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Re: BryFi
« Reply #60 on: 12 May 2016, 12:50 pm »
Sorry but the Pi board doesn't work that way, it's Broadcom chip has one USB bus that is attached to a four port USB hub/100mb Ethernet adapter ic and the io is already mounted to the board.  There isn't an spi or i2c bus fast enough on its GPIO for anything else.


i understand that Chris, though there's a lot going on on the extra Nic front in raspberry world.


Guess what i meant was that it's really a rather significant compromise for a premium product like the Bryfi. Building that on a board that has got its merits, but lacks in several important aspects (power/speed/connectivity/memory) seems a bit contra Bryston philosophy to me.
Make it right or don't make it, no compromise there. Of course the Raspberry was build for other purposes, mostly educational and affordable.


I hope it works for Bryston, and, as with the BDP1 and 2, the customer upheaval as you yourself named it i think, won't need you to build an updated Bryfi 2 too soon, because of specs too tight. Cutting it close, as you so well put it today in another post.


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Marius




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« Reply #61 on: 12 May 2016, 08:36 pm »
Here is the complete info so far.






Hi James,
I do not want to derail the topic of the BryFi unit but, any ideas of total amp power ratings for the A series of speakers.  :thumb:

Mark

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« Reply #62 on: 12 May 2016, 10:05 pm »
I do not want to derail the topic of the BryFi unit but, .....

I've never understood why people often quote an entire post to add a comment, but to quote a post to add an off-topic question ..... ?  ;)   (Scroll, scroll, scroll .....)

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« Reply #63 on: 13 May 2016, 10:21 am »
Hi James,
I do not want to derail the topic of the BryFi unit but, any ideas of total amp power ratings for the A series of speakers.  :thumb:

Mark

Hi Mark

It will depend on the model of course but all use very high powered capable drivers so I would say anywhere between 50 and 300 watts on most models.

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« Reply #64 on: 15 May 2016, 01:26 pm »
I've never understood why people often quote an entire post to add a comment, but to quote a post to add an off-topic question ..... ?  ;)   (Scroll, scroll, scroll .....)

Wow? really. Yes, please keep scrolling.  :scratch:

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« Reply #65 on: 15 May 2016, 01:31 pm »
Hi Mark

It will depend on the model of course but all use very high powered capable drivers so I would say anywhere between 50 and 300 watts on most models.

james

That sounds great James as I have been in the market for a quality pair of powered loudspeakers for some time, just could not pull the trigger due to the quality of the amplifiers inside most. I will be very interested and give my dealer the heads-up to get some in when they are ready to be manufactured down the road. :thumb:

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #66 on: 15 May 2016, 01:43 pm »
Hi James

Any Price range ?

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« Reply #67 on: 15 May 2016, 02:17 pm »
Hi James

Any Price range ?

Martin

Looks like $1600 list in USA. The Mini A speakers sell for $1250 a pair on there own so it offers people an all in one high quality portable wireless package at a very reasonable price.

james


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« Reply #68 on: 16 May 2016, 03:16 pm »
James, have you considered a "ruggedized" model, perhaps with a handle? Might be a market for that, thinking about making it portable for cottages, patio's, etc.

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« Reply #69 on: 16 May 2016, 03:25 pm »
James, have you considered a "ruggedized" model, perhaps with a handle? Might be a market for that, thinking about making it portable for cottages, patio's, etc.

Scott

Hi Scott

The port on the back is also a handle.





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« Reply #71 on: 22 Jul 2016, 11:28 am »
HI James,


Entering this market might also be about form factor, especially when people put this Bryfi in very visible locations, like i will.
I can't help but feel you designed this device using existing parts, judging on the sizes you mention. Especially the rather large bottom depth, seems to indicate the amp has been 'glued to the back' of the existing mini-speakers.


Did you consider building dedicated speakers and amp for the Bryfi, like Naim did when they engineered their Muso's https://www.naimaudio.com/mu-so ? That way combining specs with wider audience form.




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Marius

I'm fine with 'glued to the back' principle, as long as the quality standard is high. Just like those active PMCs piggybacking bryston amps on the back. Modular is good , that way you don't have to worry about size and can forget about uninteresting D amps .

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« Reply #72 on: 22 Jul 2016, 12:37 pm »
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No the amps are not glued to the back.  The BryFi is a complete redesign with a separate stereo amp a Raspberry Pi computer and a pair of Mini A speakers.

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« Reply #73 on: 22 Jul 2016, 07:05 pm »
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No the amps are not glued to the back.  The BryFi is a complete redesign with a separate stereo amp a Raspberry Pi computer and a pair of Mini A speakers.

James

Since the unit is quite large and wifi hot spot capable, and there's a funny 'computer' inside,  how about adding a simple, dedicated UI / OS and HDD bay so it can be used as a music library / server for existing audio systems? 

BryFi can stay in the bedroom but it can also become an active component in the main system simply by adding a 'BryFi companion' --- a dedicated wifi receiver for Bryston DAC / digital players via USB connection. So digital lovers can ditch their complicated iMac, NAS or whatever and use the cool, simple BryFi + iPad combo instead.

It'll be even more appealing if it's compatible with other brands' DACs, or anything with a USB slot, such as a TV, computer , playstation .... And truly become 'great music anywhere, everywhere.'

A wireless , good sounding system in a small package is nice, but to become great it must do more, and more versatile . And don't forget the lamp.  :thumb: lol

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« Reply #74 on: 22 Jul 2016, 07:52 pm »
And don't forget the lamp.  :thumb: lol

Well I suppose you *could* actually use a lamp to draw current to create the class A bias somehow...

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #75 on: 9 Oct 2016, 03:22 pm »
I was talking with a friend up in Haliburton this weekend about this: http://www.axiomaudio.com/axiomair-n3#t-0 .  I remember seeing something from Bryston on a similar product.  Are you guys using the same casing with different internals?

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« Reply #76 on: 9 Oct 2016, 03:59 pm »
I was talking with a friend up in Haliburton this weekend about this: http://www.axiomaudio.com/axiomair-n3#t-0 .  I remember seeing something from Bryston on a similar product.  Are you guys using the same casing with different internals?

Yes we are working on one with the Mini A speakers built in.

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« Reply #77 on: 7 Nov 2016, 10:17 pm »
any updates on the unit ?   my sister in law wants one for xmass!!!!

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« Reply #78 on: 7 Nov 2016, 11:17 pm »
any updates on the unit ?   my sister in law wants one for xmass!!!!

Hi

Sorry for the delay - waiting for Apple to OK the Airplay.

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« Reply #79 on: 10 Nov 2016, 06:08 pm »
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Sorry for the delay - waiting for Apple to OK the Airplay.

james


Thanks James so I guess its safe to say it wont be available for xmass ?