more now is because the more I use it the more I appreciate its features, build, reliability, and exceedingly neutral sound. The fact that it has singled-ended as well as balanced outputs makes it extremely useful because of all the different amps I get in for review. Overall, the 350P is a first-rate, feature-rich preamp at a price that's very hard to beat. . . . Doug Schneider