Sent: September-12-11 6:43 PM
Subject: RE: Bryston BDP-1
I would like to make a general comment about the BDP-1. My system consists of Revel Studio speakers, and mainly Levinson electronics, with a 326s as the pre-amp.
I have traditionally played CDs via a Levinson 30/31 combination and uncompressed music files via a Windows 7 setup, with either a Juli@ or an Asus soundcard. The HTPCs are confirmed to play back bit perfect at the correct sampling rate and sample depth. I have recently added the PS Audio PerfectWave combo (with the bridge) and the Bryston BDP-1 and BDA-1 combination to my equipment. I listen to a broad variety of music from all over the world and have added many high resolution files to my collection, either from HDTracks or from vinyl I have slowly been converting using a Micro Seiki vacuum turntable.
I mention the above so you know I have reasonably good equipment when I make the statement that I have been extremely pleased with the BDP-1/BDA-1; in fact, since adding the Bryston combo and the PerfectWave combo it is the first time since the emergence of the compact disc that I do serious listening from digital front ends rather than from analog. So I would like to emphatically state that I think the Bryston combo is an outstanding achievement.
Willem CB Villet, Ph.D.
President and CEO