BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS

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« Reply #20 on: 5 May 2017, 11:03 am »


Very nice.  :thumb:

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« Reply #21 on: 5 May 2017, 04:13 pm »
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Hi James

The Bryston Active Speaker Demo Show was fantastic!



The Bryston room was packed all night with many people exclaiming that they had never heard anything like this in their life! With the striking of the bass drum in the Finale of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite many people were in disbelief at the impact of what they just heard.

So many people dropped their jaw, eyes wide open, some shouting out “Yea!!!” very loudly, and others simply sitting speechless as their pant legs rustled with the sonic impact.

It was an experience and a delight to behold. It was a great evening!

Thank you for helping to make the evening a very memorable one for more than the 150 people that came out. This was the first time that any of those present heard an active system—a whole new experience in itself.

I even have a few clients tell me that they have never heard anything like it. I think that it is likely that at least two people will upgrade their Model T’s to active.
 
Again, thank you for a great evening of music at Pulsworks.

David Puls
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« Reply #22 on: 5 May 2017, 04:30 pm »
Hey James

The demo at Pulsworks was fantastic. The night belonged to Bryston ....we had a full room the entire evening.

Wow is all I can say....the resolution and detail of the system was amazing.....top to bottom extension was amazing .....no sub required.

I will add to this when I get home

Garry Taylor

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« Reply #23 on: 5 May 2017, 05:13 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston BAX-1 Digital Crossover GUI


May, 2017



Hi Folks,

Please see below the GUI that is available with the new Bryston BAX-1 Digital Electronic Crossover.

Most room problems occur below 120Hz due to standing wave issues.

The BAX-1 GUI allows you to modify the factory preset  frequencies from 30Hz to 120Hz in 1Hz steps. You can also enter any frequency you wish and make the same adjustments.

You can ‘increase’ the gain a maximum of  3dB or ‘reduce’ the gain by 6dB in 0.1 increments at the frequency chosen.

You can also adjust the ‘Q Factor’ in 0.1 steps. The factory setting for Q is ‘3’

The Red Line in the graph at the bottom indicates the changes you are making.

After making the appropriate adjustment just hit SAVE.



James,

Is the GUI accessible from an IPAD.

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« Reply #24 on: 5 May 2017, 05:36 pm »

James,

Is the GUI accessible from an IPAD.

Hi Adol,

Yes any handheld or computer - just type in the IP address of the BAX-1

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« Reply #25 on: 6 May 2017, 08:54 pm »
James

Thank you for making such a great speaker as the T active system.

I think it is an amazing system that makes music come alive. :thumb:

Have a great day!

David


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« Reply #26 on: 8 May 2017, 07:12 pm »
Hi James

A follow up to my involvement in the recent Bryston Model T Active speaker demo at Puls Audio.

The demo was very impressive......the systems had incredible control in the room starting with the bottom end through to the highs. I think everybody that entered the Bryston active room thought that we had a sub woofer operating with the system. The bass response moved your body as will as your pant leg were flapping, however it was in total control at all times never hearing any distortion from the system and with this the volumes levels were right up there with no harshness or grain.....it was big fun demoing and listening to this system.

The balance of the system from top to bottom was as good as I have heard on any system at any price point.

Active is the way to go once you hear it and many people said this after entering another room which was 3 times the price and running passive ( nice system )
however everyone ended up back in the Bryston room with the active system!

You have no idea until how good this is until you sit down and listen to it for yourself!!

Garry Taylor

 

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« Reply #27 on: 31 May 2017, 12:21 pm »
Hi James,

As I am waiting for my active crossover to be built, I have a question about gain.

My initial setup will be as follows:

I going to be using the 4b3's for the mids and highs, on the 29db gain setting

I will be using another amp on the bass drivers, that has a fixed gain of 28db.

I believe the lower crossover for the Model T is at 160 hz.

So in my scenario 160hz and below would be at 28bd gain.

The Gui for the active crossover would allow me to adjust the gain by +1 db from 30 to 120 hz.
So in effect I would now be running the bass amp at 29bd in the 30 to 120 hz range.

How would this affect the sound in the 120 to 160 range? Could the active cross GUI be updated
 to allow me to adjust the gain from 20-160.

Or is there  a better way to do this.

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« Reply #28 on: 31 May 2017, 02:35 pm »
Hi James,

As I am waiting for my active crossover to be built, I have a question about gain.

