BRYSTON BDP-1/2 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK/REVIEWS

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #20 on: 15 Nov 2010, 01:30 am »

BP26/MPS-2 + BDP-1 + BDA-1



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« Reply #21 on: 15 Nov 2010, 04:06 pm »
Distributor Feedback:

Hi James,

Just plugged in my BDP-1 sample this morning.  It’s sooooo musical, but you already knew that! Even 44,100 flac files I have ripped sound great.

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Harvey Gilbert
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« Reply #22 on: 15 Nov 2010, 04:09 pm »
Hi werd,

Yes in my demo system I have about a 4 inch AES-EBU 110 ohm cable I use.

james

Hi James

Do you guys include the jumper with the BDP1 ?

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« Reply #23 on: 15 Nov 2010, 04:20 pm »
BP26/MPS-2 + BDP-1 + BDA-1



You guys should include different colors in your options. Cherry red, or a pearl in that metal scheme would be really nice.

Even pink...hehe

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« Reply #24 on: 15 Nov 2010, 05:44 pm »
Hi James,

I like the look of the BP26/MPS-2 stacked beside BDP-1/BDA-1  :thumb:

I got my BDA-1 this April but the buttons are different from the ones on BDP-1. How much does it cost to change out the old BDA-1 faceplate and buttons to match the BDP-1? Can it be done by the local dealers in Singapore or do I have to send it back to Canada? Or can I do it myself?

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« Reply #25 on: 15 Nov 2010, 06:13 pm »
Hi James

Do you guys include the jumper with the BDP1 ?

Hi werd,

No sorry - there are so many different cables and opinions we leave that up to the customer.

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« Reply #26 on: 15 Nov 2010, 06:15 pm »
BP26/MPS-2 + BDP-1 + BDA-1



Two down....two to go! :)

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« Reply #27 on: 15 Nov 2010, 06:21 pm »
Hi James,

I like the look of the BP26/MPS-2 stacked beside BDP-1/BDA-1  :thumb:

I got my BDA-1 this April but the buttons are different from the ones on BDP-1. How much does it cost to change out the old BDA-1 faceplate and buttons to match the BDP-1? Can it be done by the local dealers in Singapore or do I have to send it back to Canada? Or can I do it myself?

Thanks.

Hi,

No I am sorry the BDA-1 front panel can not be changed as it has a totally different circuit board and front panel buttons.

james

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« Reply #28 on: 15 Nov 2010, 06:59 pm »
Hello James and hello Forum users. 
I have literally just joined the forum, after following this particular area for the past few months.

I have had a BDA-1 for a year or so.  And I absolutely adore it.
Almost straight away I began looking for a replacement for my digital transport, and the BDP-1 is exactly what I hoped Bryston would create.

I cannot wait until the Bristol hi-fi show, here in February.  I envisage that PMC will have it there on audition. 
Regardless, I will be purchasing it!
James, do you have recommendations with regard to hard drives and thumb drives?
Will I need to purchase a USB B to USB B cable, or should I use
a simple female to male adaptor on the end of the usual USB cable?

Kyri



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« Reply #29 on: 15 Nov 2010, 07:17 pm »
Hello James and hello Forum users. 
I have literally just joined the forum, after following this particular area for the past few months.

I have had a BDA-1 for a year or so.  And I absolutely adore it.
Almost straight away I began looking for a replacement for my digital transport, and the BDP-1 is exactly what I hoped Bryston would create.

I cannot wait until the Bristol hi-fi show, here in February.  I envisage that PMC will have it there on audition. 
Regardless, I will be purchasing it!
James, do you have recommendations with regard to hard drives and thumb drives?
Will I need to purchase a USB B to USB B cable, or should I use
a simple female to male adaptor on the end of the usual USB cable?

Kyri

Hi Kyri,

Welcome sir :thumb:

I have used the Seagate USB 2.5 inch Harddrives and the Lexor Thumbdrives with good success. 

The Thumbdrive does not use a USB cable of course as it plugs straight in to the BDP-1.  The USB Harddrives use a cheap small USB cable and as of yet I have not experimented with different cables.  They way we extract the digital DATA from the USB drive though - through a buffer - I don't think it would make much difference.

I just spoke to PMC this morning and they have the BDP-1 in the factory and are giving it the once over. :D

james

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« Reply #30 on: 15 Nov 2010, 07:35 pm »
Thank you very much James - wonderful!
Then that's the route I shall take.  I actually use a Lexar thumb drive, so that's one out of the way. 
I assume that solid state would be the way to go in the long run.
Please feel free to correct me.
I will also try to have a very short AES/EBU cable made, since one unit will sit atop the other. 

I own a pair of PMC FB1+ speakers and I must say that I am very impressed with the Bryston/PMC synergy. 
I have been fortunate enough to listen to various mixes of these 2 families.  And they have always offered more than the sum of their parts. 
I've found PMC helpful & friendly, too.
Roll on February!

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« Reply #31 on: 16 Nov 2010, 09:02 am »
Hi,

No I am sorry the BDA-1 front panel can not be changed as it has a totally different circuit board and front panel buttons.

james

I know its only aesthetic but its  :banghead: especially for folks whom jump-in early to support the Bryston BDA-1 product.

I guess we just have to live with it  :(

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« Reply #32 on: 16 Nov 2010, 12:40 pm »
I know its only aesthetic but its  :banghead: especially for folks whom jump-in early to support the Bryston BDA-1 product.

I guess we just have to live with it  :(

Yes it's always difficult when we have to make a change but sometimes the circumstances are beyond our control.  It may not help but when I do shows with the BDP-1 and the BDA-1 stacked no one seems to notice the slightly different buttons.

james

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« Reply #33 on: 18 Nov 2010, 05:35 am »
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Will the buttons on the BR-2 remote be changed in future to match the BDP-1  :o

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« Reply #34 on: 18 Nov 2010, 11:39 am »
James

Will the buttons on the BR-2 remote be changed in future to match the BDP-1  :o
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Not sure on that - I will check.

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« Reply #35 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:22 pm »
Hi Folks,

Check out the latest issue (Dec 2010) of Absolute Sound Magazine. On page 152 to 154 there is an interview with David Chesky of Chesky Records fame. I was please to see his comment on listening to digital files:

“When I burn CD-R’s and bring them home they sound good. But when I take home a USB drive and plug it in all of a sudden the quality of the entire system goes up 25%. Everything locks in. It’s smoother, and resolution is increased and you hear low level detail. Things don’t sound digital!”

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« Reply #36 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:24 pm »
Hi Folks,

Check out the latest issue (Dec 2010) of Absolute Sound Magazine. On page 152 to 154 there is an interview with David Chesky of Chesky Records fame. I was please to see his comment on listening to digital files:

“When I burn CD-R’s and bring them home they sound good. But when I take home a USB drive and plug it in all of a sudden the quality of the entire system goes up 25%. Everything locks in. It’s smoother, and resolution is increased and you hear low level detail. Things don’t sound digital!”

james

is Mr. Chesky using a BDP-1?

al.

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« Reply #37 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:25 pm »
Hi Al,

He wants one and he has visited me at shows to tell me how please he was with the concept and implimentation of the BDP-1.

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« Reply #38 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:32 pm »
cool! and hey...we all want one :drool:

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« Reply #39 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:40 pm »
cool! and hey...we all want one :drool:

al.

Yes one of the problems David says he has is that he sends high resolution files to mainstream music reviewers and their systems are not really of high enough quality to demonstrate the advantages or they are using sub-par computer systems.

He has asked me if we would loan a few of the BDP-1's out to help with the education process.

james