Bryston BP-19

British Petroleum, 19 unleaded – It's the Bryston BP-19 [$5'195], a new preamp from Canada's legendary brand with a whopper of a 20-year warranty. Discrete op-amps promise sub 0.0006% THD+N. The circuit is front-to-back balanced. i/o are 2|4 XLR|RCA inputs and variable|fixed RCA|XCR outputs plus ¼" headfi. Optional is the BP-2 MM phono module, standard an IR remote. There are five faceplate finish options in 17" or 19" widths. Get your rack ears on? Also new is the BR-20, an even more ambitious effort at top preamplitude with D/A conversion built in.