Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #100 on: 14 Oct 2017, 02:31 am »
Hi James,

Do you have any intelligence on what percentage are swapping out the BP26 for the 17 cubed?

Gee sorry no I do not as the dealers would be taking the trades directly.

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« Reply #101 on: 26 Oct 2017, 06:29 pm »
Hi Folks,

Lots of demand for the new BP-17 Cubed Preamplifier  :thumb:



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« Reply #102 on: 26 Oct 2017, 09:43 pm »
^ Prolific JT.

Do you keep track of specific owners?

How many of those BP17s are heading for owners who own previous Bryston preamps (upgraders)?


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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #103 on: 27 Oct 2017, 08:39 am »
Looks very nice! :P I'm currently using a B135SST2 as preamp and it betters the BP-25 + MPS-1 in terms of resolution. In other words; I guess the BP17 Cubed would work very well in my setup  :D

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« Reply #104 on: 27 Oct 2017, 09:45 am »
^ Prolific JT.

Do you keep track of specific owners?

How many of those BP17s are heading for owners who own previous Bryston preamps (upgraders)?

Hi

We do not know how many are replacements but it’s a great question

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« Reply #105 on: 27 Oct 2017, 10:52 am »
James,

Many mfrs ask their buyers to register their new gear, not only for warranty, but also for stats. I suspect it allows them to scope out their product's "appeal factor" and plan more production units or less, depending on "trends". Some/many buyers might be switching brands altogether, whereas others may be upgrading (or even downscaling!) from previous Bryston models. Good stuff to know, I think.

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« Reply #106 on: 28 Oct 2017, 02:01 am »
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« Reply #107 on: 28 Oct 2017, 12:24 pm »
 :thumb: (same bench/photo as above but from opposite angle? Lol)

Will Bryston go TSX soon?

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #108 on: 30 Oct 2017, 08:46 pm »
Just installed my new BHA-1 w/Grado PS2000e's and have it connected SE from BP26 tape out > BHA-1.  I plan to switch to balanced connection directly from the Esoteric K-05 this week and will be anxious to assess any differences.  If the balanced connection SQ is noticeably better I will be seriously considering trading the BP26 for BP17 cubed to get the fixed balanced out option.  Will need more input on 26 and 17 cubed sound comparisons.  No way to audition so will wait for the three reviews James mentioned earlier in the thread.  In any event, the BP17 cubed sounds like a potentially exciting product. No wonder the early demand :thumb:

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« Reply #109 on: 3 Nov 2017, 02:13 pm »
HI James,

Our 17B3 is now well run in. I even took it home to play with. It is superb!

I can now hear that the BP26 has some colourations in the upper mids and high frequencies compared to the BP173. I can now use high efficiency speakers with our Bryston setup and there no longer the sense of a rising frequency response that speakers like this normally exhibit. I tried a horn loaded tweeter from Triangle and is was beautifully smooth! I have some Opera Loudspeakers with a SEAS soft dome and they too are smoothed out and better balanced than I've ever heard them. And I use Nordost speaker cables! So much for the notion that they are bright cables! They only reveal the quality of the equipment.

Next will be an 8 ohm, 94dB, horn loaded compression driver mated to a cellulose bass driver! This could rip your face off if improperly set up :)

Thank,
Davies

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« Reply #110 on: 3 Nov 2017, 04:41 pm »
Hello James,

Could you post some pictures of the Black faceplate option?

Additionally, has the user manual been released on-line yet?

Thanks,
David

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« Reply #111 on: 3 Nov 2017, 05:18 pm »
Hello James,

Could you post some pictures of the Black faceplate option?

Additionally, has the user manual been released on-line yet?

Thanks,
David

I am not sure if I have a shot in Black - will check.

Email me - I have a PDF of the manual - jamestanner@bryston.com

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #112 on: 3 Nov 2017, 09:11 pm »
HI James,

Our 17B3 is now well run in. I even took it home to play with. It is superb!

I can now hear that the BP26 has some colourations in the upper mids and high frequencies compared to the BP173. I can now use high efficiency speakers with our Bryston setup and there no longer the sense of a rising frequency response that speakers like this normally exhibit. I tried a horn loaded tweeter from Triangle and is was beautifully smooth! I have some Opera Loudspeakers with a SEAS soft dome and they too are smoothed out and better balanced than I've ever heard them. And I use Nordost speaker cables! So much for the notion that they are bright cables! They only reveal the quality of the equipment.

Next will be an 8 ohm, 94dB, horn loaded compression driver mated to a cellulose bass driver! This could rip your face off if improperly set up :)

Thank,
Davies


Thanks for posting this observation, James.  This kind of feedback is exactly what I'm looking for especially the comparison to BP26.  Did the poster mention anything about the mid to upper bass presentation difference that you observed earlier in the thread?

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #113 on: 3 Nov 2017, 10:03 pm »
Thanks for posting this observation, James.  This kind of feedback is exactly what I'm looking for especially the comparison to BP26.  Did the poster mention anything about the mid to upper bass presentation difference that you observed earlier in the thread?

Thanks,

Bill

Hi Bill,

No mention of that.

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #114 on: 9 Nov 2017, 10:38 am »
Hi James,

I've tested the 17cubed with a variety of amps from high gain to low gain, balanced and single ended. The result is always the same: composure.

I used it with a single ended, point to point solid state amp which has 30dB of gain. Not only was the system silent (used with very efficient speakers) but the 17cubed's volume control offered a great deal of usable range and dynamics.

I usually only give you incessant feedback when I like something ;)

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Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #115 on: 12 Nov 2017, 11:14 pm »
Hi.

Any update on the back order status? 

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« Reply #116 on: 12 Nov 2017, 11:53 pm »
Hi.

Any update on the back order status?

Hi Hal

We sent quire a few out. Do you have one on order.

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« Reply #117 on: 12 Nov 2017, 11:55 pm »
Not yet. I was just wondering how long the wait might be if I was to order. If it would be ready by Christmas?


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« Reply #118 on: 13 Nov 2017, 12:09 am »
Not yet. I was just wondering how long the wait might be if I was to order. If it would be ready by Christmas?

Oh sure that would be fine - you can order it and just designate when you want it shipped.

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« Reply #119 on: 13 Nov 2017, 12:59 am »
Hi James.

Would the led colour on the bp17 cube be switchable in the field from green to blue and back?  I understand the cube amps are, no sure about the preamps.  Thanks