*The Brennan BB1 has been discontinued. We are keeping this page for existing owners to use.
BB1 - portable music system
- Stored music - up to 2000 albums MP3 or 320 albums lossless
- Bluetooth - play music from your phone
- Radio - 40,000 stations - 20 presets - assign three to buttons
- Video - find and play videos on YouTube - store up to 1,000 videos
- Web UI - find and play music, videos, radio, create playlists, rip CDs...
- Powerful and portable - 6 Watts, USB or battery powered
- USB port for USB storage, ethernet, headphone DAC, CD mechanism
- Play through Sonos speakers
- Spotify Connect
- 2nd Generation iPhone App - Android coming soon
Stored Music - a portable home for all your music
I own a lot of music. I have hundreds of CDs and thousands of MP3s. It’s all on my BB1 now. I imported some MP3s from a USB disk. The rest I transferred directly from the Windows PC that held my iTunes and Amazon music libraries.
I usually play music at random by pressing the next button. Sometimes I scroll through the albums and play an album.
Playlists are popular with Brennan owners. Playlists can contain artists, albums, tracks, even videos - and you can assign a playlist to a button.
Radio in the 21st Century
Radio delivers news, traffic and weather. It's great company. And it’s always been the number one way to discover new music.
But radio in the 21st century means internet radio. BB1 has access to over 40,000 internet radio stations. Assign everyday stations to buttons and keep favourite stations in a quick menu of 20 presets.
Have you ever?
Have you ever had a long forgotten tune pop into your head? Some time ago I remembered the Gorilla playing the drums to In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins.
28 seconds later I was watching the gorilla on BB1. 16 seconds later I started breathing again as the gorilla hit the drums - magic.
I find that YouTube is a great way to rediscover half remembered music. I miss the music that I didn’t buy. YouTube has a serendipitous quality. It’s like being in a record shop of old.
But more than that - many “pop videos” are jaw dropping works of art. Audio is just half the performance.
And there’s more
BB1 has tons of capabilities - Bluetooth, the Web UI, USB DACs, CD Ripping, Backup, Import, NAS...
And BB1 is evolving. Last year we added Sonos, Spotify Connect, A new iPhone app and even an app that gives you voice control. There is a forum. Owning the BB1 is an adventure.
Watch Martin's original 90 second video introduction.
(Sonos & Spotify were added after making the video)