Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-1USB digital music player. The BDP-1USB is Bryston’s most affordable high-performance music player designed for those customers using one of many popular USB external DAC’s (Digital to Analog Converters) available on the market. The BDP-1USB can manage large music libraries of up to 30,000 tracks—from MP3 to high resolution files stored on external USB or NAS drives. The BDP-1USB has a US MSRP of $1795.
The BDP-1USB joins Bryston’s flagship BDP-2 in the company’s music player lineup. Because the BDP-1USB is engineered to work with an external USB DAC, Bryston is able to build the new player without including the premium-grade internal sound card featured in the BDP-2. This reduces the cost of the new player without any penalty in sound quality and opens the world of high-resolution audio playback to a broader audience.
The BDP-1USB is powered by a noiseless linear power supply isolated from the digital audio path and AC power circuits. Features such as UPnP compatibility, Squeezebox® emulation, DoP (DSD over PCM) and more are all built in to Bryston’s firmware that is accessible from most web browsers. Users can also y control the BDP-1USB using Apple or Android phones and tablets using Bryston’s built-in interface or a selection of several third-party apps. The BDP-1 USB is expected to ship to Bryston dealers beginning October 1, 2014.