Bryston Announces the Forthcoming BP-19 Preamplifier

Bryston Announces the Forthcoming BP-19 Preamplifier

Bryston is another company that automatically brings to mind consumer friendly price to performance rations, and I was very impressed with their robust, in build and sound quality, B135 Cubed Integrated Amplifier.

In today’s news, the Peterborough, Ontario based company has added the BP-19 Preamplifier, which sits between the BP-17 and NBP-20 in terms of price/performance.

The Bryston BP-19 features, as you might expect from Bryston, a fully balanced signal path from input-to-output and includes a total of six line level inputs (2x balanced XLR, 4x RCA), balanced XLR and RCA outputs, and a headphone jack up front. An optional MM Phono Input is available for all you groovy people.

The BP-19 comes in 17″ and 19″ widths, with a rack mount option for the latter. Of course, the new preamplifier also comes with the company’s consumer friendly 20-year warranty.

The Bryston BP-19 Preamplifier will be available Q3, 2023 with an MSRP of $5195.

Here’s the complete press release from Bryston:


Bryston Introduces the BP-19 Preamplifier

Peterborough, Ontario August 21st, 2023 – Bryston (bryston.com), a leading manufacturer of ultimate-performance audio electronics and loudspeakers for music and cinema systems available through the finest dealers worldwide, has announced the introduction of the ultra-high-performance BP-19 analog preamplifier. The BP-19 leverages years of R&D and many design innovations that were achieved during the development of the multi-award-winning BR-20 preamplifier. The BP-19 is meticulously handcrafted in Canada and comes with Bryston’s legendary 20-year warranty.

The Bryston BP-19 preamplifier reproduces music effortlessly thanks to an oversized toroidal power transformer and only the finest hand-selected premium components. The optimized discrete operational amplifier delivers a staggeringly low THD+N measurement at or below 0.0006%. The signal path features a fully balanced design from input-to-output, using an array of very tightly matched components and a compact circuit architecture, achieving the lowest possible noise and superior common mode rejection. 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.

Inputs and Outputs
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).

Exceptional Phono Stage for Vinyl Playback
For the first time ever, Bryston is offering the legendary BP-2 moving magnet (MM) phono stage circuit as an onboard option for the BP-19 preamp. As Carlo Lo Raso noted in his review on Secrets of Home Theater, “The tonal balance was exceedingly neutral and revealing with just enough warmth tossed into the presentation to make any sort of vocal performance downright shine. Background noise was completely nonexistent with the BP-2…” The BP-2 is highly accurate, offers extremely low noise, miniscule distortion, and provides headroom margins sufficient to prevent overload from any known phono source. Bryston also offers specially designed, custom-made outboard step-up transformers to accommodate low output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge designs.

Control Options
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.

Personalized Faceplates
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 $5195.

About Bryston: Bryston (bryston.com) began designing and manufacturing highly accurate, innately reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time, Bryston has become legendary for hand-built quality, superb performance, and dependability, utilizing precision manufacturing techniques and materials more typically found in military and aerospace applications. Bryston amplifiers have been selected by some of the most renowned recording studios and discerning music professionals. Acquired in 2021 by James Tanner in partnership with Colquhoun Audio, Bryston has expanded its domestic manufacturing capabilities. With locations in both Peterborough and Dwight, Ontario Canada, Bryston products are sold through the finest residential and commercial A/V dealers worldwide.

Company Website: Bryston

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