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6 hours ago, iwf said:

And the analog inputs have gone too.

Looks like they are there to me. "Built in analog preamp". Sounds like you can switch it between line input or phono input. 
Feature and price wise, this is a very tempting unit. Should sound good too, if it is the same as the namesake DAC.


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

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This is exciting news! Been holding off upgrading from my Brooklyn DAC (-) since I've had a feeling something like this was on its way. Absolutely love the Brooklyn DAC and AMP with my network streamer through AES, but if the Brooklyn Bridge's  built in streamer is good and the analog volume control is still there I will definitely upgrade.

 

Here's hoping they have upgraded the USB input too. It's the one obvious weakness of the DAC IMO.

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On 11/6/2018 at 3:12 PM, The Computer Audiophile said:

Roon requires additional Roon Core

 

Seems a bit vague about Roon, does this mean the Bridge will operate as a RAAT in its own right via  Ethernet, or  is just a Roon ready DAC still requiring usb connection to another unit acting as the RAAT?  Can’t believe it’s the latter given the nature of the product.

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18 hours ago, Norton said:

Seems a bit vague about Roon, does this mean the Bridge will operate as a RAAT in its own right via  Ethernet, or  is just a Roon ready DAC 

The Bridge is a Roon endpoint, but you still need a Roon Server/ROCK. 

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 7:41 AM, Cortes said:

Now, wait and see whether Brooklyn Bridge >, <, or =, to Brooklyn DAC+ plus $800 streamer. 

 

True, but you'd probably save a little money by getting rid of cables and possibly interfaces such as Schiit Eitr


Tidal / MacBook PRO --> Netgear Orbi --> AQ Vodka --> microRendu 1.4 / CI Audio LPS -->Roon --> USPCB --> Schiit Eitr --> AQ Coffee --> Hegel HD25 --> AQ Water --> Belles Aria Integrated--> AQ GO-4--> Kudos Super 20's

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On 11/8/2018 at 10:28 PM, OldBigEars said:

 

True, but you'd probably save a little money by getting rid of cables and possibly interfaces such as Schiit Eitr

Certainly the value of the built in streamer is debatable. For some, it's a pure cost calculation: "I can get a decent streamer and cables for less than $7-800"; or they want the flexibility of picking a streamer; for others, the one box solution and and lack of cable spaghetti is an added value in and of itself; or they may assume the built in streamer has some potential sonic advantages also. 


Main listening (small home office):

Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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On 11/10/2018 at 4:50 AM, davide256 said:

I listened briefly to one at CAF, sounded nice over some unfamiliar Audeze closed back headphones. Just wish it had been DC powered to allow BYO power supply.

 

I’m not sure why you say that.  The Mytek Brooklyn Bridge does—just like their Brooklyn DAC+ —have a 12V DC input jack whose use then disables the unit’s internal SMPS. :)

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22 minutes ago, Superdad said:

 

I’m not sure why you say that.  The Mytek Brooklyn Bridge does—just like their Brooklyn DAC+ —have a 12V DC input jack whose use then disables the unit’s internal SMPS. :)

 I asked about this at their table at CAF and was told no for DC power supply.  This makes the product far more interesting, if it can compete with microRendu

for streamer quality.

Assuming its the same PS requirements as Brooklyn+, an LPS 1.2 PS won't do, sounds like a Hynes SR-4 or your JS-2 would be needed.

 

" External power supply: 12V, 4 - 6A "


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Dave

 

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12 hours ago, davide256 said:

Assuming its the same PS requirements as Brooklyn+, an LPS 1.2 PS won't do, sounds like a Hynes SR-4 or your JS-2 would be needed.

 

" External power supply: 12V, 4 - 6A "

 

Yes, same external DC requirements--and the DC jack can be seen right on the back panel.  Given that we now have close to 100 Brooklyn DAC owners happily powering with JS-2, it's a safe bet that it will be a lovely match with the Brooklyn Bridge as well. 

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On 11/7/2018 at 1:39 AM, Veovis said:

This is exciting news! Been holding off upgrading from my Brooklyn DAC (-) since I've had a feeling something like this was on its way. Absolutely love the Brooklyn DAC and AMP with my network streamer through AES, but if the Brooklyn Bridge's  built in streamer is good and the analog volume control is still there I will definitely upgrade.

 

Here's hoping they have upgraded the USB input too. It's the one obvious weakness of the DAC IMO.

 

Same here.  I would't mind simplifying my rack, but it's tough to justify the extra $800 over the DAC+.  Regardless, I'm still super-happy with my OG Brooklyn.  Hopefully someone will do a review comparing the Brooklyn Bridge to the Manhatten II w/ Streamer Card..

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20 minutes ago, mrvco said:
 

It's actually secondly 😉

 

Hans posted this last week : 

 

 


[br]QNAP+ -> Allo DigiOne Signature -> RequisiteAudio D3rs ->  McIntosh C52 -> McIntosh MC-275 MK VI -> Harbeth 30.1's via Roon

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I actually I quoted a streamer for regular Dac+ (not bridge). People above were saying one could get a better streamer by buying separately. I am buying something this week. Either a Brooklyn Bridge, Lumin D2 (T1 is so tempting..but 2k more) or a dac and the Project s2 Stream box (thats still $800 in itself). An all in one seems like the best option for me. Plus, by going Brooklyn, I have other inputs unlike the Lumins. 

 

The Lumin fans and dealers tell me how much better the d2 and T2 (especially) sounds over any Mytek product.

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Just now, arcman said:

I actually I quoted a streamer for regular Dac+ (not bridge). People above were saying one could get a better streamer by buying separately. I am buying something this week. Either a Brooklyn Bridge, Lumin D2 (T1 is so tempting..but 2k more) or a dac and the Project s2 Stream box (thats still $800 in itself). An all in one seems like the best option for me. Plus, by going Brooklyn, I have other inputs unlike the Lumins. 

 

The Lumin fans and dealers tell me how much better the d2 and T2 (especially) sounds over any Mytek product.

Sorry. I misread it in my haste.


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3 hours ago, arcman said:

What would be a good external streamer (MQA and Roon ready) to pair up with a Brooklyn Dac+?

 

Sonore ultraRendu. Pair it with an Uptone LPS-1.2 PSU and that's about as good as it gets, for a source (in my opinion/experience, not expertise)

 

There's the new Sonore opticalRendu coming soon which should be even better but it's not yet released for public comments/reviews.

 

What is your favourite software to use for music playback?

 

 

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4 hours ago, Em2016 said:

Sonore ultraRendu. Pair it with an Uptone LPS-1.2 PSU and that's about as good as it gets, for a source (in my opinion/experience, not expertise)

 

+1

According to a review of Highfidelity Poland the streaming part of the Brooklyn is inferior to the USB input, so the statement of @Em2016 makes sense.

 

Matt

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I wonder how the Ultrarendu would compare to the new Pro-Ject Stream Box S2? Does the Sonore pass MQA thru so dac can do full unfold? 

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