New offerings from Bryston
The Bryston 4BSST2 Dual-Channel (Stereo) Amplifier is suitable for use in both professional studios and domestic hi-fi systems.
The 4BSST2 features both balanced and unbalanced inputs, selectable gain at 23dB (or 29 dB) and a bridging switch that configures the amplifier into a single 900W Channel (at 8 ohm), for use in Mono-Block mode.
The Bryston 4BSST2 amplifier incorporates an innovative gain stage topology, which yields a substantially lower noise floor through the use of low-impedance pathways within the amplifier, which has strong advantages in reducing overall distortion and making your listening experience more accurate and enjoyable.
With no fans or other moving parts, the 4BSST2 uses passive convection cooling and is housed in a fully aluminium chassis. It is available with silver or black faceplate options, as well as a 17” option without handles or a 19” option with and without handles.
An external Stereo DAC, the Bryston BDA-2 delivers superb sound performance through re-sampling and re-clocking of the digital input signal.
The BDA-2 incorporates a new asynchronous USB input, which is capable of up-sampling audio to a resolution of 24bit/192kHz.
The Bryston BDA-2 contains a USB class 2.0, 4x SPDIF (2 BNC, 2 RCA), 2x optical (TOSLINK) and a AES/EBU input. Its outputs also boast RCA single ended, XLR balanced and SPDIF bypass (RCA) connections.
The BDA-2 comes with either silver or black faceplates and available in 17” or 19” faceplate options.
The BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amplifier is Bryston’s reference amplifier solution for headphone listening.
The BHA-1 allows you to adjust everything with precision, so you can listen through headphones with complete control, using its laser trimmed Noble stereo volume control. It contains balanced dual mono circuitry, which gives you supreme left and right separation and balance control.
With six discrete Bryston operational amplifiers, the Bryston BHA-1 has a gain from 14dB to 20dB, with 10k input impedance. It also has the drive capability to power multiple headphones simultaneously.
It features full pre-amplifier functionality for integration into speaker systems, designed to control even the most demanding loads and power amplifiers.
When it comes to peripherals, the Bryston has gold plated input and output connectors. Inputs include a balanced XLR pair, single ended RCA pair, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack for using your MP3 or digital music device. It is also adorned with a multitude of outputs, including a balanced XLR 4 pin stereo output, balanced XLR pair (3 Pin left/right), and a ¼” headphone jack.
The Bryston BDP-2 digital audio player is a dedicated player for high-resolution digital audio files.
Included is a new proprietary Integrated Audio Device card, which has been created in-house to provide even better performance, integrated output and sound processing, and is powered directly by a linear power supply. The Bryston BDP-2 can be controlled via portable devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Android OS, MAC and PC.
Powered by a modified Linux operating system, the BDP-2 has been optimised to provide the highest quality audio performance possible. With plenty of playback options, it supports USB flash drives, as well as USB eSATA hard disk drives (HDD) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices.
It will play high-resolution audio files up to 24bit/192kHz (by using an external DAC) from digital storage devices without compromising on quality or performance. It also boasts an improved power supply (delivering over 5 amps), custom Intel Atom powered motherboard, additional input options, and eight times more system memory than its predecessor, the BDP-1.
The BDP-2 is available with either silver or black faceplates, with 17” and 19” faceplate options, 19” is also available with and without handles.
Bryston offer a 20-year warranty on all of their analogue products and 5-years for digital.