Bryston has added native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for its BDP Music Players.
Qobuz, a certified high-resolution (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) streaming service, enables users to stream uncompressed content from a library of over 40 million tracks representing a variety of genres, including jazz and classical music. Qobuz first became available to European consumers in 2007.
Prior to this update, owners of the BDP series music players would have to have their personal high-resolution libraries connected to the device. Qobuz makes tracks, including millions in high-resolution 24-bit, available without the use of lossy compression schemes that can impair the listening experience.
Additionally, Qobuz offers exclusive editorial content along with deep metadata, complete digital booklets, interactive articles, reviews and playlists.
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 the 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," says Gary Dayton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bryston. "We are thrilled to offer Qobuz as a streaming option to our Bryston BDP users."