BCD-3 CD Player

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Proving CD playback is alive and Powerful the Bryston BCD-3 CD Player provides the full dynamic… More details

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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. Remember that for so many music lovers, learning a new digital playback method simply gets in the way of enjoying music. If this resonates with you, perhaps the BCD-3 will be the last CD player you'll ever need.

Proving CD playback is alive and powerful the Bryston BCD-3 CD Player provides the full dynamic range and nuance music fans require. Although DVD players or other equipment may be capable of CD playback they compromise quality for convenience. The BCD-3 is engineered to ensure your sound is amazing. Enjoy the finest playback while enjoying your existing collection of CDs.

Who says CD playback is dead? Although high resolution digital downloads dominate the attention of audiophiles, many music lovers have hundreds or thousands of CDs that require the finest playback equipment to sound their best. Though universal disc players or DVD players can playback CDs, they certainly won't resolve the full dynamic range and nuance the medium is capable of. Such players inherently compromise CD playback to support additional formats. The BCD-3 was engineered explicitly for the purpose of making your redbook CDs sound amazing.

Digital audio read from the CD is sent to a dual-balanced DAC chipset where it is converted to analog. The output stage is built with Bryston's proprietary fully balanced class-A discrete operational amplifiers. A professional grade optical disc transport reads the discs, and an ultra precise master clock synchronizes both. Zero jitter, superb linearity, and the best sound quality CDs have to offer are hallmarks of the new Bryston BCD-3. Connect the BCD-3 to your home network to control it with our web based user interface, or with a home automation system. You can also control it via IR with a Bryston BR-2 or universal remote control.

Did you say New Remote?

We've heard your cries. The Bryston BR-4 remote control will be included in the box by March 1st, 2020. The new remote is constructed of anodized aluminum with soft-touch buttons.

The BR-2 remains available as a premium upgrade but will likely be discontinued in the future.

Bryston BR-4 remote control

Press and Reviews

"That kind of sonic presence Herb Reichert and I often refer to as flesh and blood... a high-end CD player without apparent flaw."

Art Dudley, Stereophile
Bryston Magazine Guide
Bryston Magazine

Guides & Advice
by Moon Audio

Bryston BCD-3 CD Player Review
Hifi Advice

Christiaan Punter
Jan. 2018

Australian HiFi Review
Australian HiFi

by Steve Holding
Nov. 2018

The Absolute Sound Review Highlights
Absolute Sound

by Alan Taffel
Nov. 2018

The Absolute Sound Review
Absolute Sound

by Alan Taffel
Jan. 2019

Fidelity Online Review
Fidelity Online

by Mickael Vrzal
Dec. 2018

Fidelity Online Review Translation
Fidelity Online

by Peter Ullman

"The most natural, unmechanical, distortion-free CD player I have encountered... a purist, no holds barred approach."

Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution


  • DACs and transport slave to single master clock for jitter free performance
  • Dual balanced AKM digital to analog converters based on BDA-3 design
  • Fully discrete class-A operational amplifiers form the analog output section


  • 17” W x 3.325” H x 11.53” D (17" Faceplate)
  • 43.2cm W x 8.5cm H x 29.3cm D (43.2cm Faceplate)
  • 8.8 lb/4 kg


Control: Ethernet, USB-A, IR, DC, RS-232


  • Available with silver or black faceplate
  • 17” or 19” faceplate available
  • Rack mountable option available (2U)
  • BR2 remote control available (see Accessories in Other Products