Originally Posted by Extreman
3) I understand that the 3U rack mount ears can easily be removed?
The unit comes with the rack ears in a plastic bag, so you don't have to remove them if you aren't rack mounting. I had to install the ears since I was rack mounting in my Middle Atlantic rack.
For those who are rack mounting, the SP4 is pretty deep, so cable management will require an offset lacing bar. I have a 2" offset lacing bar and its still pretty close to the back of the unit. I had to put a 4" offset lacing bar to keep the cable bend radius large.
Those who are on firmware 3.4r2, have you run into any issues? It seems Storm is on 3.4r4, but Bryston hasn't released the r4 yet. I am running into some software issues -
1. After using for 2 days without any issues, I noticed that the processor wouldn't display any picture. I checked the web interface and it kept showing "processor is initializing". I waited for over 10 minutes and nothing happened. The power LED blinked green (should be solid green) and the LCD display showed all the usual info. I power cycled the unit, but it didn't help. I power cycled again few times by disconnecting the power cord and after 5th time, it worked.
2. Then a day after the first episode, while I was using the processor, I switched HDMI input using the Harmony remote and the audio dropped completely. I switched HDMI sources but there was no sound output from any of the connected sources. I power cycled, but it still didn't work. I then went ahead and restored the last config backup file and the sound came back.
3. When playing stereo content, I hear crackling sound from my left channel. This happens with both of my connected sources (PC and Sony blu ray player). I have tried restoring the backup configuration again, but the crackling sound continues. I swapped XLR cables and power cycled my NAD M27 amp, but it didn't help. This wasn't an issue with my Lexicon MC10 or NAD M17 that I was using until last week.
I am in touch with Bryston, but wanted to share my experience of the unit in case anyone had any suggestions.
On a side note - maybe the SP4 owners should now start a owner's thread instead of hijacking Storm thread