“A lightning fast processor, increased RAM and two independent USB 3.0 buses” are what the Canadian company boasts of its new BDP-3 flagship digital music player.
“We had an opportunity to leverage some exciting new technologies in order to improve our flagship music player,” says Bryston VP James Tanner.
“Our objective was to bring added speed, enhanced performance and flexibility to our line-up and the BDP-3 delivers resoundingly.”
The BDP-3 is touted as a reference quality entertainment hub that reads just about every digital file format and resolution, including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz.
It can connect to digital music libraries on NAS or USB for access to any archive of digital content, while Internet and lossless TIDAL streaming are a given.
The BDP-3 uses a fast and powerful Intel processor with 8GB of RAM. There are 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 DAC options than ever before, including those platforms using the Streamlength protocol.”
When connected to the DAC via S/PDIF or AES/EBU outputs, the player allows users to enjoy the benefits of Bryston’s proprietary Integrated Audio Device (IAD) in place of traditional third party sound cards and “the resulting jitter specs are so low, they are barely detectable by even the most sophisticated measurement devices.”
The BDP-3 is also a Roon Ready device. According to the press literature, “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.”
Available for pre-order now with expected delivery in six to eight weeks, the BDP-3 has a retail price of US$3,495, and comes with a five-year warranty.