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Bryston's BDP-3: An Introduction

Posted by Gary Dayton on Apr 17th 2019

How do you play your digital audio files? While we love listening to our vinyl, the ease of creating playlists and instantly access different artists and albums makes digital audio a great source. But getting those files to play through the system requires a a digital player, and that's where Bryston's BDP-3 shines.

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 384kHz / 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.

Watch this quick introduction to the BDP-3 from Gary Dayton, VP of Bryston:

BDP-3 Specifications

  • Inputs: 3x USB 3.0, 5x USB 2.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Outputs: SPDIF (BNC), AES/EBU (XLR), USB, HDMI
  • Control: TCP/IP and RS232
  • Audio Formats: AIFF, FLAC, WAV, MP3, M4A, OGG, and most common audio file formats
  • Compatible Apps: Roon, Tidal, Rigelian, Soundirok, Glider, M.A.L.P., Dorid MPD, Chimney, and Qobuz

BDP-3 Features

  • High resolution digital audio player
  • Playback from USB attached drives, optional internal drive, or NAS
  • Custom Intel Celeron Powered Motherboard
  • Eight Gigabytes of RAM
  • Improved power supply delivering over 5 amps
  • Multiple control options (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android OS, and PC)
  • Qobuz, TIDAL, Internet Radio, Custom URLs
  • User upgradable firmware
  • NAS Connectivity supported
  • UPnP/DNLA Server supported
  • Requires external DAC
  • RS-232 serial data port for remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems

BDP-3 Options:

  • Available with silver or black faceplate
  • 17” or 19” faceplate available (non-rack mountable)
  • BR2 remote control available (see Accessories in Other Products)
  • Internal Wi-Fi (802.11n)
  • BDP WiFi Adapter
  • BR-2 remote control available
  • BOT-1 for ripping, playing, and burning CD's

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