Bryston Unveils BDP-π Compact Digital Music Player

Bryston delivers big sound from a small package leveraging the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform as well as the convenience of a Roon Ready interface

Peterborough, Ontario August 15th, 2016 -Bryston (bryston.com) has announced the introduction of the BDP-π digital music player, joining the BDP-2 in Bryston's lineup of digital players for music enthusiasts. Bryston's digital music players let users enjoy a perfect replica of high-resolution studio masters with incredible detail and breathtaking realism. The BDP-π is available now through authorized 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 (a recognized high-quality compact computing solution) 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.

Tech Talk:
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.
Options:
Available with silver or black faceplate
BR-2 remote control available
BOT-1 for ripping, playing, and burning CD's

About Bryston: Bryston (bryston.com) first opened for business in 1962 as a manufacturer of medical equipment. The company was purchased in 1968 by John W. Russell, an ex-NASA engineer. Together with sons Chris, Brian and John D., they first started exploring the field of accurate, reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time Bryston has become legendary for their hand-built quality, superb performance and dependability under load in the home, professional and commercial markets. Bryston amplifiers are used in some of the world's most renowned recording studios and owned by many discerning music professionals. Bryston applies precision manufacturing techniques and materials in the assembly of their electronic equipment that are more typically utilized by the military and aerospace industries. Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, northeast of Toronto, and is sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.

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