Bryston BAX-1 Active DSP 3-way Digital Crossover


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3-way Line Level Digital DSP Crossover, Signal Sensing, Auto Power
Stereo XLR analog
6x XLR Balanced (High, Mid, Low)
6x DAC, 2x ADC by AKM, 96kHz/24bit
RS232, USB, Network
5 Years
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The BAX-1 is our new state of the art digital crossover. Specially programmed at the factory for full compatibility with our loudspeaker models, the BAX-1 is a perfect fit for your Bryston active system. Composed of two channels of analog to digital conversion, the BAX-1 converts full range analog audio from your preamplifier, to an equivalent digital audio signal (sampled at 96kHz and decimated to 24 bits). This signal is passed to a high-powered DSP core which performs the 3-way crossover function for each channel, and applies any user selected filters for altering the bass response of the loudspeakers. Six bands of audio (three per channel) are passed to six digital to analog converters, which then feed six amplifier channels (three per loudspeaker) via six balanced analog outputs.

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 amplifier to the driver (avoiding losses inherent in passive crossovers), and higher SPL 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 audio performance to the next level.

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

  • 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
  • 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


  • Available with silver or black faceplate
  • 17” or 19” faceplate available
Download BAX-1 brochure
Download Active Loudspeakers brochure
Download BAX-1 user manual
5 Years