Shown with optional Ortofon MC Quintet Black S phono cartridge which is not included with turntable.
"Sounds Like a $6K-level Turntable on Steroids"
Never say never. Even a year ago, multi-award winning hi-end audiophile company Bryston was insisting that it would never build a turntable. And now their latest product is the fabulous BLP-1 turntable.
What changed? While the design team members were developing the new phono preamplifier models, the wide bandwidth and low distortion of Bryston's new gain stages reminded them of how breathtaking and fresh 'high resolution' vinyl playback can be. So they turned to the source.
Each feature in the BLP-1 turntable represents an effort to engineer remarkably accurate vinyl playback by holding exceptional speed stability and mitigating resonances. Included with the BLP-1 is the Bryston BTP-1, a Bryston-designed pulse width modulation power supply that powers the BLP-1 motor and holds it at an exceptionally accurate 33-1⁄3 RPM and 45 RPM.
"Combined with their phenomenal BTP-1 power supply, Bryston's first TT sounds like [a] $6K-level turntable on steroids," notes CanadaHiFi.com.
Prepare to Enjoy Exceptional Sound Quality
Mount your choice of cartridge and connect to a Bryston BP2 or other high performance phono preamplifier to enjoy exceptional sound quality and rediscover records you have long forgotten. Also hear more subtleties than ever from familiar titles.
Bryston sought to achieve sonic neutrality by focusing on two specific performance criteria: resonance control for detail and resolution and pitch accuracy for tonal richness. Bryston has created a stunning turntable system that solves these age-old problems with creative and modern engineering.
Titanium Arm Tube Tonearm
The unique titanium wand profile of Bryston's tonearm features six segments, each with a different diameter to effectively disperse nonmusical vibrations. The arm smoothly rotates on four micro-ceramic permanently lubricated bearings. Two counterweights permit coarse and fine VTF adjustment. VTA adjustment is on the collar. Mount the cartridge of your choice on the fixed headshell with azimuth adjustment.
BTP-1 Power Supply
The quality of all audio electronics begins at the power source. Ultimate speed consistency and stability is critical to pitch perfection. Bryston includes the BTP-1 power supply which applies an AC-DC-AC conversion using a precision clocked pulse width modulation circuit to generate a spot- on clean AC pulse used to spin the motor with exceptional accuracy and rotational stability. Fine speed adjustments are possible by entering the strobe calibration mode.
High-Torque Low-Speed Motor
Only a high-torque low-speed motor such as Bryston's can strictly control the rotation speed of the platter without inducing vibration. To mount the motor in the plinth, the engineers had to be certain that the motor itself was silent. It is exceptionally quiet due to a modified bearing, silicone damping fluid, and clean power from the BTP-1. A single pulley that exactly matches the belt profile sits on top.
35mm-Thick Delrin Platter
Dense and heavy, yet acoustically inert are key characteristics of this 35mm thick Delrin® platter. No extra mat is necessary. A unique two-piece spindle couples the platter to a hardened chrome steel bearing custom manufactured in Germany. The bearing and spindle rest in an oil lubricated well lined with graphite and Teflon. An included record weight rests on top.
30mm-Thick Machined MDF Plinth
All of the aforementioned technology is built into a heavy 30mm thick machined MDF plinth luxuriously painted in matte black lacquer. This humble yet ideal component hides one bit of ingenious engineering. Two pairs of circular grooves surround the platter bearing divert any resonances away from the platter that would otherwise travel through the plinth and expose themselves to the cartridge.
Threaded Feet and Satin Aluminum Risers
A properly leveled turntable is crucial to high performance, yet it is so often overlooked. Level your BLP-1 using three feet threaded into satin aluminum risers.
"If you’ve been searching for your “forever” table and thought you had to spend $25K or more to get it, listen to Bryston’s TT with a reference calibre M/C cartridge and top-shelf phono cable. This may just be the last turntable you’ll ever buy."
- Novo, January 10, 2017
"Combined with their phenomenal BTP-1 power supply, Bryston's first TT sounds like [a] $6K-level turntable on steroids."
"I don’t exactly know if Bryston had finding future customers in mind or if the Canadian company wanted to please its many admirers and users first. In either case, we can safely say Mission Accomplished!"
- Cadrien Rouah, Mag@zine TED, February 13th, 2017
"Bryston arranged with Akamai to produce a belt-drive turntable using the best bearing it had available, and matching the turntable with a six-segment titanium tonearm. The BLP-1 has a host of interesting design features, including an acoustically inert 35mm Delrin platter and 30mm MDF plinth with circular grooves that divert resonances from the platter."
- Gordon Brockhouse, Wifi Hifi Magazine, October 8th, 2016