Bryston has announced the BCD-3 CD player. BDA-3 DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) is expected to begin shipping to authorized Bryston dealers in Dec. 2016 with a list of $3,495.
The BCD-3 has been engineered to playback Redbook CD and CDR disc formats using a premium transport/laser pickup assembly mated to two AKM 4490 384/32Bit DACs. Bryston designed the player to utilize a single master clock that syncs the transport to the DAC, eliminating one of the primary sources of an unwanted artifact called jitter. The DAC in the BCD-3 is based upon the BDA-3 platform and includes a fully discrete Bryston class A analog output stage and independent analog and digital power supplies.
Users will have the choice of balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA Stereo outputs as well as transformer-coupled SPDIF/AES digital outputs. The BCD-3 is network connectable, enabling software upgrades via an Ethernet jack and there is a remote 12-volt trigger input as well. The front panel, available in black or silver aluminum, has been designed to aesthetically match Bryston’s Cubed Series amplifiers.