The new small form factor devices join the BUC-1 (a digital to digital converter outputting asynchronous USB) and the BOT-1 (CD ripper and player for the Bryston digital music players) also constructed in the same compact chassis. The new phono preamplifiers all feature Bryston’s legendary 20-year warranty and offer the convenience of a smaller chassis with a lower cost without any compromise in performance or quality.
The Bryston small enclosure phono preamplifiers include the model BP-2 MM (for moving magnet cartridges), the BP-2 MM/MC (for moving coil and moving magnet cartridges) and the TF-2 step-up transformer (for low-output moving coil cartridges). Both the MM and the MM/MC units require an outboard power supply called the PS-3, also constructed in a matching small chassis. Bryston customers who currently own a BP-26 preamplifier with the MPS-2 power supply can use the MPS-2 (instead of the PS-3) with either compact phono stage. The TF-2 requires no outboard power supply. The BP-2 MM has four settings (100-400 pF) to match the output of any moving magnet cartridge, and the TF-2 can be ordered with either 20dB of gain (for cartridges less than 45Ω) or 31dB of gain (for cartridges less than 5Ω).
The new compact phono preamplifiers are expected to become available in December, 2015 with target MSRPs of: BP-2 MM $800, BP-2 MM/MC $1750, TF-2 $1500, PS-3 $1000. Completed prototypes of the new phono preamplifiers will be on display at 2015 CEDIA. Look for more information to become available at: http://bryston.com