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post #1111 of 1494

Sounds like he use to own the 1st GS-X.  I doubt he heard the GS-X mk2 though... 

post #1112 of 1494
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Originally Posted by R Giskard View Post

James,

 

I have read in some other forum that Bryston is planning on adding optical drive to the BDP range of digital players. Can you please give us some updates on that? Also, I have read that Bryston is planning on making a separate USB-S/PDIF interface for the people that have a BDA-1 and are not willing to give it up.

 

One other thing, I would like to see a stereo three-way active crossover system. Something that would be perhaps a little more specified for your T model speakers and less general so that in the end it is a bit cheaper. Most people don't even know how damaging passive crossovers are (in most cases but it isn't really a rule) so something that is more straightforward might change their mind.

 

 

Hi,

 

Yes we have a prototype of a product we call BOT - it is a CD Drive that plugs into the BDP and you can listen to the CD through the decoding fuctions of the BDP or rip the CD to an attached drive on the BDP.  We are working on new software for the BDP-2 and when completed we will continue to look at adding the BOT to the Bryston family.

 

Yes we are working on a USB interface that will take the USB out of your computer and output AES , BNC or COAX.

 

The Active crossover for the Model T is a dedicated stereo 3-way crossover but through software cahnges it could be adapted to different dspeakers.

 

james


Edited by James Tanner - 6/5/13 at 8:59am
post #1113 of 1494
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Originally Posted by s4s4s4 View Post

Everyone needs to calm down and enjoy what they love the sound of best and talk about it in a sane fashion or this thread will be locked soon.

 

Long live the great SS amps, GS-X, BHA and the like.

 

Oh, and I would love to listen to one of those GS-X's one day. Had some fun last night comparing the LCD-2's, HE500's and the wonderful HD800's on my equally wonderful (to my ears) BHA-1

 

;-D

At least we've avoided the "balanced" argument! biggrin.gif

post #1114 of 1494

Oh yes, like I said, I've no objections to that. I still disagree though.

 

Cheers!

Antun

post #1115 of 1494
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

 

 

Hi,

 

Yes we have a prototype of a product we call BOT - it is a CD Drive that plugs into the BDP and you can listen to the CD through the decoding fuctions of the BDP or rip the CD to an attached drive on the BDP.  We are working on new software for the BDP-2 and when completed we will continue to look at adding the BOT to the Bryston family.

 

Yes we are working on a USB interface that will take the USB out of your computer and output AES , BNC or COAX.

 

The Active crossover for the Model T is a dedicated stereo 3-way crossover but through software cahnges it could be adapted to different dspeakers.

 

james

Excellent! Thank you for a quick reply James!

 

Cheers!

Antun

post #1116 of 1494
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post


Do me a favour, please go listen to the Soloist and GS-X and then come back and tell me the Bryston isn't treble tipped. Frank I (and a few others) also found the exact same thing when listening to the BHA-1. We share our thoughts here and whether you like it or not, they are just as VALID as yours. Sheesh. In the end, "to my ears" is where the rubber hits the road. rolleyes.gif
 And I strongly suggest some first hand experiences with other gear would be in order. Can measurements help, absolutely, BUT only when used in conjunction with first hand experiences. As I often tell my two kids, "we listen with our ears".

Then we can get into the design of the amp....wink.gif
 (spritzer had a great commentary on it...now I just need to find it).
I don't find the BHA-1 treble tipped compared to the GS-X2, but it is edgier, less smooth, which is why I am upgrading to it.

Regarding Spritzer's comments, well, he has his own agenda, so as experienced and knowledgeable as he is, I can't trust him. There has been discussion aboutthe BHA-1's design and found to be a perfectly acceptable route to balanced operation. Because it isn't a GS-X or something similar it recieves automatic condemnation from him.
post #1117 of 1494
That is the definition of bright Max, check the Stereophile dictionary wink.gif

Spritzer has no agenda, he rips everyone, Kevin included. I appreciate it in a sea of fanboys and shills.
post #1118 of 1494
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


I don't find the BHA-1 treble tipped compared to the GS-X2, but it is edgier, less smooth, which is why I am upgrading to it.

