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 Bryston 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).
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.
Many features of the Bryston 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.