BRYSTON ACTIVE SPEAKERS

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« Reply #240 on: 1 Dec 2018, 05:34 pm »
Thanks,just curious

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« Reply #241 on: 2 Dec 2018, 01:09 pm »
Thanks,just curious

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I checked and yes it does have the capacitor wired in.

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« Reply #242 on: 12 Jan 2019, 11:58 am »
HI Folks,

My new ACTIVE MIDDLE T-REX setup in RM 1




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« Reply #243 on: 12 Jan 2019, 07:54 pm »



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« Reply #244 on: 12 Jan 2019, 08:34 pm »
Still using the BP-26?

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« Reply #245 on: 12 Jan 2019, 11:03 pm »

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« Reply #246 on: 16 Jan 2019, 02:35 am »
James

I thought you might be interested in my FFT measured tonight on my Model T & Middle T Trex set-up after a few hours of adjustments to the 120 Hz room correction and below.   Active setups still remain my favourite.

This is far from an ideal room, being a large L shaped open concept.  Sitting position is against the narrow side with the opening to the right.   Having some ability to change the left vs the right BAX setup would help with this difficult room.  Not sure I trust this FFT app for the upper frequencies but I wanted to show another example setup with the same tool you used.



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« Reply #247 on: 16 Jan 2019, 01:29 pm »
Wow thats a great result - there are certainly advantages with the TREX in smoothing out the response - bet it sounds great!

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« Reply #248 on: 25 Jan 2019, 09:26 pm »
Hi Folks,

Just received this extensive review on the Bryston Model T Active system from a long time veteran of our industry.

Here is the first page of the PDF - email me if you want a copy. - jamestanner@bryston.com




Brian’s Bio

“A music lover all my life, I first joined the electronics industry while attending school in Toronto, as a part-time employee of Brack Electronics.  After completing an unrelated degree, I knew that I loved the industry that dovetailed so well with music and entertainment, and stayed on at Brack. In a strange twist, hands-on experience with a certain Swiss turntable system led to an invitation from Harry Pearson of The Absolute Sound to join the staff of the magazine in Sea Cliff, NY. TAS was a remarkable and invaluable experience, bringing me together with many of the leading minds & manufacturers in the audio field.

Eventually the path led me to serve as the US representative for electronics designer Ed Meitners’ start-up company, Museatex Audio, based in Montreal.  While Museatex didn’t go the distance, it did bring me back to Canada.  During the time period when residential custom-installed AV was not only emerging, but also beginning to morph into property wide intelligent control, I founded Architronics Integrated Electronics Systems, which immediately found acceptance with clients both in North America and internationally.  Architronics was fortunate to ride the wave of its’ timing, and quickly garnered a positive reputation for skill & competence with challenging projects with manufacturers of upscale control systems.  Leading edge audio & video products were also a natural fit with such projects, and allowed me continuity with my personal passions.

Following the sale of Architronics, I was privileged to head up the design, construction and project management of numerous private theaters and listening rooms for select clients.” 


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« Reply #249 on: 27 Jan 2019, 06:37 pm »
Thanks James !

Very interesting indeed...one of the best reviews I read sofar...probably because its done by a professional 👍

Cheers and best regards,

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« Reply #250 on: 22 Feb 2019, 09:30 pm »
I'm the author of the review referenced above by James.  If anyone has any questions or thoughts, I'd be happy to hear or respond to them.

James, I wanted to add the following thought to what I wrote earlier.  Since sending you my comments, I've had much more time to continue the dive into my music library, including older recordings that I hadn't listened seriously to in years.  It's been a lot of fun.

Many recordings are again sounding as I either knew they could, or assumed they should.  They are revealing nuances and dynamic colors that I'd heard previously on mightier systems than I personally owned, but weren't as audible in the passive speaker version.  In some recordings that are newer, I feel like I'm getting more value for money paid for the music.

The active system upgrade has caused one unexpected knock-on effect though.  It's stimulated some pretty significant "cost overruns" in new music purchases . . . no apparent end in sight . . .

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« Reply #251 on: 22 Feb 2019, 10:09 pm »
Great to hear you are enjoying your music collection Brian - that’s what this gear is all about :thumb:

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« Reply #252 on: 26 Feb 2019, 06:59 pm »
Recent show in Russia

Bryston Mini T Active System





http://www.salonav.com/arch/2019/02/sistema-iz-komponentov-bryston.htm

I have an English PDF if you want - jamestanner@bryston.com
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« Reply #253 on: 28 Feb 2019, 03:41 pm »
Hi Folks,

One of the observations that became clear to me when developing the Bryston Model T-REX speakers was the need to go ``ACTIVE`` and the need to ``MOVE AIR AT LOW DISTORTION`` if you want to achieve a state of the art audio system.

Please see the attached from one of our customers that has assembled a full Bryston T-REX system and his thoughts on the resultant performance.

james


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston - Marc’s Model T-REX Audio System


March 2019

Hi James,
 
I remember the lunch we had a few years ago where you discussed the desire to build the Bryston T-Rex, and I asked how many people you thought would actually buy it. Well Sir, I am incredibly fortunate that I‘ve had the opportunity to do just that!
 
