Montreal Audio Fest 2019

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Montreal Audio Fest 2019
« on: 19 Mar 2019, 01:09 pm »
MONTREAL AUDIO FEST - BRYSTON DEMO

Bryston will be unveiling the Middle T-REX active loudspeaker system powered by the brand new 21B3 amplifiers during the Montreal Audio Fest, March 22-24 at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.

The demo system will feature the BDP- 3 Digital Player, the BDA-3 DAC, the BP-26/MPS-2 Preamplifier and two of the venerable 21B3 amplifiers. Also in the system will be the BAX-1 Digital Active Crossover for the brand new Middle T-REX speakers, and Bryston Balanced Interconnects and speaker cables. AC power treated by the Bryston BIT 20 Isolation Transformer and Target equipment stands will be utilized.

Please join Bryston in suite Outremont 1 for a system demo, to ask questions or to chat with the Bryston team.

We look forward to seeing you!     

James

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« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar 2019, 12:39 am »
How are the BDP-3 and DAC connected?  SPDIF?  TOSLINK?  USB?

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« Reply #2 on: 22 Mar 2019, 12:44 am »
How are the BDP-3 and DAC connected?  SPDIF?  TOSLINK?  USB?

USB

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« Reply #5 on: 22 Mar 2019, 01:36 am »
---And with the BP-26  (first and second shelves from the top.)

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« Reply #6 on: 22 Mar 2019, 05:04 am »
USB

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James, I thought I read several weeks ago where you said you used USB at the shows.  I wanted to be sure I understood your answer correctly.  Just today I saw a discussion in another forum where a contributor compared SPDIF to USB, and he decided that SPDIF "sounded better."  But I kept thinking back to that earlier discussion where you said you used USB.  And I keep thinking, if USB is good enough for Bryston, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us.   I think there's a prejudice against USB.  It was invented for ordinary data transfer, and, not having the cachet of hi-end audio, it must be an inferior way of connecting audio components.  Sometimes our prejudices infect our audio judgments.
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« Reply #9 on: 22 Mar 2019, 03:16 pm »
Enjoy "Mon-ree-al" James.

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« Reply #10 on: 22 Mar 2019, 05:16 pm »
Sure wish we'd see something closer to that at AXPONA.

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« Reply #11 on: 23 Mar 2019, 01:03 am »
Congratulation for your room.
Very nice display and your middle T-Rex sound  :thumb:.
One of the best I heard today.
Have a great week-end.

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« Reply #12 on: 23 Mar 2019, 02:12 am »
Congratulation for your room.
Very nice display and your middle T-Rex sound  :thumb:.
One of the best I heard today.
Have a great week-end.

Thanks Pierre - I appreciate your comments.

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« Reply #13 on: 23 Mar 2019, 09:41 am »
Sure wish we'd see something closer to that at AXPONA.

HI

I think Gary is going to run the Mini T-REX at Axpona

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Enjoy "Mon-ree-al" James.

Thanks - so far so good

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Hi Folks,

Please see attached a report from John Atkinson of Stereophile Magazine on our T-REX demo at the 2019 Montreal AudioFest.

The quote below says it all ... and is the reason the T-REX models exist.

James


"By doubling up the speakers I like this, you get lower THD at reasonable SPL’s and having woofers spaced like this can, with care in placement, result in a more even low-frequency balance in the room"






MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Stereophile Report – Bryston Demo – Montreal AudioFest 2019

March 2019

“Bryston's room was big but these tall Bryston speaker towers were easily filling the space with a Leonard Cohen track when I entered. (Peculiarly, given that Cohen is a native son of Montreal, this was the only time I heard one of his songs at the show.)

The system consisted of a pair of Bryston's new 21B3 amplifiers, BDP-3 digital player, BDA-3 DAC, BP-26/MPS-2 preamplifier, BAX-1 digital active crossover, and Bryston balanced interconnects and speaker cables. AC power was treated with a Bryston BIT 20 Isolation Transformer.

The speakers? On closer examination, each appeared to be two Bryston Middle Ts, one mounted upside-down on top of the other. Bryston's James Tanner explained that this is the middle model of three brand new T-REX systems, each of which combines a pair of their speakers in this fashion. The smallest is the Mini T-REX, which combines two Mini-Ts, the largest the Model T-REX, which puts one already tall Model-T on top of another.

The Middle T-REX speakers being demmed costs $12,000/pair and as you can see from the photo of its rear, the upper speaker actually has the terminals at what used to be its top.

By doubling up the speakers I like this, you get lower THD at reasonable SPL’s and having woofers spaced like this can, with care in placement, result in a more even low-frequency balance in the room.

After Leonard Cohen, I listened to a track by John Lee Hooker, with Van Morrison guesting on vocals— the bass guitar was remarkably even and the overall imaging well-defined, despite there being no acoustic treatment in the room.

And when Tanner played me an EDM track, "Electrified" from Boris Blank, who used to be half of Yello, the deep bass "gulps" made my intestines shake in sympathy.

Oh yeah !!!”



John Atkinson,
Stereophile


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Re: Montreal Audio Fest 2019
« Reply #17 on: 27 Mar 2019, 12:55 pm »
Congratulations to Bryston!

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Montreal AudioFest 2019 – Bryston Demo

Bryston showed the Middle T- Rex fully active system.

Again, the sound was astoundingly good and coherent-sounding anywhere in the big room.

Superb Audio - !!!