Bryston makes turntable!

News

Bryston makes turntable!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bryston has joined the analogue revolution and released the first turntable to bear their mark. Custom made by GoldNote in Italy with a Bryston designed and built power supply the BLP-1 is a mass loaded, rigid plinth design with a titanium tonearm and tungsten bearings, 35mm thick Delrin platter, modular bearing system and separate power supply with pitch control.

The BLP-1 is a belt drive design with a PWM (pulse width modulation) synchronous motor and runs a mat-less platter on carbon-steel and bronze bearing. Apparently “Unique vented plinth both eliminates platter turbulence and prevents vibration from reaching the bearing”. The tonearm consists of a seven segment arm tube with integrated headshell that is “virtually immune to cantilever borne vibration.” Usefully the BLP-1 also offers a dustcover, a much underrated feature on high end turntables. The BLP-1 will be distributed in the UK by PMC but no arrival date or price has been given as yet.