BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS

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« Reply #160 on: 15 Dec 2017, 07:20 pm »
Hi James,

I've updated the BAX-1 product page to include more product images and I've also updated the product description for clarity. You can find the page here:

http://bash.codes/client/bryston/testing/products/active/BAX-1.html

If you like what you see I shall make it live immediately.

Cheers,

Richard Branch

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« Reply #161 on: 19 Dec 2017, 06:35 pm »


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« Reply #162 on: 10 Jan 2018, 02:17 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston Model T ACTIVE Speakers – Customer Feedback


January 2018

Hi James

I just had my left knee replaced this morning, and while in the hospital, I wanted to make sure I took the time to thank you so much for taking care of my equipment desires.

It took me a long time to put everything together but managed to finish last night. I did not have the time to do any tuning however, I was completely blown away by the results!

I have the SP3 as the pre-amp into the BAX-1 Active Digital Crossover.  Driving the mids I’m using 7B3s, and for the woofers & tweeters I am using 7BSST2’s. 

As you have said, going ACTIVE is a tremendous upgrade.  The soundstage is so smooth, silky, detailed, and engaging.

When going into surround mode with a 4B driving the rears, and a 7B3 in the center, oh my goodness, fantastic! When I have all cubed amps and get it tuned up, well, I honestly can’t imagine how good it will be.

Thank you sir!

Is it live? No, it’s my Bryston’s!

Best,
Marc
   

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« Reply #163 on: 13 Jan 2018, 12:35 pm »
Hi Folks,

Finally finished the Active MINI T's and got them set up in Room 3 with custom Target Stands  :thumb:





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« Reply #164 on: 13 Jan 2018, 09:14 pm »
Now we're talkin'!! looks great James  :thumb:

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« Reply #165 on: 15 Jan 2018, 12:56 pm »
Hi Folks,

I was asked today from a customer that has ordered a pair of Active Mini T’s a question I thought would be of interest to others – see below please.



Hi James

On the Audiocircle forum you posted a comment noting that you "finally finished the Active Mini-T's".  Out of curiosity, what was the last stage needed to finish them and what are the shipping dates for the speakers and BAX-1 looking like?


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We test the speakers in the anechoic chamber with the Bryston BAX-1 digital crossover and we do over 300 measurements all around the speaker (vertical as well as horizontal) to make sure the ‘Sound Power’ and the ‘Listening Window’ of the speaker is as accurate as possible.

Then we do blind listening tests to make sure what we are measuring translates to what we are hearing.

So it’s very time consuming but critical to get the best possible on and off axis smoothness for a specific speaker with the BAX1 crossover. 

We finally arrived at what we think is the best overall response and listening accuracy we can achieve at the factory and my 'at home' listening  test is the last assessment because I am very familiar with how the different Bryston speakers perform in my 3 rooms.

Attached is the Listening Window and the Sound Power response of the Active Mini T through the BAX-1 Crossover

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« Reply #167 on: 17 Jan 2018, 11:51 pm »
Wow. I hate grills, but these grills are super cool. I would leave them on. I don't think I've ever felt that way about any speaker system before. Nice work.

*Unfortunately, I have nothing like the budget for these. But I thought I'd weigh in on the aesthetics, since I'll never hear them.  :|

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« Reply #168 on: 18 Jan 2018, 04:49 pm »
James,

Beautiful looking!

This overall visual statement should get an award!  Not to mention the sound too!


https://darko.audio/2018/01/bryston-go-active-with-model-t-middle-t-mini-t-loudspeakers/
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« Reply #169 on: 18 Jan 2018, 06:09 pm »
I agree on the visual - gorgeous

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« Reply #170 on: 24 Jan 2018, 06:06 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Austria – Bryston Middle T Active Speakers




Hi James,

We are just testing the Bryston Middle T ACTIVE powered speakers with 3 stereo amps as we are preparing for upcoming Hamburg Show.

It  “Sounds Really Fantastic – so relaxed and easy” !!!



