Future Bryston CD Player Still A Go?

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« Reply #420 on: 12 Jul 2017, 02:36 am »
Hi Willy

The reason we do not offer digital inputs is we wanted to optimize CD Redbook playback. The CD is 44.1 / 16Bit and the BDA3 is optimized for that by clocking the DAC directly to the drive.

Once you add digital inputs the circuitry has to change to allow those inputs to recognized what type of bit stream is coming in and reclock it etc. and that compromises the accuracy of the Redbook CD playback.

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I was going to ask about this also, but you saved me the trouble of asking it.
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« Reply #421 on: 12 Jul 2017, 10:22 am »
Apart from the quality aspect of the BCD playback (which is tops imo), having digi inputs on it would likely cut into sales of the excellent BDA-x as a standalone DAC.

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« Reply #422 on: 12 Jul 2017, 12:44 pm »
Hi James: just wondering.  Has Bryston instituted any kind of trade-in/trade-up policy for original owners of the BCD-1?  Thanks.

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« Reply #423 on: 12 Jul 2017, 01:18 pm »
Hi James: just wondering.  Has Bryston instituted any kind of trade-in/trade-up policy for original owners of the BCD-1?  Thanks.

Nothing official but if the BCD 1 can not be fixed we will work something out towards a BDC-3.

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« Reply #424 on: 28 Aug 2017, 04:41 pm »
HI Folks,



Terrific review due out September 15th from Soundstage Magazine on the Bryston BCD-3 CD Player.

Some really nice photos of the BCD-3 - this one of the innerds:



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« Reply #425 on: 15 Sep 2017, 10:04 am »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston Review BCD-3 CD Player

September, 2017

Hi Folks,

Please see link below – Terrific Review on the new Bryston BCD-3 CD Player.
There's life still in the old CD’s!

james

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/1096-bryston-bcd-3-cd-player

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« Reply #426 on: 15 Sep 2017, 12:06 pm »
That's a meticulous review by Philip -- congrats to Bryston.

Interestingly, like this BCD-3 review, I've compared my BCD-1 alone with it hooked to my BDA-1, as transport. I have a hell of a time hearing differences on my best CDs in my system. For me, that's good news -- I can use BCD-1 as it was intended -- a stand-alone CDP (and a superb one), and thereby remove an extra conversion step (and cable) in the audio chain.


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« Reply #427 on: 15 Sep 2017, 01:48 pm »
That's a meticulous review by Philip -- congrats to Bryston.

Interestingly, like this BCD-3 review, I've compared my BCD-1 alone with it hooked to my BDA-1, as transport. I have a hell of a time hearing differences on my best CDs in my system. For me, that's good news -- I can use BCD-1 as it was intended -- a stand-alone CDP (and a superb one), and thereby remove an extra conversion step (and cable) in the audio chain.


+1. Still, if no difference is heard, no issue hooking it up to the BDA and freeing a balanced input on the BP26 ;-)


Do feel the black 'BCD-3 CD Player' logo should have been positioned top left. Seems really naked now, especially compared with the other devices in the setup...


 

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« Reply #428 on: 15 Sep 2017, 01:59 pm »

+1. Still, if no difference is heard, no issue hooking it up to the BDA and freeing a balanced input on the BP26 ;-)


Do feel the black 'BCD-3 CD Player' logo should have been positioned top left. Seems really naked now, especially compared with the other devices in the setup...


Yes, the text should go there, for symmetry with the other Bryston source gear. "Redbook CD Player BCD-3".


How many bal inputs are there in BP26?
My ARC LS27 has loads -- SE too. Plus two pairs bal outputs, soI can easily switch bal cabling at my power amp, for comps.
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« Reply #429 on: 15 Sep 2017, 02:05 pm »
Yes, the text should go there, for symmetry with the other Bryston source gear. "Redbook CD Player BCD-3".


How many bal inputs are there in BP26?
My ARC LS27 has loads -- SE too. Plus two pairs bal outputs, soI can easily switch bal cabling at my power amp, for comps.
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2 on the BP26.

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« Reply #430 on: 15 Sep 2017, 02:26 pm »
2 on the BP26.

Can it have an AES if DAC option inside?

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« Reply #431 on: 15 Sep 2017, 03:03 pm »
Can it have an AES if DAC option inside?

Sorry no way to offer AES on the current DAC in the BP26

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Re: Future Bryston CD Player Still A Go?
« Reply #432 on: 19 Oct 2017, 02:34 pm »
Hi Bryston

Just purchased last week. I now have 1200 new CDs to listen too.

Absolutely astounded by this product.

Thank you.
Mike

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Re: Future Bryston CD Player Still A Go?
« Reply #433 on: 5 Nov 2017, 03:44 pm »
Hi James,

The BCD3 sounds stunning...I never knew how good redbood CD actually sounds !

With the BCD, I dont miss SACD or any of the other formats we had along the way...

Cheers
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« Reply #434 on: 5 Dec 2017, 09:43 pm »
Does the BCD-3 have the same 37-track limitation on a single CD that the BCD-1 does?

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« Reply #435 on: 5 Dec 2017, 10:50 pm »
Does the BCD-3 have the same 37-track limitation on a single CD that the BCD-1 does?

Hi

No problem there - that was a Phillips drive issue.

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