Little bits and pieces of information about Bryston’s foray into the speaker realm having been trickling out from the manufacturer for some time now. And today Bryson finally officially announced its complete line of loudspeakers, designed for music and home theater applications. The line contains eight brand new models including the floorstanding Model T, Middle T and mini t along with a powered subwoofer called the T sub and two center channel speakers. There are also in-wall and an on-wall loudspeakers. 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. 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 the distortion common to competitive products.
Details of each new Bryston speaker are follows:
- Model T ($6495/pair) out now
- Model T Signature ($7495/pair) out now
- Model T Active ($9495/pair—requires 6 channels of amplification not included) out now
- Middle T ($4600/pair) shipping May, 2013
- mini t ($2695/pair) shipping now
- TC1 Center ($3200 each) shipping now
- TC1 mini Center ($2200 each) shipping May, 2013
- T Sub ($4195 each) shipping now
- T IW (in-wall) ($560 each) shipping Q3, 2013
- T OW (on-wall) ($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.
For more info, please visit www.bryston.com