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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #340 on: 10 Jan 2018, 06:43 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT:  Bryston  BLP-1 Turntable – Customer Feedback

January  2018

Hi James

Got my Bryston BLP-1 Turntable the other day.

First of all I am using the BLP-1 with a Dynavector 20X2L feeding a Rega IOS LOMC phono pre into a Icon LA4MK3 pre into my Gryphon power amp running a pair of Totem Fires (can you tell I shop at Simcoe Sound).

I used the same DV on the Rega RP-6 so it's a direct comparison.

The main differences that the Bryston table brings to the party for me are resolution, definition and details. It just seems to dig deeper and it reproduces everything in a more refined detailed fashion but has all of the " PRAT " that the Rega is famous for.

I've noticed deeper bass ( without bloom ) more defined mids and highs that just seem more silky yet incredibly clear. I'm not very good at describing differences but to put it in simple terms, compared to the BLP-1 the Rega RP-6 is slurring it's words.

Thing is, I didn't realize that until I compared the two back to back.

Hope this makes sense and thanks again.

Ken.


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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #341 on: 8 Feb 2018, 03:23 pm »
there is a great sale on AA for the table and cartridge. I f you are considering getting one, don't let this slip away

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BYBLP1&variation=BLK10X5

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #342 on: 15 Feb 2018, 11:03 am »
Looks like the only one AA has left is with the Dynavector 10x5. Still a crazy good deal for $2699 - I would gladly buy one with no cartridge at all for that price and consider myself to have made out like a bandit!

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #343 on: 18 Feb 2018, 10:31 pm »
Hi all, I just received my Bryston BLP-1 today. I'm pairing with Hana SL mC cart and it's sound great. I also have a question about 4pin cable upgrades. I current have a Transparent RCA phono ultra mm2 cable, which is nice. I can either use an adapter like these:

Gold Note: DIN/RCA adapter (for 4 Pin standard DIN): $191 USD http://www.akamaiaudio.it/index.php?id_product=273&controller=product&search_query=rca&results=10

Transparent Audio DIN->RCA Adapter: $310 USD https://shop.transparentcable.com/shop/analog-audio/audio-cable-adapters/transparent-din-to-rca-adapter/ (from website, it looks like a 5-pin)

Or the option is a 4-pin Din to RCA cable. Only one I've found so far is from Moon Audio: net is around $415 for 4pin din, 4.5ft, and cardas silver termination.
https://www.moon-audio.com/silver-dragon-phono-din-rca-naim-cable-v1.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5aTUBRC2ARIsAPoPJk_2qJIEygPqHjy02Kue9FkfrEhj9BF_7s0wNb-vB5CMEmffx30HpBgaAn4xEALw_wcB&ad=106141896681

Hoping to hear what others on the forum use, or if I should expect to hear a significant sonic improvement upgrade from stock cables.

Thanks all!

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #344 on: 18 Feb 2018, 11:30 pm »
Hi

Here is another option - he will do custom cables for the BLP-1

http://audiosensibility.com/blog/

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #345 on: 19 Feb 2018, 02:50 am »
Thanks is that what you're using? Just trying to get a feel for what folks who have this TT use. Thanks again.

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #346 on: 19 Feb 2018, 12:34 pm »
Thanks is that what you're using? Just trying to get a feel for what folks who have this TT use. Thanks again.

Hi

Yes he sent me a sample and I use it once and a while.

james

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #347 on: 19 Feb 2018, 03:06 pm »
I have a VPI table and use Audio Sensibility phono  cables. They are highly recommended by many TT owners. Excellent build quality and customer service is first class. Some members use their cables for everything throughout their entire systems.

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #348 on: 19 Feb 2018, 10:30 pm »
Awesome! I just sold my Transparent Ultras and picked up a pair of Statements. Fingers crossed!

Thanks all!

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #349 on: 20 Feb 2018, 08:13 pm »
+1 on Audio Sensibility. I have one of his silver tonearm cables and am very satisfied with it. Also great service and very accessible.

