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    SP3 Firmware Updates

    I never seem to know when firmware gets updated, so I thought Iíd start this thread to keep up on it for everyone here.

    It appears that on 11/23 there was an update released. The update number is 2017.08a. I just updated and reprogrammed all my settings.

    Iím interested to see what improves weíre made.




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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Do you know what they changed in this firmware update?
    One of my issues with the firmware updates used to be that you had to reenter by hand all your previous configurations/settings. After doing that once or twice I started rethinking whether the update was worth it.

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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Do you know what they changed in this firmware update?
    One of my issues with the firmware updates used to be that you had to reenter by hand all your previous configurations/settings. After doing that once or twice I started rethinking whether the update was worth it.
    Not sure what was updated.

    Yep, I spent 20 minutes re-entering everything...even though the update said it wasnít resetting the settings


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    Preamp: EMM Labs PRE
    HT Processor: Bryston SP3
    Amps: Bryston 28b3s, Bryston 4b3, Bryston 9bsst2
    Digital: EMM NS1, EMM DA2
    Speakers: Kef Reference 5, Kef Reference 4c, Kef Ci200RR-THX (surround/back)
    Subs: Two JL Audio F212v2
    Power: PS Audio PS10, Bryston BIT15
    Wires: Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR & SC, Ethernet - WW Platinum USB
    Other: Stillpoint Ultra SS, ISO-Acoustics ISO Pucks
    Video: Oppo 203, LG 65inch OLED
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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Firmware has been Bryston's biggest weakness for me in the past with their BDP file players. While I sometimes think of getting an SP3, your firmware experience cancels that thought for me.
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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Hi folks

    The changes are documented in the file called RelNotes.
    http://support.bryston.com/downloads...e/RelNotes.htm

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    SP3 Firmware Updates

    Boy, I am so used to seeing phone app upgrades that show in plain English what has been changed, that the sometimes obtuse engineer-speak language of the notes are mind-boggling.

    And then I read this:

    ďWarning Notice:
    Firmware releases starting with 2017.02b are not backward-compatible with older units manufactured before 17-Feb-2017. Such SP3 units, running older firmware will not normally accept firmware revisions issued after Feb-2017 of type mpfs22. ď

    So does that mean (in simple talk):
    Donít bother updating your old units because it will likely not work?

    Iím not sure what to make of this...

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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    I had a click/pop sound when HDMI was engaged from my Oppo. This update fixed that.


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    Preamp: EMM Labs PRE
    HT Processor: Bryston SP3
    Amps: Bryston 28b3s, Bryston 4b3, Bryston 9bsst2
    Digital: EMM NS1, EMM DA2
    Speakers: Kef Reference 5, Kef Reference 4c, Kef Ci200RR-THX (surround/back)
    Subs: Two JL Audio F212v2
    Power: PS Audio PS10, Bryston BIT15
    Wires: Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR & SC, Ethernet - WW Platinum USB
    Other: Stillpoint Ultra SS, ISO-Acoustics ISO Pucks
    Video: Oppo 203, LG 65inch OLED
    -Kyle

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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Firmware has been Bryston's biggest weakness for me in the past with their BDP file players. While I sometimes think of getting an SP3, your firmware experience cancels that thought for me.
    Itís a fantastic piece of gear. Iím always thinking about improving other areas of my set up. The thought to replace the SP3 has never crossed my mind. Itís an incredible processor


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Preamp: EMM Labs PRE
    HT Processor: Bryston SP3
    Amps: Bryston 28b3s, Bryston 4b3, Bryston 9bsst2
    Digital: EMM NS1, EMM DA2
    Speakers: Kef Reference 5, Kef Reference 4c, Kef Ci200RR-THX (surround/back)
    Subs: Two JL Audio F212v2
    Power: PS Audio PS10, Bryston BIT15
    Wires: Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR & SC, Ethernet - WW Platinum USB
    Other: Stillpoint Ultra SS, ISO-Acoustics ISO Pucks
    Video: Oppo 203, LG 65inch OLED
    -Kyle

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    Re: SP3 Firmware Updates

    Last month I sent my fairly old SP3 unit to have the new HDMI board upgrade. In the process I got the newest/latest firmware installed and a complete checkup of the unit.

    The upgraded board allows the SP3 to pass 4k video and HDR.

    Bryston's service and support are excellent!

    I am using separate devices to process the video (Oppo 205), do room correction (Roon/HQPlayer), and a separate DAC to handle hi Rez audio including 512DSD. The SP3 with its numerous inputs and options (like 2ch bypass) and now 4k pass-thru integrates very nicely with the rest.

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