Canadian high-end manufacturer Bryston has released its BDP-π digital music player which, with thanks to four USB 2.0 and one Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) input, can be used to play back digital music ranging from MP3 to lossless 24/192 when connected to an external DAC via its SPDIF, Toslink, USB or HDMI outputs. The BDP-π uses the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform to provide a Roon-Ready interface.
‘The compact BDP-π features advanced Bryston hardware and software built on the Raspberry Pi/HifiBerry platform to give users fast responses to commands and superb overall performance.’ said George Poutakidis of BusiSoft AV which distributes Bryston in Australia. ‘The BDP-π is a complete digital entertainment hub—users can connect an external drive to access limitless libraries of digital content, gain access to their favourite Internet radio stations and enjoy lossless Tidal streaming. It’s also Roon-ready, thanks to a software solution that delivers the ultimate user experience by merging Bryston’s exceptional BDP digital playback hardware with Roon’s intuitive, graphically rich music library management and playback software. Users get the superb sound of Bryston digital players with a highly refined user interface, plus you can control the BDP-π using iOS or Android devices or with the optional BR-2 remote.’
For those who need to play CDs, new BDP-π can be linked to Bryston’s BOT-1, after which it can be used to rip, play, or burn CDs. When it becomes available in Australia in late September, the Bryston BDP-π is expected to retail for $1,699 (RRP).
For further information, please contact BusiSoft AV