Bryston Unveils Complete Loudspeaker Lineup
March 18, 2013
Bryston, LTD has unveiled a complete line of high performance loudspeakers engineered for both music and home theater applications.
The line will consist of eight models including the floorstanding Model T, Middle T, and mini T along with a powered subwoofer called the T sub, two center channel offerings, an in-wall and an on-wall loudspeaker. Bryston’s James Tanner has led the design initiative for the loudspeaker project, developing proprietary drivers, crossovers and enclosures while spearheading a rigorous testing regimen.
The Bryston loudspeakers were born from the challenge to construct a reference quality loudspeaker that could reproduce real world dynamics while minimizing distortion and compression. According to the company, the engineering team at Bryston has devoted countless hours to innovative driver design, enclosure vibration analysis, crossover refinement, anechoic chamber measurements, and blind listening tests. The first model to reach completion, the Bryston Model T, was subjected to over 200 separate anechoic measurements during the design phase to ensure the highest level of accuracy and refinement.
Bryston loudspeakers have also been engineered to reproduce the most difficult dynamic transients—to play very loud passages of music or movie soundtrack information without distortion.
“I think we met with a degree of skepticism when we first announced the loudspeaker project—and rightfully so. There are a lot of speaker companies already in the marketplace,” said Bryston’s James Tanner. “But we set out to create an affordable reference quality loudspeaker and went to great lengths to achieve an end result that separates us from the competition—we are confident that these products will be quite well received.”
· Model T (MSRP $6495 pair) shipping now
· Model T Signature (MSRP $7495 pair) shipping now
· Model T Active (MSRP $9495 pair—requires 6 channels of amplification not included) shipping now
· Middle T (MSRP $4600 pair) shipping May, 2013
· mini t (MSRP $2695 pair) shipping now
· TC1 Center (MSRP $3200 each) shipping now
· TC1 mini Center (MSRP $2200 each) shipping May, 2013
· T Sub (MSRP $4195 each) shipping now
· T IW (in-wall) (MSRP $560 each) shipping Q3, 2013
· T OW (on-wall) (MSRP $560 each) shipping Q3, 2013
The 52.5-inch tall three-way floorstanding Model T is available in three formats—the standard speaker with an internal passive crossover network, the Signature model with an external passive network that utilizes custom-made components including air-core chokes and Bryston-proprietary film capacitors, and a flagship Active version that comes with a Bryston 24-bit digital electronic crossover (instead of a passive network) enabling tri-amplification of the system. All three versions of the Model T utilize three 8-inch woofers, two 5.25-inch midranges and two 1-inch titanium dome tweeters.
The Middle T is a smaller floorstanding three-way loudspeaker utilizing two bass drivers, a midrange and a tweeter. The mini t is a smaller version of the Middle T using a single bass driver also in a three-way configuration. Both the TC1 and TC1 mini are three-way speakers providing center channel options of different sizes. The T Sub utilizes three 8-inch woofers powered by an internal 600-watt amplifier. Both architectural models—the T IW and the T OW are three-way sealed enclosure designs. Bryston loudspeakers come in three high-tech vinyl-wrapped standard finishes—Black Ash, Natural Cherry, and Boston Cherry. Optional hardwood veneers and high gloss painted finishes available at additional cost.