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post #601 of 1429

Hi Jack

 

We can not seem to find any reason why the gain would change during warm-up - can you email me your address and we can have the unit picked up and let us have a look at it.

 

Also serial number please.

 

jamestanner@bryston.com

 

james


Edited by James Tanner - 10/23/12 at 7:48am
post #602 of 1429

Hi Folks,

I was notified today that there is a Headphone amp group test coming out in Enjoy The Music.Com shortly.

Headphone Amps under test are:

Graham Slee Solo SRGII

Graham Slee Solo Ultralinear Diamond Edition

Bryston BHA-1

Musical Fidelity M1HPA

Woo Audio WA22

post #603 of 1429
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

I was notified today that there is a Headphone amp group test coming out in Enjoy The Music.Com shortly.

Headphone Amps under test are:

Graham Slee Solo SRGII

Graham Slee Solo Ultralinear Diamond Edition

Bryston BHA-1

Musical Fidelity M1HPA

Woo Audio WA22

 

No Cary Audio?

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post #604 of 1429
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Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

I was notified today that there is a Headphone amp group test coming out in Enjoy The Music.Com shortly.

Headphone Amps under test are:

Graham Slee Solo SRGII

Graham Slee Solo Ultralinear Diamond Edition

Bryston BHA-1

Musical Fidelity M1HPA

Woo Audio WA22

Keep us updated beerchug.gif

post #605 of 1429
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Originally Posted by chirawatf View Post

@ burnspbesq

 

Sound quality from Eximus's amp is very good, but power is less than BHA-1 (Eximus can drive LCD3  but could not drive He6).

When I compare Eximus amp VS BHA-1 (low gain) using LCD3 with Cardas Clear cable 6.3mm jack (single end), eximus's amp is better at microdetails. BHA-1 makes LCD3 bigger image of each sounds, wider soundstage, more transient dynamic, a little more laid back.  Let alone balance output of BHA-1, no contest.

 

PS. To hear highest treble and lowest bass from BHA-1 as good as Eximus's amp, I have to use best quality interconnect.  It's Cardas Clear Light Gold XLR interconnect.  Vandenhul the Rock (RCA) does a little hold back treble and bass, although VDH the Rock makes Singer's Voice more fascinating.


Thanks for the info.  Interesting.  May have to check out the Eximus w/HD 800 and UERM.

post #606 of 1429

Following to the quote:

 

Originally Posted by James Tanner View Post

Hi Folks,

I was notified today that there is a Headphone amp group test coming out in Enjoy The Music.Com shortly.

Headphone Amps under test are:

Graham Slee Solo SRGII

Graham Slee Solo Ultralinear Diamond Edition

Bryston BHA-1

Musical Fidelity M1HPA

Woo Audio WA22

 

James - actually getting back to the update on the XLR balanced outs on the BHA-1, my model is slightly older and does not have this additional set of XLR outs, can I just use the front 3 pin XLRs for this purpose? I am currently using the 4 pin XLR for my Grado PS1000, and was thinking of using the 3 pin XLRs on the front to output to some powered monitors on my desk (complete setup is on my desk with my computer/dac as source). Thanks for any feedback on this.

post #607 of 1429
Hi

Yes you can use the front pair of XLRs to drive an amplifier.

James
post #608 of 1429
James,

Another follow up -- advice on monitors connected to XLR (front or back) of BHA-1 --- should the monitor speakers only be passive ? Most quality monitors with XLR options seem to be active/powered speakers. However, read that power from both an amp and active speakers not ideal. Thoughts ?

Thanks!
post #609 of 1429
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Originally Posted by sbleam View Post

James,
Another follow up -- advice on monitors connected to XLR (front or back) of BHA-1 --- should the monitor speakers only be passive ? Most quality monitors with XLR options seem to be active/powered speakers. However, read that power from both an amp and active speakers not ideal. Thoughts ?
Thanks!

It's very simple, they must be POWERED monitors, Preferably with balanced inputs.
You always use a balanced to SE XLR to RCA adaptor if you have powered monitors without balanced inputs.

Either that, or use the Bryston headphone amp to drive a power amp which in turn drives unpowered monitors.
post #610 of 1429
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Originally Posted by sbleam View Post

James,
Another follow up -- advice on monitors connected to XLR (front or back) of BHA-1 --- should the monitor speakers only be passive ? Most quality monitors with XLR options seem to be active/powered speakers. However, read that power from both an amp and active speakers not ideal. Thoughts ?
Thanks!

 

If you drive passive speakers you still need a more powerful amp than the BHA-1 - if you drive Active speakers no problem.

 

james

post #611 of 1429

The Bryston is not a speaker amplifier...

post #612 of 1429
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Anyone having any issues with the Volume knob--As I find when I first turn on the Amp  there is almost no resolution or difference between 10-2 the volume stays relatively the same as in very little change?

 

But after some time with music playing that all changes and the relative volume and the resolution of the volume knob returns and works fine and the difference between 10 & 2 appears normal--with 10 now basically being as loud as 2 was at first!!

 

Seems as if the Volume Knob has to warm up or have some music playing thru it for a while to work properly....

 

Thanks

 

Jack

Hi Jack,

 

How is the volume working now and what is the culprit? I'm having the same issue and I only found it after I hooked up my BHA-1 to Turntable coz I have to crank the volume up.

 

Thanks,

Jon

post #613 of 1429

Mine behaves the same way -- almost no change in volume from 10 to 3 o'clock.

post #614 of 1429

What kind of pot does Bryston use?

post #615 of 1429
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Originally Posted by Hooster View Post

What kind of pot does Bryston use?


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