Regarding Spritzer's comments, well, he has his own agenda, so as experienced and knowledgeable as he is, I can't trust him. There has been discussion aboutthe BHA-1's design and found to be a perfectly acceptable route to balanced operation. Because it isn't a GS-X or something similar it recieves automatic condemnation from him.

I was gonna comment, but Solude pretty much said it. Edgier/less smooth = brighter. Not to say I disliked the BHA-1, but rather, I found it "edgier/less smooth and brighter" than what I would consider dead neutral. The V200 is an amp on the other side of neutral...being slightly too smooth and laid back (darker) than what I would consider as neutral. smile.gif

post #1119 of 1494
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

That is the definition of bright Max, check the Stereophile dictionary wink.gif

Spritzer has no agenda, he rips everyone, Kevin included. I appreciate it in a sea of fanboys and shills.
I don't understand how they could define a condition of having a high quantity of treble as 'edgy and less smooth'. Edgy and less smooth have nothing to do with brightness (the quantity of treble), they are completely unrelated.

Edge isn't even in the treble region. It is defined as being around 3-5KHz which is high mids.

I've never seen Spritzer correct KG, got a link?
post #1120 of 1494

Common error, from Stereophile...

 

bright, brilliant The most often misused terms in audio, these describe the degree to which reproduced sound has a hard, crisp edge to it. Brightness relates to the energy content in the 4kHz-8kHz band. It is not related to output in the extreme-high-frequency range. All live sound has brightness; it is a problem only when it is excessive.

 

Go ask Spritzer yourself.  KG gets overruled by the mafia and vice versa.  He also does his own takes on designs Kevin released.  Smart people don't throw up the double middles when someone shows them a better way, they listen.  No one argues that the BHA-1 doesn't function or isn't balanced, just that it's clearly built to a price point and not an all out assault on a headphone amp.  If done the 'Spritzer' way Bryston couldn't sell it for $1400.  And given they've been selling hand over fist, I can't imagine there is much incentive ;)

post #1121 of 1494
That definition makes absolutely no sense and I will continue to use one that does.

Bright describes a quantity of light, bright should also describe the quantity of high frequencies in audio. Edge and smoothness are more than sufficient to describe what they refer to as bright. Why have another definition that makes no sense for a description that is better defined by other, already existing words.
post #1122 of 1494
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

The GS-X is roundly considered one of the best examples of "wire with gain" around. I've heard/owned many amps and have to agree. My point is to claim that amp X is totally neutral, go listen to Y, Z, etc... that are also considered neutral and then make the final call for yourself. smile.gif

Hero: If one did not want to spend quite as much as the GS-X, is there another balanced amp that approaches its neutrality? Admittedly, I inquire about a little less performance for a bit less cost. Thanks.

post #1123 of 1494
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Originally Posted by jeffreyfranz View Post

Hero: If one did not want to spend quite as much as the GS-X, is there another balanced amp that approaches its neutrality? Admittedly, I inquire about a little less performance for a bit less cost. Thanks.
Aha, I'd say the BHA-1 followed by the phonitor tongue.gif. There's not many choices. Hero should know more than I.
post #1124 of 1494
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Originally Posted by jeffreyfranz View Post

Hero: If one did not want to spend quite as much as the GS-X, is there another balanced amp that approaches its neutrality?

 

For low impedance, the B22 fits the bill.  Though I'd just take a Soloist single ended or GS-1 with mk2 modules.

post #1125 of 1494
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Originally Posted by jeffreyfranz View Post

Hero: If one did not want to spend quite as much as the GS-X, is there another balanced amp that approaches its neutrality? Admittedly, I inquire about a little less performance for a bit less cost. Thanks.

Agreed. The price differences are quite large. For the $1k ish I'd recommend the Soloist or as Solude mentioned:

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

For low impedance, the B22 fits the bill.  Though I'd just take a Soloist single ended or GS-1 with mk2 modules.

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