Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer

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Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« on: 3 Oct 2020, 12:48 pm »
HI Folks,

"Our most exquisite representation of musicality ever.

The BR-20 is a fitting tribute to our late dear friend and colleague Brian Russell"

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #2 on: 3 Oct 2020, 01:19 pm »
I want one, but I don't need one. :bawl:

I think my SP2 is doing a good job and has the multi-channel connections I need for my 4- channel stereo arrangement.

I bet music sounds smooth as silk though with the BR-20.

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« Reply #3 on: 3 Oct 2020, 01:21 pm »
Is this the renamed BP18  :scratch:

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« Reply #4 on: 3 Oct 2020, 01:24 pm »
No subwoofer outputs?  No room correction?  Price?

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« Reply #5 on: 3 Oct 2020, 02:09 pm »
Is this the renamed BP18  :scratch:

Hi

Yes as a tribute to Brian we are renaming the BP18 to the BR-20.

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« Reply #6 on: 3 Oct 2020, 02:12 pm »
No subwoofer outputs?  No room correction?  Price?

Hi JLM

There are 2 sets of XLR outputs  - so either set can be used for Subs.  Jim our company is not a believer in room correction as it messes up more than it solves in our opinion so no there is no room EQ.

Just to be clear this is a Stereo unit not a Surround.

Price will be retail $5995

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« Reply #7 on: 3 Oct 2020, 02:13 pm »
Thanks James.  :thumb:

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« Reply #8 on: 3 Oct 2020, 08:58 pm »
BR-20  :thumb:

(BTW is that price CAD or USD?)

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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #9 on: 4 Oct 2020, 12:20 am »
BR-20  :thumb:

(BTW is that price CAD or USD?)

Hi - US

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« Reply #10 on: 4 Oct 2020, 03:35 am »
How is the headphone amplifier performance on this compared to BHA-1?

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« Reply #11 on: 4 Oct 2020, 04:35 am »
Dang - very nice.  And I just got a B135 cubed with the dac for a bedroom system with some Middle T’s :duh: BR-20 with built in BAX and I’d be hooked for sure.

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« Reply #12 on: 4 Oct 2020, 05:12 am »
...the BR20 is a killer!!!! truly an all in one machine! very cool. very nice.  :drool:

(and hey...next step would be to make it an integrated :wink:)


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« Reply #13 on: 4 Oct 2020, 06:49 am »
Is BR-20 using same DAC and Streaming board than BDA-3.14?

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« Reply #14 on: 4 Oct 2020, 07:07 am »
...so the USB-Audio input can do DSD whereas the USB-Accessory inputs can't, cause it's basically a pi4, correct?? and the display doesn't has the same green like the BDP3 for example??


for BP17C users: a digital card with USB is still no option??


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Re: Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer
« Reply #15 on: 4 Oct 2020, 10:58 am »
How is the headphone amplifier performance on this compared to BHA-1?

Hi Zoom

It is not as capable as the BHA-1 in driving very difficult headphones like the planar magnetic types but short of that it is a very competent headphone amplifier.

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« Reply #16 on: 4 Oct 2020, 10:59 am »
Is BR-20 using same DAC and Streaming board than BDA-3.14?

Hi,

The same DAC but it is a Pi4 in the BR-20 whereas the 3.14 uses the Pi3 streamer.

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« Reply #17 on: 4 Oct 2020, 01:43 pm »
Roon certified?

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« Reply #18 on: 4 Oct 2020, 02:31 pm »
Roon certified?

Hi Randy

Not yet - you have to send them a production sample so that will take a while.

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« Reply #19 on: 4 Oct 2020, 04:25 pm »
I want one, but I don't need one. :bawl:



I'm sure there's lots of us with the same thought 8)