Well, James, I don't know.
I wish to buy the BDP BDA combo because of the absolute quality of sound and build, no discussion about that.
Only issue I have is this: In the beginning I wanted the BDA to have a USB 2 port to enable hirez playback through that port and connect PC/MAc/Nas (indeed streaming anything, from internet radio, locally stored files in an pc/mac, or whatever hirez source comes out of my pc.mac). Sadly the BDA does not have a USB2 and you frequently make clear it wont in the future because Bryston's philosophy is it is better to play files through the BDP-1. Ok, I follow that and I certainly will, but am then left with the problem that the BDP-1 does not connect to a NAS either. The technique of having several HDD's is too complex, unhandy and user-unfriendly to me.
Buying the two machines gives me ultimate playback on digital files. But it seems to me that it is perfection of a system that in it self should be changing also. It now still is indeed what you explain it to be: a cd-player of usb-stored files. A unique and very fine one.
The whole process of ripping cd's, storing them automatically on a NAs and playing from a Nas is left out of your Bryston setup.
Is Bryston going to work on that too?
Just to be clear: I am not looking for the Swiss armyknife you often referr to. I simply have my hopes up for Bryston to enter that part of modern and computer assisted music-handling. Paradigm change is needed?
Thanks for your thoughts,
No - sorry - Marius I think there are just too many issues wirth the BDP-1 for you. Do you not think a NAS with a more traditional computer setup would be the better choice for you?