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Old 10-03-2020, 08:50 AM
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Default Announcing The Bryston BR-20 Preamp/DAC/Streamer

HI Folks,

"Our most exquisite representation of musicality ever.

The BR-20 is a fitting tribute to our late dear friend and colleague Brian Russell"

The whole team
Bryston Ltd.
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Old 10-03-2020, 08:52 AM
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https://bryston.com/preamps/br-20/
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Old 10-03-2020, 11:40 AM
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Wow! looks like a marvel of engineering - a fine tribute to Brian indeed.

The possibility of replacing a bunch of boxes with an integrated pre is very, very tempting!

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- Does it include the (3) Salomie input circuit? Or does the new input circuit outperform the older Salomie?
- Are the DAC boards replaceable if Bryston decides to upgrade?
- Which DAC chip are you employing? AKM 4490EQ or newer?
- Is the USB input galvanically isolated?
- Can the pre outputs pre outputs be muted individually?

Just from looking at the face plate alone this looks like a significant upgrade in usability - illuminated volume indicator, inputs more clearly organized, new display. Stacking the DAC boards - what a clever idea!

Congratulations - fine engineering and a handsome facade to boot.

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Old 10-03-2020, 12:02 PM
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Very attractive device!
It has everything you could ever wish for in a modern preamp.
Congrats Bryston!
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Old 10-03-2020, 12:21 PM
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Wow! looks like a marvel of engineering - a fine tribute to Brian indeed.

The possibility of replacing a bunch of boxes with an integrated pre is very, very tempting!

QQ's
- Does it include the (3) Salomie input circuit? Or does the new input circuit outperform the older Salomie?
- Are the DAC boards replaceable if Bryston decides to upgrade?
- Which DAC chip are you employing? AKM 4490EQ or newer?
- Is the USB input galvanically isolated?
- Can the pre outputs pre outputs be muted individually?

Just from looking at the face plate alone this looks like a significant upgrade in usability - illuminated volume indicator, inputs more clearly organized, new display. Stacking the DAC boards - what a clever idea!

Congratulations - fine engineering and a handsome facade to boot.
Hi

1. Its a new circuit design
2. Yes the DAC is a separate board
3. Currently the same DAC as in the BDA-3
4. Yes
5. Not sure on that but because its a software driven preamp I think that would be possible.

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Old 10-03-2020, 01:22 PM
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Hi

1. Its a new circuit design
2. Yes the DAC is a separate board
3. Currently the same DAC as in the BDA-3
4. Yes
5. Not sure on that but because its a software driven preamp I think that would be possible.

james
brilliant thanks. Great idea to stack the boards.

Regarding the last point - it sure would be useful to be able to mute the pre outputs individually - perfect for those of us who have multi room setups. I would help sell more Bryston amps too I expect!
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Wow! Beautiful! MSRP??
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Old 10-04-2020, 03:59 PM
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