A lightning fast processor, increased RAM and two independent USB 3.0 buses highlight this new flagship digital music player from Bryston
Peterborough, Ontario February 22nd, 2017 – Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, a reference quality entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz files. BDP-3 users can connect to digital music libraries stored on external drives such as NAS or USB to access a nearly limitless archive of digital content, enjoy their favorite Internet radio stations as well as lossless TIDAL streaming (subscription required).
The BDP-3 offers several critical enhancements, such as a fast and powerful Intel® processor* along with 8 gigabytes of RAM, giving the BDP-3 impressive speed even when navigating sizable digital libraries. The BDP-3 boasts three USB 3.0 ports and five USB 2.0 ports on two separate USB buses, dramatically improving disk performance when using USB 3.0 attached drives, while also making the new player compatible with more digital to analog converter (DAC) options than ever before, including those platforms using the Streamlength® protocol. Of course, the award-winning Bryston BDA-3 DAC is highly recommended.
When connecting the BDP-3 to DACs using S/PDIF or AES/EBU outputs, users will enjoy the benefits of Bryston’s proprietary, Integrated Audio Device (IAD) in place of traditional third party sound cards. The resulting jitter specs are so low, they are barely detectable by even the most sophisticated measurement devices. Add DSD support, gigabit network connectivity plus world renowned Bryston sound and build quality and you have a premium high-resolution digital music player with unmatched performance.
The Bryston BDP-3 is also a Roon Ready device. Roon Labs has created a software solution that delivers the ultimate user experience by merging Bryston’s exceptional digital playback hardware with an intuitive, graphically rich music library management and playback software. Users get the superb sound of the BDP-3 along with a highly refined user interface.
“We had an opportunity to leverage some exciting new technologies in order to improve our flagship music player,” explained Bryston VP James Tanner. “Our objective was to bring added speed, enhanced performance and flexibility to our lineup and the BDP-3 delivers resoundingly.” The Bryston BDP-3 is available for pre-order now with an expected delivery in 6-8 weeks. MSRP for the BDP-3 is $3495 US. All Bryston digital products are covered by a 5-year warranty.
Bryston first opened for business in 1962 as a manufacturer of medical equipment. The company was purchased in 1968 by John W. Russell, an ex-NASA engineer. Together with sons Chris, Brian and John D., they first started exploring the field of accurate, reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time Bryston has become legendary for their hand-built quality, superb performance and dependability under load in the home, professional and commercial markets. Bryston amplifiers are used in some of the world’s most renowned recording studios and owned by many discerning music professionals. Bryston applies precision manufacturing techniques and materials in the assembly of their electronic equipment that are more typically utilized by the military and aerospace industries. Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, northeast of Toronto, and is sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.