Bryston SP4

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #40 on: 18 Apr 2018, 12:27 pm »
So how will one control this thing? I don't see any pics or mention of a normal remote. Is this one of those SSP's like I recently found out about the Trinnov that can't be properly or completely controlled with a conventional handheld remote or a learning remote such as a Harmony and that one needs something like a Control4, Crestron, etc. or iOS/Android device? If so that's going to really suck.

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The SP4 will also be compatible with popular control system platforms, including Savant, RTI, Control4 and Crestron etc.

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #41 on: 18 Apr 2018, 12:33 pm »
So no typical IR hard button control solution thus it won't come with it's own handheld remote and would not likely be compatible with learning remotes such as a Harmony?

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« Reply #42 on: 18 Apr 2018, 05:40 pm »
So no typical IR hard button control solution thus it won't come with it's own handheld remote and would not likely be compatible with learning remotes such as a Harmony?
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I would think that is something we could offer as well.

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #43 on: 4 Jun 2018, 03:49 pm »
Hi Folks,

The Bryston SP-4 Processor start to become available this month - here is a link to the new brochure.

http://bash.codes/client/bryston/testing/products/digital_audio/SP4.html

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« Reply #44 on: 7 Jun 2018, 04:10 pm »
Hi Folks,

Here is an draft of the new Bryston SP-4 product page on our website:

http://bash.codes/client/bryston/testing/products/digital_audio/SP4.html

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #45 on: 12 Jun 2018, 12:45 am »
Hi James,

A few questions about the SP4:
1) No headphone jack?
2) D/A conversion is only 24 bits, not like 32 bits as the BDA-3? Who is manufacturer of the D/A chip, model?
3) No balanced Analog Inputs, SP3 has two inputs?
4) No AES inputs, SP3 has two inputs?
5) No Unbalanced Analog Inputs-2 channel equipment?
6) Cooling Fan, always on or with a set temperature trigger?  Noisy?
7) USB ports, two units on rear panel, USB 2 or 3?  Any chance to have one on the Front panel?
8) Ethernet port - 100MB only, not 1GB? Direct streaming capabilities?
9) What are the possible expansion boards for this SP4?

And will it be demo presentation at a local Audio dealer in the coming weeks?


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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #46 on: 12 Jun 2018, 01:06 am »
HI Luigi

The SP4 is more geared to the custom installer and home theater market rather than the audiophile market.

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #47 on: 12 Jun 2018, 11:18 pm »
James,

Does this mean there will be an upgrade to SP3 or another surround sound processor for the Audiophile market :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:?

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #48 on: 13 Jun 2018, 09:53 am »
James,

Does this mean there will be an upgrade to SP3 or another surround sound processor for the Audiophile market :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:?

Luigi

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The plan os to add upgrades to the SP4 going forward as the circuitry is all modular and it has all the latest Codex's and feature sets ( Room EQ/Crestron etc. interface) people want.

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #49 on: 15 Jun 2018, 10:53 pm »
Hi

The plan os to add upgrades to the SP4 going forward as the circuitry is all modular and it has all the latest Codex's and feature sets ( Room EQ/Crestron etc. interface) people want.

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I think the SP4 as more of a surround movie processor; the SP3 a surround music processor.  :wink:

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« Reply #50 on: 18 Jun 2018, 10:05 am »
Indeed! The only one of it's kind!! I'll be sad one day when it outlives practicality.

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« Reply #51 on: 18 Jun 2018, 09:58 pm »
Indeed! The only one of it's kind!! I'll be sad one day when it outlives practicality.

I think we will be fine for a while. I see it like a BMW which I do not like after owning several. In any event, BMW makes a luxury series for those who like comfort and an M series for those who like a sports tuned suspension and spirited driving. Bryston makes an SP3 for those who like more music and movies and as SP4 for those who like movies over music. They have covered everyone.  :thumb:

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #52 on: 18 Jun 2018, 10:05 pm »
By the way - I drive a BMW - M3  :thumb:

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #53 on: 18 Jun 2018, 10:18 pm »
By the way - I drive a BMW - M3  :thumb:

Don't let the warranty expire.  :lol:  8) Fun car. I have owned four; two 3s and 2 5s. Now I suffering from their depreciation. I should have invested.  :duh:

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« Reply #54 on: 18 Jun 2018, 10:23 pm »
By the way - I drive a BMW - M3  :thumb:

Have they improved the audio in them? None of mine had an audio system commensurate with the cost of the vehicle. I found them unsatisfying. I still own a 3 series convertible, but my 2010 Corolla has a much better sounding stock system. :o

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« Reply #55 on: 18 Jun 2018, 11:20 pm »
Have they improved the audio in them? None of mine had an audio system commensurate with the cost of the vehicle. I found them unsatisfying. I still own a 3 series convertible, but my 2010 Corolla has a much better sounding stock system. :o

It’s a 2018 but - Yes I agree but I just listen to Talk Radio too and from Bryston.

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« Reply #56 on: 19 Jun 2018, 03:59 pm »
It’s a 2018 but - Yes I agree but I just listen to Talk Radio too and from Bryston.

James

Just a thought, but perhaps Bryston should consider licensing its name to an audio system for a luxury auto the way Krell licensed its name to Accura. Just a thought.  :wink:

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #57 on: 21 Jun 2018, 04:17 pm »
Hi James.
Would it be possible to make a (6-8ch) 3-4 AES/EBU output card for the SP4 so i can use my preferred AD:s and amps on the main channels?

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« Reply #58 on: 21 Jun 2018, 04:29 pm »
Hi James.
Would it be possible to make a (6-8ch) 3-4 AES/EBU output card for the SP4 so i can use my preferred AD:s and amps on the main channels?

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Email Mike and ask - I assume it would be a major design issue.

mpickett@bryston.com

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« Reply #59 on: 21 Jun 2018, 09:17 pm »
Hi Folks,

So we have about 20 SP-4's on their way out to the market so should get some feedback soon.

james