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post #1036 of 1494

Be careful what you ask for with the remote volume control.  Just from a pure business perspective, there is quite a price deficit between the BHA-1 and their dedicated preamps.  If they were to add the remote volume control to the BHA-1 it could force them to raise the price well north of $2k as not to leech sales from their own dedicated preamps.  I think the BHA-1 is currently at a great price point and value and wouldn't want to see it any higher personally.  Just a thought.

post #1037 of 1494

I was thinking more of a BHA-2 with a few more features and keep the BHA-1 the way it is.  I would use the pre-amp function on my main rig and think about selling my expensive linestage if it had the remote control.

post #1038 of 1494
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post

Be careful what you ask for with the remote volume control. Just from a pure business perspective, there is quite a price deficit between the BHA-1 and their dedicated preamps. If they were to add the remote volume control to the BHA-1 it could force them to raise the price well north of $2k as not to leech sales from their own dedicated preamps. I think the BHA-1 is currently at a great price point and value and wouldn't want to see it any higher personally. Just a thought.

This is very true, although a large company like Bryston should be resourceful enough to 'clamp' the difference down to a reasonable level, I think. Adding a remote purely as an option would also be ideal not to hurt its current excellent price point, and those who don’t need a remote.

Just for example, Khozmo is able to add this quite nice looking remote module to their attenuators for $200.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/khozmo/1.html
post #1039 of 1494

There isn't a reason to ship with a remote at all - or just get one of those cheapo credit card ones that Hegel ships with their dac. Just make sure that people can code their multi-remotes.

 

The trouble is the motorized attenuator and mounting a reciever. 

 

For me however, as mentioned - the a switch to turn on/off heaphones/pre-amp outs would be more important, andshould be quite inexpensive to include. 

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Originally Posted by breadvan View Post


This is very true, although a large company like Bryston should be resourceful enough to 'clamp' the difference down to a reasonable level, I think. Adding a remote purely as an option would also be ideal not to hurt its current excellent price point, and those who don’t need a remote.

Just for example, Khozmo is able to add this quite nice looking remote module to their attenuators for $200.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/khozmo/1.html
post #1040 of 1494

AUDIO BEAT REVIEW

 

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/bryston_bha1.htm


Edited by James Tanner - 4/27/13 at 3:13am
post #1041 of 1494
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

AUDIO BEAT REVIEW

 

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/bryston_bha1.htm

Interestingly, I was about to send a letter to Bryston and ask them about the MPS-2 external power supply option and if the BHA-1 with an internal supply could be retrofitted to operate with the MPS-2. So, this option is no longer available I take it?

 

Also, an academic question. What would the differences be? Would there be an improvement in noise level given the multiple stages of regulation in the MPS-2 or was this option icnluded only so that owners of BP26 and BP1.5 could save on the internal power supply in the BHA-1?

post #1042 of 1494
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Originally Posted by R Giskard View Post

Interestingly, I was about to send a letter to Bryston and ask them about the MPS-2 external power supply option and if the BHA-1 with an internal supply could be retrofitted to operate with the MPS-2. So, this option is no longer available I take it?

 

Also, an academic question. What would the differences be? Would there be an improvement in noise level given the multiple stages of regulation in the MPS-2 or was this option icnluded only so that owners of BP26 and BP1.5 could save on the internal power supply in the BHA-1?

 

HI

 

Yes originally I thought it might be a nice feature to reduce the price for those already owning a MPS-2 power supply but after testing and recognizing that the performance was the same we decided to only offer it as a special order only.

 

Also I realized how restrictive it was as you could only use it in the same setup as the MPS-2 was in and resale value would be severly limited.

 

james

post #1043 of 1494

Thank you!

 

How do I say this without sounding corny but you Sir are a gentleman.

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

 

HI

 

Yes originally I thought it might be a nice feature to reduce the price for those already owning a MPS-2 power supply but after testing and recognizing that the performance was the same we decided to only offer it as a special order only.

 

Also I realized how restrictive it was as you could only use it in the same setup as the MPS-2 was in and resale value would be severly limited.

 

james

post #1044 of 1494

Does Bryston have ANY plans to release a reasonably priced power amp that could be paired with this? AFAIK their entry level power amp is like...2x (a bit more, IIRC) than this amp.

post #1045 of 1494

Considering the level of performance and quality, Bryston amplifiers are more than reasonably priced. The level of quality is such that they favourably compare to Pass Labs amplifiers in many scenarios. You cannot get much better than that at any price.

post #1046 of 1494

Hi Folks,

 

Correct - we do not build to a price point.  We build based on the best that the current state of the art will allow for.  If we could build a more 'linear' amplifier we certainly would.smily_headphones1.gif

 

james

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post #1047 of 1494
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

 

Correct - we do not build to a price point.  We build based on the best that the current state of the art will allow for.  If we could build a more 'linear' amplifier we certainly would.smily_headphones1.gif

 

james

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Keep doing it that way James. You gear is fantastic.

post #1048 of 1494

That's great and all, but IIRC your lowest priced power amp is the 2.5SST.

 

It's capable being used in Mono or Stereo and does 135wpc into 8 Ohms. There's a lot of speakers that don't need that much power but would still benefit from the quality of your amps.

 

Cut the power in half and make it stereo only. It'd still be very capable, I think. Though I'm sure there's something very technical that I'm missing. rolleyes.gif There's no reason something like that needs to be a 'compromised design'.

 

I just think it's unfortunate that a full Bryston system is out of some people's reach because of the high price your power amps start at when you've got a preamp like this for such a reasonable price.

 

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

 

Correct - we do not build to a price point.  We build based on the best that the current state of the art will allow for.  If we could build a more 'linear' amplifier we certainly would.smily_headphones1.gif

 

james

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post #1049 of 1494
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

That's great and all, but IIRC your lowest priced power amp is the 2.5SST.

 

It's capable being used in Mono or Stereo and does 135wpc into 8 Ohms. There's a lot of speakers that don't need that much power but would still benefit from the quality of your amps.

 

Cut the power in half and make it stereo only. It'd still be very capable, I think. Though I'm sure there's something very technical that I'm missing. rolleyes.gif There's no reason something like that needs to be a 'compromised design'.

 

I just think it's unfortunate that a full Bryston system is out of some people's reach because of the high price your power amps start at when you've got a preamp like this for such a reasonable price.

 

 

Hi 

 

We have the Stereo 2B-LP Pro Amplifier which is 60 watts per channel at $2150 list.

 

http://bryston.com/products/power_amps/2B-LP-PRO.html

 

james

post #1050 of 1494

I was ignoring the Pro units because they don't really give that slick Bryston look, but now that I think about it...is there any chance you could order one of those with the nice 17" faceplate? :D

 

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

 

Hi 

 

We have the Stereo 2B-LP Pro Amplifier which is 60 watts per channel at $2150 list.

 

http://bryston.com/products/power_amps/2B-LP-PRO.html

 

james


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/29/13 at 9:31am
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