Bryston has announced the introduction of the BCD-3 CD player. The BCD-3 joins the highly successful family of digital products in the Bryston lineup, including the award-winning BDA-3 DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). The BCD-3 serves a community of consumers loyal to the CD format seeking superior sound and build quality. The BCD-3 is expected to begin shipping to authorized Bryston dealers in December, 2016 with an MSRP of $3495.
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 DAC’s. 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.
“We are aware that the music industry has written off the CD format, however we have a significant number of customers who have substantial CD collections they’d like to enjoy,” explained Bryston VP James Tanner. “We had the ability to leverage our BDA-3 DAC platform—one of the most popular digital products from Bryston—combined with a very good quality transport and deliver an audiophile CD player with astonishing levels of clarity and detail.” Initial orders for the BCD-3 have been brisk after the prototype player was seen by media and enthusiasts at recent Montreal and Toronto high-performance audio events.
All Bryston digital products are covered by a 5-year warranty.