With the new firmware version active, we returned to the network sub menu and were pleased to find a long list of SSID including our own. Being cyber security aware—we make our living from it—our password is long and complex. With a keyboard, entering it isn't hard but with the Mytek it was a different affair by using its two selector buttons to position the cursor and the rotating knob to scan through lower case a-z then capital A-Z then numbers. But we managed and after pushed the Connect button, the WiFi icon appeared on the screen and we were in the wireless business. When we informed the distributor, he confirmed that all Brooklyn Bridges would now ship with the most recent firmware installed. Our sample had simply slipped through the cracks.

Mytek suggest mConnect for Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Dropbox, OneDrive, local hard drives or a UPnP NAS. Using Roon is an option and we already knew it to work fine with great integration for our Tidal and Qobuz sources. One menu affords an overview of all the music you like on both platforms. We prefer to access the higher-resolution versions aka Studio Masters and add those to our Roon library. How would we like mConnect, the free media player app?

Installing mConnect Control on an iPad was easy and the Mytek Brooklyn appeared almost instantly in its menu. Adding our Tidal and Qobuz accounts as Internet Music in the library was just as simple. mConnect also saw our 3TB USB hard disk with .flac files as part of the Local Server in the Library menu.

Happy with all the input options and confused where to start, we began with the most important thing: listening. As we knew the DAC+ and its capabilities already, we used the PS Audio PWT transport only for a limited amount of shiny discs.

We started off with Brad Dutz and Chris Wabich on the Drums and Bells CD recorded by Tony Minasian. This recording is one of those rare musical pearls that prove that when all things are done with care and dedication during the recording and following mastering process, Redbook results are breathtaking.

With only percussion instruments involved, there's no melody but potentially a lot of dynamic room to fill which this album exploits to capacity with 50dB+ of recorded dynamic range. The Brooklyn Bridge made the open-baffle LA17PA curved line array work hard but created a perfect illusion of the two gentlemen being present then and there.

Another recording and production of great care is Unifony by Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger with Mathias Eick. Ambient cinematic storytelling and captivating scores are words that pop up when playing this from CD.

The now and then ice-cold trumpet of Mathias Eick alternates with a warmer embouchure to layer beautifully on the meandering waves of keyboard and guitar. The sound never gets sharp or displays any edge and the DAC portion of the Brooklyn Bridge handled this neutral to not add or subtract.

The final CD to highlight ishould be Ulotne between Anna Marie Jopek and Branford Marsalis. The opening track has a violin with strong reverb present a melancholic melody before Anna Marie sets in with her characteristic dolce voce used very much like an instrument and not solely as a storytelling means. This recording is probably the most elusive of Mrs. Jopek's rich repertoire and combines Jazz, modern classical, vocal acrobatics all with hints of Dead Can Dance and Enya. The vocalist remains beautiful in the spotlight but is surrounded by a wealth of stage clues.