BAX-1 Digital Crossover

The BAX-1 is a state of the art DSP crossover that is specially programmed at the factory for compatibility with your specific model of Bryston Active Loudspeaker. It is comprised of two channels of analog to digital conversion which converts incoming full range analog audio from your preamplifier to an equivalent digital audio signal, sampled at 96kHz and decimated to 24 bits. The signal is then passed to a high-powered DSP core which performs the 3-way crossover function for each channel, and applies any user selected filters desired for altering the bass response of the loudspeakers in the room. Three bands of audio per channel are then passed to 6 digital to analog converters followed by fully discrete balanced analog outputs, which in turn feeds 3 amplifier channels per loudspeaker.

Fully active loudspeaker systems dispense with passive crossovers found in conventional loudspeakers in favor of inserting the crossovers before the amplifier. The benefits include increased flexibility of filter shapes, the ability to make fine-grained adjustments resulting in improved on and off axis response (these are often competing objectives in passive loudspeakers), direct coupling of the loudspeaker to the driver (avoiding losses inherent in passive crossovers), and higher SLP with lower distortion. The Bryston Active Loudspeaker System combines decades of research into acoustics, electronics, amplification, and state of the art components to recreate your recordings with stunning realism.

A superbly designed active loudspeaker system can bring higher resolution and dynamic control to your audio system. The differences are far from subtle and the Bryston Active Loudspeaker System takes the performance to the next level.

Inputs: 2x XLR
Outputs: 6x XLR (2x Low, 2x Mid, 2x High)
Control: TCP/IP, IR, DC, RS-232

Features:
  • 6 DACs and 2 ADCs by AKM
  • 96kHz/24bit DAC
  • Factory programmed crossover settings
  • Audio sensing auto-power on
  • Network connectivity for control and firmware updates
  • Balanced XLR input and output
  • Three position gain switch
Options:
  • Available with silver or black faceplate
  • 17” or 19” faceplate available
Physical:
  • 2.75” H x 11.11” D (17" or 19" Width Faceplate)
  • 7cm H x 28.2cm D (43.2cm or 48.3cm Width Faceplate)
  • 10.3 lb/4.7 kg


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