Bryston, a manufacturer of audio electronics and loudspeakers for music and cinema systems, announced on August 21 the introduction of its BP-19 analog preamplifier. The latest innovation from Bryston promises high-quality performance and sound through its design, built on the technology of Bryston’s award-winning BR-20 preamplifier

The Specifics 

Image courtesy of Bryston.
Image courtesy of Bryston.

The BP-19 reproduces music effortlessly through an oversized toroidal power transformer and hand-selected premium components. The optimized operational amplifier is discrete, delivering a 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 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 that is dimensional and dynamic. 

Additional features include: 

  • An input array that includes two pairs of balanced XLR input jacks and four pairs of RCA input connectors. There are also two pairs of RCA (phono) outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable), and two pairs of balanced XLR outputs (one pair fixed, one pair variable). 
  • The inclusion of the BP-2 moving magnet (MM) phono stage circuit as an onboard option for the BP-19 preamp. The BP-2 is accurate, offering low noise and miniscule distortion, and providing headroom margins sufficient to prevent overload from any known phono source. 
  • An infrared remote featuring six analog inputs with 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 on standby, and trigger outputs can be used to power on/off other connected equipment, such as a power amplifier. 
  • A choice of five standard faceplate finishes, available in 17 or 19-inch widths. 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 DACs. 

The BP-19 analog preamplifier will be available in Q3, 2023 with an MSRP of $5195. For more information, please contact