PETERBOROUGH, ON� Bryston has introduced a new high-end digital music player.
The BDP-p (yes, that�s the Pi symbol) is currently available for a $1,295 suggested retail. The device is built upon the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform, with a chassis that�s one-third the size of Bryston�s BDP player.
The BDP-p will playback a range of digital files � from MP3 to lossless 24/192 � and can be connected to virtually any digital-to-analog converter, according to the company. It can also be connected to a network-attached storage drive and access Internet radio and Tidal streaming.
The player features four USB 2.0 and one Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) input; SPDIF (RCA), optical (Toslink), HDMI and USB 2.0 outputs; and IR and TCP/IP control. It measures 2.75 inches by 5.7 inches by 8.5 inches and weighs 2.6 pounds. Black or silver options are available.
�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,� said Bryston VP James Tanner. �We have been able to bring together key technologies in order to make the BDP-p a reality and deliver Bryston quality digital entertainment to more music enthusiasts.�
A version of this article originally appeared on the website of Radio sister publication TWICE.