Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter

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Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« on: 8 Aug 2014, 02:55 am »
Does anybody try Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter?
Would you please review this product?

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #1 on: 8 Aug 2014, 12:04 pm »
I used it for two months and it sounded great.  However I now use a BDP 1 connected to a PS Audio DSD DAC with a Cardas Clear digital interconnect and in my system this gives me even better sound quality.

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #2 on: 12 Aug 2014, 03:13 am »
Thanks for sharing.
Any comparison with other USB converters?
I wonder if USB connection contains many jitters & unstable why don't manufacturers populate LAN & Wireless instead?

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #3 on: 23 Oct 2014, 01:43 am »
Hi Folks,

We have a very in depth review coming out on the Bryston BUC-1 USB Interface.

As a sneak peak here is a short excerpt:

After 4 days of running tests for the Bryston BUC-1 I have the test results, and they are really something.

At 24/96 sampling, THD+N at 1 kHz was 0.00002%, which is below any digital product I have ever tested.

The clocking procedure is superb. I think consumer who already have a DAC with an asynchronous USB input might want to put the BUC-1 in the signal chain, with the computer output to the BUC-1 and the BUC-1 to their DAC., and yes, the sound is great!

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #4 on: 23 Oct 2014, 02:10 am »
The BUC 1 has a digital signal in and a digital signal out so how can you measure THD + N?  Doesn't that measurement only apply to an analog signal?  :scratch:

Tony 

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #5 on: 23 Oct 2014, 02:14 am »
The BUC 1 has a digital signal in and a digital signal out so how can you measure THD + N?  Doesn't that measurement only apply to an analog signal?  :scratch:

Tony

Hi

It will be explained in the full review.

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #6 on: 7 Feb 2015, 03:45 pm »
Question -- If you already have a DAC with well-implemented asynchronous USB input (such as the Bryston BDA-2), then is there any advantage to adding a BUC-1? Specifically, is Scenario 1 below better than Scenario 2?

(1) Mac Mini (optimized for audio) USB output > BUC-1, and then BUC-1 AES-EBU output to BDA-2 AES-EBU input
or
(2)  Mac Mini (optimized for audio) USB output > BDA-2 USB input

If the question reveals ignorance, go easy on me in your replies -- thanks!

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #7 on: 7 Feb 2015, 04:14 pm »
Question -- If you already have a DAC with well-implemented asynchronous USB input (such as the Bryston BDA-2), then is there any advantage to adding a BUC-1? Specifically, is Scenario 1 below better than Scenario 2?

(1) Mac Mini (optimized for audio) USB output > BUC-1, and then BUC-1 AES-EBU output to BDA-2 AES-EBU input
or
(2)  Mac Mini (optimized for audio) USB output > BDA-2 USB input

If the question reveals ignorance, go easy on me in your replies -- thanks!

Hi

The USB section is identical in the BDA2 and the BUC 1 so no advantage.

james

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #8 on: 26 May 2015, 09:44 am »
BRYSTON BUC-1 USB Converter - BEST OF 2015 in HI-FI Magazine in Germany



http://bryston.com/products/digital_audio/BUC-1.html
« Last Edit: 26 May 2015, 12:45 pm by James Tanner »

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #9 on: 12 Sep 2017, 09:33 pm »
James,

the BUC-1 is no longer available  :(

any plans to replace it with a new product??

al.

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #10 on: 12 Sep 2017, 11:03 pm »
James,

the BUC-1 is no longer available  :(

any plans to replace it with a new product??

al.

Hi Al,

No plans - it never sold well.

James

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Re: Bryston BUC 1 - USB converter
« Reply #11 on: 13 Sep 2017, 10:01 am »
You've got PM

James,

the BUC-1 is no longer available  :(

any plans to replace it with a new product??

al.