Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 22524 times.

zoom25

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 713
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #160 on: 23 May 2018, 05:15 am »
I used a BP17 v1 for a year. Tested my BHA preamp against it.
No contest. The 17 was much better, despite being SE inputs only.
Bal out on both to 14B2.

I would expect the 17-3 to sound even better.....

Cheers

Thanks.  :thumb:

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #161 on: 24 May 2018, 04:07 pm »
Hi James,

NEW REVIEW on BP-17 and 4B Cubed !

“One of the actually best amplifiers on the market”

On German Online Magazine Fairaufio.de:

https://www.fairaudio.de/test/bryston-bp17%c2%b3-und-bryston-4b%c2%b3-vor-endverstaerker-kombination/

Best regards
Edvard Potisk
AViTech, Dkfm.
Email: edvard.potisk@avitech.at
Web: www.avitech.at


James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #162 on: 24 May 2018, 09:31 pm »

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #163 on: 25 May 2018, 11:33 am »
Hi James

I read the German review and gotta tell you , it’s really great for both components.

Ernie


James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #165 on: 4 Jun 2018, 07:51 pm »
Hi Folks,

I have a PDF of a very, very, very in depth review of the Bryston BP17 Cubed Preamplifier and 4B Cubed Power Amplifier combo from FAIRAUDIO Magazine in Germany.  Some great pics as well!

My sincere thanks to Peter Ullman a dedicated audiophile and true gentleman for his translation of the German to English.

Please email me if you want a copy - it's 11 pages and 1M - jamestanner@bryston.com

james

milpai

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 68
    • My Dedicated Audio Room
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #166 on: 5 Jun 2018, 03:29 pm »
One more review, in the following magazine. Turn a couple of pages and you will find the review in English:

https://stereo-magazine.com/flipview/epaper/stereo-magazine-15-2018-15/

milpai

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 68
    • My Dedicated Audio Room
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #167 on: 5 Jun 2018, 03:36 pm »
And one more:

http://innerearmag.com/reviews/speakers/Audio_Observer_Bryston_Active_System.shtml

This is a review of Bryston's active system that includes the BP-17 cubed.

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #168 on: 15 Jul 2018, 07:18 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston BP17 Cubed and 4B Cubed Combo – Customer Feedback


July 2018

Wow!

Now that they are in working order, and any kinks (traced to other components) have been troubleshot, my system is transformed.

Bryston is spoiling me as we speak. Hard to tell if it is the 4B Cubed stereo amplifier or the BP17 Cubed pre-amplifier, which I added at the same time.

Such a fantastic pair!

The sound is much more full and detailed. Soundstage is markedly improved, so much that I must say it’s almost like I never heard soundstage in my system before. Bass is extended and midrange is particularly improved. I can now ‘feel’ the music, unlike before.

Vocals are more in the room. Whatever you have done with this pair, you have done right. The wife, who could almost care less about music, commented right away “It sounds amazing”. I can only concur. Looking forward to years of enjoyment....

My thanks to the entire Bryston team!

Shrinky


milpai

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 68
    • My Dedicated Audio Room
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #169 on: 23 Jul 2018, 02:34 am »
Hello James,

I was reading the specs on the BP-17 cubed. It specifies the input impedance as 6.5K balances and 4.5k Balanced. Are those the correct numbers? I was warned by a friend that this could stand a very good chance of severely constraining the choice of source components.

Can you please clarify?

Thanks!

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #170 on: 24 Jul 2018, 09:46 am »
Hello James,

I was reading the specs on the BP-17 cubed. It specifies the input impedance as 6.5K balances and 4.5k Balanced. Are those the correct numbers? I was warned by a friend that this could stand a very good chance of severely constraining the choice of source components.

Can you please clarify?

Thanks!

Hi James,

Yes, these numbers are correct:

UNBAL IN:                                                                                                            6k5 OHMS

BAL IN (INV INPUT):                                                                                            4K5 OHMS

BAL IN (NON-INV INPUT):                                                                                  4K5 OHMS

The "Alexandru" input stage is comprised of a component set that  optimizes the S/N ratio. As a result, the input impedances are perhaps not quite as high as a few other pre-amps.

However, most input sources should be a able to drive these with impedances with little effort.

Thanks
David Nelson
CAD Engineer

alexone

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 1811
  • Anthony Bauer, Stan Rybb, John Stoneborough
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #171 on: 16 Aug 2018, 06:16 am »
James,

is Bryston working on a preamp that is a combination of a BP17 Cubed and a BDA-3?

al.

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #172 on: 16 Aug 2018, 10:44 am »
James,

is Bryston working on a preamp that is a combination of a BP17 Cubed and a BDA-3?

al.

Hi Al

Yes we are.

james

CanadianMaestro

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 1401
  • Skepticism is the engine of progress
    • Hearing Everything That Nothing Can Measure
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #173 on: 16 Aug 2018, 11:20 am »
Hi JT

What is the ETA in stores of the new DAC/17?

cheers

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #174 on: 16 Aug 2018, 01:39 pm »
I think we are going to call it the BP-18 Preamp but we are just in the design stages so a ways off.

james

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #175 on: 16 Aug 2018, 02:08 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston BP-17 Cubed Preamplifier Demo Video

August 2018


Hi Folks,

Another great demo video from our dealer Moon Audio regarding the Bryston BP-17 Cubed Preamplifier.

Please see link below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRDo1BDDZ2A

TJ-Sully

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 315
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #176 on: 16 Aug 2018, 10:01 pm »
Great video James. But the boys need to work on sound quality of the vids. After all, we nutbars appreciate SQ :)

alexone

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 1811
  • Anthony Bauer, Stan Rybb, John Stoneborough
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #177 on: 17 Aug 2018, 03:54 am »
I think we are going to call it the BP-18 Preamp but we are just in the design stages so a ways off.

james


...could you say roughly anything about the price?

and is it true that the BP17 Cubed will have a new digital board? if yes, will it have a usb input??

thanks,

al.

James Tanner

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 17184
  • The Demo is Everything!
    • http://www.bryston.com
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #178 on: 17 Aug 2018, 02:18 pm »

...could you say roughly anything about the price?

and is it true that the BP17 Cubed will have a new digital board? if yes, will it have a usb input??

thanks,

al.

Hi Al

Yes the new DAC board is available but not USB just COAX and Optical.

Pricing is difficult as it varies from country to country..

james

CanadianMaestro

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 1401
  • Skepticism is the engine of progress
    • Hearing Everything That Nothing Can Measure
Re: Bryston BP17 Cubed preamplifier
« Reply #179 on: 17 Aug 2018, 03:59 pm »

Pricing is difficult as it varies from country to country..
james

Approx how much $$ in Canada?

thanks

---------------

The DAC inside:
- no DSD capability?
- up to 192/24?

Thanks.