When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment

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When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« on: 9 Jan 2019, 07:46 pm »
Curious to learn when we might see the Cubed circuits used in a revised version of the BP6 and BP26.


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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #1 on: 9 Jan 2019, 08:04 pm »
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It would be a new preamp rather than a change to the current preamps

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #2 on: 9 Jan 2019, 08:25 pm »
Hi

It would be a new preamp rather than a change to the current preamps

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Any chance we might see something in 2019?  The next question everyone is likely to ask - will factory upgrades of current units be a possibility?

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #3 on: 9 Jan 2019, 08:39 pm »
Any chance we might see something in 2019?  The next question everyone is likely to ask - will factory upgrades of current units be a possibility?

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I would say we should have a new preamp in 2019.  I do not think an upgrade option will be available though as there are too many changes over the years to make it cost effective for the customer.  Features, circuits and digital sources are totally different than what they were back when the BP26 and the BP6 were designed as pure analog preamplifiers.

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #4 on: 9 Jan 2019, 08:46 pm »
Hi

I would say we should have a new preamp in 2019. 


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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #5 on: 11 Jan 2019, 09:34 am »

...maybe this new preamp will have a usb dac for dsd???

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #6 on: 11 Jan 2019, 11:39 am »
...maybe this new preamp will have a usb dac for dsd???

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Yes it will be the same as the BDA-3 from a digital perspective.

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #7 on: 11 Jan 2019, 01:05 pm »
Reading into the comments from James seems it is going to be a digital device with preamp controls? Rather than 'just' a preamp?

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #8 on: 11 Jan 2019, 01:32 pm »
Reading into the comments from James seems it is going to be a digital device with preamp controls? Rather than 'just' a preamp?

Yes, I believe you are correct.  I asked a similar question a couple of moths ago - would we see a digital preamp.

Two SPDIF inputs (RCA & BNC), toslink, and USB would cover most users.  Adding in two analog inputs (RCA & XLR) would make it very well rounded and capable.  Because DAC technology is evolving, it would be great to see that section in the form of an upgradable module that could be end user replaced as upgrades are release.  Just slide it out like you would a channel on a 2B-LP.

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #9 on: 11 Jan 2019, 04:53 pm »
Yes, I believe you are correct.  I asked a similar question a couple of moths ago - would we see a digital preamp.

Two SPDIF inputs (RCA & BNC), toslink, and USB would cover most users.  Adding in two analog inputs (RCA & XLR) would make it very well rounded and capable.  Because DAC technology is evolving, it would be great to see that section in the form of an upgradable module that could be end user replaced as upgrades are release.  Just slide it out like you would a channel on a 2B-LP.

Sounds a lot like what we are working on !

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
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Two SPDIF inputs (RCA & BNC), toslink, and USB would cover most users. Because DAC technology is evolving, it would be great to see that section in the form of an upgradable module that could be end user replaced as upgrades are release.  Just slide it out like you would a channel on a 2B-LP.



...if this is doable with this new preamp why shouldn't it be possible to have an upgradable dac module for the BP17³ and the 135? that way the customer can choose what kind of digital input he prefers for his setup. i might be wrong but i think that a more compact solution is a nice option for those who doesn't want another box for another box, etc. the BDA-3 surely is a cool performer but maybe some people don't need 10 digital inputs. what i'm trying to say is that if Bryston would offer digital cards with different inputs for the 17³ and 135³ it would make them more versatile for different needs.

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Re: When will the BP6 & 26 get the Cubed treatment
« Reply #11 on: 11 Jan 2019, 08:34 pm »

Two SPDIF inputs (RCA & BNC), toslink, and USB would cover most users. Because DAC technology is evolving, it would be great to see that section in the form of an upgradable module that could be end user replaced as upgrades are release.  Just slide it out like you would a channel on a 2B-LP.



...if this is doable with this new preamp why shouldn't it be possible to have an upgradable dac module for the BP17³ and the 135? that way the customer can choose what kind of digital input he prefers for his setup. i might be wrong but i think that a more compact solution is a nice option for those who doesn't want another box for another box, etc. the BDA-3 surely is a cool performer but maybe some people don't need 10 digital inputs. what i'm trying to say is that if Bryston would offer digital cards with different inputs for the 17³ and 135³ it would make them more versatile for different needs.

al.

I had the exact same thoughts.  User configurable digital input options.  Then I considered economies of scale and how many options are feasible; there will always be a person that feels none of them are an exact fit.