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Old 07-24-2018, 09:56 PM
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Default Need Help: How to update firmware for a Bryston BDA-3 DAC

Hi, guys.

I'd like to update the firmware on my Bryston BDA-3 DAC and I have no idea how to do it.

I read about a web user interface, but I need help getting that going.

Can someone please walk me through it and/or post a link/pdf with instructions?

Thanks
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Two-Channel System: Oppo BDP-105D -> WireWorld Silver Starlight 7 HDMI and Coaxial -> Bryston BDA-3 DAC -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Bent Audio Autoformer Volume Control Passive Line Stage -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Pass Labs XA100.5 monoblocks -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 -> Magnepan 20.7s

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Old 07-24-2018, 10:12 PM
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Default Need Help: How to update firmware for a Bryston BDA-3 DAC

Here is my experience with firmware updates.
Older units (or manufacturers that are slow adapting to new technology) you typically use a computer and download the firmware to a USB thumb drive. Then you insert that USB drive in the USB input of the unit.
Next you follow whatever directions the manufacturer gives you.

Newer units allow you to connect directly to the internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. They tell you if an update is available and then you follow directions.

Good thing that you don’t own a McIntosh. I hear that quite often you have to take the unit to the dealer for that. Some manufacturers are farther ahead (or behind) than others...
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Hi Carlos - On the Bryston website you can access the manual for the BDA-3 DAC. It explains the process for Network Access via Ethernet connection on page 11 and the firmware update process via its web interface on page 12. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:48 PM
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Hi Carlos - On the Bryston website you can access the manual for the BDA-3 DAC. It explains the process for Network Access via Ethernet connection on page 11 and the firmware update process via its web interface on page 12. Hope this helps!

My gosh! No wonder he is asking for help. That has to be one of the most obscure directions I have ever seen. Bryston goes back next to the last in line for that. The last in line is still MC.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll give it a shot.
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Two-Channel System: Oppo BDP-105D -> WireWorld Silver Starlight 7 HDMI and Coaxial -> Bryston BDA-3 DAC -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Bent Audio Autoformer Volume Control Passive Line Stage -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Pass Labs XA100.5 monoblocks -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 -> Magnepan 20.7s

Power Distribution: Shunyata Research Hydra Cyclops (for XA100.5s) and Shunyata Research Hydra 4 α (for sources)

Power Cables: Shunyata Research Ξtron Cobra (for Cyclops), Shunyata Research Venom-HC (for XA100.5s and Hydra 4 α), WireWorld Silver Electra 7 (for BDA-3)

Tweaks: GIK Acoustics room treatment, HIFI-Tuning Fuses and Cardas Audio Tweeter + Mid-Range Jumpers on 20.7s, Mye Sound Magnepan speaker stands

Other: PS Audio Power Port outlets, Square D Whole House Surge Protective Device, dedicated 20-ampere lines
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Hi Carlos - On the Bryston website you can access the manual for the BDA-3 DAC. It explains the process for Network Access via Ethernet connection on page 11 and the firmware update process via its web interface on page 12. Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the tips. I'll give it a shot.
I finally did the firmware update and it seemed to work just fine. I used the web-based user interface and once it got going it was easy to do. Thanks for the help.
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Two-Channel System: Oppo BDP-105D -> WireWorld Silver Starlight 7 HDMI and Coaxial -> Bryston BDA-3 DAC -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Bent Audio Autoformer Volume Control Passive Line Stage -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Pass Labs XA100.5 monoblocks -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 -> Magnepan 20.7s

Power Distribution: Shunyata Research Hydra Cyclops (for XA100.5s) and Shunyata Research Hydra 4 α (for sources)

Power Cables: Shunyata Research Ξtron Cobra (for Cyclops), Shunyata Research Venom-HC (for XA100.5s and Hydra 4 α), WireWorld Silver Electra 7 (for BDA-3)

Tweaks: GIK Acoustics room treatment, HIFI-Tuning Fuses and Cardas Audio Tweeter + Mid-Range Jumpers on 20.7s, Mye Sound Magnepan speaker stands

Other: PS Audio Power Port outlets, Square D Whole House Surge Protective Device, dedicated 20-ampere lines

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Carlos did you hear any change or improvement with the new firmware? Thanks
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Carlos did you hear any change or improvement with the new firmware? Thanks
Not sure yet, but the Corelli I'm playing right now does sound full, detailed and lush.

At least I'm glad the DAC is running on the latest firmware available from Bryston.
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Two-Channel System: Oppo BDP-105D -> WireWorld Silver Starlight 7 HDMI and Coaxial -> Bryston BDA-3 DAC -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Bent Audio Autoformer Volume Control Passive Line Stage -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 XLR -> Pass Labs XA100.5 monoblocks -> WW Silver Eclipse 7 -> Magnepan 20.7s

Power Distribution: Shunyata Research Hydra Cyclops (for XA100.5s) and Shunyata Research Hydra 4 α (for sources)

Power Cables: Shunyata Research Ξtron Cobra (for Cyclops), Shunyata Research Venom-HC (for XA100.5s and Hydra 4 α), WireWorld Silver Electra 7 (for BDA-3)

Tweaks: GIK Acoustics room treatment, HIFI-Tuning Fuses and Cardas Audio Tweeter + Mid-Range Jumpers on 20.7s, Mye Sound Magnepan speaker stands

Other: PS Audio Power Port outlets, Square D Whole House Surge Protective Device, dedicated 20-ampere lines
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