Larry Greenhill of Stereophile recently wrote a follow up review of the BP-17³ Preamplifier, featuring optional Phono and DAC modules. The BP-17³ is a fully featured preamp and is our first component to feature our patented low distortion Salomie circuit at both the input and output stage. This new technology is remarkable in its ability to render even miniscule details with breathtaking clarity and lifelike scale.
A few of my favorite quotes from the review include:
The BP-17³ DAC upgrade grabbed my attention from the get-go. I was surprised by its slam, snappy transient response, and transparency.
At first the BP-17³ phono module sounded more neutral than I liked, but I soon realized that it was allowing me to focus on the music longer than usual, with less fatigue.
The phono module reproduced the rich orchestral timbres, silky strings, intense and driving rhythms, and wide, deep soundstages captured on both of these recordings.
That said, the BP-17³ optional modules exude top build quality and engineering excellence. They use high-quality PCBs with no point-to-point wiring. They should last for years and be easy to service.
You can read everything Larry has to say about the BP-17³ by checking out the full review linked below.