I've just bought one. So far, it's pretty good. It replaces my old McIntosh C-35. That model had, as an accessory, an external small box that allowed video to be switched with the audio. It was one of the first to do so, but unfortunately, the video was just composite. Not bad for 1994 though. It's just a stereo model however.
The Bryston seems pretty well designed. But there are some things that they could have done better. I'm going to give Chris a call in the next few days to ask some questions about their choices, and whether firmware upgrades could give some options.
One of those involves the sub. As the standard setting has it, there is one sub, mixed from both front channels. However, there are two assignable balanced outputs that can be changed from a stereo pair to a secondary sub, and an extra center channel. From what I gather, both subs are still mono mixes. It seems to me that as both are gotten from the stereo channels first, they begin as a stereo pair, and are mixed afterwards, which seems pretty standard. I would like to find out if they could simply be forwarded to the respective left and right channel subs, which is how my stereo system is set up. I find that there is a difference between dual subs driven from mono or stereo. Stereo subs give a better experience with more detail as the signals in and out of phase aren't mixed, with info loss into the sub(s).
I also question the lack of room correction, as I do that now with a Behringer (with some mods of my own), which works pretty well. But I was hoping to get rid of duplicated equipment. However, it seems to me that even if the SP3 does EQ, there is no mic input for realtime measurements. That makes it hit and miss as far as I can see.
I'm asking too much of course, but it would have been nice if I could have controlled this as I can the digital player, with my iPad. It seems as though these days, they could have done better than the small, hard to read from any reasonable distance, LCD display.