Published On: August 15, 2016

Bryston Debuts BDP-π Digital Music Player

Published On: August 15, 2016

Bryston Debuts BDP-π Digital Music Player

Bryston has introduced a new digital music player called the BDP-π (yes, that's pronounced BDP-Pi). This new model, available with a silver or black faceplate, is one-third the size of previous Bryston digital music players, and it features four USB 2.0...

Bryston-BDP-Pi.jpgBryston has introduced a new digital music player called the BDP-π (yes, that's pronounced BDP-Pi). This new model, available with a silver or black faceplate, is one-third the size of previous Bryston digital music players, and it features four USB 2.0 inputs, as well as SPDIF, optical, HDMI, and USB outputs. The BDP-π supports playback of files ranging from MP3 up to hi-res 24/192. TIDAL and Internet radio streaming are integrated, and the player is Roon ready. The BDP-π is available now for $1,295.

From Bryston
Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-π digital music player, joining the BDP-2 in Bryston's lineup of digital players for music enthusiasts. Bryston's digital music players let users enjoy a perfect replica of high-resolution studio masters with incredible detail and breathtaking realism. The BDP-π is available now through authorized Bryston dealers with an MSRP of $1,295.

The compact BDP-π features advanced Bryston hardware and software built upon the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform (a recognized high-quality compact computing solution) giving users fast response to commands and superb overall performance all from a chassis one-third the width of Bryston's full-sized player. The BDP-π will playback digital music ranging from MP3 to lossless 24/192 high-resolution files and can be connected to virtually any DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) using the provided S/PDIF, Toslink, USB and HDMI connectors. The BDP-π is a complete digital entertainment hub--users can connect an external drive to access limitless libraries of digital content, gain access to their favorite Internet radio stations and enjoy lossless TIDAL streaming (subscription required).

The BDP-π is also a Roon Ready device. Roon Labs has created a software solution that delivers the ultimate user experience by merging Bryston's exceptional BDP digital playback hardware with an intuitive, graphically rich music library management and playback software. Users get the superb sound of Bryston digital players with a highly refined user interface.

"Feedback from our sales channel has indicated that there was a market for a compact digital music player at a lower price point as long as performance remained superb," explained Bryston VP James Tanner. "We have been able to bring together key technologies in order to make the BDP-π a reality and deliver Bryston quality digital entertainment to more music enthusiasts." All Bryston digital products are covered by a 5-year warranty.

Tech Talk:
Inputs: 4x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Outputs: SPDIF (RCA), Optical (TOSLINK), HDMI, USB 2.0
Control: IR, TCP/IP
Playback from USB drives
NAS connectivity supported
Plays all common file types
Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform
Multiple control options (iOS, Android, Desktop)
Roon Ready platform
TIDAL, Internet Radio, Custom URLs
Requires external DAC
Physical: 2.75" H x 5.7" W x 8.5" D 2.6 Ibs.
Options:
Available with silver or black faceplate
BR-2 remote control available
BOT-1 for ripping, playing, and burning CDs

Additional Resources
Bryston Digital Music Players Are Now Roon Ready at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Bryston Launches New SST3 Series of Amplifiers at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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