Still, the BDA-3's big advantage when it was introduced was its HDMI connections. Readers on this site were told the sound was basically no different that the BDA-2. Unless Bryston is working on solving this issue, I remain disappointed.
Well, I must admit, coming from a BDA-1, I am totally blown away with the sound of the BDA3. BDA1 certainly is no slough, but this really is another world. World unveiled would be the shortest impression, I am still in the process of writing up all the other adverbs that apply. Simply stunning.
Same goes for the HDMI connections, which is why I wanted it most in the first place. This must be the best HDMI-de-embedder around
. Anything hooked-up to it gets a sound facelift beyond imagination. Tv-box, AppleTv, Humax. You name it. No synchronization issues either.
Only to be hampered by the clicking/popping on signal lock and source change. Which, as I wrote here and in the other thread, really happens too often. A machine in this class should pride itself taking care of that somehow, and not point to the other devices.
Also, the 'App' , which one can only find through the BDP. or by scanning one's router, is ludicrously lacking. Since the available BR's cant switch the HDMI inputs, Bryston should, and could of course, create a much better interface to this miracle of a Dac. This simply doesn't suffice.
That being said, I am sad to see it leave today...
In the hope Bryston will take care of the issue before my BD, or at least the Holiday season...