Following a brief hiatus from this forum because of health issues, I'm pleased to report that I've ordered an SP3: 17" black, with blue display. I made the mistake of checking out the Bryston BDP-2 digital player and BDA-2 D/A converter, and have ordered those as well: same cosmetics. In the next couple of weeks, I'll pick up an Oppo BDP-105, likely followed in a few months by the Bryston BOT-1 optical transport, now in development. These items should play well with my existing gear, listed in my earlier posts.
I want to thank the participants in this forum for your helpful posts, especially gbaby, addino, moonhawk, and BigHat, who responded directly to my queries. Everyone's contributions to this forum have been useful and interesting, and I appreciate the generous spirit and positive tone you provide. I want to publicly thank Kal, whose consistently insightful and engaging writing delineated astutely the performance, features, and trade-offs inherent in the SP3. I've been a subscriber to Stereophile since the first issues, when it was little larger than a pamphlet, and Kal's column is the first thing I turn to with each new issue.
I'll likely have lots of questions for you and look forward to following and participating in this thread.
Again, many thanks.