Rarely do we come across a product whose name is at the same time this appropriate and misleading. In connection to a "Bridge", the digitally inclined person would, after all, think primarily of the so-called "Streaming Bridge", which is a streamer without integrated D/A-converter. If you, however, expect to get such an ultra-specialized minimalist with the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge, you'll be down for quite a surprise!
The special feature of the "BB" is indeed its streaming board, by means of which it builds a bridge between Mytek's "Brooklyn" and the more expensive, optionally streaming-capable "Manhattan" series. However, it is by far not a "Streaming Bridge", as, in addition to a powerful headphone amplifier with two outputs and versatile preamplifier functions, there is also a superb D/A converter on board.
Simply put, the Brooklyn Bridge is nothing more than an upgrade of the streaming-free and 800 Euro cheaper Brooklyn DAC+, with the inputs for AES/EBU and word clock having been replaced by network interfaces for LAN and WLAN as well as a USB input for storage devices. Apart from these minor changes in connectivity and the additional streaming board, the signal path remained untouched. Why should one invest huge huge amounts of resources in development again, when there is already a strong foundation to build on? After all, the here used basis is more than respectable, in an ambiguous sense as both the exterior with its cool design and golf ball look and the technical interior were adopted virtually unchanged.