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #350 on: 21 Feb 2018, 06:18 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT:  Bryston  BLP-1 Turntable – Customer Feedback

February,  2018

Hi James

Got my Bryston BLP-1 Turntable the other day.

“This Bryston turntable sounds so much better than my old rig, it is hard to believe –

The vinyl magic is back!”

Marc,
New Hampshire





Hi Bryston,

“I got my Bryston turntable from Wolfsong Audio in Georga.

This is a really superb turntable. Mine came packaged with a premounted Benz Micro cartridge.

In my opionion it's better than the VPI or Rega tables I've owned.”


Tom Hankins

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #351 on: 29 Mar 2018, 07:28 pm »
James,

There is a thread in the newly established DC HiFi Forums about the BLP-1.  It is very laudatory of both the table and Bryston.  I’ve included a link to the thread below.  Please note that only members can post but, should you want to comment, I would be happy to forward your comment to Chris for posting (the administrator - I suspect you may have already spoken with him).

Larry

http://dchifigroup.proboards.com/thread/11/bryston-turntable-btp1-power-supply

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #352 on: 2 Apr 2018, 08:34 am »
A bit surprised re the comments there about the counterweight hitting the dust cover with the Dynavector cart - FWIW, I am using a Quintet Black, which weighs 9 grams, with tracking weight at 2.3 grams and it does not hit the dust cover at the end of a side with the cover down, though it comes close. I reckon that if one needs to play with the cover down due to cats, small children, or other life forms in proximity to the table, one can either limit the weight of one's cartridge or try one of the heavy rega counterweights that are available from various sources. Having owned the 'table now for some time, this is pretty much the only thing I'd change - if they made the plinth 1/4 of an inch wider it would eliminate the issue.  Not really a problem for me as there are plenty of choices at about the Quintet's weight or under, but FWIW: Some of us do need that dust cover to be there!  :wink:

Have a few friends with pretty serious analog hardware (not gonna name names :)) who come over to listen and they have been very impressed with the BLP-1.

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« Reply #353 on: 2 Apr 2018, 11:25 am »
A bit surprised re the comments there about the counterweight hitting the dust cover with the Dynavector cart - FWIW, I am using a Quintet Black, which weighs 9 grams, with tracking weight at 2.3 grams and it does not hit the dust cover at the end of a side with the cover down, though it comes close. I reckon that if one needs to play with the cover down due to cats, small children, or other life forms in proximity to the table, one can either limit the weight of one's cartridge or try one of the heavy rega counterweights that are available from various sources. Having owned the 'table now for some time, this is pretty much the only thing I'd change - if they made the plinth 1/4 of an inch wider it would eliminate the issue.  Not really a problem for me as there are plenty of choices at about the Quintet's weight or under, but FWIW: Some of us do need that dust cover to be there!  :wink:

Have a few friends with pretty serious analog hardware (not gonna name names :)) who come over to listen and they have been very impressed with the BLP-1.

Hi Folks

It is not recommended by the manufacturer to play LP's with the dust cover down as it creates turbulence as the massive platter spins in an enclosed space.

james
 

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #354 on: 2 Apr 2018, 12:36 pm »
Jim,

Duly noted, but a) no ill effects have been observed, either sonically or visually, and b) kittens love to ride on spinning disks and can be murderous on ruby cantilevers. Just sayin.'

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Re: Bryston Turntable
« Reply #355 on: 2 Apr 2018, 12:41 pm »
Also: Wouldn't be very hard to prop the dustcover open a bit (say half an inch or an inch) with small rubber blocks or something like that... which should mitigate any turbulence to some degree, no? I am aware that the gooves under the platter also help with this - was a selling point for me when I bought the table.. but for whatever it's worth, in my setup neither I nor my more golden-eared friend has detected any deleterious effects of playing with the cover closed. YMMV as always.