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Re: DAC/Streamers
« Reply #80 on: 10 Feb 2020, 08:22 pm »
Hi Folks,

Please have a look at this excellent in depth review of our new BDP-3.14  Preamp/Streamer/DAC  from Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity Magazine.

As PMC would say - "It's a real Corker"

Please note the extensive measurements John took and the excellance of the results - especially the noise floor and rejection of jitter.

james

PS - warning - It's 11 pages!


HI Folks - email me if you want the PDF - jamestanner@bryston.com

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« Reply #81 on: 13 Feb 2020, 11:38 am »
It appears I am a bit late to the party. That's what you get when you loose interest in a forum that bans the people reacting to bullies.

Anyway...
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=93193.msg931366#msg931366
I guess I'll see one of the Mafico guys here with my complementory one? I prefer a black one.

Dunno if this was posted already.
https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/spdif-dac-reviews/bryston-bda-3-14/

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« Reply #84 on: 28 Feb 2020, 10:56 pm »


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston 3.14 Customer Feedback

February 2020

Hi James,

I need to pass on to you a message from a customer. - Stan in Engineering




Name:  Walter

He seems to have very extensive experience in high end audio.  His main message after running a series of test in the last few days, was that we need to patent BDA3.14 as soon as possible because we came up with something that is unbeatable in performance, which no other DAC+streamer producers are able to match and thus are bound to rip us off, if we won't file a patent (software and hardware) as soon as possible!

He was testing  BDA3.14 with BP17 and very high end 40k$ speakers against other DACs and streamer, such as MSB Tech. DAC, and others.

I am paraphrasing but he said that nothing sounds as BDA3.14.  The difference between the other high end DACs and streamers is more than a class above, it is in an entirely new category that he said redefines the way digital audio will be measured.

He said what we have done in reclocking the Pi digital signal is a class better than any other DAC.  He said that, in his perception, it seems to regenerate the clocking removing the jitter from the original contents to the extent that even old digital sources sound astoundingly better.

 He used terms like the 3.14 is an 11 on a scale of 10!


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Re: DAC/Streamers
« Reply #85 on: 29 Feb 2020, 10:01 pm »


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston 3.14 Customer Feedback

February 2020

Hi James,

I need to pass on to you a message from a customer. - Stan in Engineering




Name:  Walter

He seems to have very extensive experience in high end audio.  His main message after running a series of test in the last few days, was that we need to patent BDA3.14 as soon as possible because we came up with something that is unbeatable in performance, which no other DAC+streamer producers are able to match and thus are bound to rip us off, if we won't file a patent (software and hardware) as soon as possible!

He was testing  BDA3.14 with BP17 and very high end 40k$ speakers against other DACs and streamer, such as MSB Tech. DAC, and others.

I am paraphrasing but he said that nothing sounds as BDA3.14.  The difference between the other high end DACs and streamers is more than a class above, it is in an entirely new category that he said redefines the way digital audio will be measured.

He said what we have done in reclocking the Pi digital signal is a class better than any other DAC.  He said that, in his perception, it seems to regenerate the clocking removing the jitter from the original contents to the extent that even old digital sources sound astoundingly better.

 He used terms like the 3.14 is an 11 on a scale of 10!


Maybe you need to patent the BDP-3 and the BDA-3 too. :)

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Re: DAC/Streamers
« Reply #86 on: 2 Mar 2020, 12:59 pm »


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston 3.14 Best of Show (Preamp/Streamer/DAC)

The Best of Florida Audio Expo 2020
Bryston BDA-3.14 DAC


Bryston’s BDA-3 digital-to-analog converter has long been praised by audio reviewers for offering state-of-the-art sound quality and a host of features for a very reasonable price. Those features include a plethora of digital inputs -- four HDMI, two USB, one AES/EBU (XLR), one S/PDIF (RCA), one S/PDIF (BNC), and one S/PDIF (TosLink) -- as well as user-adjustable upsampling for some inputs, and resolutions of up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD512 (both via USB).

Now, for just $400 more, the new BDA-3.14, which Bryston demonstrated at FAE 2020, adds to the BDA-3 an Ethernet port, built-in streaming (Qobuz and Tidal are supported), and a digital volume control that lets you bypass a preamplifier altogether and connect the BDA-3.14 directly to a power amp -- something Jeff now does in his home system.

For me, what most matters is the BDA-3.14’s built-in streamer. As I listened, I began mentioning obscure albums to Bryston’s Gary Dayton, who immediately turned to the computer screen behind him and cued them up to play via the BDA-3.14’s browser-based interface. That convenience of streaming is a handy thing to have built right into a DAC – GOOD JOB, BRYSTON , for taking the BDA-3 to a new level for not much more retail cost.

Doug Schneider
Soundstage Magazine


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Re: DAC/Streamers
« Reply #87 on: 3 Mar 2020, 10:11 pm »
Unfortunately you won't get praise like this from the Audio show in Alkmaar, Netherlands last weekend. The 3.14 was hooked up to a 4B3 and played through Driade loudspeakers, and it sounded really bad. As a bonus the visitors had to get up from a demo with different gear and actually physically turn their seats 90 degrees to listen to the Bryston demo every 30 minutes.
Quite some Bryston gear was present, but all just placed on tables, nothing was on or even connected to mains.
When asked why the 4B3 was hooked up to such an abysmal set of loudspeakers (no low end whatsoever, mid sounded like a cardboard box, high was just shrill, even in a room full of people), the reply was "I agree, but orders..."
I suggest that next year Bryston shares a room with Daudio loudspeakers.

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« Reply #88 on: 4 Mar 2020, 12:08 am »
Unfortunately you won't get praise like this from the Audio show in Alkmaar, Netherlands last weekend. The 3.14 was hooked up to a 4B3 and played through Driade loudspeakers, and it sounded really bad.

Driade is Dutch for dreadful?
Who decides what's hooked up to what at these shows? the mfr or the show's room monitors?

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Re: DAC/Streamers
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« Reply #91 on: 5 Mar 2020, 10:25 pm »
Driade is Dutch for dreadful?
Who decides what's hooked up to what at these shows? the mfr or the show's room monitors?
I’d imagine the people who booked the room. Distributor?

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« Reply #92 on: 5 Mar 2020, 11:57 pm »
Hi Folks,

Yes the distributor runs the show.

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« Reply #93 on: 7 Mar 2020, 01:20 am »


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston Demo Florida Audio Expo 2020

POSITIVE FEEDBACK MAGAZINE

Florida Audio Expo 2020:
Better the Second Time Around,

By Maurice Jeffries


The Bryston room knocked the ball out of the proverbial ballpark with a system fronted by the superb new Rega P10 turntable and matching Apheta 3 cartridge.

Rega Aria phono stage, a Bryston integrated amp (B135 Cubed) and a Preamp/Server/DAC combo unit (the BDA-3.14),

Chord Sarum cabling, and Fyne F205 speakers (these using coaxially mounted drivers like those employed by Tannoy).

My notes described the superb sound as "full-bodied and transient rich. Great staging and overall clarity. Stunning overall musicality and coherence. Beck's Morning Phase LP, various pop and jazz digital streams, and just about everything else we played sounded really swell, with great dynamic expression and laser focus."

This was among the two or three most entertaining systems I heard all weekend.

A Best Of Show contender.   


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Re: DAC/Streamers
« Reply #94 on: 27 Mar 2020, 06:52 pm »
Hi Folks,

I have a PDF of the Bryston 3.14 DAC/Streamer/Preamp from StereoLife Review Magazine in Europe.

Warning its 9 pages!

jamestanner@bryston.com




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