Exposure 3010S2 CD player / Exposure 3010S2 D integrated amplifier Combo
The Exposure's 3010S2 CD player and 3010S2 D integrated amplifier render a sonic quality which is not entirely neutral when compared with the wide dynamic range and driving power of far costlier models by the same make. Undoubtedly they inherit Exposure's quest for the beauty of sound and affinity nonetheless. When space is too small for big pre- and power amplifiers and floorstanders, or where higher power is unnecessary and, more importantly, if you desire easiness in musical enjoyment, the combo is not only the closest approach to music but also the most cost-effective choice.
Having heard Bryston amplification in a number of the world’s finest recording studios, matched with PMC loudspeakers, I’d make this comparison. The Mini T is very linear, with wide dispersion and sounds great whether you are sitting on the couch or hanging out, listening on the floor in the corner of the room – a plus for a speaker that you want to share with friends. It should come as no surprise that the Mini Ts sound fantastic with Bryston amplification, but their chameleon-like character makes them a good match for anything else on the shelf, from a vintage Marantz receiver to the Boulder 2160 I have here for review. But beware that these speakers reveal what they are fed, so if you aren’t happy with the end result, it’s probably due to something not quite right in your system. As I tend to prefer sound tipped a bit more to the warm romantic side, I preferred the Mini Ts with tube gear, to inject a little extra midrange magic into the presentation, and again, because these speakers are so natural, you can easily fine tune them to your taste..
SPEC Bryston Mini T