Bryston BP26 Pre-Amplifier


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 option 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.

  • 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


    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