Hot on the heals of the announcement of the BDP-2 Digital music player Bryston announced the introduction of the BP17, analog/digital stereo preamplifier derived from the preamp portion of the B-135 integrated amplifier. The BP17 will be available in December, 2012 with an MSRP of $3550.
The BP17 utilizes a software controlled motorized analog volume dial and integrated balance control, enabling the preamp to be operated remotely while still adhering to fully discrete analog circuits.
The Bryston BP17 can be ordered in four configurations—in its standard form, with an optional moving magnet phono stage, with an internal DAC or with both the DAC and phono stage. The BP17 includes provisions for 6 stereo RCA inputs (4 with DAC option), 1 stereo RCA output, 1 stereo tape loop and a headphone output. The Bryston BR2 remote, made from a machined aluminum block, is available as an option.