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Bryston BLP-1 Turntable Review Roundup

Look no further to attain an incredible sounding turntable, then add your favorite cartridge to complete this stellar package.


Reviewers agree, the Bryston BLP-1 is an easy to setup, highly accurate turntable that punches well above its class.

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

Easily competitive with anything else in its price range. Recommended especially to those who want to enjoy vinyl at an astonishingly high-level of performance. Indeed, it's quite the best lightweight turntable I've ever used. Read full review →
The Bryston BLP-1 would be among the best performing turntables I’ve heard. At its price, the Bryston deserves your time for audition even if you are in a position to spend considerably more. Very thoroughly recommended! Read full review →
We can safely say Mission Accomplished! Here then, is a realization that can be described as completely successful and giving great moments of listening emotion regardless of the type of music chosen. The electronic parts are beautiful, with small discrete cabinets that hide a lot of know-how and which are perfectly balanced during playback. Read full review →
With the Bryston BLP-1, I can recognize the value. This table delivers excellent sonics, it is easy to set-up, there is minimal maintenance involved in keeping it set up, the speed stability is world class, and the arm is good enough to house cartridges that would seem out of proportion with its cost. Read full review →
The BLP-1 is a reference calibre turntable with, by audiophile standards, an affordable price tag. If you've been searching for your "forever" turntable and thought you had to spend $25K or more to get it, listen to Bryston’s TT with a reference calibre M/C cartridge and top-shelf phono cable. This may just be the last turntable you'll ever buy. Read full review →
Bryston BLP-1 Turntable and BTP-1 Power Supply
Bryston BLP-1 Turntable and BTP-1 Power Supply


  • Exceptionally precise timing and articulation of rhythm
  • Strength and power of the bass
  • Modified (and improved) Gold Note Valore Chassis
  • Delrin Platter
  • Detail, resolution, musical flow were all excellent
  • Gold Note tonearm and phono cable come pre-installed
  • BTP-1 external power supply included
  • Easy setup


  • Height adjustment takes getting used to
  • Cartridge not included
Bryston BLP-1 Belt
Bryston BLP-1 Belt

Our Final Conclusion

Look no further to attain an incredible sounding turntable, then add your favorite cartridge to complete this stellar package.

Bryston BLP-1
Bryston BLP-1

Product Overview

June 1, 2016 - Bryston announced their first turntable called the BLP-1 in a collaboration with high-end Italian manufacturer Gold Note. The $3,995 turntable utilizes a belt drive design housed within a mass-loaded chassis engineered to deliver remarkably accurate vinyl playback by holding precise speed stability while minimizing resonances. The BLP-1’s exceptionally accurate 33 1⁄3 / 45 RPM low speed / high torque motor is driven by a proprietary Bryston-designed and manufactured pulse width modulation (PWM) power supply called the BTP-1...

Jul 1, 2016
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