Hi Folks,Got this today from one of our customers and just had to share - YOU KNOW A PRODUCT IS REALLY SUCCESSFUL WHEN PEOPLE START MODIFYING IT
To: James Tanner
Subject: Bryston BDP-1 Mod Madness.
How are you? I apologize for not getting back to you with pix of the Bryston on Spikes but I put that project aside until a few more things came in for me to finish my complete mod madness for the BDP-1. Oh and by the way, I welcomed another brand spankin' new BDP-1 to my home.
I PROMISE to get you pix when this is done in the next couple days.
The mod list is as follow and they make a significant difference on sound quality.
1.) Internal case dampened with dynamat style dampener and then epoxied(non-corrosive) around edges to prevent any dropping or drooping.
2.) Custom stainless Spikes on thick rubber insulators
3.) Main fuse replaced with gold/silver audiophile fuse.
4.) Chassis screws replaced with heavy custom computer based screws which grip larger surface area and are beveled like the factory ones.
5.) Sound card and slot cleaned with Pro-Gold cleaner and oxidation inhibitor along with all connections.
6.) Tiny bead rf choke and shielding applied to long power cable to main CPU board from power supply board.
7.) Compact flash card transfer to new high speed 4gb cards (NOT DONE)
8.) Near Future - Top steel cover replaced with custom aluminum top to match face panel.
Please don't be upset with me James, I know that you made a beautiful product without anyone having to do anything, but being a lunatic for beneficial tweaks, I can't help myself. OCD is one heck of a disease.There are very few pieces of electronics that I bother to open up mainly because I don't think they are technologically impressive or worth the time to tweak. Those pieces that I do tweak become MY personal pieces and are enjoyed for years, decades even. This is my little way of personalizing them and showing my reverence. Over one year now and I still listen to it at least 5-6 day a week. I absolutely love this thing James and thank you and your team for creating this exceptional player!The sound coming out of this unit is INCREDIBLE. I can hear the people's breaths in between words along with the hisses or sibilance and the imaging(wide and sweet) along with the bottom end(super tight) are absolutely amazing. There is NOTHING that can touch the performance of this unit. My DCS transport isn't even in the same league as your creation and that thing was 14k.
Btw, I found a machine shop and will get in touch with them to make me an brushed aluminum cover with Bryston engraved on the top, can't wait. I am using the unit right now and the attached is a picture from the front. It is on a black diamond reference shelf and the drives are on top of a symposium and damped by Audioquest sorbothane feet. I am working on this cool hard drive holder with two Egyptian cats holding the drives so the symposium will get removed after the thick 1/4" aluminum top gets put on my baby.
I don't have hours available to me every day to dig through my music collection just to play something so the Bryston solves that by making everything available to me at once, a priceless feature. I didn't just purchase 2 Bryston BDP-1's , I invested in pristine quality musical enjoyment accompanied by ease of use that I had wanted for a long time in a package that doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of space.
I absolutely love listening to music on my BDP-1's and anyone willing to invest in your player James obviously does to."