After releasing its very first speaker model earlier this year, it’s nice to see that legendary amp manufacturer Bryston isn’t resting on its laurels. Following up on the Model T, the company has announced that a new speaker lineup — dubbed Model A — will be making its official debut at CEDIA Expo 2013 in Denver next month.
Built on the same design principles as the Model T series, the Model A lineup was engineered specifically with the goal of producing a speaker with minimal distortion and minimal dynamic compression, and features newly designed drivers, including a premium 6.5-inch woofer (as opposed to the 8-inchers used in the Model T series). The smaller woofer, says Bryston, allows the Model A speakers to achieve “startling musicality” from a smaller, more décor-friendly cabinet.
The Model A lineup will consist initially of the Mini A bookshelf, and three floor-standing models dubbed A1, A2, and A3, with a launch of all four models penciled in for the fourth quarter of this year. Following that will be a Model A-specific subwoofer, center channel, and surround speakers.
Suggested price in the US and Canada for the new Model A speakers are: $3250 for the Model A1, $2395 for the A2, $1995 for the A3, and $1200 for the Mini A.
From the press release:
“After a strong launch of our first series of loudspeakers resulting in outstanding feedback from both reviewers and our customers earlier this year, it became clear that consumers need high performance loudspeaker options in a full range of sizes,” explained Bryston sales VP James Tanner. “The Model A lineup addresses that need, delivering the sonic realism of our larger Model T speakers from smaller enclosures,” added Tanner. Bryston loudspeakers are available in an array of wood finishes, and a durable vinyl is available as a special order lower cost option.
If this naming trend continues, I can’t wait to see what the Model B and the eventual Thunderbird look and sound like. Here’s hoping Bryston skips the Edsel, though.