Arylic BP50 – An $80 Bluetooth 5.2 preamplifier with ESS ES9023P DAC (Sponsored)

Arylic BP50 is a low-cost Bluetooth 5.2 preamplifier based on ESS ES9023P 192kHz/24-bit DAC (see datasheet) with support for aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX Adaptive, AAC, and SBC audio codec.

The amplifier can also transmit to two Bluetooth headphones simultaneously and offers various ports such as HDMI ARC in, Phono in, Optical in, RCA in, Sub out, Optical Out, Coax Out, RCA Out, and more.

Arylic BP50

Arylic BP50 specifications:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Version 5.2 with up to 15m range
    • 2x Bluetooth Tx to connect up to 2x Bluetooth speakers or earbuds
    • 2x Bluetooth Rx to connect up to 2 Bluetooth transmitter devices
    • Bluetooth audio codecs
      • Tx: aptX HD, aptX, aptX AD, aptX LL, AAC, SBC
      • Rx: aptX HD, aptX, aptX AD, AAC, SBC
  • Audio
    • Frequency Response – 20Hz to 20Khz
    • THD + N/SNR – 0.05%/>95db
    • Codecs from USB storage – MP3, MP4, WMA, MOV, M4A, AAC, FLAC (96kHz/24-bit), APE
    • Inputs
      • Line in – Analog RCA, Max 2V RMS input
      • Phono in – Analog RCA, support MM/MC
      • Optical in – Up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM only
      • HDMI ARC – PCM only, CEC function supported
    • Outputs
      • Subwoofer out – Max 3V RMS output, Cutting frequency: 250Hz
      • Line Out – Max 2Vrms output
      • Optical out – 48kHz/16-bit output
      • Coaxial out – 48kHz/16-bit output
  • USB
    • 1x USB host port for USB disk drive playback (FAT16, FAT32, exFAT up to 128GB)
    • 1x USB Type-C port to use the Arylic BP50 as a USB DAC for PCs up to 48 kHz
  • Power Input – 12V/1A
  • Dimensions – 185 x 155 x 50mm
  • Weight – 750 grams

Bluetooth 5.2 preamplifier connections

Just like the Arylic B50 Bluetooth amplifier, the Arylic BP50 Bluetooth 5.2 preamplifier works with the GO CONTROL app for Android or iOS with playback control, EQ control, input mode switching, and a user-friendly Bluetooth connection wizard. Advanced users can also make use the of ACPWorkbench audio tuning tool for further customization such as adjustment of the frequency on each channel, adjustment of the left and right audio channels’ balance, customization of EQ settings, and more.

BP50 GO Control App ACPWorkbench
GO Control App (left) & ACPWorkbench (right)

The Arylic BP50 offers a lower-cost alternative to the Arylic S50 Pro+ stereo preamplifier with the standard price starting at $99, but the company currently offers a 20% discount with the coupon code “bp20” bringing the price down to $79.20 before shipping. Arylic products ship from US, European, or Australian warehouses for local shipping, and from an Asia warehouse for global shipping. The company offers fast & free shipping, free and easy 30-day returns, and a one-year warranty. Arylic also pays the sales tax (if applicable), provides 7/24 online support, and accepts payment with credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay.

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