-Bryston SP3 Full HD Processor
With the Bryston SP-3 Full HD AV Processor, the Bryston design team have sought to design an uncluttered, easy-to-use processor/preamplifier, incorporating both stereo and a full range of surround sound capability, which delivers state-of-the-art performance in both analogue and digital formats
With the Bryston SP-3 Full HD AV Processor, the Bryston design team have sought to design an uncluttered, easy-to-use processor/preamplifier, incorporating both stereo and a full range of surround sound capability, which delivers state-of-the-art performance in both analogue and digital formats. The SP-3 will provide 2-channel stereo output as well as 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 surround output modes.
With the increased clarity and dynamic range of recordings and uncompressed movie soundtracks in the modern era, playback equipment must surpasses the parameters of even the most demanding high resolution software available. The Bryston SP3 preamplifier/processor is without peer in meeting this performance challenge.
The Bryston SP 3 is first and foremost an AUDIO product. Unlike most processors that have been designed to emphasize features over sonic performance, Bryston employs Class A discrete analogue circuitry throughout rather than cost saving Integrated Circuits (IC's). And like other Bryston components, the SP-3 utilizes separate power supplies for the analogue and digital circuit paths (achieves a lower noise floor) plus modular construction for easy changes or modifications going forward. And considering the unpredictable world of ever changing HDMI protocol, the Bryston SP-3 simply strips away the audio portion of the signal from the HDMI inputs and passes the video untouched to the display. This helps future proof the SP-3 while emphasizing Bryston's expertise in delivering the finest audio performance possible.
Most theatre processors provide an analogue pass-through option that moves the audio signal through undesirable digital circuitry before it exits the device. The Bryston SP-3 provides true analogue pass-through for 2-channel as well as 5.1 and 7.1 surround formats that eliminates all digital circuits from the signal path.
The Bryston SP-3 is the first high performance processor designed to make home theatre easy for the non-technical user. For example, most functions are automatic, controls are well labelled, and there are clear unambiguous display windows. Step-by-step set-up menus are provided and a user-friendly yet comprehensive owner's manual make initial set-up simple and straightforward. Bryston also supplies each SP-3 with factory settings that include the most common configurations dialled in and ready for playback.
While the Bryston SP-3 is a great multi-channel digital controller, users will also be able to take full advantage of stereo or surround sound in the analogue realm; so, at the touch of a button, the digital circuitry can be bypassed and the Bryston SP3 becomes an audiophile analogue preamplifier-a product category for which Bryston has become renowned. The bypass mode provides a totally discrete analogue signal path - including a digitally operated analogue volume control. The signal does not go through any IC's or digital circuitry from input to output. There is analogue bypass available for both stereo and 7.1 modes.
Of course, the ultimate goal of the Bryston SP-3 is to place you within the scene of a movie or to transport you to the front row of an exciting musical event. This is the one and only meaningful measure of any audio/video playback system. Take the time to visit your Bryston dealer and audition the Bryston SP-3 preamplifier/processor. We think that you'll completely rediscover how wonderfully exciting music and movies really can be.
Audiophile sound quality and construction Flexible input management Switches video with audio 7.1 Balanced (XLR) outputs 7.1 Single Ended (RCA) outputs Stereo down-mixing options for all surround modes Digital bass-management modes for all speaker setups Bass redirection modes for any speaker set-up Dynamic range-limiting for late-night enjoyment Dolby Volume Music DSP surround modes for two channel inputs Easy set-up - VFD window provides built-in menus for speaker setup, and trim and delay adjustments etc Built-in pink noise test-signal generator and test sequencer makes calibration simple Individually adjustable trims and delays for each channel Each input can have preferred mode saved Integrates with external control systems (AMX, Crestron) Three 12-volt trigger outputs - one trigger input One Optical output Standby Power Mode allows remote power up
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