FOLLOWING in the trail of its flagship Model T that marked Bryston’s entry into the loudspeaker market, the Canadian company has announced a complete range of high-performance units designed for use in two-channel and home-theatre systems.
There are eight models in the line (the floorstanding Model T included) – a Middle and mini t, a powered subwoofer called the T sub, a couple of centre-channel units, and an in-wall and wall-mount unit each.
Bryston president James Tanner led the design initiative for this project, helping develop proprietary drivers, crossovers and cabinets, and fronting the rigorous testing process.
The brief, according to Bryston, was “to construct a reference quality loudspeaker that could reproduce real world dynamics while minimising distortion and compression.”
The engineering team at Bryston spent countless hours innovating the driver design, analysing enclosure vibration, refining the crossover and getting anechoic chamber measurements to perfection, not to mention conducting blind listening tests.
“I think we met with a degree of skepticism when we first announced the loudspeaker project – and rightfully so. There are many speaker companies already in the marketplace,” Tanner admitted in a statement.
“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,” he added.
The Model T (US$6,495 a pair), Model T Signature (US$7,495/pair), Model T Active (US$9,495/pair, the required six channels of amplification not included), mini t ($2,695/pair), TC1 Center (US$3,200 each) and T Sub (US$4, 195 each) are already shipping.
The Middle T (US$4,600/pair) and TC1 mini Center (US$2,200 each) will ship in May, while the T IW in-wall (US$560 each) and T OW on-wall (US$560 each) will be available in the third quarter of the year.
The 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 are extra.