Thank you, thank you and thank youuuuuu!!!

Best regards
Edvard Potisk
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« Reply #171 on: 27 Jan 2018, 03:00 am »
Hi James

For the small Active Mini T do you have plans to introduce a smaller 3 channel amp?  I thought I saw a preview of this product at Taves last year.

Would love to go active on a small set up.

Cheers
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« Reply #172 on: 27 Jan 2018, 09:15 am »
Hi James

For the small Active Mini T do you have plans to introduce a smaller 3 channel amp?  I thought I saw a preview of this product at Taves last year.

Would love to go active on a small set up.

Cheers
Drew

Hi Drew

Not 3 channels - the new 24B is 6 channels - 2 channels at 300 watts for the woofers and 4 channels at 75 watts for the mid/tweets

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« Reply #173 on: 1 Feb 2018, 02:05 am »
James, are there any dealers in southern California currently set up to demo the active speaker systems?

Will you be at the LA Audio show in June with an active speaker demo room?

Thanks,  Al

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« Reply #174 on: 1 Feb 2018, 09:57 am »
James, are there any dealers in southern California currently set up to demo the active speaker systems?

Will you be at the LA Audio show in June with an active speaker demo room?

Thanks,  Al

Hi Al,

No dealers so far in Cal - its a hard sell to dealers as they do not see the value in that amount of floor space and commitment given the limited sales available.  I have 4 dealers in Canada and we have sold about 20 pairs overseas.

I believe we will be doing LA but not sure what system.

All I can tell you is when you go Active you will not go back !!!

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« Reply #175 on: 2 Feb 2018, 11:30 am »
Hi Drew

Not 3 channels - the new 24B is 6 channels - 2 channels at 300 watts for the woofers and 4 channels at 75 watts for the mid/tweets

james
Hi James,
Are these  power ratings are at 8 ohm or 4 ohm for the active speakers?
Thanks.

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« Reply #176 on: 2 Feb 2018, 12:11 pm »
Hi James,
Are these  power ratings are at 8 ohm or 4 ohm for the active speakers?
Thanks.

Hi

At 8 ohms.

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« Reply #177 on: 5 Feb 2018, 08:26 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Capital Audiofest 2017– Bryston Middle T Active Demo



Kemper Holt

The first thing I noticed walking into the Bryston room was the layout, they chose to put the speakers on the long wall and have us sit in the nearfield. My first impression was I'm too close and was this a wise decision? Turns out it was a very astute choice as the room sounded great. Bryston was showing an active loudspeaker, The Bryston Middle T Actives which unlike the norm does not have the amps and active crossovers built, they are outboard.
Performing the necessary tasks were a pair of Bryston 21B Cubed 3 channel amps, BAX-1 active three-way crossover, BP 17 Cubed preamp, BDA-3 DAC, BDP Player, all plugged into a BIT 20 conditioner.



The old adage about audio companies specializing in a particular vein of equipment and unable to make top notch equipment in all categories falls flat on its face here.

In an all Bryston system, a great deal of synergy applied itself and the room just made music. The low bass on Boz Scagg's "Thanks to You" came through as powerful and deep almost matching the megabuck room, tight and had the true low extension that makes you take notice. I played some tracks from Paul Simon's Graceland and the result was spectacular. The speakers vanished, the coral parts were displayed on a vast soundstage including height, nice individualization of voices, percussion dynamic and exciting, natural tone, and Paul's voice sounded as it should.

A guest put on an orchestral recording that really showed off the system, big soundstage, nothing tied to the speakers, explosive dynamics, natural string tone, horns were particularly real sounding, I was brought into the music and thoroughly enjoyed being engaged into just relaxing and letting the piece wash over me.

Wonderful room!

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« Reply #178 on: 6 Feb 2018, 12:41 am »
Looks great!  Love the looks of the Middle T in white.   :thumb:
Any idea of the speaker cables used in this photo?

TJ

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« Reply #179 on: 6 Feb 2018, 01:06 am »
Straight Wire

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