Bryston BP26 Preamplifier

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The Bryston BP26 preamplifier offers a significant step forward in capturing the subtleties, nuances, and emotions of recorded music.

All aspects of the signal flow are enhanced with lower noise and distortion figures, and higher load levels, offering a rich and vibrant audio experience.

Available in Black and Silver.

Requires MPS-2 or PS-3 power supply


Bryston’s BP-26 C-Series preamplifiers offer a significant step forward in capturing the subtleties, nuances and emotions of recorded music. Designed inside and out to reflect the improvements in the entire Bryston line, these new preamplifiers are a perfect match to our SST C-Series of amplifiers. All aspects of the signal flow are greatly improved, with lower noise and distortion figures, and higher overload levels.

All BP-26 series preamplifiers are housed in steel cabinets for shielding to reduce electromagnetic interference effects. Buffered inputs provide for lower distortion and improved linearity from source components. A ground plane has been incorporated in this new design to further reduce crosstalk and noise throughout the internal circuitry. The power supply (MPS-2) is mounted externally to eliminate power-supply noise interference.

Each and every BP-26 C-Series preamplifier is assembled by hand and burned in for 100 hours to ensure performance for many years to come. It is backed by a Warranty — unrivaled in the industry.


The BP-26 includes a remote control with motor driven volume up/down, along with mute and absolute phase reversal buttons.

Volume, mute and absolute phase can also be activated manually on the front of the preamplifier if the need arises.


The new BP-26DA preamplifier provides a digital interface using premium quality digital to analogue converters on 2 switchable stereo SPDIF (RCA) inputs and Bryston's fully discrete Class A operational preamplifier sections.

This digital to analog options provides a state of the art upgrade path for customers wanting to improve the digital capability of their stereo CD or DVD players. Simply plug the digital out from your CD/DVD player into the Bryston BP-26DA. The quality of sound using fully discrete Class A operational amplifiers, rather than the typical IC's, has to be heard to be believed.


Bryston's unique and innovative Phono Section is available as an optional built in feature in either Moving Magnet (BP-26P) and/or Moving Coil (BP-26MC) version. It offers a broadcast quality uncomplicated package for those who enjoy the ultimate in vinyl playback. The MM/MC phono stage is also available in an outboard unit - BP 1.5 C-Series as well.

Did you say New Remote?

We've heard your cries. The Bryston BR-4 remote control will be included in the box by March 1st, 2020. The new remote is constructed of anodized aluminum with soft-touch buttons.

The BR-2 remains available as a premium upgrade but will likely be discontinued in the future.

Bryston BR-4 remote control


The Absolute Sound 2019 Editors' Choice Award

"The Bryston BP26 DA preamplifier and matching MPS2 power supply together comprise a flexible, feature-laden, great-sounding preamplifier that will likely make most owners extremely happy."

Howard Kneller, Soundstage! Hi-Fi

"Notable musical immediacy, good rhythmic drive, solid foundation through good dynamic and bass performance, open but non-fatiguing top end, honest tonal balance, and finally, depth portrayal and 'liquidity' that can be bettered by other gear."

Kirk Midtskog, The Absolute Sound


Input: 2x XLR balanced pairs, 5x RCA single ended pairs (4x with DAC, MM or MC phono), 2x SPDIF**, RCA single ended phono***, RCA single ended (tape loop)

Output: XLR Balanced, 2x RCA single ended pairs

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- .05dB
Maximum Output: 15 volts unbalanced, 30 volts balanced
IM or THD: less 0.0015% at 3 volts out
High Level Intensity: 500mV
Rated Noise:

Ref. 500mV unbalanced input, 20-20kHz - 100dB

Ref. 1 volt balanced input, 20-20kHz - 103dB

XLR: Pin 1 ground, pin 2 positive, pin 3 negative

2 pair balanced female XLR inputs

1 pair balanced male XLR outputs

5 pair RCA inputs

4 pair RCA + 1 pair phono inputs

4 pair RCA + 2 SPDIF digital inputs (BP20/25 DA Only)

2 pair RCA outputs

1 tape loop

Finish: Silver or Black

17 x 2.25 x 11 inches,

43.18 x 5.72 x 28 cm

BP-26 DA Specifications
Input Sample Rate: 16 kHz to 108kHz
Word Length:

16, 18, 20, 24 Bit

Conforms to SPDIF standard

Distortion: Less than .002%, 20Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater than 100dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- .1dB

BP-26 Phono Specifications
Distortion: Less than .005%, IM or THD, any frequency or combination of frequencies from 20-20kHz, at rated output or below
Rated Noise: Phono: -80dBA referred to an input of 5 millibolts RMS @ 1kHz
RIAA Accuracy: Within less than +/- 0.05dB from 20-20kHz inclusive

BP-26MC Phono Specifications
Distortion: Less than .005%, 20-20kHz, with preamplifier driven to full rated output
Noise: Equivalent to approximately 1000 ohm metal film resistor (Thermal noise greater than 85dB below 0.6mV input, unweighted)
Gain: 16.5 or 22.5dB (internally restrappable)
Frequency Response: Below 5Hz to above 30kHz, within less than +/- 0.5dB




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