The BDP1 and BDP2 use the same soundcard so they should sound very similar.
Finally join the BDP club. I picked up that demo BDP-1 yesterday and got it set up with MPOD using my iPhone. A couple of more questions..
1) What is the latest firmware for BDP-1? It's showing S1.6 2012-12-10. I did try the update link from Firmware page, but it's still the same.
2) I do not get album art or song art on MPOD. I have http://bryston-bdp-1.local/music
typed in the URL box and refreshed the local cache many many times.
As for the audio quality, it's very satisfying. I have been using MacBook pro and AppleTV for my HT/2-ch system with Empirical Audio Synchromesh and a highly expensive digital cable (the cable does make a big difference for me). But BDP-1 just makes the music the way it is meant to sound like. To me, it sounds more coherent and timing is just right. Maybe this is what they call phase coherency. I'm not good at explaining with the audiophile terms, all I know is this is now very close to what I've been chasing for 2 years. Have to give up that versatile Apple interface though, which is very hard for me and resisted for a long time, but I feel it is all worth it once bdp-1 started playing music in my rig.
I guess, I'll be buying a bdp-2 soon and move the bdp-1 to the bedroom system. Btw, any info on bdp-3 release date?