BRYSTON is on analogue overdrive, it would seem. The Canadian company has just announced three new phono preamps (and a matching power supply), citing resurgent consumer demand for such compact high-performance devices as the raison d’être.
Coming to stores in a few weeks are the BP-2 MM, BP-2 MM/MC and TF-2 step-up transformer (for low-output MC), all of them requiring the PS-3 outboard power supply.
“We have spoken to so many consumers out there who bought a quality AV receiver and would now like to start playing records – but they have no phono stage,” explained Bryston vice-president James Tanner.
“This line-up of analogue solutions addresses every possible need, delivering audiophile performance designed to fit on just about any A/V rack or shelf,” he added, revealing that Bryston is also considering a DAC, power amplifier and preamplifier to complete the small chassis product line.
The new products, part of Bryston’s small form factor devices, are housed in the same compact chassis used for the BUC-1 USB DAC and BOT-1 CD ripper/player. As usual, they all come with Bryston’s 20-year warranty.
Both the MM and the MM/MC units require the PS-3, although Bryston users who own a BP-26 preamplifier with the MPS-2 power supply can use that unit instead. The TF-2 requires no outboard power supply.
Expected prices are – BP-2 MM (US$800), BP-2 MM/MC (US$1,750), TF-2 (US$1,500) and PS-3 (US$1,000). They are expected to be in authorised dealers’ stores by December.