From the initial Signature T, to the T-Active upgrade, to the 21B3 amplifier, to the T-Rex upgrade, Bryston has continuously delivered HUGE improvements in performance every step of the way.
 
Please excuse the curvature - from the wide angle lens



Here are my observations:
 
•   The Bryston T-Rex is a visual monolith, but it sonically disappears!
•   The soundstage is absolutely huge while being natural and focused.
•   It has a surprising level of ease when producing both subtle and highly dynamic details; it seems like it’s sitting back and relaxing on the couch just like you are.
•   The clarity is as close to “being there” that I have heard, challenging mega-buck systems
•   It triggers an emotional response on a regular basis.
•   It brings out details you didn’t know were there in the content as well as enhancing details that might have previously been subtle.
•   I’ll never forget when I first played Erich Kunzel’s “Love Theme from Superman” off the Time Warp CD (1984) on the T-Rex, I didn’t know if I should stand up and conduct, or cry for how beautiful it sounded – so I did both!
•   I never thought analog FM stereo could be reproduced in such a superb fashion; I can enjoy detailed listening for hours!
•   It does raise the height of the soundstage, but in no means is that a bad experience.
•   As great as it is in stereo, it’s actually more impressive when used as part of a full Model T surround sound system; I challenge any movie theater to sound as good.
•   The Model T Subwoofers in the system are only used for movies, and you can hear the T-Rex easily joining in.
•   My only problem is my 65” OLED display looks small now…

 
I’m not sure where you guys could go from here, but I can easily say I now have a system that I can’t find any fault with, and can’t imagine it sounding better. Thanks to you and the entire Bryston team for helping me assemble this dream system. Best of all, without having to re-mortgage the house.
 
Respectfully,
Marc Richman


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« Reply #254 on: 28 Feb 2019, 04:56 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston Demo – Listening Impressions - Gary


March 2019

Good morning James.

Thank you for letting me audition your Bryston Middle T-REX speakers in your personal demo room.

My Middle T-Rex impressions.



The Middle T-Rex active speaker set-up had a rather commanding physical presence in the room at just under 7' tall.

As the lights were lowered and the music cued-up these large towers all but disappeared in the room, never drawing attention to themselves. The sound-stage was not only wide and deep, but also conveyed impressive height.

The presentation had amazing natural vocals and great top to bottom tonal balance. The music reproduction was very true to life and had an effortless quality in the way it was delivered.

Well done James!           

Gary Hall.


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« Reply #255 on: 17 Mar 2019, 12:10 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston – Model T Active System

March 2019

Hi James,

I have the Model T Active system but have not had the chance to log in to the GUI.   

Next will be tweaking the position of the speakers and using the DSP of the BAX-1 to refine things.

Enclosed is the picture of the “half-cooked” set up. 

Yet to be included are the BHA-1 (currently in storage), BCD-3 and BDP-3 (both on order).

Thank you





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« Reply #256 on: 18 Mar 2019, 11:48 am »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston – Howard Gladstone – Middle TREX

March 2019

Hi James

I was thinking about the Middle TREX Active system I recently heard at your home. 



I was listening to my own system today with the big PMCs, and thought about how the sound from your system was in comparison - the sound was bigger and came from a higher place - makes sense since the drivers are placed at a higher level.   

More than that - the system sounded so effortless… it did not even break a sweat. 

I have never liked that Carmen suite (my own taste) as I think the strings sound harsh and grating on the ears -  your Bryston Middle T system played it back perfectly.  So that is a compliment. 

The country and blues and acoustic music you played sounded realistic and accurate and no fault could be found.

Cheers
Howard


Howard is a very talented Singer/Songwriter in Canada
Check out his website: - http://www.howardgladstone.com/

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« Reply #257 on: 8 Apr 2019, 11:50 am »


MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Milan Hi Fidelity Show 2019 – Bryston Demo

April, 2019

“Hi James,

Yesterday I went to Milan at Milan Hi Fidelity Show 2019 and placed the order for the Middle T-Rex speakers from your Italian distributor.

I’m very excited in waiting for them to be able to hear the results this Bryston Active speaker upgrade will provide.

At the show, with my great surprise, yesterday the full Bryston Middle T Active System was playing in the Audio Reference room.

Really this Bryston active system has the edge. One of the best sounds at the show, if not the best!

Attached a couple of pics I’ve taken.”

Best regards,
Dario

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« Reply #258 on: 16 Jun 2019, 06:38 pm »
Hi James,

Has the B24 been released for sale yet? I am interested in an audition. 

The alternative is perhaps purchasing a pair of B2.5 cubed along with an existing 4B cubed.

Still loving the sound!
Drew

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« Reply #259 on: 16 Jun 2019, 10:34 pm »
Hi James,

Has the B24 been released for sale yet? I am interested in an audition. 

The alternative is perhaps purchasing a pair of B2.5 cubed along with an existing 4B cubed.

Still loving the sound!
Drew

Hi Drew

We are still having issues with the safety and hydro certification - knowing this bureaucracy it will be a while longer.

james