New cheaper remote?

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gberger

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Re: New cheaper remote?
« Reply #20 on: 8 Jan 2020, 02:06 am »
Too bad about the "just black."  Those of us with less-than-good-eyesight have difficulty with the notations for each button on black - - unless they're printed in stark white.

That was my trouble with the BR-2. I had to memorize which button to press.

also, I do hope the battery will be easier to change.  (Try loosening those tiny screws with 20/40 eyesight!)

Just some thoughts.

gil99

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« Reply #21 on: 8 Jan 2020, 02:31 pm »
Would the new remote will control all input on a bda-1, can it be able to power on/off also. Thank you

gdayton

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« Reply #22 on: 9 Jan 2020, 02:57 pm »
Too bad about the "just black."  Those of us with less-than-good-eyesight have difficulty with the notations for each button on black - - unless they're printed in stark white.

That was my trouble with the BR-2. I had to memorize which button to press.

also, I do hope the battery will be easier to change.  (Try loosening those tiny screws with 20/40 eyesight!)

Just some thoughts.

The buttons themselves are roughly the same size as the BR-2, but I've tried to design the silk screen to be easier to read. It will be printed in white. The problem I had with dark screen ink on a silver remote is that in a dim room, it's all gray. One upshot of the new remote is that the volume and mute buttons are larger and different shaped, so at least you can feel for those.

The batteries aren't really any easier to change, but since we're using a new IC and there is no backlighting, you'll have to change them far less often. I imagine even with heavy use, a set of batteries should last for years.

gdayton

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« Reply #23 on: 9 Jan 2020, 02:58 pm »
Would the new remote will control all input on a bda-1, can it be able to power on/off also. Thank you

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CanadianMaestro

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« Reply #24 on: 9 Jan 2020, 03:59 pm »

The batteries aren't really any easier to change, but since we're using a new IC and there is no backlighting, you'll have to change them far less often. I imagine even with heavy use, a set of batteries should last for years.

Gary
Have you considered designing a remote with all of the above features....
...and rechargeable (by USB or something)?

cheers

gil99

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« Reply #25 on: 9 Jan 2020, 06:21 pm »
Thanks for the reply.  I want one.
Gilles V.

gdayton

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« Reply #26 on: 9 Jan 2020, 06:55 pm »
Gary
Have you considered designing a remote with all of the above features....
...and rechargeable (by USB or something)?

cheers
Yeah, that's a cool idea. We have. This remote project was done almost entirely by me and I'm just a dummy sales guy, not a real engineer. We wanted to keep the engineers working on far cooler and more fun stuff than that. so I took the guts of the BR-2 with only minor PCB changes and designed new and less expensive mechanicals around it.

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« Reply #27 on: 9 Jan 2020, 07:06 pm »
^ bravo. I wasn't being critical -- the BR2 is a classic, withstanding run-overs by humvees, etc.
keep it up.
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« Reply #28 on: 10 Jan 2020, 09:20 am »
Good work :thumb: :thumb:.
One thing i dont like with the old ones is the small buttons and all the same size.
I will have 2 of these.

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« Reply #29 on: 12 Jan 2020, 03:19 am »
If it fully switches the inputs on the BDA3, which apparently it does, then I’m seriously interested.
And black is good for me

gil99

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« Reply #30 on: 12 Jan 2020, 02:52 pm »
Waiting when it be available to get one, black is O.K.
Gilles V.

Raimo

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« Reply #31 on: 13 Jan 2020, 09:24 am »
Hi All, materials for the new remote are rolling in. Looks like we'll have them available in February. A brief FAQ follows:

What does it control?
Basically everything the BR-2 controls. That includes preamps, digital players, CD players, Integrated amps. We will offer a version of it with the SP3 as well.

How much will it cost?
We will include them with some products from the factory, but if you want to buy one separately, it should cost approximately $125 (final pricing not yet settled) in North America

How is it different than the BR-2?
There's not a lot of difference. There is no longer a motion sensitive backlight (or any backlighting) to reduce cost. The enclosure is aluminum, but not milled billet, so don't try to run this one over with your truck. Buttons are silicone instead of metal.

Can it control a BDA-3 fully?
We removed upsampling so there are 10 buttons available, so all 10 inputs can be selected from the remote.

Black or silver?
No, since getting the price down meant massive order quantities, we opted to go with black only.
Will the SP3 version function with the SP2?

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« Reply #32 on: 14 Jan 2020, 02:30 pm »
Will the SP3 version function with the SP2?
At least volume and mute will work, not sure about the inputs

R. Daneel

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« Reply #33 on: 16 Jan 2020, 06:12 pm »
Hi Gary! Can you turn the uplsampling on and off on a BDA-2 DAC with this new remote? Cheers!