The Bryston BP17³ Preamp is the first component from Bryston to use their patented low distortion Salomie circuit at both the input and output stage. This new technology is remarkable in its ability to render even miniscule details with breathtaking clarity and lifelike scale. As a fully featured preamp, the BP-17³ is the centerpiece of your stereo. Balanced and single ended analog inputs can be used with virtually any source component. High resolution DAC and moving magnet phono options are also available.
“ Among new, high-value, line-level preamplifiers, the BP-173 is a welcome find. Driving the ML No.534, it produced engaging, detailed, tonally captivating, utterly natural sound that approached reference quality. Its deep bass extension, dynamic range, soundstaging, and speed were so good that I forgot about the review sample's lack of a phono or digital inputs, the absence of Internet connectivity for firmware updates, and the omission from its standard kit of Bryston's BR2 remote control. Matched with a top-quality, compatible power amplifier, the BP-173 is the bargain preamplifier to beat—but before buying, be sure to audition it with a variety of power amps. Strongly recommended.” Stereophile,Larry Greenhill
| May 22, 2018