Bryston announces BDP-1USB digital music player

The Bryston BDP-1USB joins the music player range featuring the BDP-2 and it has much of the same technology, but loses the internal soundcard. This means users will need to pair it with an external USB DAC.

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The removal of the soundcard also significantly reduces the cost, but Bryston says there's no loss in sound quality. Power comes from a noiseless linear supply that has been isolated from the digital audio path and the AV power circuits.

The BDP-1USB can support UPnP streaming, DSD (Direct Stream Digital) over PCM (Pulse-code modulation) and Squeezebox emulation. A library support of up to 30,000 tracks can include FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV and MP3 file formats.

Users can control the player using iOS and Android devices using Bryston's built-in interface; a selection of third-party apps can also be used.

The Bryston BDP-1USB digital music player is expected to ship to Bryston dealers at the beginning of October for an MSRP of $1795. UK pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.