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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By gbaby
To be honest with myself, I'm sticking to what I...

To be honest with myself, I'm sticking to what I have due to economic necessity. :o I think that if I could afford a phono pre-amp worthy of connecting to the SP3, I'd buy it just for the ability to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 10:18 AM
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As I have said time and time again, the BDP-2 has...

As I have said time and time again, the BDP-2 has killed my interest in a turntable. I recently ran across an article from a gentleman who has much better equipment than I, and who reviewed six...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By gbaby
For whatever this is worth, I have not played a...

For whatever this is worth, I have not played a movie or listened to multi-channel music since I purchased the Bryston BDP-2. All I do is listen briefly, encode and listen more. :o:) Also, I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By gbaby
Bryston is not Allstate, but you are in good...

Bryston is not Allstate, but you are in good hands. ;) I had trouble with the remote communicating with my first SP3 and they eventually sent me a new one. :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gbaby
Sorry David, I'm just seeing your post. If I were...

Sorry David, I'm just seeing your post. If I were you I would send the unit in for repair as it is still under warranty. However, I am sorry about your problem. It may even be related to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By gbaby
I get great bass response from my mains in their...

I get great bass response from my mains in their current position. The bass is clean, tight, and articulated.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By gbaby
I agree there is more to covering the bass than a...

I agree there is more to covering the bass than a speaker spec, but if my main speakers are up to the task for bass, and I don't need a subwoofer, why introduce problems associated with getting the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By gbaby
The only reason to use a sub for 2 channel music...

The only reason to use a sub for 2 channel music is that your 2 channel speakers are not full range. The sub on music introduces problems such as proper crossover frequency, slopes, filters and other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By gbaby
I cannot speak for anyone one else, but I still...

I cannot speak for anyone one else, but I still love my SP3 and I like the company, Bryston, too. I feel secure buying their products which I think has good value compared to other hi end...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By gbaby
Great recommendation except I use HDMI due to the...

Great recommendation except I use HDMI due to the D/A on the SP3 being better than the D/A converter on my Sony XA-5400ES SACD player. The Sony unfortunately has only one HDMI output. :( To be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By gbaby
Debatable. ;):) I have a 12" and 18" HGS Velodyne...

Debatable. ;):) I have a 12" and 18" HGS Velodyne sub, and the 18" is more musical.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By gbaby
It's the crossover, correct?

It's the crossover, correct?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By gbaby
It's a known fact that a sub compromises the...

It's a known fact that a sub compromises the sound when playing music. If you have full range speakers, 2 channel sounds better without the sub. My speaker are -2db @ 32Hz. This covers most low...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-12-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By gbaby
David Minches, I have taken your advice, and I...

David Minches, I have taken your advice, and I have started listening to 2 channel music again. I put about 16 gigs of music on a flash drive. The music was mostly Motown and Philly sound from from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-11-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By gbaby
Look at post 1419. Big Hat is the only one I know...

Look at post 1419. Big Hat is the only one I know on this forum who uses the USB port on the SP3.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By gbaby
Can't help you except to say the Bryston BDP-2 is...

Can't help you except to say the Bryston BDP-2 is the solution to what you are trying to do over using the USB port from the SP3. I have never heard red book CD sound so good. No mechanical...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-10-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By gbaby
So did I.:) In fact, my uncle, Johhny Persol,...

So did I.:) In fact, my uncle, Johhny Persol, beat Ali's sparring partner, Jimmy Ellis, to win the 1960 N.Y. Golden Glove championship and lost to Ellis in 1967 on the Ali/Foley undercard match. :(...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-04-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By gbaby
Yes you can. You use the USB port from the...

Yes you can. You use the USB port from the iPhone, connect it directly to the USB port on your computer and it will download you iTunes to the music icon on your iPhone.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-03-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By gbaby
For the kind of money you are talking about,your...

For the kind of money you are talking about,your best option is to use iTunes with Apple TV, and encode your own music using aiff. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By gbaby
I just discovered that the song, Spooky, that I...

I just discovered that the song, Spooky, that I liked so much had a sampling rate of only 44.1, but I can't tell on the SP3 if it's 16 or 24. :( Regardless, it still sounds good. And, I have been...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By gbaby
I understand your being happy with the above...

I understand your being happy with the above combo. ;) I'm happy with just one.:) One thing for sure, the BDA-3 makes not having DSD on the SP3 a non-issue if you need only two channel.

As far as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By gbaby
Rich, Bryston has just introduced a new D/A...

Rich, Bryston has just introduced a new D/A converter, the BDA-3. I guess a new and improved BDP-3 is next. :eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By gbaby
This is what I am referring to, and was the...

This is what I am referring to, and was the motive for my post. It was interesting reading.:cool:;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 12:40 PM
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Posted By gbaby
For those interested, James Tanner of Bryston has...

For those interested, James Tanner of Bryston has a new web magazine that looks pretty good. See below:


http://bryston-ltd.tumblr.com/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By gbaby
David, below is a link for a post from audio...

David, below is a link for a post from audio circle that is relevant to your comment above.



http://bryston-ltd.tumblr.com/post/95727764596/computer-vs-bryston-bdp-1-vs-high-end-cd
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