Bryston BP17³ Preamplifier

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Bryston BP17³ Preamplifier - Coming from Canada Bryston make some of the greatest HiFi equipment on the planet, whether you want one of their legendary amps, the ultimate Multi-Channel Processor, a pre-amp or a way to play the latest 24 bit music, Bryston have got it covered and more. Please check back shortly as we write our thoughts on each of their products.

Prices - 

  • Standard - £4500
  • With MM phono board - £5245
  • With MM/MC phono board - £5995
  • With DAC - £5250


The Bryston BP17³ is a state-of-the-art analog stereo preamplifier, utilizing software control which allows for numerous features and functions. The BP17³ delivers incredible sonic performance while still adhering to traditional, fully discrete, analog circuits throughout the preamplifier. The BP17³ includes the patented Salomie circuit found in all Cubed Series amplifiers and incorporates much of the existing architecture developed for the Bryston B135³ Integrated Amplifier and SP3 Surround Sound Processor. Additionally, new to the BP17³ are two pairs of Balanced (XLR) inputs as well as a pair of balanced outputs which can be configured as either variable or a fixed, allowing compatibility with the BHA-1 Headphone Amplifier (or other balanced input headphone amplifier).

Inputs: 2x Balanced Pairs (XLR), 4x Single Ended Pairs (RCA) 
Outputs: 2x Balanced Pairs (XLR), 2x Single Ended Pairs (RCA Tape Loop) 
Control: RS-232 (DB9), IR


    •    Balanced and Single Ended Inputs and Outputs

    •    Fully discrete Class A analog circuitry

    •    The patented Salomie circuit found in all Cubed Series amplifiers

    •    XLR pair configurable as variable or fixed output (compatibility with the BHA-1)

    •    Independent power supply and ground paths for analog and digital circuits.

    •    Relay switching on all inputs

    •    Programmable pass through feature

    •    Software control and balanced action volume control


    •    Silver or black faceplate

    •    17” or 19” faceplate (non-rack mountable)

    •    Internal DAC (Additional Inputs: 2 Optical, 2x SPIDF)

    •    Internal MM Phono Stage

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HiFi Lounge is proud to be one of a select few Bryston dealers in the UK who now come under the new Bryston Centre of Excellence initiative.

PMC speakers (Brystons UK distributer) are re-affirming their commitment to the development of Bryston for domestic use in the UK through the creation of a network of Bryston Centres of Excellence, PMC have appointed Tom Barron to the position of Bryston account manager, here is what he had to say about the new venture - account manager, here s what Tom had to say on the new venture -

"I will be working with a carefully selected group of retailers across the UK so we have strong geographical coverage that puts Bryston within easy reach of audiophiles up and down the land. Each Centre of Excellence will receive in-depth training to ensure they are fully conversant with all aspects of the brand, to enable them to serve their customers with confidence."

HiFi Lounge have been big fans of Bryston for many years now, owning much of their equipment personally before starting HiFi Lounge. We even started the always active Bryston Owners Thread on AVForums to which we contribute regularly, so it really is a privilege to be part this new scheme. We have a vast knowledge regarding the current Bryston range of which we have most on demo, so if you have any questions or would like to come in for a listen please do not hesitate to get in touch. There is nothing we like more than talking about and listening to Bryston equipment.