BRYSTON BDP-1/2 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK/REVIEWS

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #40 on: 18 Nov 2010, 07:52 pm »
Having listened to the BDP-1 for a few days, I have to say that it has easily exceeded my expectations. It is an amazing experience to rip a CD you are very familiar with (when played using a CD transport and the BDA-1), and then be flat out stunned by the improvement when the same 44kHz music is played through the BDP-1  :thumb:

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« Reply #41 on: 19 Nov 2010, 03:28 pm »
James

Will the buttons on the BR-2 remote be changed in future to match the BDP-1  :o

Hi nikon,

Apparently we have enough buttons for the remotes for a couple of years.

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« Reply #42 on: 19 Nov 2010, 04:40 pm »
Distributor Feedback:

Hi Brian and James,

Thanks for the "black" Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player.

It arrived the beginning this week and we been having a go at it.

The result "EXCELLENT".

Performed without a hitch (iPhone, iPad, etc) and the sound with CD rip is impressive to say the least. We have not heard before the BDP-1 existed CD Rips sounding so close to the original CDs on the BCD-1 through the BDA1.

In fact on some occasions we thought the BDP-1 digital Player with the CD rips was better! … could be psychological?

But on High Resolution material, the Bryston BDP-1 really shines!

James Tan
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« Last Edit: 19 Nov 2010, 06:15 pm by James Tanner »

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« Reply #43 on: 19 Nov 2010, 04:59 pm »
Hi James,

Which format do you recommend for ripping CDs, AIFF, FLAC or WAVE and which ripping software would you recommend or you are currently use for CD ripping?

Could you also recommend some High Res music, title or ablums, so that we can demo the BDP-1.

By the way, not that you wouldn't know by now, the BDP-1 is a "KILLER" product, just the right product for the right job.

Regards,
James

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #44 on: 19 Nov 2010, 06:36 pm »
Hi werd,

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

james

This quote was a couple of pages back talking about a jumper from BDP-1 to BDA-1 -- James had said that he was using a 4 in. jumper.  In the December issue of TAS, Robert Harley made a statement to the effect that speaker cables and ICs should be as short as possible with the exception that digital ICs were best at 1 meter to 1.5 meters.  Has anyone noticed that?  Would like to hear confirmation/comments from anyone.

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #45 on: 19 Nov 2010, 06:47 pm »
Some say that longer cables (> 15 ft.) are best to attenuate signal reflections.
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=49432.0
 
Others use RF attenuators to accomplish the same thing.
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=87403.0
 
 
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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #46 on: 20 Nov 2010, 03:21 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

Hi James,

Does the "different circuit board" mean a new Bryston DAC? BDA-2?

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« Reply #47 on: 20 Nov 2010, 03:26 am »
Hi James,

Does the "different circuit board" means a new Bryston DAC? BDA-2?

Hi stratus

NO - just the circuit board behind the buttons had to change to allow the mounting.

James

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #48 on: 20 Nov 2010, 03:33 am »
Hi stratus

NO - just the circuit board behind the buttons had to change to allow the mounting.

James

Thanks James. I feel much better now.  :) I just got my DBA-1 last week and really do not want to see BDA-2 coming out in 2 or 3 month. 

Do you know when TAS or Stereophile will give BDP-1 a review?

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« Reply #49 on: 20 Nov 2010, 11:24 pm »
Thanks James. I feel much better now.  :) I just got my DBA-1 last week and really do not want to see BDA-2 coming out in 2 or 3 month. 

Do you know when TAS or Stereophile will give BDP-1 a review?

Both Stereophile and TAS have asked for one and once we get caught up I plan to send them units to review.

What's happening the week of December 13th is exciting though. Rolling Stone Magazine wants me to come to NY to do a video interview on the BDP-1.

james

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« Reply #50 on: 20 Nov 2010, 11:40 pm »
Both Stereophile and TAS have asked for one and once we get caught up I plan to send them units to review.

What's happening the week of December 13th is exciting though. Rolling Stone Magazine wants me to come to NY to do a video interview on the BDP-1.

james

Enjoy your trip and interview! Your must have a lot of fun with your job.

