Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-π digital music player, joining the BDP-2 in Bryston’s lineup of digital players. The BDP-π is available now through authorised Bryston dealers with an MSRP of $1295.
The compact BDP-π features advanced Bryston hardware and software built upon the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform giving users fast response to commands and superb overall performance all from a chassis 1/3 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.
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.
Available with silver or black faceplate
BR-2 remote control available
BOT-1 for ripping, playing, and burning CD’s