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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446765 12/03/22 05:01 AM
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Same here Rich. It feels clunky. Needs refinement.


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
rrlev #446768 12/03/22 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rrlev
didn’t Bryston used to have a repackaged Storm Audio 16ch prepro?
Did I miss it, imagine it or did it disappear?

Bryston stopped selling it about 2 years ago.


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446769 12/03/22 03:44 PM
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It’s a bit worse off than clunky … my wife uses it the most. 1/2 the time for music and 1/2 for internet radio.
Took about 1/2 a year for her to figure out the UI enough not to call me to fix it every time she switched stations or to/from music.

Several problems
1) it’s not obvious which xformer/air you’re controlling … we have 2 units running (used to have 4 but took 2 off to simplify things)
2) sometimes a buffer doesn’t get cleared so when you switch stations the old one continues to play for a while (which results in a user feedback loop)
3) every once in a while I have to reset a unit (a pain since both are on a high shelf and requires a ladder)
4) the UI it self was obviously never user tested. There are actually ways, methods for doing this.

My wife has suggested that I help Axiom out (this is supposedly my area) but coming up to speed on all the open source stuff would be a killer time sink. Way too much time for a side project …

Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446770 12/03/22 04:44 PM
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Totally agree on all that. I was considering buying a second transformer. We have 2 in ceiling stereo setups that are pre wired into the house. One in kitchen and one out on the deck. Speakers are in place and wiring comes to the internet phone cable junction box in the basement. I was considering putting a transformer there but it’s too clunky. And I think my wife would also not use it if it were not easy to use.

I’m not sure what else to use in place of that. I was thinking even just a 2 zone integrated blue tooth capable unit like a Denon with heos or a Yammie with Music cast. Keep it simple.

Anyway, yes the ui needs work. I have concerns with volume control sometimes too. So I usually control it physically vs digitally so I don’t risk it.

I also find sometimes I need to reset it twice ( turn off on power) to make it connect from being off for awhile. ( I turn it off in when it’s in our bedroom bc those blue leds are super bright ). When I just leave it on it’s fine it stay connected.

On the positive side when I run Spotify connect it works flawlessly and is responsive. And I will say the DAC is really good. It sounds very good streaming high quality files. I haven’t heard a ton of different dacs but the transformer sounds excellent in my opinion.

I think eventually ( after buying a new DAc / steamer / network player for great room ) the transformer will end up living in the bedroom setup.

You could work for Axiom remotely and fix the software and get staff discounts! Do it! In your spare time right. ?

Cheers.


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446775 12/03/22 09:50 PM
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Kodiak, regarding your in-ceiling speakers, may I suggest to use them as target practice with a shotgun?


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446778 12/04/22 01:00 AM
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I’d practice first at mojo’s place …
From 100 paces;
1 point subwoofer
2 points woofer
5 points mid
10 points tweeter

Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446794 12/04/22 04:08 AM
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Lots of points to be scored at mojos place!

I personally don’t need or want the in ceiling speakers but they came with the house and are there, and.. my wife is keen on them and having a simple to use system with her phone as the only thing to use or interact with has her stoked. She wants to be able to be in the kitchen and have either music streaming from her Spotify account or to have the tv sound going so she can hear her shows and see them on the other side of the great room on the big screen. And if she is keen on something audio and or video that’s great! She’s not interested in the main system at all. She likes the bedroom system to play a record.

But agreed, in ceiling speakers are not my first choice for a quality listening experience.

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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446795 12/04/22 04:11 AM
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Also, more in line with this thread, I hate the Bryston website. The place markers are strange. They don’t really work. It’s a weird way to display your lineup. Not a fan of the website at all.


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
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It's not only the website that's a mish-mash but also all the sales and marketing collateral.


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Re: Bryston's placeholders for new speakers
Hambrabi #446804 12/04/22 05:17 AM
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What do you mean by sales and marketing “collateral “?


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