Music in the Round #54 Contacts

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Bryston Ltd. PO Box 2170, 677 Neal Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X7, Canada. Tel: (800) 632-8217, (705) 742-5325. Fax: (705) 742-0882. Web: bryston.com.

XTZ AB, Gamla Nissastigen 19, 314 41 Torup, Sweden. Tel: (46) (0)345-20049. Fax: (46) (0)345-20800. Web: www.xtz.se. US distributor: XTZ Sound in Balance USA, Inc., 1298 Lakeview Drive, Romoeoville, IL 60446. Te;" (630) 441-2580. Web: www.xtzsound.com.

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Treasuremountain's picture

Good article about an interesting product. Since you reviewed the Rotel RSP 1572 recently I would be interested to learn how you would rate the audio performance of these two surround processors both in conjunction with the Bryston 9B SST.  

Kal Rubinson's picture

See part 2 of the review in the next column.

Kal

growboxguy's picture

I am convinced that when it comes to sound quality there still is not a surround preamp made in 2021 that compares to the Sp3. Correct me if I am wrong but the new Marantz and Yamaha 5200 are noticeable steps down when compared to the SP3. I tried both those preamps, they sounded ok but the moment the first notes came out of the SP3 I knew it had high end two channel preamp sound quality. Frankly it sounds as good as or better than the Parasound JC2 plus the SP3 has six more output channels. Your input is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Kal Rubinson's picture
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I am convinced that when it comes to sound quality there still is not a surround preamp made in 2021 that compares to the Sp3.

It has been a long time since I have used or heard the SP3 but I would not dispute your statement. Also, I have not heard the SP4 under suitable conditions but, unfortunately, it has but one 7.1 channel analog input and that one is RCA, not XLR. Too bad, for me.

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