Originally Posted by BigHat
Any whispers on what they might announce at the 2103 CES show? If that shows ends w/o any concrete info on a MC-12HD replacement I will say farewell to you good folks and start hanging out in the Bryston SP-3 chats as that will be my new pre/pro..
Then it's time to say farewell. Reps at the Harman room made it clear that their JBL Synthesis line is a bigger priority for them right now than the Lexicon brand. So while they are still working on a new Lex, consumers will likely see QuantumLogic Surround processing in a box with a Synthesis faceplate before something Lexicon branded.
It's still up in the air whether the re-badged Bryston has the DSP horsepower to do even a scaled down version of QLS. However, the next Synthesis pre-pro they look for (whether built by Harman or a re-badged box from another manufacturer) will be chosen on its ability to handle QLS processing.
If having the Lexicon name on the front of your pre-pro is important to you, then I wouldn't hold my breath for something new in the next couple of years. That brand is just not as big a priority for them as their big-ticket Synthesis line. But if having the technology is more important, then we might have better luck.