Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #600 on: 11 Feb 2023, 09:56 pm »
How do I get to the "device setup" page?  I looked in the BR-20 dashboard and can't find it.

Also, are you saying I shouldn't control the volume using the Roon GUI on my phone or computer?

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« Reply #601 on: 11 Feb 2023, 10:20 pm »
Hi

The Device Setup is on the ROON setup page.

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« Reply #602 on: 12 Feb 2023, 12:24 am »
Also, are you saying I shouldn't control the volume using the Roon GUI on my phone or computer?

No, for best sound quality the software volume control should be disabled. When you setup the output device, "fixed" should be an option, and that will sound best.

If Roon is just playing background music at a party then software volume control is fine and certainly convenient. But for critical listening, in a resolving system, it will not sound as good as passing the unadulterated signal through to a preamp with a real analogue attenuator.

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #603 on: 24 Feb 2023, 01:34 am »
hello
may i know where can buy br20 in LA?

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« Reply #604 on: 24 Feb 2023, 01:59 am »
hello
may i know where can buy br20 in LA?

Hi Lion - email our VP in the US and he will help - Bryston - dkakenmaster@bryston.com

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #606 on: 5 Mar 2023, 12:00 pm »
Any comments on the best way to listen to music using the BR20?

NAS HD vs USB HD direct connection to BR20?
Tidal streaming vs harddrive?
Manic Moose vs Roon?

Thanks

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #607 on: 5 Mar 2023, 12:13 pm »
Any comments on the best way to listen to music using the BR20?

NAS HD vs USB HD direct connection to BR20?
Tidal streaming vs harddrive?
Manic Moose vs Roon?

Thanks

1/ NAS. Potentially bigger library. I’ve tried both and found difficulty telling the difference in SQ.
2/ Harddrive.
3/ Difficult one this. Manic Moose is free and you pay a substantial amount for Roon. Probably worth waiting for OS3 and then make a decision.
On a personal note, I don’t like Roon but a lot of people swear by it, so you pays your money makes your own choice.



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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #608 on: 5 Mar 2023, 07:47 pm »
Never tried manic Moose. Tried Roon but think it is too expensive. I use Minim Server on my Nas and the Bubble upnp app. The app costs a few bucks and works flawlessly. No idea why anyone would wait for something else.

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #609 on: 11 Apr 2023, 10:03 pm »
Hi,

Just purchased a BR-20 and had a few little issues on initial power up.

My BR-20 was an 11/22 build.

I went to the firmware page to check on the latest firmware and noticed two bin files. 8B and 11a dated March of 2023.

I loaded 8B and followed the update instructions.

My issue seems to be resolved but I want to make sure I'm using the correct bin file.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam

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« Reply #610 on: 11 Apr 2023, 10:24 pm »
Hi Sam - email Adam to check - atanner@bryston.com

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #611 on: 11 Apr 2023, 11:04 pm »
Thanks James

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #612 on: 16 Apr 2023, 01:57 pm »
I've been toying with the thought of getting the BR-20 but would like to know:

Is Sqeezelite still included in the software (and will it be continued in future updates)? On old Manic Moose documentation I've seen it was available on the Services Menu. I would find this very useful indeed as I really rather not go down the Roon road.

Presumably there are no issues with pairing the BR-20 with a 4B SST2 power amp?


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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #613 on: 20 Apr 2023, 02:29 pm »
In the admittedly unlikely event that someone else wonders about Squeezelite (and LMS) on the BR-20 and Bryston players, a Bryston dealer whom I've been in contact with has had a reply from Bryston saying that Squeezelite is not supported on the BR-20 and once OS3 replaces Manic Moose it will be no longer supported on any Bryston player.

It is understandable as Squeezelite is associated with a system that went out of production some 11 years ago.

(The irony is that LMS has been since been developed further and has been supported by community developers and. when combined with iPeng on an iPad it is a very good interface.)

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #614 on: 20 Apr 2023, 10:37 pm »
I apologise if this has been already covered but it strikes me that the potential weakness of the BR-20 is the SD card, that is as far as long term  is concerned (and Bryston products have a reputation for long term durability.). Is it possible for those who are used to doing such things to remove the SD card to do create a backup copy as a failsafe and then replace the card? Or does that break any warranty on the product?

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #615 on: 25 Apr 2023, 10:21 am »
Definitely long durability! I’m been using a bdp2 for ages with no problems

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« Reply #616 on: 27 Apr 2023, 02:14 pm »
I apologise if this has been already covered but it strikes me that the potential weakness of the BR-20 is the SD card, that is as far as long term  is concerned (and Bryston products have a reputation for long term durability.). Is it possible for those who are used to doing such things to remove the SD card to do create a backup copy as a failsafe and then replace the card? Or does that break any warranty on the product?

Hi John,

no need to remove the sd card to get a copy of the firmware, we make images available on our support page at support.bryston.com

http://support.bryston.com/downloads/BDP/Manic%20Moose%20Sources%20R4.pdf

This document typically gets updated whenever we update the images.

Chris

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #617 on: 28 Apr 2023, 01:03 am »
Hi,

Any chance of someone explaining how the up sampling (UPS) on the BR-20 works?

Not sure how it's engaged.

I see the inputs mentioned in the manual. I have a Bluesound Node Streamer on one of the S/PDIF inputs but have never seen this light on.
How do I engage up sampling?

I'm sure I'm missing something really simple.

Any help appreciated.

Sam

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #618 on: 28 Apr 2023, 01:21 am »
Sam, in the past you press the upsample button on the BR2 remote. I don’t know how that works with the BR4 remote.

Sam S

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« Reply #619 on: 28 Apr 2023, 01:27 am »
Sam, in the past you press the upsample button on the BR2 remote. I don’t know how that works with the BR4 remote.

No button on the remote...

There's a phase button.

Thanks for the information.