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New, Upgraded Flagship Digital Music Player
Bryston’s flagship digital music player just got a big upgrade with higher horsepower and even more features. The new BDP-3 offers more of everything that makes your digital music files sound great, and it does it in the no-compromise Bryston manner.
A blazing Intel processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM make the BDP-3 extremely quick when managing even the largest of music libraries. The new USB 3.0 ports dramatically improve disk performance when using USB 3.0 attached drives. When you add up the BDP-3's DSD support, the extra USB ports, and Gigabit network connectivity, and then factor in world renowned Bryston sound quality, you end up with a high resolution digital player that will be your source component of choice for years to come.
Connect Any DAC
Not only is the BDP-3 compatible with USB and HDMI DACs but it also excels with DACs with traditional digital inputs. Use the S/PDIF or AES/EBU outputs and enjoy the benefits of Bryston's proprietary Integrated Audio Device. The AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs are fully impedance matched and transformer coupled for the best possible digital audio transmission to the DAC of your choice. Measured jitter is so low, it’s nearly undetectable even by Bryston's state-of-the-art laboratory.
Separate USB Buses
The BDP-3 features two entirely separate USB buses, which makes it possible to connect a USB DAC to a completely separate circuit than USB drives. Now the BDP is compatible with more DACs than ever including those using the Streamlength protocol.
Highest Quality Audio Performance
The Bryston BDP-3 is a bit-perfect dedicated player for high resolution digital audio files. Employing a highly-customized Linux OS optimized to provide the highest quality audio performance, the BDP-3 will play high resolution audio files (up to PCM 384 kHz / 32 bit and DSD128) from digital storage devices without compromise.
The BDP-3 features a high current linear power supply, custom Intel Celeron powered motherboard, and eight gigabytes of RAM for incredible responsiveness, ultra-fast performance, and horsepower to spare for future feature additions.
Roon-Ready and More…
The BDP-3 supports TIDAL (subscription required) and is Roon-Ready, too (subscription required). It plays AIFF, FLAC, WAV, MP3, M4A, OGG, and most common audio file formats. It offers multiple control options via iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android OS, and PC and has user upgradable firmware. The RS-232 serial data port offers remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems.
The BDP-3 provides plenty of connections for your music. It includes three USB 3.0 inputs, five USB 2.0 inputs, and one Gigabit Ethernet connection. On the output side, it provides SPDIF (BNC), AES/EBU (XLR), USB, and HDMI connections.
|Write Your Own Review|
|Lucky to Have Bryston|
I'm glad I waited for the BDP3 before trying someone else's digital music player. Harmonious is the word I would use. Brings the quality of a mint LP on the best turntable to digital files if you feed it a highest quality recording. I'm lucky enough to have other Bryston gear that makes this sound especially good, but really, do yourself a favor and invest in today's hi-fi.
|This Thing is Sweet|
I had already just about decided to pop for BDP3, and when I saw it was Roon Ready that sealed the deal. This thing is sweet. Like everything made by Bryston, it's as tough as nails in its build quality, expansive in its capabilities, and you can't beat the performance.
|Has What You Need|
Slick and has what you need. Everything. Like DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384-kHz files, even TIDAL and Roon and exciting sound no matter what input or sources are used. Highly recommended.
|- Carter, CO|
The music produced from this player is incredible. Great high quality player, produces crystal clear sound with my HD700 headphones, which is how I like to listen. Now I have to upgrade my amp and preamp to do justice to the BDP3. It's just that good that you will want it as your digital music centerpiece.
|- FJ, PA|
|Pleased by improvement so far|
Full disclosure: this is my third Bryston BDP but the first time I've written any sort of review. I had the original BDP and upgraded two years ago to the BDP2. But the "2" was missing DSD support and I'm want to hear what all the fuss is about with this format. With my tax refund check I picked up the new "3". Well the "3" runs faster, loads files quicker and sounds cleaner, more detailed and faster than the model "2". The dark background I loved about the "2" is now a deeper and darker black. It's a noticeable improvement. I haven't yet taken full advantage of the potential of this new model, but I'm already pleased by what I hear. Stay tuned.
|- John G., AZ|