Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

Bryston

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When asked why we bother to produce a stand alone CD player in this modern era of high resolution music and streaming, I am reminded of several reasons. First is that so many of us have massive CD collections that are as capable of sparking joy today as they were years ago when first purchased. CDs can sound unbelievably good--a testament to their ability to continue to out sell digital downloads. Finally remember that for so many music lovers, learning a new digital playback method simply gets in the way of enjoying music. If any of these resonate with you, perhaps the BCD-3 will be the last CD player you'll ever need. Features - Redbook CD player - Balanced XLR and single ended RCA output - Digital out via AES/EBU or S/PDIF RCA - Network connectivity for firmware updates and control via web UI or automation systems - RS232 / IR support - Rugged metal CD tray with support rails - Large clear OLED display - Built using identical DAC circuitry originally developed for BDA-3 DAC Options - Silver or black faceplate - 17” or 19” faceplate (non-rack mountable) Specifications Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz: ±0.1dB THD+N (20Hz-20kHz): <0.002% Voltage Output: XLR: 4V | RCA: 2V Noise: RCA: -134dB, XLR: -140dB
When asked why we bother to produce a stand alone CD player in this modern era of high resolution music and streaming, I am reminded of several reasons. First is that so many of us have massive CD collections that are as capable of sparking joy today as they were years ago when first purchased. CDs can sound unbelievably good--a testament to their ability to continue to out sell digital downloads. Finally remember that for so many music lovers, learning a new digital playback method simply gets in the way of enjoying music. If any of these resonate with you, perhaps the BCD-3 will be the last CD player you'll ever need. Features - Redbook CD player - Balanced XLR and single ended RCA output - Digital out via AES/EBU or S/PDIF RCA - Network connectivity for firmware updates and control via web UI or automation systems - RS232 / IR support - Rugged metal CD tray with support rails - Large clear OLED display - Built using identical DAC circuitry originally developed for BDA-3 DAC Options - Silver or black faceplate - 17” or 19” faceplate (non-rack mountable) Specifications Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz: ±0.1dB THD+N (20Hz-20kHz): <0.002% Voltage Output: XLR: 4V | RCA: 2V Noise: RCA: -134dB, XLR: -140dB