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Anybody ever heard a Bryston BMP-2 mic preamp?
Old 7th July 2002
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Anybody ever heard a Bryston BMP-2 mic preamp?

Has anyone actually used Bryston's all-discrete, transformer-balanced dual mic preamp, the BMP-2?

http://www.bryston.ca/bmp.html

It certainly looks interesting, and it's been around for a while, but I haven't seen one in a studio, and they're not menitoned much.

Is this a sleeper or a snore?

-dave
Old 11th July 2002
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the Professional Monitor Company (PMC) uses those in their active monitors, and they're rather good.
Old 11th July 2002
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uh... microphone preamplifiers in active monitors?

Indeed, Bryston power amplifiers are good, but I'm wondering if anyone's used the mic preamp (?)

-dg
Old 11th July 2002
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Well, it was 2.41am......
Old 12th July 2002
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Bryston pres

Haven't used them in a couple of years, but I seem to remember them being quite snappy, and an excellent source of phantom power.
Sort of like a Precison 8 with more HP & impedance choices.
Old 23rd December 2006
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Just resurrecting this thread as a public service announcement, as I see there's one of these on ebay for stupid cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290064251184

I'm not the seller, nor do I know, nor intend to endorse this seller, but it looks as if someone could snag a good deal on a BMP-2

(I already have mine)

-dave
Old 24th November 2014
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Bryston preamp

So how does it sound? Clean, color, headroom, etc..
Old 24th November 2014
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Originally Posted by keyzzz View Post
So how does it sound? Clean, color, headroom, etc..
Its a clean pre with very high headroom, runs on +-24V.
Uses same amp blocks used in their other truly high end Line pre amps ect...
Will not find many around, which does NOT mean it's NOT a GREAT Pre...
It was a Balanced Pre from input to output, therefore it has a little more noise than other pres that do NOT use 4 discrete class A amp blocks...
Old 15th June 2016
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Sorry to resurrect this thread. Just got one in a trade. A potential trade. Wondering what the value of these are used. Cheers
Old 15th June 2016
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Sorry to resurrect this thread. Just got one in a trade. A potential trade. Wondering what the value of these are used. Cheers
Can't answer that. But I can tell you from personal experience that gear that's every bit as good as the popular stuff (Neve, API, Neumann etc.) but lesser known is always tougher to resell and set a value for, due to the smaller market.

If it were me, I'd make (or not) a trade based on the value you will get from using it, not what you might get out of it monetarily.
Old 15th June 2016
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Can't answer that. But I can tell you from personal experience that gear that's every bit as good as the popular stuff (Neve, API, Neumann etc.) but lesser known is always tougher to resell and set a value for, due to the smaller market.

If it were me, I'd make (or not) a trade based on the value you will get from using it, not what you might get out of it monetarily.
I appreciate the comments. I dont agree with the last paragraph however. I dont have alot of the same gear that I had 5 years ago so turning into other gear(potentially) is paramount.
Old 16th June 2016
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I appreciate the comments. I dont agree with the last paragraph however. I dont have alot of the same gear that I had 5 years ago so turning into other gear(potentially) is paramount.
No that's exactly what I mean, the Bryston is probably not a great purchase if you will want to turn it over. I'm saying it's theoretically a better purchase, at a fair price, if you know you want it for the long haul.

If you are concerned about resale get something very well known.
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