March 26, 2010
| by Robert Archer
Thiel Audio and Bryston, partners in Demo Alley at EHX Spring 2010, debuted new products during their live demos in Orlando, Fla., this week.
Thiel showed the SCS4T, a small-footprint floorstanding version of its SCS4 bookshelf loudspeaker that uses the same driver configuration, cabinet volume and crossover network as the SCS4.
The difference, according to Ken Dawkins, VP of North American Sales, is the SCS4T’s integrated stand that allows installers to use the speakers as a freestanding solution without adding stands to accommodate their in-room placement.
Dawkins says the SCS4T will be available soon with a targeted price below $3,000 per pair.
Bryston Prototype Pre/Pro
Bryston is showcasing a prototype of its SP-3 preamplifier/processor in a home theater system they are sharing with Thiel, SIM2, XLO/Ultra Link and Vutec.
James Tanner, vice president of Bryston, says the new pre/pro will be available soon in two versions: one with video processing and another with video pass-thru that allows the pre/pro owners to use existing processing solutions. No word on pricing.
The pre/pro will include HDMI and audio processing for Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, as well as upgraded components and other standard Bryston technologies.
Check with your local custom electronics pro or authorized dealer for the two companies for updates on availability.
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.