Bryston Intros BP-19 Analog Preamplifier
Bryston has announced the introduction of the BP-19 analog preamplifier. The BP-19 claims to leverage the tech and performance of the BR-20 preamplifier and reproduces music thanks to an oversized toroidal power transformer. The discrete operational amplifier delivers a THD+N measurement at or below 0.0006%. The signal path features a fully balanced design from input to output, using an array of matched components and a compact circuit architecture. The BP-19 also employs an advanced volume attenuator, ensuring long-lasting, quiet, linear performance. For the devoted music enthusiast, these innovations, combined with the legendary hand-built excellence from Bryston, translate to more lifelike performances, enhanced detail and a greater sense of dimensionality and dynamics from all recordings.
The input array includes two pairs of balanced XLR input jacks and four pairs of RCA input connectors. There are two pairs of RCA (phono) outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable), and two pair of balanced XLR outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable).
Many features of the BP-19 can be easily controlled using included infrared remote. Each of the six analog inputs have corresponding buttons on the remote as well as on the front panel of the preamp. HEX codes are also available for use with a universal-style remote control. The BP-19 preamplifier can be controlled remotely using RS232 or IP when connected to a smart home ecosystem via the RS232 or Ethernet ports on the rear panel. The BP-19 can also be remotely turned on or placed into standby, and trigger outputs can be used to power on/off other connected equipment, such as a power amplifier.
The BP-19 is available in five standard faceplate finishes, in 17 or 19-inch widths. 19-inch rack mount for professional applications are also available. Bryston also offers personalized custom faceplate colors for the BP-19 and other electronics such as amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, digital players, phono stages, and DAC’s. Choose from the standard colors or create a bespoke finish to suit any entertainment space or décor.
The Bryston BP-19 preamplifier will become available Q3, 2023 with an MSRP of $5,195.