BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS

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Re: BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS
« Reply #300 on: 2 Jan 2024, 09:23 pm »
Hi Pontifex

Totally agree - so many times we as audiophiles move sideways when we try different amps or speakers or cables etc.
Going active is the best way to move forward from a performance standpoint. 

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Re: BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS
« Reply #301 on: 4 Jan 2024, 04:12 pm »
Hi Pontifex

Totally agree - so many times we as audiophiles move sideways when we try different amps or speakers or cables etc.
Going active is the best way to move forward from a performance standpoint. 

best
james

Thanks James.

I think it's also been discussed in this lengthy thread but how much would you say that a fully active Bryston system negates the need for subwoofers? I would imagine that external subs would still have the benifit of independent placement from the speakers for optimizing modal response?

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Re: BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS
« Reply #302 on: 4 Jan 2024, 04:57 pm »
Thanks James.

I think it's also been discussed in this lengthy thread but how much would you say that a fully active Bryston system negates the need for subwoofers? I would imagine that external subs would still have the benifit of independent placement from the speakers for optimizing modal response?

Its a good question and much of the answer would be relative to the very low frequency capability of your Main speakers relative to your Subs. To some degree the best location for your Main speakers for best Soundstage may not provide any benefit for very low frequencies and therefor adding a Sub can help. Also integrating the Sub with the Mains can be problematic.

In my room a speaker like the T10 can easily do 18Hz and still be 4 feet from the back wall - so I get a really good balance overall.  With the Active T-10 there is a GUI which allows you to tailor the Bass response below 120Hz as well.

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Re: BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS
« Reply #303 on: 4 Jan 2024, 05:19 pm »
In my room, which is on the larger side, and using Model T's in active mode with the BAX-1, the ability to fine tune the bottom end was very effective.

Those speakers are now gone, soon to be replaced by T10's. I still expect the EQ ability will be helpful, however the split woofer placements in the line sources should help to even out LF presentation in the space.

Brian

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Re: BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS
« Reply #304 on: 8 Jan 2024, 12:05 pm »