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post #1051 of 1470
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

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

 

 

Hi

 

No sorry it only comes with the heatsinks on the front.

 

james

post #1052 of 1470

Foiled again!

 

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

 

Hi

 

No sorry it only comes with the heatsinks on the front.

 

james

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Hi James, does the BHA-1 come in different revision?
post #1055 of 1470
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Originally Posted by breadvan View Post

Hi James, does the BHA-1 come in different revision?

Hi

 

There are options on colour (silver or black)  and size (17 or 19 inch faceplate) as well as male or female XLR's on the front as well as Green or Blue LEDs.

 

james

post #1056 of 1470
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi

 

There are options on colour (silver or black)  and size (17 or 19 inch faceplate) as well as male or female XLR's on the front as well as Green or Blue LEDs.

 

Revisions are typically just for our purposes in production.as we learn how to build a specific product more efficently.

 

james

post #1057 of 1470

I think Bryston has a rather unique position in the market to manufacture high quality amplifiers that need not be advertised in order to be recognized by professional studions or audiophiles alike. This is important because the market is rampant with expensive marketing and the competition is fierce. Even if you have a great product, the chances of you succeeding without proper advertisement are negligible and advertisment costs money. making a cheaper amplifier would make no sense for Bryston and they are better off the way they do business now.

 

To be fair, you don't need to buy a Bryston to get good quality but don't expect the best if you don't. I tend to think of their products as an investment and peace of mind. There are a lot of high end manufacturers but I don't see Bryston owners changing hands so rapidly or even at all.

 

World would be a nice place if everyone had food to eat so I imagine everyone on this forum is wealthy enough.

post #1058 of 1470

Questions about the Bryston faceplates:

 

1. Am I correct in understanding that the 17" faceplate is exactly 17" wide? It appears to be wider (and taller) than the rest of the body, so is the body about 15-16" wide? I would like to make sure it lines up with the rest of my AV gear. If I place my CD player on top of the Bryston gear, will there be any problems with it hitting the faceplate?

 

2. Is the silver brushed aluminum the same color as the MacBook laptops? I'm using that as a point of reference for Cambridge Audio CD player gear.

post #1059 of 1470
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Originally Posted by shuttleboi View Post

Questions about the Bryston faceplates:

 

1. Am I correct in understanding that the 17" faceplate is exactly 17" wide? It appears to be wider (and taller) than the rest of the body, so is the body about 15-16" wide? I would like to make sure it lines up with the rest of my AV gear. If I place my CD player on top of the Bryston gear, will there be any problems with it hitting the faceplate?

 

2. Is the silver brushed aluminum the same color as the MacBook laptops? I'm using that as a point of reference for Cambridge Audio CD player gear.

 

Hi

 

Yes it is exactly 17 inches wide but the Faceplate is 1/4 inch above and below the chassis in height on the C-Series. As long as what you place on top has feet all is OK.

 

I would say its very close looking at my MAC laptop.

 

james

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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

 

Hi

 

Yes it is exactly 17 inches wide but the Faceplate is 1/4 inch above and below the chassis in height on the C-Series. As long as what you place on top has feet all is OK.

 

I would say its very close looking at my MAC laptop.

 

james

 

 

Thanks for the info. What is the C-series? Are the BHA-1 amp and BDA-2 in that series?

 

Also, what happened to your CD player? I just google'd and saw that you discontinued it. Are you planning to release a matching CD transport sometime? I know that there are still many, many CD lovers.

post #1061 of 1470
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Originally Posted by shuttleboi View Post

 

 

Thanks for the info. What is the C-series? Are the BHA-1 amp and BDA-2 in that series?

 

Also, what happened to your CD player? I just google'd and saw that you discontinued it. Are you planning to release a matching CD transport sometime? I know that there are still many, many CD lovers.

 Hi,

 

C -Series is the Consumer series not the Pro faceplates. Yes the BHA and BDA are C-Series

 

The CD drives were no longer available so we had to discontinue our CD player - too bad it was exceptional!  We are looking at a CD transport that connects to our BDP-2 Player.

 

james

post #1062 of 1470

Apart from that James, are there any other differences between the SST2 consumer and pro amplifiers?

 

Also, I have a few questions about the new BDA-2 converter.

 

- how come you decided to use only one (and admittedly) larger toroid instead of two smaller and shielded ones you used in the BDA-1

- apart from the transition from Crystal Semiconductor to Asahi Kasei converters, were there the clocks changed as well (from what I could see, you use two of them - one for 44.1 and the other for 48 kHz multiplies)

- what's of most interest to me is the input stage before the converters; where you able to keep the discrete system found in the BDA-1?

 

Cheers!

Antun

post #1063 of 1470
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Originally Posted by R Giskard View Post

Apart from that James, are there any other differences between the SST2 consumer and pro amplifiers?

 

Also, I have a few questions about the new BDA-2 converter.

 

- how come you decided to use only one (and admittedly) larger toroid instead of two smaller and shielded ones you used in the BDA-1

- apart from the transition from Crystal Semiconductor to Asahi Kasei converters, were there the clocks changed as well (from what I could see, you use two of them - one for 44.1 and the other for 48 kHz multiplies)

- what's of most interest to me is the input stage before the converters; where you able to keep the discrete system found in the BDA-1?

 

Cheers!

Antun

 

Hi Antun

 

The pro version has gain controls on each channel so I usually recommended the consumer version if you want the cleanest simplest circuit path and the pro if you need to adjust each channel volume and rack mounting.

 

It is a dual core wired transformer so it is larger and behaves the same as two smaller units.  

No the clocks are the same as far as I know

Yes we kept the discrete system throughout.

 

james

 

post #1064 of 1470

Very interesting!

 

Then apart from the enhanced USB interface, there shouldn't be that much of a difference between the BDA-2 and BDA-2, except for the one derived from new converters, right? 

 

Also, apart from replacement of the two transformers for one, are there improvements in the power supply? Higher quality regulators for example?

 

Cheers!

Antun

post #1065 of 1470

Hi James, I was looking at the BDA-2 and BHA-1. Can  you update the Bryston website to include dimensions and weight of the units? They are not listed on your webpages nor in the "brochure" or other technical documents for the respective units.

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