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Old 03-04-2019, 11:20 PM
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The BP26 and MPS2 separate power supply is Bryson’s Flagship pre-amp combo.
Thanks for the education on the model hierarchy.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:49 AM
James Tanner - Bryston James Tanner - Bryston is online now
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MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston – Howard Gladstone – Middle TREX

March 2019

Hi James

I was thinking about the Middle TREX Active system I recently heard at your home.

I was listening to my own system today with the big PMCs, and thought about how the sound from your system was in comparison - the sound was bigger and came from a higher place - makes sense since the drivers are placed at a higher level.

More than that - the system sounded so effortless… it did not even break a sweat.

I have never liked that Carmen suite (my own taste) as I think the strings sound harsh and grating on the ears - your Bryston Middle T system played it back perfectly. So that is a compliment.

The country and blues and acoustic music you played sounded realistic and accurate and no fault could be found.

Cheers
Howard


Howard is a very talented Singer/Songwriter in Canada
Check out his website: - http://www.howardgladstone.com/

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Old 08-26-2019, 02:19 PM
James Tanner - Bryston James Tanner - Bryston is online now
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MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Customer Report – Active Middle T-REX

August 2019

Hi James,

Eventually the Middle T Rex tops arrived a month ago so I had the opportunity to pair them with my current Middle Ts in Active configuration.

The difference is really audible, all parameters are on steroids now.

The really good news is they integrate perfectly and the system sounds like a mini monitor but with impact of a huge system, as it is visually.

Actually they do not sound like mini monitors nor as electro-stats or horns or any other loudspeaker type.

They sound as close as possible to the real event. (I had the opportunity to test some musical pieces, mainly jazz and blues recorded unplugged I previously heard live).

Conclusions:
Imaging, dynamics (micro and macro) timbre, detail, reproduction of low, low to upper frequencies is as natural as it should be, and the instruments sound rich and full bodied, with a lush of its own.

Spatial three dimensionality is also outstanding.

Dario,
In Italy
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:58 PM
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Reference System: ACCUPHASE A250 AMPS, C3850 PRE-AMP, DP950 CD/SACD TRANSPORT, DC950 DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS1230 POWER SUPPLY, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
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Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS, JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(2) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES

Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, SHUNYATA OMEGA QR’s, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
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Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E800 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD CABLES
Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, TARGET RACK, WIREWORLD SILVER CABLES

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Old 01-06-2020, 04:14 PM
James Tanner - Bryston James Tanner - Bryston is online now
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SUBJECT: Bryston Middle TREX – Customer Feedback

January 2020

“I had the good fortune to hear an absolutely remarkable Active Bryston system a week or so before Christmas – “hear” isn’t an adequate descriptor – “experience” is much better I think. It moved me, and changed my entire attitude toward Active systems.

I was purchasing a Bryston turntable for my passive Bryston system, which I always thought sounded very good. While picking it up I met James tanner and he invited me to listen to the Active system he had assembled. It was composed of the BDP-3.14 Digital Player/Streamer, BP-26 Preamp/MPS-1 Power Supply, BAX-1 Electronic Crossover, Middle T-REX speakers, driven by two 21B3 amplifiers and all connected with Bryston cables.

I asked James how loud he normally listened to that system. To my surprise (given my own listening habits), he indicated that he listened at a rather lower volume than I expected. I own a pair of Middle T’s and they are well driven by my 4B3 power amp, so to see the Middle T-Rex’s assembled, hovering over me, well I was expecting to be blown away by the sheer power and volume of the system. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Importantly, however, it wasn’t the power or volume of the listening experience that so moved me – though the system doubtless was capable of massive volume and power if that is your preference. It was the sonic clarity, texture and dimensional composition of the music that was playing. Volume didn’t need to be massive at all to hear sonic details of music that, as well as I knew most of the music, hadn’t heard like that before. Regardless of the kind of track, from classic rock, to jazz, to classical, the sound stage was absolutely massive – much wider than the speakers themselves were apart from one another. Guitar finger role-offs, the feeling and images of movement of drums from one side of the kit to the other – the subtlety of vocals at once close to the recording mic, and then backing away – absolutely breathtaking, all without massive volume to find those sounds I’d not heard on those recordings previously. The Active system seemed to clarify well-known parts of the music, but simultaneously lift more subtle aspects of the music from sonic darkness to light.

I’m a convert! I love my own passive system – but not like I like James’ Active System. Time to become more Active I think.”

David
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