ONE more digital music player from Canada’s Bryston, this one being the BDP-π, which joins the BDP-2 in the range. It promises to let users enjoy a “perfect replica of high-resolution studio masters with incredible detail and breathtaking realism.”
The BDP-π uses advanced Bryston hardware and software built on the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry (a high-quality compact computing solution) platforms, allowing speedy response to commands and “superb overall performance”… from a chassis that’s a third the width of Bryston’s full-sized player.
It will play back MP3 to lossless 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution files and can be connected to any DAC via S/PDIF, Toslink, USB and HDMI connectors. Users can hook up an external drive to access their digital music libraries, access Internet radio stations and enjoy lossless TIDAL streaming.
The BDP-π is also Roon Ready – this software solution merges Bryston’s digital playback hardware with an intuitive, graphically rich music library management and playback software.
“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,” says Bryston vice-president 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.”
The BDP-π is available now and retails at US$1,295.