My initial setup will be as follows:

I going to be using the 4b3's for the mids and highs, on the 29db gain setting

I will be using another amp on the bass drivers, that has a fixed gain of 28db.

I believe the lower crossover for the Model T is at 160 hz.

So in my scenario 160hz and below would be at 28bd gain.

The Gui for the active crossover would allow me to adjust the gain by +1 db from 30 to 120 hz.
So in effect I would now be running the bass amp at 29bd in the 30 to 120 hz range.

How would this affect the sound in the 120 to 160 range? Could the active cross GUI be updated
 to allow me to adjust the gain from 20-160.

Or is there  a better way to do this.

Hi Adol,

The 180 is where the woofer starts to roll-off as it moves up towards the midrange and we use very shallow slopes so there is a lot of overlap between the mids and the woofer all the way to 800 Hz on the woofer and 80Hz on the mid.

So it is not just the lower octaves that will be affected by the 28dB setting.  1 dB will not make that much of a difference in the overall balance but it is something to be aware of.  That's why it is always better to use amplifiers of the same gain and preferably the same manufacturer.  What amps are you using for the bass?

james
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« Reply #29 on: 31 May 2017, 03:06 pm »
James,

I will be using an Esoteric A-02 on the bass until I am able to sell it.

Then I plan to get 2-7b3's.

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« Reply #30 on: 31 May 2017, 04:00 pm »
James,

I will be using an Esoteric A-02 on the bass until I am able to sell it.

Then I plan to get 2-7b3's.

Ok that should work fine.

james

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« Reply #31 on: 1 Jun 2017, 07:26 pm »
Hi Folks,

Here is a graph of the listening window on the new Middle T Active speakers with the Bryston BAX-1 Digital Crossover.



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« Reply #32 on: 2 Jun 2017, 08:56 am »
Hi Folks

Our setup at the LA Show - Active Middle T's.





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« Reply #33 on: 2 Jun 2017, 04:02 pm »
Hi Folks

Our setup at the LA Show - Active Middle T's.




Looks great, did you partner with anyone for your room?

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« Reply #34 on: 2 Jun 2017, 06:08 pm »
Looks great, did you partner with anyone for your room?

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I am not sure as Gary Dayton is running the show.

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« Reply #35 on: 3 Jun 2017, 11:41 am »
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SUBJECT:  Bryston Model T Active – L.A Show Impressive!!!

June 3, 2017



Hi James

I bought the Middle T Active show speakers :)

They could not have sounded better with the new Bryston DSP/Crossover :)




Sold!

Active setup here we go :)

Drew Baird,
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« Reply #36 on: 3 Jun 2017, 01:08 pm »
Will the Middle T's be offered in a Signature package with passive external XO? Would be nice to break such a large purchase into steps.

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« Reply #37 on: 3 Jun 2017, 01:41 pm »
Will the Middle T's be offered in a Signature package with passive external XO? Would be nice to break such a large purchase into steps.

Hi Navy

We looked at a passive outboard model but have decided not to offer that version so far.

One thing we are doing is introducing a 24B Cubed amplifier which will have 6 channels of amplification (2 x 300 and 4 X 75) in one box so the overall active package price will be more affordable for our customers.

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« Reply #38 on: 3 Jun 2017, 02:05 pm »
One thing we are doing is introducing a 24B Cubed amplifier which will have 6 channels of amplification (2 x 300 and 4 X 75) in one box so the overall active package price will be more affordable for our customers.

james

That would finally make the Bryston Active Speakers an active speaker system.  But doesn't it still require lots of wiring (12 interconnects, 12 speaker cables plus power cord) compared to traditional pair of active speakers that have two XLR interconnects and two power cords? 

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« Reply #39 on: 3 Jun 2017, 02:35 pm »
That would finally make the Bryston Active Speakers an active speaker system.  But doesn't it still require lots of wiring (12 interconnects, 12 speaker cables plus power cord) compared to traditional pair of active speakers that have two XLR interconnects and two power cords?

Hi Jim

Yes the connections are 3 fold from a normal speaker but speakers with built in amplifiers have too many performance compromises in my opinion. 

Not to mention that I think some customers will prefer to use what they feel is their best amplifier choices per set of drivers. 

All I can tell you is once you experience what a great Active system can do its tough to go back.

james