June 05, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
For audio enthusiasts with a keen ear, Canadian manufacturer Bryston is now shipping its impressive BCD-1 CD player. The BCD-1 is a Redbook CD player that uses fully discrete analog Class-A proprietary Bryston circuits, a quality drive and a 192K/24Bit Crystal DAC, the company says.
Bryston says as an all-in-one-box solution for a CD Player (as opposed to a separate outboard DAC and Drive) one of the performance highlights of the BCD-1 is the elimination of jitter, which is mistiming of the digital signal that affects playback. Because the drive and DAC use the same master clock on its player, Bryston says its CD player’s master clock and the drive are synchronized perfectly to eliminate any possibility of jitter timing errors affecting the sound quality of the player.
Bryston adds that the DAC uses a process to over-sample the digital input 128 times, and the new samples are then run through an interpolation filter to create a more analog-like waveform that enhances the playback quality.
Some other specs of the BCD-1:
- Redbook CD and CDR playback
- Fully Discrete Bryston Class A analog output stage
- Crystal 192k/24bit DAC
- Independent Analog and Digital power supplies
- Balanced XLR and Unbalanced RCA Stereo outputs
- Transformer coupled SPDIF and AES EBU Digital outputs
- Optical output
- RS-232 software upgrade
- Remote 12 Volt Trigger
- Full function IR remote control
- CD remote operates other Bryston products volume up/down
- Cosmetically matches C-Series BP26/MPS2
Go to www.bryston.ca for more details.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.