Never say never. Even a year ago, we said we would never build a turntable. What changed? While developing the new phono preamplifier models, the wide bandwidth and low distortion of our new gain stages reminded us of how breathtaking and fresh ‘high resolution’ vinyl playback can be. So we 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 Turntable is the Bryston BTP-1, a Bryston designed pulse width modulation power supply which powers the BLP-1 motor and holds it at an exceptionally accurate 33 1⁄3 and 45 RPM.
Never say never. Even one year ago, Bryston said we would never build a turntable. What changed? While developing the new phono preamplifier model BP2, the wide bandwidth and low distortion of our new gain stages reminded us how breathtaking and fresh ‘high resolution’ vinyl listening can be.
So we turned next to the source.
Mount your choice of cartridge and connect to a Bryston BP2 or other high performance phono preamplifier to enjoy exceptional sound quality and rediscover your records long forgotten. Or 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.
The unique titanium wand profile features six segments each with a di erent diameter to e ectively disperse non musical 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.
Only a high-torque low-speed motor such as ours can strictly control the rotation speed of the platter without inducing vibration. To mount the motor in the plinth, we must be certain that the motor itself is 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.
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.
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 to divert any resonances away from the platter that would otherwise travel through the plinth and expose themselves to the cartridge.
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.
A properly leveled turntable is crucial to high performance yet is so o en overlooked. Level your BLP-1 using
3 feet threaded into satin aluminum risers.
- BTP-1 power Supply
- record Clamp