- Mar 26, 2006
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- East Coast of the Antipodes
I'm not certain without a more direct comparison between a higher powered amp and the sanders. I do recall noticing a difference between the Bryston 4B2 and the Mac, brighter like you said. I thought it might be power as well. I do seem to get more of the space with the sanders than what I recall with the Byston. Everything is more difficult at this price point. The gains per dollar become less and less. Also more difficult to get all this stuff in the same room for trial...
Once you get to the price points we are at, taste comes into it more and more. While liking detail, and I have it in spades, I prefer a fuller lusher sound which is kind of the Mac style. I have heard bryston gear on other systems, wonderfully transparent but not to my taste.
FWIW I have heard the Mc452 is much more transparent and dynamic than the Mc302.
I'm sure Sanders makes wonderful stuff, although I have never seen his gear.