View Single Post
Old 01-20-2021, 10:48 AM
cleeds cleeds is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,015

Originally Posted by Parabellum View Post
... Rigelian just makes it even sweeter ... It operates the same as Manic Moose except with a neat interface. Nothing wrong with Manic Moose as it is extremely stable (never crashed once, and this is why I went with a complete Bryston solution instead of a regular PC) but in my opinion it's interface belongs in the Windows 95 era when compared to Aurender, Auralic, Spotify, Tidal, etc. I agree that Bryston should come up with a prettier interface because we are relying on third party apps for their products to fill that gap.
I also use Rigelian and agree that Manic Moose could be improved, but at least the Bryston is rock stable. That's why I bought the BDP-3 and dumped my Aurender after less than a year with it. I grew weary of Aurender's rocky software updates, instability, indifferent support (I'm being kind) and inflexible closed system.

I really prefer to not have a computer in my music room. Of course, any streamer is indeed a computer. But the Bryston offers more of a conventional audio component look and feel - and its stability is a big part of that. So I can easily accept that Bryston's interface isn't as elegant as some of the competition.
Infinity IRS Beta speaker system; Conrad Johnson Premier 1B, Bryston 4B, Audio Research D-300 amplifiers; VPI TNT III/SDS turntable, SME-V arm; Audio Research Ref 5SE preamp; Audio Research Ref Phono 2SE; McIntosh MR-80 tuner; McIntosh MVP-881 disc player; Bryston BDA-3 DAC; Moon 430 HA headphone amp; Tandberg TD20A, Crown SX-822, Nakamichi 670ZX tape decks; Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 digital recorder; Bryston BDP-3 digital player/Qobuz.
Power: multiple 20A derated dedicated lines, Tice Power Block/Titan, McIntosh MPC1500-API Ultra II-20
Reply With Quote