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"Your Last CD Player" — Absolute Sound Reviews Bryston BCD-3

Posted by The Sound Organisation on Jan 10th 2019

Are CD Players still relevant to a modern digital audio system? That was the question The Absolute Sound writer Alan Taffel set out to answer.

Taffel was surprised to find that not only is a CD Player still very much needed in a sound system, but that standalone CD players are a better choice than the "universal" combination CD/streams/DAC options out there. 

Single-minded components enable single-minded engineering. They liberate designers to optimize every element for one function. This means that a well-designed CD player will audibly outshine a similarly-priced multi-disc player or combination player/DAC.

Read the full review and comparison to other similar components on The Absolute Sound.

Interested in exploring the Bryston BCD-3 yourself? View the BCD-3 on The Sound Organisation.