Bryston LTD announced its BDP-1 digital music player built to to give music aficionados the ability to enjoy their library of high-resolution digital music files (resolutions of up to 24-bit/192kHz are supported) residing on a USB storage device, which in turn is directly connected via standard USB cable or thumb drive to the BDP-1 digital music player.
“The BDP-1's feature set is unique and we have found that it is most easily defined by clarifying what it does not do. The Bryston BDP-1 does not contain an internal DAC, a hard-drive, a streamer, a CD player/ripper, noisy fans or switching power supplies. The BDP-1 connects to an external DAC for playback through AES-EBU or BNC digital outputs. Quite simply, the BDP-1 is an ultra high-performance digital music player when connected to an external drive and DAC.”
— James Tanner, Bryston
- Out-of-the-box playability when connected to an external USB drive–no network required
- Supports 16 and 24 bit files with sample rates of: 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz, 176.4 KHz & 192 KHz.
- Linux operating system optimized to provide the highest quality audio performance
- Industrial quality motherboard uses only a small fraction of its computing power to optimize sonic performance
- Utilizes Bryston-modified top quality soundcard
- AES-EBU Balanced and BNC (spdif) output section for the highest possible performance
- Electronic isolation of audio components from computer components
- Galvanic isolation employed to prevent charge-carrying particles from migrating section to section
- Warranty on the BDP-1 is five years parts and labor
Price and Availability
MSRP is $2,150. Available Q4, 2010.