Bryston's Model T speakers

When Bryston's Model T speaker was introduced at SSI 2012, it was in the form of a prototype, on passive display. From a comment that I've seen by James Tanner (who headed up the design team for the Model T), at one point it was not clear whether this was going to be a commercial product or just a personal reference. But now it's full steam ahead for a line of Bryston speakers. Model T is available in three versions: the basic passive model, $6495/piar, the Model T Signature (outboard passive crossover, with custom-made air-core chokes and proprietary film capacitors, $7495/pair), and an active version ($9495/pair, requires six channels of amplification, not included). Other speakers in the line are the Middle T ($4600/pair), mini t, as well as home-theater-oriented speakers, a sub, and in-wall and on-wall speakers. Most of these are available now, and others are slated for shipping in May and a few in Q3. Bryston is definitely serious about their speaker line.

The speakers on demo at SSI 2013 were the Model T Signatures, and, with Bryston source and electronics, the sound was simply terrific: big, open, precise imaging, with tremendous dynamics, especially in the bass. The bass is said to be flat to 25Hz, and, based on what I heard, I don't doubt it. Bryston has a winner here.

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MVBC's picture
  • "Custom designed drivers with die-cast aluminum baskets, substantial magnet assemblies, and custom motor systems" says the Bryston website. So let's open the box and see those drivers...
  • Les's picture

    Does having 2 drivers per band per speaker force the listener to sit in the sweet spot only? How do they (these and other speakers of similar design) control the phase issue? Just curious...

    Robert Deutsch's picture

    James Tanner posts regularly on www.audiocircle.com.   You could ask him these questions there.

    MVBC's picture

    Does it suggest you're not curious about it?

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