BDP-3 Digital Player

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Serious music lovers collect their favorite tunes from a wide variety of sources. The BDP-3 can collate them all into a gigantic library at your fingertips. As a bit-perfect player, it plays music just as intended without unnecessary format conversion or upsampling. The digital output is a perfect facsimile of the original file so you hear your music in all it's original detail. Bryston regularly issues firmware updates that add new features and keep BDPs well maintained. You are not likely to find a better sounding easier to use music player than the flagship BDP-3.

The Bryston BDP-3 Digital Player is a perfect dedicated player for high resolution digital audio files.

The BDP-3 will play high resolution audio files (up to PCM 384kHz / 32 bit and DSD128.

The Bryston BDP-3 is a bit-perfect dedicated player for high resolution digital audio files.

Employing a highly-customized Linux OS optimized to provide the highest quality audio performance, the BDP-3 will play high-resolution audio files (up to PCM 384kHz / 32 bit and DSD128) from digital storage devices without compromise.

The BDP-3 features a high current linear power supply, custom Intel Celeron powered motherboard, and eight gigabytes of RAM for incredible responsiveness, ultra-fast performance, and horsepower to spare for future feature additions. 

Digital audio outputs are built upon Bryston's proprietary IAD Integrated Audio Device. The AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs are fully impedance matched and transformer coupled for the best possible digital audio transmission to the DAC of your choice. Jitter is reduced to virtually undetectable levels. 


  • High resolution digital audio player
  • Playback from USB attached drives, optional internal drive, or NAS
  • Custom Intel Celeron Powered Motherboard
  • Eight Gigabytes of RAM
  • Tidal (subscription required)
  • Roon Ready (subscription required)
  • Improved power supply delivering over 5 amps
  • Multiple control options (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android OS, and PC)
  • User upgradable firmware
  • NAS Connectivity supported
  • UPnP/DNLA Server supported
  • Requires external DAC
  • RS-232 serial data port for remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems 


  • 3x USB 3.0
  • 5x USB 2.0
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet


  • USB
  • HDMI


  • TCP/IP and RS232

Audio Formats:

  • AIFF, FLAC, WAV, MP3, M4A, OGG, and most common audio file formats

The BDP-3 can be controlled locally via its front panel push-button controls using the BDP-3’s dot matrix display and by Bryston’s infra-red handheld remote control, the BR2. It can be controlled remotely via Bryston’s web apps; MINI for mobile devices and MAX for desktop computers. It can also be controlled by an iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad using their WiFi interface and themPodapp for example.

Control interfaces available for the Bryston BDP Digital Players that have been tested and which work well.

1. MANIC MOOSE – Preloaded Internal Bryston Software
3. RIGILIAN - Apple Store
4. SOUNDIROK – Apple Store
5. CHIMNEY – Windows Computers
6. M.A.LP. – Android Play Store
7. DROID MPD Client – Android Play Store

NETWORK: In this context, NETWORK refers to any control method that physically interconnects to the BDP-3 through its Ethernet port. These methods include Minion, a Firefox web browser add-on application and the mPod app for iPod Touch or iPhone, and similar web-based applications. All computer network control methods require the use of a Web browser application. Using an iPod Touch as a remote control requires a wireless home computer network with a Web Browser. The BDP-2 interfaces to the home computer network’s router via its Ethernet port.

LOCAL: includes the front panel pushbutton switches and alpha-numeric/dot matrix display and infrared remote controls like Bryston’s BR2.
See Operational Notes for more information.

The BR2 infra-red remote control can be used with the BDP-3 to control the basic PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, FORWARD & REVERSE functions. The BR2 is a multifunction remote capable of operating not only the BDP-3, but also the BCD-1 CD player, BDA-3 digital-to-analog converter and many Bryston preamps and integrated amplifiers such as the BP26, BP6, BP17 and B135. To use the BR2 with the BDP-3, set it to “D/A” mode. For more information see the BR2 Owner’s Manual.

Press and Reviews

Bryston Magazine Guide
Bryston Magazine

Guides & Advice
by Moon Audio

Hifi Advice Review
Hifi Advice

by Christiaan Punter
Apr. 2018

HiFi Magazin Review
HiFi Magazin

by Philipp Schneckenburger
Jan. 2018

Technical Features

up to 384kHz/32 bit
up to DSD128
Media Source Connectivity
USB, NAS, internal SATA
Digital Audio Out
S/PDIF (BNC), AES/EBU, USB (2.0), HDMI Bryston IAD
App Control
iOS, Android, Desktop
17 or 19 x 2.75 x 11.12 in
15.2 lbs / 6.9 kg

Package Includes

  • Amplifier
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty*
  • 5-Year Warranty

*Only Bryston products purchased from an authorized dealer, like Moon Audio, are covered under warranty.

Bryston Digital products and cables are warranted for five (5) years from the original date of manufacture. The warranty includes parts and labor.

Bryston will remedy the problem by repair or replacement, as they deem necessary, to restore the product to full performance. Bryston will pay return shipping costs for the full length of the specific product’s warranty.

For further details, visit Bryston's website.