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« Reply #51 on: 21 Nov 2010, 09:52 am »
...are you going to wear your space dress, James?

http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24521

al :green:.

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #52 on: 21 Nov 2010, 11:26 am »
...are you going to wear your space dress, James?

http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24521

al :green:.

Great idea Al - or maybe my firefighting gear :lol:

James

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Re: BRYSTON BDP-1 DIGITAL PLAYER FEEDBACK
« Reply #53 on: 23 Nov 2010, 12:13 am »
Oh nooo ! Now it's official, you're all tempting me ! I hate you ! My wife's gone kill me if I bring this toy home ! :wink:

But, to be honest, having already a BP26/MPS-2 and BDA-1, how could it be otherwise ? (not sure she'll hear that :D)

OK, I'll try to wait... a little. I'm just a little bit disappointed to know that the front fascia rounded sides and buttons have a different design than my other Bryston stuff (my "old" BDA-1 is serial #000010 :thumb:).

While I'm here, I also wanted to give my answer to a previous post regarding the best hardware/software CD ripping combination. My best proposal would be a Plextor Premium2 with PlexTools Professional XL v3.16. This only-CD drive (only CD, no trade-off to make with the lens/block quality just to have DVD reading capability...) is the last one really built by Plextor, in Japan (yes ! in Japan, not a chinese scam), and PlexTools Professional XL is just the perfect soft made by Plextor to ensure perfect digital extraction using its drives.

As far as I know, the Premium2 is not available anymore unless you do a lot of searches through the web.
http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/Product-Archive/premium-2.html

PlexTools Professional XL v3.16 is available here (now free, but only useable with "old" Plextor drives):
http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/component/option,com_jdownloads/Itemid,55/catid,86/task,viewcategory/

And if you can't find a Premium2, I have no idea which recent drive is good at audio CD extraction.

As regards the software, using a non Plextor drive, my choice would definitely be either dBpoweramp or Exact Audio Copy. Both have the useful "AccurateRip" function (or "not so AccurateRip" function if, like Plextor, you have doubts in the absolute zero reference offset used by these softwares, perfectionists can see http://www.digital-inn.de/exact-audio-copy-english/28787-andre-wiethoff-who-feels-have-say-offsets-4.html or http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=62974)

Enjoy your new toys !
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« Reply #54 on: 23 Nov 2010, 12:34 pm »
I telephoned PMC and they'll phone me back when they're available to sell in the UK.

Has anybody tried a solid state drive with a BDP-1?

http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-120gb-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5--solid-state-drive--oczssd2-2vtxe120g--72KB.html

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« Reply #55 on: 23 Nov 2010, 12:38 pm »
I telephoned PMC and they'll phone me back when they're available to sell in the UK.

Has anybody tried a solid state drive with a BDP-1?

http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-120gb-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5--solid-state-drive--oczssd2-2vtxe120g--72KB.html

Hi terrycym

That's something I want to try next. Does this unit have USB out?

James

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« Reply #56 on: 23 Nov 2010, 12:56 pm »
It's a bare "disk drive" with a SATA interface.
They're designed to replace a mechanical disk drive in a laptop (say)
The advantage is that they make no noise and are lightning fast.

You can also put one in an external drive case, which is where I'm coming from.  :-)


http://www.dabs.com/products/icybox-external-enclosure-for-2-5--sata-hdds-with-3-different-colored-soft-skin-covers-5GDD.html

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« Reply #57 on: 23 Nov 2010, 01:04 pm »
It will be very interesting indeed :D Not sure if the speed will make much difference but the no-moving parts and the reliabilty features are very seductive.

James

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« Reply #58 on: 23 Nov 2010, 02:06 pm »
My very thoughts!
Is there a spare SATA port inside the BDP-1?
A SSD would fit in there nicely - would just need a couple of runners to mount the drive onto.

Do I get the royalty on that idea????

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« Reply #59 on: 23 Nov 2010, 02:24 pm »
My very thoughts!
Is there a spare SATA port inside the BDP-1?
A SSD would fit in there nicely - would just need a couple of runners to mount the drive onto.

Do I get the royalty on that idea????

Good question - I will check.
no commission but I will buy you a coffee and donut next time I am in the UK :D

james