Bryston Adds Qobuz Hi-Res Streaming Capability to BDP Music Players

April 17 2019, 00:50
Bryston has introduced native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for Bryston’s BDP Music Players. With the update, users will be able to access Qobuz' high-resolution 24-bit/up to 192 kHz streaming service, and stream uncompressed content from a library of well over 40 million tracks representing every imaginable style including jazz and classical music. Qobuz first became available in Europe in 2007 and is now also available in the US.
Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, northeast of Toronto, and the brand's high-quality audio components are sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide. Since the conception of the BDP series music players nearly ten years ago, Bryston's primary goal has been to reproduce high-resolution digital content as faithfully as possible. Until now, users needed to have their personal high-resolution libraries connected to the BDP. 

With a new firmware update, those BDP players are now also able to support the new Qobuz streaming service, which includes millions of files in high-resolution 24-bit, without the use of lossy compression schemes that impair the listening experience. Offering files in FLAC lossless format to download and stream, Qobuz also offers exclusive editorial content along with deep metadata, complete digital booklets, interactive articles, reviews and playlists. After a thorough evaluation, Qobuz was notably impressed by the BDP-3 and bestowed upon it the company’s Qobuzissime Award.

Owners of Bryston BDP products — from the first BDP-1 to the current BDP-3 player — can take advantage of Qobuz compatibility by updating their firmware to the latest version and registering for Qobuz on their website.

“The primary purpose of the Bryston BDP players is to deliver the finest playback of digital music — and Qobuz is another tool that consumers can use to access a vast library of the world’s most beloved music,” states Gary Dayton, VP of Sales & Marketing at Bryston. “We are thrilled to offer Qobuz as a streaming option to our Bryston BDP users.”

The new Bryston firmware including Qobuz compatibility is available now.
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