Posted on 7th February, 2018


Canadian audio-video brand, Bryston has sucked in the crystal clear air around its Ontario headquarters, and the oxygen rush has delivered a new 16.2 channel AV processor.

Bryston devotees will come to know the model as the SP4, a simple nomenclature for a model that has greatness stamped all over it.

The SP4 was a collaborative effort with French company StormAudio an outfit specialising in high-end surround sound audio-video gear.

Bryston’s input is its amplifier expertise, a skill that it has by the bucket loads.

The pairing assures buyers that the SP4 will be leading edge inside and out. This is borne out by its design that allows its owners to add four additional channels with consummate ease.

As for supporting the whys and withal of surround sound formats, the SP4 seems to have all the bases covered.

Bryston SP4 16.2 Channel Processor

It is said to support all the latest immersive surround formats including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS: X as well as existing legacy formats.

The SP4 gains Dirac Live room correction to give its users fingertip control over room acoustics. The new processor will be built on a 3U modular platform to make it future proof as Bryston engineers labour away developing advanced technologies that can be retrofitted as the upgrades arrive.

Installers and system integrators will like the SP4’s compatibility with popular control system platforms including Savant, RTI, and Crestron.

Bryston’s collaboration with StormAudio is ongoing and will see the latter leverage Bryston’s Cubed Series amplifier technology in soon-to-arrive 2-channel and 4-channel amplifiers.

Bryston has a history of teaming up with other audio specialist brands. Fruitful relationships have previously seen Bryston work with audio luminaries the calibre of Gold Note, Harman, PMC and Axiom Audio.

Pricing for the SP4 has not yet been released, but the new processor is expected to be on sale in the second quarter of 2018.

For more information visit Bryston.


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One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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