Bryston BDP-1, SqueezeBox Touch

USAudio -- Sat, 08/27/2011 - 15:54

I've noticed several glowing reviews in the audio magazines lately on the Bryston BDP-1.  While it looks like a fine device, I'm not clear what advantages it has over the much less expensive SqueezeBox Touch to justify the significantly higher price?  The Touch is $299USD and the BDP-1 is $2150USD.
The Bryston clearly has superior build quality and will handle higher sample rates up to 24/192 vs. only 24/96 for the Touch.  But with it's nice touch screen, analog outputs for casual listening, etc. the Touch has it's advantages as well.
The end result for both is bit-perfect output.

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