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BryFi
« on: 4 May 2016, 01:16 pm »
Hi folks

I have been working on a project called BryFi - and one of our beta testers has asked this question:

I was also wondering if you could do me a favour? Can you get some ideas from your Audio Circle community on what the best Android DLNA/Wifi player app is?
I tried a few last nite but none seem to be that "all in one" app. All the "free versions" seem to lacking in one area or another.
I don't mind paying for one, but want to make sure its the "right one" before I do.

Tks
Adam





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Re: BryFi
« Reply #1 on: 4 May 2016, 01:25 pm »
Roon.

if the Bryfi device has a raspberry on board this should be possible.

Marius

Re: BryFi
« Reply #2 on: 4 May 2016, 02:55 pm »
Nice James,

Like we asked before, an all in one system  :thumb:  sneaky way of introducing ;)
Kinda like the color setting, to match with my ESL's


 

About the app:  sorry but i feel your beta tester is right, no app has it all. VLC and Goodplayer are strong contenders though, at least on iOS
Hope your Bryfi will see the light soon!

Cheers,
Marius




Hi folks

I have been working on a project called BryFi - and one of our beta testers has asked this question:

I was also wondering if you could do me a favour? Can you get some ideas from your Audio Circle community on what the best Android DLNA/Wifi player app is?
I tried a few last nite but none seem to be that "all in one" app. All the "free versions" seem to lacking in one area or another.
I don't mind paying for one, but want to make sure its the "right one" before I do.

Tks
Adam





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Re: BryFi
« Reply #3 on: 4 May 2016, 03:06 pm »
Hi Marius,

Yes I have two working samples and so far really liking what I hear and the interface seems to work quite well.

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #4 on: 4 May 2016, 03:07 pm »
Here is the complete info so far.







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Re: BryFi
« Reply #5 on: 4 May 2016, 03:29 pm »
Cool James! Seems a great addition to the Bryston family.


Please tell me it uses the wired lan also, and reads/plays files stored on the NAS? Think i didn't read about that in your brochure.


Cheers,
Marius


Here is the complete info so far.






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Re: BryFi
« Reply #6 on: 4 May 2016, 04:03 pm »
Bubble UPnP is by far and wide the best DLNA UPnP android app.

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #7 on: 4 May 2016, 05:57 pm »
What are the dimensions?

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« Reply #8 on: 4 May 2016, 06:09 pm »
Height (inches) - 10.25

Width (inches) -19.5

Top Depth  - (inches) 6.75

Bottom Depth  - (inches) - 9


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« Reply #9 on: 4 May 2016, 06:19 pm »
Cool James! Seems a great addition to the Bryston family.


Please tell me it uses the wired lan also, and reads/plays files stored on the NAS? Think i didn't read about that in your brochure.


Cheers,
Marius

Yes anything connected on the network it can see and play.

james

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #10 on: 4 May 2016, 07:34 pm »
Yes anything connected on the network it can see and play.

james

 :thumb: :thumb:
Great.

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #11 on: 4 May 2016, 08:50 pm »
Can you use BryFi to listen to Spotify, Tidal or Apple music?

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« Reply #12 on: 4 May 2016, 09:01 pm »
Can you use BryFi to listen to Spotify, Tidal or Apple music?

Tidal yes not sure on Spotify and Apple - will check.

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« Reply #13 on: 5 May 2016, 08:58 am »
Tidal yes not sure on Spotify and Apple - will check.

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Hi

From engineering:

For streaming music, everything streams over AirPlay now. For Android we will need to make individual deals with each streaming service.

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #14 on: 5 May 2016, 09:30 am »
Definitely avoid the mistakes the guys from NAD/Bluesound are making... Pretty good sound, but no clue on what their users want.
I also wonder, why? Stick to what Bryston does best, build superb amps.

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« Reply #15 on: 5 May 2016, 09:54 am »
Definitely avoid the mistakes the guys from NAD/Bluesound are making... Pretty good sound, but no clue on what their users want.
I also wonder, why? Stick to what Bryston does best, build superb amps.

Hi Anonamemouse

Sadly the marketplace for the traditional Bryston customer - or for that matter high end audio period - is getting smaller and smaller every year and you have to develop more products to help draw in younger customers to enter the high end market and hopefully be able to sell your current customers more Bryston products.

The other advantage, like in the case of the Bryston speakers is "Predictability" - I know how the system will perform in the customers home if he uses our sources, amplification and speakers.

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #16 on: 5 May 2016, 03:02 pm »
James,

I'm looking forward to learning more about BryFi.   But I wanted to follow-up on a discussion I had with Gary at Axpona.   I asked if a BDP-2 and a Pi player could be synched up as a part of a whole house system so the music plays uniformly and timed in synch at all locations similar to having multiple Sonos players.  He indicated that both devices could access the same NAS library, but there would be timing issues and the music would not be in exact synch from room to room.   

Would you confirm that?   Perhaps I interpreted Gary response incorrectly.  But if not, I'm hopeful that with what appears to be start of a Bryston whole house system player system, the timing issue for multi-room playback will be a priority to be included.

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« Reply #17 on: 5 May 2016, 04:32 pm »
James,

I'm looking forward to learning more about BryFi.   But I wanted to follow-up on a discussion I had with Gary at Axpona.   I asked if a BDP-2 and a Pi player could be synched up as a part of a whole house system so the music plays uniformly and timed in synch at all locations similar to having multiple Sonos players.  He indicated that both devices could access the same NAS library, but there would be timing issues and the music would not be in exact synch from room to room.   

Would you confirm that?   Perhaps I interpreted Gary response incorrectly.  But if not, I'm hopeful that with what appears to be start of a Bryston whole house system player system, the timing issue for multi-room playback will be a priority to be included.

Hi

This is definitely a Chris question - will let him answer.

james
 

Yitshak

Re: BryFi
« Reply #18 on: 5 May 2016, 06:05 pm »

75w a channel Bryston capable amp is way more then enough
To make this system sing with zest!

No doubts this setup will hit above it size suggested and price,
Actually as any other Bryston gear.

I'm glad you turn such entry level capable devices lately to welcom new comers.
It's so very importance to exposé new users to the Bryston sound per pound fact.


Cheers and luck  :thumb:

Itshak

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Re: BryFi
« Reply #19 on: 5 May 2016, 06:22 pm »
HI James,


Entering this market might also be about form factor, especially when people put this Bryfi in very visible locations, like i will.
I can't help but feel you designed this device using existing parts, judging on the sizes you mention. Especially the rather large bottom depth, seems to indicate the amp has been 'glued to the back' of the existing mini-speakers.


Did you consider building dedicated speakers and amp for the Bryfi, like Naim did when they engineered their Muso's https://www.naimaudio.com/mu-so ? That way combining specs with wider audience form.




Cheers,
Marius