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This CD player is the first one to come out of Bryston's range. The company is better known for its built-like-a-tank amplifiers, but the BCD-1 proves that it can make an exibition of itself, given careful system-matching. I listened tothis machine when it waspartnered with the BP26 preamp and the SST4 power amp from the same stable. Play it kate bush's "aerial" for example and the brightness tends to make an exibition of itself, so connect it with an interconnect that has a slightly softer tyreble than most and this machine will breathe a new lease of life into your music collection. For the visually impared, the display could be a pain as it cant be read properly without going up close, and the remote is like a brick!. The remote that I had had a few sharp edges as well.It also has a 192kHz/24-bit Crystal DAC and 128x oversampling. It wont however, play HDCD or any lossless format. CD's only, and at that it exels. You can also order it with a black faceplate as well as the silver one shown.