Bryston BP26 Preamplifier


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


Technical Features

Dual 3-pin Balanced XLR (x2)
Dual RCA Single-ended (x5)*
Dual RCA Single-ended (Tape Loop)
Dual 3-pin XLR Balanced
Dual RCA single ended (x2)
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +/- .05dB
Maximum Output
15 volts unbalanced, 30 volts balanced
less 0.0015% at 3 volts out
High Level Intensity
Rated Noise
Ref. 500mV unbalanced input, 20-20kHz - 100dB
Ref. 1 volt balanced input, 20-20kHz - 103dB
Pin 1 ground, pin 2 positive, pin 3 negative
Silver or Black
17" x 2.25" x 11" (43.18 x 5.72 x 28 cm)

* BP26 DA: Dual RCA Single-ended (x4) + SPDIF (x2) / BP26P & BP26MC: Dual RCA Single-ended (x4) + Dual RCA Phono

BP-26 DA

Input Sample Rate
16 kHz to 108kHz
Word Length
16, 18, 20, 24 Bit
Conforms to SPDIF standard
Less than .002%, 20Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio
Greater than 100dB
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz +/- .1dB

BP-26 Phono

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

BP-26MC Phono

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