Canadian manufacturer Bryston has introduced its new BP-17³ (Cubed Series) preamplifier, which uses patented technology that was developed for Bryston’s Cubed Series amplifiers.
The Bryston BP-17³ has a super-linear, low noise input buffer that was jointly developed by Bryston and the late Ph.D. engineer Dr. Ioan Alexandru Salomie. This patented circuit is claimed to significantly reduce noise and distortion. It also has improved power line filtering to prevent anomalies on the power line from interfering with the audio signal.
The Bryston BP-17³ has two pairs of balanced (via XLR) outputs and two pairs of unbalanced (via RCA) outputs to ensure compatibility with the widest range of system configurations. An RCA tape loop lets users connect a line-level processor or recording device and one of the XLR output pairs can be internally selected to have either variable (default) or fixed output enabling users to easily connect a Bryston BHA-1 or other balanced input headphone amplifier. The BP-17³ also has two pairs of balanced inputs and five pairs or high-level unbalanced inputs as standard.
Although the BP-17³ comes without a digital input or a phono stage, these are available as added-cost options ($2,100 for a digital input, $2,100 for a MC phono stage and $1,050 for a MM phono stage). The Bryston BP-17³ also comes without a remote control, but can be controlled by Bryston’s BR-2 remote which, if you don’t already have one, is available as an accessory ($US375). The Bryston BP-17³ does come standard with a 20-year parts and labour guarantee. It retails for $5,199 (RRP).
For more information about availability and special early-bird offers, contact Bryston’s Australian distributor, BusiSoft.