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Bryston SP3 Processor

Discussion in 'Audio Processors & Power Amps' started by vishnu, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. vishnu

    vishnu Member

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    Here are some initial specifications and pictures of the new Bryston SP3 prototype processor.

    Features:
    Version 1 - one HDMI ‘IN’ --- one HDMI ‘OUT’
    Version 2 - eight HDMI ‘IN’ --- two ‘OUT’ with audio Processing and Video Switching
    Version 3 - eight HDMI ‘IN’ --- two ‘OUT’ with audio Processing and Video Processing


    Three rack-spaces, top rack-space reserved for OPTIONAL video board
    Two pairs of Balanced inputs, Set of 7.1 Balanced out, Set of 7.1 single ended out
    Six - Pairs Single ended Analog Inputs, 2 Pairs Balanced Inputs, 7.1 Single Ended Analog bypass
    One Stereo Single Ended Analog Bypass, One Zone, VCR and Tape loop 1 set of each,
    RS-232– 2 inputs, Ethernet – 1 input, IR - 1 Input, Mic – 1 Input, Headphone –1 Stereo Input, 12 volt Triggers (1-In - 3 Out)

    Digital Inputs – 3- Optical, 4 Coax, 1- USB, Digital Out 1- Optical

    If Optional Video Board Installed:
    2- Composite Video In – 1 Video Out
    2- S Video In – 1 Video Out
    2 Component Video In – 1 Video Out
    8 HDMI In – 2 HDMI Out

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  2. OnTheFly

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    I'm looking forward to this. It looks very nice in silver so black should be even better. Roll on '09.:smashin:
  3. Apone

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    Looks very very nice:thumbsup: Any idea of prices for the individual versions and if the basic spec can be upgraded in future?
  4. OnTheFly

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  5. vishnu

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    According to the audiocircle thread, talking about a price of about $6000 but no idea what they will charge for it in the uk and you need to buy a uk spec one unfortunately.

    As far as upgrades, it all uses the same chassis, you will be able to add the video board as an extra.
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    Not much info yet but sounds like it could be a great processor, I have always liked the look of Bryston kit with tank like build quality. Im sure I could be very tempted but it will probably end up costing too much, especially if you add on the cost of the power amp.

    Look forward to hearing a few more details :)
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    That looks like a match for my Lexicon MC12B.......

    And as I have a number of Bryston amps :D,

    This could go on the wish list :devil:.
  8. OnTheFly

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    To late. It's already on mine.
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    So I'm guessing that the SP3 has been delayed and/or nixed?
  10. vishnu

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    Acording to the Audiocircle website they are planning to release it by the end of Winter.
  11. OnTheFly

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    They are taking there time but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
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    My 2 X 2b, 1 X 4bst and 4b sst would love that processor to bits :devil:
  13. vishnu

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    Sorry, i meant by the end of Autumn! Acording to the V/P of Bryston.
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    James Tanner (Bryston VP) wrote the following

    "There will be stereo subs capability using the Balanced out and the unbalanced out in parallel at this point.

    James"

    and

    "Hi Andy,

    We are showing the final prototype at CEDIA next month and hopefully be ready for sale in late fall.

    James"



    So we are days away from news..............
    Andy.
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    so it seems there are a few of us viewing the audio circle thread in great anticipation :devil:
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    I think that the price will scare me as much as I'm going to want this...
  18. vishnu

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    Apparently the final prototype is being shown at the Atlanta show at the moment, so hopefully not too long before its actually available.
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    My guess would be somewhere around £10k :suicide:
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    It was rumoured to be $10k, so using the rip-off $1=£1, then you are probably not far off the mark.
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    Makes the ADA and Arcams of this world seem relatively cheap in comparison :facepalm:
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    Not something you hear everyday :D

    I am sure it will be up there with the very best for 2Ch, I like the idea of being able to pick not having the video processing etc, a true all rounder, just too much for me, may find its way onto my lottery list though...
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    I am amazed by this thread and the huge Theta thread over at AVS. It seems that people are willing to wait forever for a new processor based on promises that never come to fruition. This thread started more than two years ago for example.

    HDMI is a pain but the problems are not insurmountable as has been proven by others.
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  24. Apone

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    Now the bold text really does make sense:thumbsup:
  25. recruit

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    Wow, I wonder did they change Rule number 7 or does it apply only sometimes when they feel like it :suicide: :laugh:
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    Anyone know if this is going to have any room EQ? I'm not yet sold that it’s a have to have on processors, but for 10k you kind of expect it :laugh:

    If not, I guess it’s going to the market verses the Classe SP880 - emphasis on 2 channel?
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    Yeah, it's yet another invasion of a thread by the ADA sellers - so boring, and so unnecessary. I've got to the point that, even if I had the money for the ADA, I wouldn't buy it because of the continual hard sell.
  28. recruit

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    I like the way you edited your post Neil but it still remains as quotations in our posts and the statement factual is how do they say ******** you are barging into another thread and promoting your product which is quite clearly breaking rule 7 and the Moderators and Admin just ignored it. :thumbsdow
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  29. Mr_Orange

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    Not only that, but the reason given for the edit is laughable. recruit, the post has been reported so the Mods are not ignoring the situation.
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    Talk about Hyping up a product, and yes it is laughable and would not touch there business with a barge pole, and I was even considering trying one out, now I will forget them bunch of...:clown:

    Back on topic I'm sure the Bryston SP3 will be a fantastic product, for the Ultra High end market.

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