Bryston has introduced 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 enhancements, such as a fast and powerful Intel processor along with 8 gigabytes of RAM, helping the BDP-3 navigate sizable digital libraries. The BDP-3 has 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, including those platforms using the Streamlength protocol.
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. According to the company, the resulting jitter specs are so low, they are barely detectable by even the most sophisticated measurement devices.
The Bryston BDP-3 is also a Roon Ready device. Roon Labs has created a software solution that merges Bryston’s digital playback hardware with an intuitive library management and playback software.
“We had an opportunity to leverage some exciting new technologies in order to improve our flagship music player,” said 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 $3,495. All Bryston digital products are covered by a five-year warranty.