Prodigy Comparison Chart

ModelPricedigital outputscpu speedsystem memory
(RAM)
internal SSD?storagestreaming websitessampling rates
Auralic™ Aries Streaming Bridge$999 to $1599USB; RCA spdif; AES; Toslink 1Ghz1G4G external via USB; LAN; WIFI ‐‐several, including Tidal44.1 to 384khz
Sony™ HAPZ1ES *$1,999none???1 T internal;2 USB; LAN; wifiseveral, including Tidalup to 192khz
Marantz™ NA8005 *$1,199RCA spdif; Toslink???via USB; LANseveral; Tidal not specifiedup to 192khz
NAD™ M50 Music Player$2,499RCA spdif; Toslink; AES?256megs4Gwifi; LAN; USBseveral, including Tidalup to 192khz
Bryston™ BDP‐2 Digital Player$2,995AES; BNC‐SPDIFAtom Processor <2Ghz8G?6 USB 2.0 ports; eSatanoup to 192khz
Wyred4Sound™ MS‐2$2,499RCA SPDIF; Toslink; USB?2G?2Tseveral, not yet including Tidalup to 192khz
Cocktail™ X40*$2,495RCA SPDIF; AES; Toslink0.4GHz4Gnostorage tray for user hard drive (single)a few; no Tidal yetup to 192khz
Prodigy by Baetis™ M‐ model$1,995BNC‐SPDIF; Toslink; HDMI; USB2.0; USB3.03.6Ghz; speed of CPU matters!!8G; more memory allows perfect buffering120G; for perfect ripping of Blu‐ raysinternal SSD plus 4 USB3.0; 2 USB2.0; LANEverything!! Have you tried the Berlin Philharmonic yet? Netflix video looks WAY better on a Prodigy; Tidal sounds better!!up to 768khz!!; future‐ proof
New Prodigy2 by Baetis™$2,995 Prodigy 2 has every thing the same as the Prodigy‐M but also includes a) better, hybrid cooling system (same as the Baetis Revolution III; b) included pure‐sine‐wave UPS; c) the same MB and HD audio codec as the Revolution III; d) Neutrik DC connector for using the new Baetis PSU!!

* These models have integrated DACs. Note that such DACs typically do not perform as well as separate DACs

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bit depth ratesDSD? How?optical drive for rippingaudio formatsvideo formatsMulti‐ channel audio?NAS connections?training and customer supportMeasured noise at 3 feet?Model
?USB via DoPnomajor formatsno videono1 LAN; USB?n.a.Auralic™ Aries Streaming Bridge
24USB via DoPnomajor formatsno videono2 USB; wifi; LAN?n.a.Sony™ HAPZ1ES *
24USB probably via DoPnomajor formatsno videono?n.a.Marantz™ NA8005 *
24noyes, CDs onlymajor formats except for WAVno videonoUSB 2.0; LAN?n.a.NAD™ M50 Music Player
24nonomajor formatsno videono4 USB;?n.a.Bryston™ BDP‐2 Digital Player
24noyes, CDs onlymajor formatsno videonoUSB; LAN?n.a.Wyred4Sound™ MS‐2
24USB; probably via DoPyes, CDs only; can read DVDsmajor formatsvideo only via HDMI; no sound; just for running the systemnoLAN?n.a.Cocktail™ X40*
up to 64; future‐proofUSB via DoP; native via SPDIF; via transcoding to PCMyes, can rip CDs, DVDs, and Blu‐raysAll audio and video formatsall video formats including 4KVia USB or, best via HDMI; all MCh formats8USB; LAN; wifi via separate dongle Award winning MDA™; 4 hours included in priceLess noise than sound of audio system on standby!!Prodigy by Baetis™ M‐ model
Prodigy 2 has every thing the same as the Prodigy‐M but also includes a) better, hybrid cooling system (same as the Baetis Revolution III; b) included pure‐sine‐wave UPS; c) the same MB and HD audio codec as the Revolution III; d) Neutrik DC connector for using the new Baetis PSU!! Prodigy2 by Baetis™

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