Originally Posted by dminches
Why would the method of delivery make hires irrelevant?
Also, I assume when you say "invention" you mean the concept of a music server, not the BDP-2 itself since Bryston wasn't the first to introduce this.
You should try to listen to everything in 2.0 for a while.
I guess what I am saying is that I don't miss it since playing back music files in 44.1/16 on the BDP-2.The music playback is with such ease with no hint of it being a digital sound. I've had numerous reel to reels the past and the BDP-2 sounds analog without the hiss. In fact it is eerily noiseless and transparent.
Aside from Apple TV, this is my first experience with a really high end sounding server. Yes, I admit to being late to the party. I guess what makes the BDP-2 so special is the fact you don't have to deal with computer noise or the noise of a CD drive. I love this sound. And, with a financial windfall, I can see myself buying another one for my other system.
I do listen to 2 channel, but invariably. I switch back to 7.1 DPLIIx music on the Bryston SP3. On most music, the music collapses in 2 channel. However, I admit on rare occasion, 2 channel sounds better.